PS4 is the fastest selling ANYTHING of all time

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#1 Posted by charizard1605 (56297 posts) -

I did some research, and the PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling anything released, ever. No other consumer electronic has ever sold faster than the PlayStation 4 has*. This includes not only other consoles, such as the Wii and PS2, or handhelds such as the Nintendo DS, but also highly regarded and amazing selling consumer electronic devices such as iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The PlayStation 4 is beating everything.

For comparison's sake, I will be comparing the sales of all these products five months into their release (which is where the PlayStation 4 currently stands). The results are truly amazing:

Before we proceed, here are several caveats:

  • Where possible, I tried to use exact comparisons. Since five months is such an odd unit (companies report in units of three) in many cases, it became impossible to gain an accurate picture by using quarterly reports; in that case, total cumulative sales at the end of the nearest quarter since launch were taken, divided by the total number of months since launch, and then multiplied by 5 (such as for Wii, sales at the end of its third quarter {the first finished quarter after its fifth month on the market} were 9.27 million. 9.27/7*5=6.62 million)
  • For a lot of these products, the launches were staggered (such as for the PS2). In this case, the date of the earliest launch was treated as the product launch.

Given all of this, it's amazing the rate at which the PS4 is selling- seven million in just five months is a lot! It's more than any other system, any other stand alone consumer electronic product, has ever achieved!

Take a bow, Sony. You deserve your success this time around. You really, truly do.

* Peripherals, accessories, and software bundles may have sold faster, but they don't count- for instance, an argument can be made that the Kinect (w/ Kinect Adventures), Wii Balance Board (w/ Wii Fit), and Wii Wheel (w/ Mario Kart Wii) may have sold faster, but as they are supplements to existing products, and not standalone products, they are not comparable.

** The PlayStation 2 had only launched in Japan at the end of this period.

#3 Edited by inb4uall (5404 posts) -

But sony is teh doomed

#4 Posted by inb4uall (5404 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU SHARE THIS WITH COWS NOW THIS FORUM WILL BE MORE FUCKED

Why you mad tho?

#5 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

Do they have anymore buildings left?

#6 Edited by TigerSuperman (2090 posts) -

I did some research, and the PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling anything released, ever. No other consumer electronic has ever sold faster than the PlayStation 4 has*. This includes not only other consoles, such as the Wii and PS2, or handhelds such as the Nintendo DS, but also highly regarded and amazing selling consumer electronic devices such as iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The PlayStation 4 is beating everything.

For comparison's sake, I will be comparing the sales of all these products five months into their release (which is where the PlayStation 4 currently stands). The results are truly amazing:

Before we proceed, here are several caveats:

  • Where possible, I tried to use exact comparisons. Since five months is such an odd unit (companies report in units of three) in many cases, it became impossible to gain an accurate picture by using quarterly reports; in that case, total cumulative sales at the end of the nearest quarter since launch were taken, divided by the total number of months since launch, and then multiplied by 5 (such as for Wii, sales at the end of its third quarter {the first finished quarter after its fifth month on the market} were 9.27 million. 9.27/7*5=6.62 million)
  • For a lot of these products, the launches were staggered (such as for the PS2). In this case, the date of the earliest launch was treated as the product launch.

Given all of this, it's amazing the rate at which the PS4 is selling- seven million in just five months is a lot! It's more than any other system, any other stand alone consumer electronic product, has ever achieved!

Take a bow, Sony. You deserve your success this time around. You really, truly do.

* Peripherals, accessories, and software bundles may have sold faster, but they don't count- for instance, an argument can be made that the Kinect (w/ Kinect Adventures), Wii Balance Board (w/ Wii Fit), and Wii Wheel (w/ Mario Kart Wii) may have sold faster, but as they are supplements to existing products, and not standalone products, they are not comparable.

** The PlayStation 2 had only launched in Japan at the end of this period.

So you did no research because the only thin you looked up not a game console was the I-products. So you took no time at all on any research.

#7 Edited by stuff238 (617 posts) -

Sony>>>>>Apple. FACT!

#8 Posted by Desmonic (13546 posts) -

#SDC

#VitaMeansLife

#PS4MeansDeath

#SlayStation4

#9 Posted by SolidTy (42570 posts) -

I wish I was more into sales, but I'm just waiting on more games.

Intriguing if true though.

#10 Posted by Seabas989 (10136 posts) -

Very Impressive.

#11 Posted by inb4uall (5404 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

I did some research, and the PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling anything released, ever. No other consumer electronic has ever sold faster than the PlayStation 4 has*. This includes not only other consoles, such as the Wii and PS2, or handhelds such as the Nintendo DS, but also highly regarded and amazing selling consumer electronic devices such as iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The PlayStation 4 is beating everything.

