PC VS PS4 Sales No Mans sky

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Poll: PC VS PS4 Sales No Mans sky (96 votes)

PS4 will sell the most 34%
PC will sell the most 49%
Too many happy children during the summer 17%

My friends, recently I have been replaying Planescape Torment. The first thing that I noticed due to gaming being dumbed down was the sheer amount of dialogue and deliberately slow pacing. It can be boring but it ultimately does pull the player in far more than strange awkward puppet animations of Dragon Age.

When No Mans sky is released, do you think ultimately the leading sales will come from the PS4 or the PC? Take into account, the game is primarily being promoted for PS4 with a later pc release date.

#1 Posted by TheEroica (13367 posts) -

It's a straight digital game correct? As in, no boxed edition? If so, I'll say pc considering there are far more steam accounts than ps4 owners.

#2 Posted by Gamerno6666 (998 posts) -

Um who cares?

#3 Posted by DarthaPerkinjan (854 posts) -

Considering the amount of pirating on PC, PS4 will definitely sale more

#4 Posted by uninspiredcup (8250 posts) -

Considering the amount of pirating on PC, PS4 will definitely sale more

But supermeatboy was released late on pc and outsold the Xbox360 in about a week.

#5 Posted by scottpsfan14 (4637 posts) -

I think the initial momentum will be bigger on PS4. But the PC will continue to sell more and more.

#6 Posted by naz99 (1287 posts) -

@DarthaPerkinjan: Ahh the old blab lah piracy shtick

That's not overused at all.

#7 Edited by DarthaPerkinjan (854 posts) -
#8 Posted by MrYaotubo (2678 posts) -

I think the initial momentum will be bigger on PS4. But the PC will continue to sell more and more.

Pretty much this.

#9 Posted by PAL360 (26819 posts) -

No idea. Day one for me on PS4.

#10 Posted by parkurtommo (26734 posts) -

Hard to say really. But my guess goes to PC. Afterall, PC has more users, and a more appropriate platform for this game as well.

#11 Posted by freedomfreak (39932 posts) -

I think the initial momentum will be bigger on PS4. But the PC will continue to sell more and more.

Sounds about right.

#12 Posted by parkurtommo (26734 posts) -

It's a straight digital game correct? As in, no boxed edition? If so, I'll say pc considering there are far more steam accounts than ps4 owners.

Why would that make a difference? Many PC games have boxed editions and still outsell console releases...

Unless you mean like exclusively boxed, which is completely dumb.

#13 Posted by Heirren (16819 posts) -

PS4, without a doubt. The "higher end" pc gaming community is much smaller than that of ps4.

#14 Posted by intotheminx (598 posts) -

In the long run, the PC version will sell more due to Steam sales and etc.

#15 Posted by gameofthering (10191 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

It's a straight digital game correct? As in, no boxed edition? If so, I'll say pc considering there are far more steam accounts than ps4 owners.

Why would that make a difference? Many PC games have boxed editions and still outsell console releases...

Unless you mean like exclusively boxed, which is completely dumb.

Probably thinks that it won't sell as great on consoles because they seem to prefer physical over digital copies.

#16 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6468 posts) -

I would say that it depends on how much spotlight it gets before release.

We can hate or love to admit it, but alot of people on console are more easily swayied by adverts, where as PC have shown an incredible "Word of mouth" of the different services.

So IF it is adverticed to high hevens, then I think it may sell more on the PS4, if it is at present levels of "hype" (god I hate that Word) then the PC might sell more, and if it dies Down hypewise, then PC without a doubt.

It is also correct like scottpsfan stated, that PC games tend to sell for a long time, where the initial sales of a console game tend to be the majority of it.

But I am willing to Wager that the PS4 version might end up selling better then some here would expect.

#17 Posted by MonsieurX (29964 posts) -

In the long run, the PC version will sell more due to Steam sales and etc.

This.

#18 Posted by TheEroica (13367 posts) -
#19 Edited by SolidGame_basic (17336 posts) -

@intotheminx said:

In the long run, the PC version will sell more due to Steam sales and etc.

This.

Sell more copies or make more money for the company? I imagine PC people tend to be more cheap than consolites.

#20 Posted by farrell2k (5852 posts) -

Definitely on the PC. Space sims just don't sell on consoles. See Project Sylpheed for the 360.

#21 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29168 posts) -

After a few years of Steam sales, PC probably sells more of basically any multiplat

#22 Posted by clone01 (24641 posts) -
#23 Edited by mikhail (1520 posts) -

@Heirren said:

PS4, without a doubt. The "higher end" pc gaming community is much smaller than that of ps4.

What precisely are you basing that on?

#24 Posted by charizard1605 (56793 posts) -

I think the initial momentum will be bigger on PS4. But the PC will continue to sell more and more.

