PlayStation 4 is Now the Second Best-Selling Home Console Ever

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. queleuleu

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    What a missed opportunity by Poly... I still can't believe we won't see any "classic" GT this gen.
     
  3. Chikane

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    Only counting home consoles sony now has 4 out of the top 5 best selling systems of all times :bowdown:

    PS2 - 155m units
    PS4 - 102.8m units
    PS1 - 102.49m units
    Wii - 101.63m units
    PS3 - 87m unites
     
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  4. SleezyBigSlim

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    PS4 is a beast!
     
  5. GTV0819

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    But despite the lack of it, the PS4 is still a highly successful console. And 100 million units is a lot more than the lifetime sales of the PS3 itself.
     
  6. Donnie77

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    ps2 = MJ

    PS4= Kobe

    PSVita = Lebron
     
  7. GTV0819

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    Uhm, sorry to interrupt you but why Vita? :confused::lol:
     
  8. samdu

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    Because Vita is life. :)
     
  9. GTV0819

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    Rofl. But it could have been more successful tho, had Sony marketed it properly during its maiden years. ;)
     
  10. infamousphil

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    CrossGen/BackCompat? I just found that my 2nd fav GT, GT2 is missing!? Aaargh!!!

    I may even pay to play it online... if l can find another copy without the glitched-bug disc. Still got the memcard!

    The Ace Combat series online may be even better.
     
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    Very impressive indeed.
     
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  12. FoRiZon

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    Very impressive especially considering that there is no true and popular way to do Piracy even as for now unlike PS2 and even PS3 at its later years.

    (Note: Yes PS2 sold more than PS4 as for now but keep mind the release date, 14 years jumpstart, and the cost)

    Maybe the pirates has given up.
     
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    I'm very surprised by those stats, I thought PS3 would be higher (that was my fav, with PS4 being my least fav).
     
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  14. GTV0819

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    The third PS didn't even managed to reach at least 100 million units before it was discontinued, sadly.
     
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  15. Chikane

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    The first few years for the ps3 were a disaster it wasn't till 2009 when the price came down to $299 and the exclusive games started to come out that the ps3 took off and manage to pass the 360.
     
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    Congrats to Sony. Next gen isn't going to be as easy to repeat their domination I imagine, what's with MS knowing not to repeat their mistakes with XB1 and the rise of streaming games, though I will always be loyal to PS :D

    Ironically, I own every generation except the best selling one (PS2) :lol:

    Rather than pirating, those people are probably just sharing/borrowing games now. I know a friend who own a PS4 but never buys a game, he just borrows them from his friends and once he beats or gets bored he just returns them. Gaming is becoming more and more a "done and dusted" affair now. The sense of owning a game isn't what it used to be with digital/streaming platforms getting more and more popular.

    Also, with the price of consoles getting closer to a decent gaming PC, I imagine most people will just go the PC route.
     
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  17. GTV0819

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    Yup. People who are heavily into online games will just build or buy a PC instead, unless the game that they want to play is only exclusive to a certain console itself.
     
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  18. Stoop Solo

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    I know, right? I still hold onto a glimmer of hope, since GT6 popped up on the previous gen right at the end. I'm just a fool like that.

    GTS has some aspects I like, the "circuit experience" mode I really thought was a great addition that brought me considerle enjoyment. True, I did swear rather a lot getting the gold time for Nurburgring - I called it many, many horrible names - but got there in the end. And I suppose it worked because I retained a rudimentary knowledge of the track. But I really miss the CarPG. The thing that made GT stand out from its peers. The thing that made it unique. GTS seemed to me to be moving towards a place that is already very heavily populated by countless sims.
     
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    I keep being on the fence about getting a PlayStation 4. I keep telling people I would be torn between getting a PS4 or a Nintendo Switch. One of my reasons for hesitation on a PS4 (besides money) is how people have said the PlayStation 4 is pretty much at the end of its life cycle. So I feel I don't want to be at a party too late. Then too, I am not as much of a gamer as I used to be. I am also not as certain paying to play online when we sort of had to do this for free in the PS3 days.

    Having said all of that, I am very much appreciative of Sony with the PlayStation 4. It does seem pretty crazy the PS4 sold THAT many units in its time. I have still mostly been here-and-there about getting a PS4 and building a PS4 collection. I've been a misguided soul on this.
     
  20. GTV0819

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    GT Sport could have been better than how it is right now, especially when we all know how powerful the console really is.