Can PS4 keep this up?

Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

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About the console war.... you see, Nintendo might not have the power at the moment to win over Europe/NA but they can and probably will conquer Japan. Now, I am not talking about the sold out PS4 preorders or any of that, but the fact that Sony is targeting the western market more than the Japanese market imo. They don't have the SMTs, MHs, DQs or any other popular Japanese franchise. Nintendo on the other hand is releasing a lot of titles that are sure to tide the Japanese market, such as X, SMTxFE, Hyrule Warriors, DQ, and any upcoming Monster Hunter. Plus there is Bayonetta 2, Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 which are bound to move some units both in Japan and NA/EU. Very slowly, I think, Nintendo is dishing out their cards. Knowing how stubborn they are sometimes, I doubt they will win back the western market, but at least they will conquer Japan I think.



In order to secure Japan they need 3rd party support.

Final Fantasy, Tales, Metal Gear, Pro Evolution Soccer, Gundam, etc. All that are key franchises to win the home console war.

Let's not forget the Wii had some Tales and Final Fantasy games.
Wii got Tales of Graces and Square Enix barely even made Wii games. NIntendo consoles dont care about those franchises when it comes to selling.

Those are the more exposiiton heavy rpgs anyway.
 

Wolven

The Wolf of TNE Street
I still have my sincere doubts about PS4 keeping this up. I think it might even go into a recession kind of like the Wii U, but idk. There will be the hardware shortages, and I have met many people who are waiting for more games to come out for PS4 before they get one. Remember how hard it was to find a Wii U preorder and when it came out, the thing itself. I remember going through a lot of trouble to find one.
 

Majorbuddah

My real name is Dolemite
Software drought? Neh nononononononono.

http://www.ign.com/games/upcoming/ps4
Okay, now take out all of the remakes and titles available on PC.
so only exclusives matter? since when dude? a software drought is when no software is coming out on the system, and that's a shitload of software coming to the system. the games may not appeal to you personally, but that isn't a software drought.
 

Majorbuddah

My real name is Dolemite
I still have my sincere doubts about PS4 keeping this up. I think it might even go into a recession kind of like the Wii U, but idk. There will be the hardware shortages, and I have met many people who are waiting for more games to come out for PS4 before they get one. Remember how hard it was to find a Wii U preorder and when it came out, the thing itself. I remember going through a lot of trouble to find one.
it was easy to find a wii u just a few weeks after launch.
 

EvilTw1n

Even my henchmen think I'm crazy.
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We need to make a parody Viagra commercial for consoles having trouble keeping their sales up.

"Does your console suffer from economic dysfunction? If your hardware doesn't keep it up, you'll never get software. Videoagra can help. Videoagra is clinically proven to help economic dysfunction in 3 out of 5 pieces of hardware. Some side effects are dry eye, carpal tunnel and abnormal sleep patterns. Ask your doctor if your heart is safe for graphical effects."
 

Majorbuddah

My real name is Dolemite
We need to make a parody Viagra commercial for consoles having trouble keeping their sales up.

"Does your console suffer from economic dysfunction? If your hardware doesn't keep it up, you'll never get software. Videoagra can help. Videoagra is clinically proven to help economic dysfunction in 3 out of 5 pieces of hardware. Some side effects are dry eye, carpal tunnel and abnormal sleep patterns. Ask your doctor if your heart is safe for graphical effects."
side effects should include boners.
 

EvilTw1n

Even my henchmen think I'm crazy.
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side effects should include boners.
True. And Insomnia instead of abnormal sleep patterns.

So..."side effects include insomnia, dry eye, carpal tunnel, rage quitting, abnormal butt-hurt, and erections lasting longer than four hours. For erections lasting longer than six hours, call your friends to brag."
 

Tucker

“Do you happen to know how to fly this thing?”
Software drought? Neh nononononononono.

http://www.ign.com/games/upcoming/ps4
Okay, now take out all of the remakes and titles available on PC.
so only exclusives matter? since when dude? a software drought is when no software is coming out on the system, and that's a shitload of software coming to the system. the games may not appeal to you personally, but that isn't a software drought.
Okay, fair enough. I suppose I thought I was arguing against buying a PS4. I think what really put me off is having Tomb Raider Definitive right at the top.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
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@nyarlathotep5

Space Ghost as I call him is old school IGN, he came over here with many of the old school IGN guys here. I have known him for years and yyears.
 