This.

See also: Skyrim, Dark Souls.

#25 Posted by Heirren (16819 posts) -

@mikhail said:

@Heirren said:

PS4, without a doubt. The "higher end" pc gaming community is much smaller than that of ps4.

What precisely are you basing that on?

I'm assuming the spec requirement for pc will be rather high. Though if this game is a hit I can see it gathering a larger following on pc, over time, as another person mentioned.

#26 Posted by mikhail (1520 posts) -

@Heirren said:

@mikhail said:

@Heirren said:

PS4, without a doubt. The "higher end" pc gaming community is much smaller than that of ps4.

What precisely are you basing that on?

I'm assuming the spec requirement for pc will be rather high. Though if this game is a hit I can see it gathering a larger following on pc, over time, as another person mentioned.

So what you're saying is, your statement was based on no actual facts.

#27 Posted by happyduds77 (1451 posts) -

Probably PS4. Almost all multiplats sell more on consoles.

#28 Posted by Heirren (16819 posts) -

@mikhail said:

@Heirren said:

@mikhail said:

@Heirren said:

PS4, without a doubt. The "higher end" pc gaming community is much smaller than that of ps4.

What precisely are you basing that on?

I'm assuming the spec requirement for pc will be rather high. Though if this game is a hit I can see it gathering a larger following on pc, over time, as another person mentioned.

So what you're saying is, your statement was based on no actual facts.

If the high end pc user was larger than that of popular consoles then most games would premier on pc. All the nonsensical charges--dlc, online, etc--exist because of consoles. If the high end pc consumer was greater than that of consoles then the current industry would be completely different. Not to mention big budget games are console centric by design. I don't bash the pc like you think I do. I just look at it from a realistic perspective. I stopped gaming on pc because imo pc gaming was almost a genre in and of itself(though, also, I think this will change over the next few years). The "real" pc games are a niche market these days.

#29 Posted by manny280 (1990 posts) -

Definitely PC. The fanbase for these types of games are on PC and it always has been. Space sims are few and far between on console and I can't remember one ever being that popular. While on PC, games like Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous are getting the most hype. Add that to the fact that there are far more Steam users than PS4 owners and the fact that the PC version will be cheaper, it's an easy answer really.

#30 Posted by thehig1 (1658 posts) -

@Heirren: what exactly is a console centric game anyway.

The term seems to be used by people who don't understand most people who play multiplats on pc will use a 360 or x1 controller.

#31 Posted by -Damien- (5329 posts) -

lol....let's be realistic here, no multiplatform games ever sold most on PC

when the number comes out, I'm gonna shove it to PC peasant's face

#32 Posted by mikhail (1520 posts) -

@-Damien- said:

lol....let's be realistic here, no multiplatform games ever sold most on PC

when the number comes out, I'm gonna shove it to PC peasant's face

The last thing any PS4 owner should be doing in regards to No Man's Sky is comparing it against the PC version in any way - even if it happens to sell more initially. Just wait until the game comes out and look at both versions and this argument will suddenly disappear.

#33 Posted by -Damien- (5329 posts) -

@mikhail said:

@-Damien- said:

lol....let's be realistic here, no multiplatform games ever sold most on PC

when the number comes out, I'm gonna shove it to PC peasant's face

The last thing any PS4 owner should be doing in regards to No Man's Sky is comparing it against the PC version in any way - even if it happens to sell more initially. Just wait until the game comes out and look at both versions and this argument will suddenly disappear.

bottomline more people will play it on PS4. and that's a guaranteed!

PC peasants will brag about extra pixels, PS4 master race will just shove sale number to them

#34 Posted by naz99 (1287 posts) -

@-Damien-:

It's funny how it's all assumptions and opinions...and surprise surprise not one single piece of evidence

#35 Posted by intotheminx (598 posts) -

@-Damien- said:

lol....let's be realistic here, no multiplatform games ever sold most on PC

when the number comes out, I'm gonna shove it to PC peasant's face

Depends which game and genre it is. As someone stated, Skyrim and Dark Souls games sell like hot cakes on PC.

#36 Edited by -Damien- (5329 posts) -

@intotheminx said:

@-Damien- said:

lol....let's be realistic here, no multiplatform games ever sold most on PC

when the number comes out, I'm gonna shove it to PC peasant's face

Depends which game and genre it is. As someone stated, Skyrim and Dark Souls games sell like hot cakes on PC.

Skyrim sold most on 360

Dark Souls 1/2 sold most on PS3

and The Witcher 3, No Man's Sky and the rest of other multiplatform will sell most on PS4. guaranteed

#37 Posted by intotheminx (598 posts) -

@-Damien- said:

@intotheminx said:

@-Damien- said:

lol....let's be realistic here, no multiplatform games ever sold most on PC

when the number comes out, I'm gonna shove it to PC peasant's face

Depends which game and genre it is. As someone stated, Skyrim and Dark Souls games sell like hot cakes on PC.

