lol @ anyone speculating on lifetime sales numbers in this thread. This thing should be archived so we can laugh at everyone who said "guaranteed, the PS4 will do over 100 million" when the market comes back and says "consoles are cool, but do we really need them any more? I mean... I 'game' on my phone, don't you know." The market is in such a weird place that it's impossible to predict what's gonna tickle the prostates of the general masses come Q2 2014, let alone a 5-10 year hardware cycle in a market full of 6 month hardware cycles.
You just don't have any understanding how business works then...
The PS1 sold over 100 million units.
The PS2 sold 155 million units.
The PS3 sold around 80 to 85 million units. This console is considered a failure and sold more than ANY Nintendo home consoles except the Wii.
We all know why the PS3 failed initially.
- the high price
- less 3rd party support than previous console ( the 360 had many 3rd party exclusives )
- the console design that make it very complicate for devs to develop games on par with 360.
- poor online features
- Sisaxis controller
The PS4 adressed EVERY single issues the PS3 had initially.
The answwer from the public has been overwelming so far with the PS4 selling out all the time and having the best console start in videogames history.
And we should doubt that the PS4 will reach 100 million units when failures as PS3 and the PSP will probably end up close the 100 million units ( 90 to 95 million easily ) ?
Wake up man !