Ex-Actarus

Well-Known Member
4.2 million PS4 were sold in 2013.

That's crazy !!!

The PS4 will pass the Wii U in matter of weeks now and the console is not even out in Japan.

WOW !


Source : http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2014/01/07/ps4-dominating-console-market-with-4-2-million-sales/
 

Ex-Actarus

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No I don't.

But the PS4 is selling at least 200 K more than the Wii U each weeks ( according to Vgchartz ).

I expect a similar trend in January.

So I think the PS4 will pass the Wii U in early February or after the japanese launch in late February.
 

Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

Well-Known Member
Do you remember the Vita's Japanese launch?

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-12-20-playstation-vita-japan-launch-sales-revealed

I mean infamous and a couple other games are coming out in like a few months or so, but the launch line up is pretty crappy for the PS4.
I dont sense the immediate push to go and buy it there. But we may get one as the months go buy.


And lol @ colin http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/13/vita-outsells-3ds-in-japan-strong-sales-continue
 

Ex-Actarus

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I don't think the PS4 will do that well in Japan.

Home consoles sales are just bad over there since the 7h gen.

Beides the japanese games launch line up is terrible !

Still the incredible hype for PS4 around the world will help the consoles sales.

I expect similar sales as the Wii U did in late 2012.
 

Odo

Well-Known Member
As you may know, I like to review and re-read old threads like these.

This one was very fun.

Today in 2017, Wii U has been completely destroyed as the worst selling Nintendo console and PS4 is not far from conquering the old 3DS (just 9m units). This thread started in 2014 (December 2013 to be precise) and only 3 years later that, Nintendo is trying again with Switch.



Some highlights.



The question was: Can PS4 keep it up?

I'm going to have to say yes, not as much as did at launch or PS2/DS numbers or anything but it'll definitely have good consistent sales, as will the 3DS and XB1. However, I still feel that the 3DS will be the bests selling platform of this generation
Yes, I've been saying this before launch and am still saying it; it's PS2 all over again. PS4 is going to smash every single home console sales record by the time that it's done. It has a very good chance to leave it's legacy as the best system ever and I think it will.
Probably, I think its pretty obvious its going to win next gen and will probably surpass Wii U life time sales by february.
it'll win this gen for sure, but i don't think it will do ps2 numbers by a long shot... a good number of ps2's were bought as dvd players, an angle that ps4 can't exploit. plus ps2 numbers were just berzerk...

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Can the PS4 keep up ? YES !

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All will depend of the success - or not - of the system in Japan.

Besides keep in mind that Nintendo and Microsoft can still unleash killer ap ( Wii Sport or Kinect style ) that would change everything !
I Have sincere doubtss about this console outselling the PS3 even.
Wii U still has a good chance of winning the "console war".
Now forget about the Wii U winning the console war.

It won't.

No console has EVER won a console war without 3rd party support.

NEVER !

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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"
Unless a market disruptor rears its face, that is how they should do it. I dont see what new hardware will do. Infact it'd probably just be an updated WiIU. I doubt Nintendo would ever use PC architecture do to their dev teams being entirely unfamiliar with it and them having to learn to recode entirely for that manner to get the most out of the system.
That's funny how videogames media are claiming Nintendo will go Sega's route when sony is more likely to do it in the first place...
So apparently. People are reselling PS4's already.

And killzone and Ryse.

No one bought Knack.

Some weird shit man
About the console war.... you see, Nintendo might not have the power at the moment to win over Europe/NA but they can and probably will conquer Japan.

I still have my sincere doubts about PS4 keeping this up. I think it might even go into a recession kind of like the Wii U, but idk. There will be the hardware shortages, and I have met many people who are waiting for more games to come out for PS4 before they get one. Remember how hard it was to find a Wii U preorder and when it came out, the thing itself. I remember going through a lot of trouble to find one.
4.2 million PS4 were sold in 2013.

That's crazy !!!

The PS4 will pass the Wii U in matter of weeks now and the console is not even out in Japan.
I don't think the PS4 will do that well in Japan.
 

GaemzDood

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Wew lad. Times really do change. I went from a depressed pothead to an anarco capitalist hacker.

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