Skyrim sold most on 360

Dark Souls 1/2 sold most on PS3

and The Witcher 3, No Man's Sky and the rest of other multiplatform will sell most on PS4. guaranteed

I take it you're talking about initial sales? If that's the case, of course games will sell more on console out of the gate. Games on PC have legs though and can easily catch up or surpass console sales with enough time, but that depends on what kind of game it is. Skyrim has been on sale a lot lately for PC and is currently one of the most played games on Steam. That will continue, while the console community dies. That's all due to mods and such.

#38 Posted by wolverine4262 (19222 posts) -

Thats the kind of game that would be much more successful on Steam than a console.

#39 Posted by -Damien- (5329 posts) -

@-Damien- said:

@intotheminx said:

@-Damien- said:

lol....let's be realistic here, no multiplatform games ever sold most on PC

when the number comes out, I'm gonna shove it to PC peasant's face

Depends which game and genre it is. As someone stated, Skyrim and Dark Souls games sell like hot cakes on PC.

Skyrim sold most on 360

Dark Souls 1/2 sold most on PS3

and The Witcher 3, No Man's Sky and the rest of other multiplatform will sell most on PS4. guaranteed

I take it you're talking about initial sales? If that's the case, of course games will sell more on console out of the gate. Games on PC have legs though and can easily catch up or surpass console sales with enough time, but that depends on what kind of game it is. Skyrim has been on sale a lot lately for PC and is currently one of the most played games on Steam. That will continue, while the console community dies. That's all due to mods and such.

nope I'm talking about total sales. legs sale still won't be enough to make up for the huge gap from initial sales

#40 Posted by pelvist (4704 posts) -

Probably sell more on the PS4 because there are less options when it comes to space games. The game has stiff competition on the PC.

#41 Posted by AdrianWerner (27992 posts) -

Initial sales will be bigger on PS4. That version will launch earlier and it will have no competition. Meanwhile by the time it hits Steam plenty of early adopters will have bought it on console already and for the reamaining audience the game will have to fight against at least half a dozen of high profile space sims.

This is all about initial sales. After about two years I think it's quite likely PC sales will surpass PS4 ones.

#42 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (7384 posts) -

Can we all agree TC needs to stop calling us his friends?

#43 Edited by mikhail (1520 posts) -

Can we all agree TC needs to stop calling us his friends?

What do you mean by that, friend?

#44 Posted by Heil68 (43891 posts) -

It's a straight digital game correct? As in, no boxed edition? If so, I'll say pc considering there are far more steam accounts than ps4 owners.

I think so too, but I'm getting it for my PS4 even though I have a gaming PC.

#45 Posted by mikhail (1520 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@TheEroica said:

It's a straight digital game correct? As in, no boxed edition? If so, I'll say pc considering there are far more steam accounts than ps4 owners.

I think so too, but I'm getting it for my PS4 even though I have a gaming PC.

Why would you do that?

#46 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (7384 posts) -

@mikhail said:

@Heil68 said:

@TheEroica said:

It's a straight digital game correct? As in, no boxed edition? If so, I'll say pc considering there are far more steam accounts than ps4 owners.

I think so too, but I'm getting it for my PS4 even though I have a gaming PC.

Why would you do that?

To support the legendary Sony, creators of the most powerful gaming console of all time and supporters of Learn, Live, Love.

#47 Posted by mikhail (1520 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p:

@mikhail said:

@Heil68 said:

@TheEroica said:

It's a straight digital game correct? As in, no boxed edition? If so, I'll say pc considering there are far more steam accounts than ps4 owners.

I think so too, but I'm getting it for my PS4 even though I have a gaming PC.

Why would you do that?

To support the legendary Sony, creators of the most powerful gaming console of all time and supporters of Learn, Live, Love.

Your peasantry truly knows no bounds.

#48 Edited by lundy86_4 (43167 posts) -
#49 Posted by Heil68 (43891 posts) -

@mikhail said:

@Heil68 said:

@TheEroica said:

It's a straight digital game correct? As in, no boxed edition? If so, I'll say pc considering there are far more steam accounts than ps4 owners.

I think so too, but I'm getting it for my PS4 even though I have a gaming PC.

Why would you do that?

To support the legendary Sony, creators of the most powerful gaming console of all time and supporters of Learn, Live, Love.

And like I would pay full price for any PC game..lolno I think the game may be on on PS4 first too. Doesn't matter though.

#50 Posted by getyeryayasout (7340 posts) -

I'm certain that it'll sell at least one PS4 copy, and that that's the only sale I really care about. Having said that, I think it's going to sell quite a bit better on PC.