For comparison's sake, I will be comparing the sales of all these products five months into their release (which is where the PlayStation 4 currently stands). The results are truly amazing:

Before we proceed, here are several caveats:

  • Where possible, I tried to use exact comparisons. Since five months is such an odd unit (companies report in units of three) in many cases, it became impossible to gain an accurate picture by using quarterly reports; in that case, total cumulative sales at the end of the nearest quarter since launch were taken, divided by the total number of months since launch, and then multiplied by 5 (such as for Wii, sales at the end of its third quarter {the first finished quarter after its fifth month on the market} were 9.27 million. 9.27/7*5=6.62 million)
  • For a lot of these products, the launches were staggered (such as for the PS2). In this case, the date of the earliest launch was treated as the product launch.

Given all of this, it's amazing the rate at which the PS4 is selling- seven million in just five months is a lot! It's more than any other system, any other stand alone consumer electronic product, has ever achieved!

Take a bow, Sony. You deserve your success this time around. You really, truly do.

* Peripherals, accessories, and software bundles may have sold faster, but they don't count- for instance, an argument can be made that the Kinect (w/ Kinect Adventures), Wii Balance Board (w/ Wii Fit), and Wii Wheel (w/ Mario Kart Wii) may have sold faster, but as they are supplements to existing products, and not standalone products, they are not comparable.

** The PlayStation 2 had only launched in Japan at the end of this period.

So you did no research because the only thin you looked up not a game console was the I-products. So you took no time at all on any research.

Yes because not posting anything about the others automatically means that he didn't research them right?

#12 Posted by charizard1605 (56297 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@TigerSuperman said:

@charizard1605 said:

I did some research, and the PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling anything released, ever. No other consumer electronic has ever sold faster than the PlayStation 4 has*. This includes not only other consoles, such as the Wii and PS2, or handhelds such as the Nintendo DS, but also highly regarded and amazing selling consumer electronic devices such as iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The PlayStation 4 is beating everything.

For comparison's sake, I will be comparing the sales of all these products five months into their release (which is where the PlayStation 4 currently stands). The results are truly amazing:

Before we proceed, here are several caveats:

  • Where possible, I tried to use exact comparisons. Since five months is such an odd unit (companies report in units of three) in many cases, it became impossible to gain an accurate picture by using quarterly reports; in that case, total cumulative sales at the end of the nearest quarter since launch were taken, divided by the total number of months since launch, and then multiplied by 5 (such as for Wii, sales at the end of its third quarter {the first finished quarter after its fifth month on the market} were 9.27 million. 9.27/7*5=6.62 million)
  • For a lot of these products, the launches were staggered (such as for the PS2). In this case, the date of the earliest launch was treated as the product launch.

Given all of this, it's amazing the rate at which the PS4 is selling- seven million in just five months is a lot! It's more than any other system, any other stand alone consumer electronic product, has ever achieved!

Take a bow, Sony. You deserve your success this time around. You really, truly do.

* Peripherals, accessories, and software bundles may have sold faster, but they don't count- for instance, an argument can be made that the Kinect (w/ Kinect Adventures), Wii Balance Board (w/ Wii Fit), and Wii Wheel (w/ Mario Kart Wii) may have sold faster, but as they are supplements to existing products, and not standalone products, they are not comparable.

** The PlayStation 2 had only launched in Japan at the end of this period.

So you did no research because the only thin you looked up not a game console was the I-products. So you took no time at all on any research.

Yes because not posting anything about the others automatically means that he didn't research them right?

Also important is the fact that outside of gaming consoles, iProducts are the highest selling consumer electronic products, so if something is outselling them, it's also outselling everything else by extension.

#13 Posted by TigerSuperman (2090 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@TigerSuperman said:

@charizard1605 said:

I did some research, and the PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling anything released, ever. No other consumer electronic has ever sold faster than the PlayStation 4 has*. This includes not only other consoles, such as the Wii and PS2, or handhelds such as the Nintendo DS, but also highly regarded and amazing selling consumer electronic devices such as iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The PlayStation 4 is beating everything.

For comparison's sake, I will be comparing the sales of all these products five months into their release (which is where the PlayStation 4 currently stands). The results are truly amazing:

Before we proceed, here are several caveats:

  • Where possible, I tried to use exact comparisons. Since five months is such an odd unit (companies report in units of three) in many cases, it became impossible to gain an accurate picture by using quarterly reports; in that case, total cumulative sales at the end of the nearest quarter since launch were taken, divided by the total number of months since launch, and then multiplied by 5 (such as for Wii, sales at the end of its third quarter {the first finished quarter after its fifth month on the market} were 9.27 million. 9.27/7*5=6.62 million)
  • For a lot of these products, the launches were staggered (such as for the PS2). In this case, the date of the earliest launch was treated as the product launch.

Given all of this, it's amazing the rate at which the PS4 is selling- seven million in just five months is a lot! It's more than any other system, any other stand alone consumer electronic product, has ever achieved!

Take a bow, Sony. You deserve your success this time around. You really, truly do.

* Peripherals, accessories, and software bundles may have sold faster, but they don't count- for instance, an argument can be made that the Kinect (w/ Kinect Adventures), Wii Balance Board (w/ Wii Fit), and Wii Wheel (w/ Mario Kart Wii) may have sold faster, but as they are supplements to existing products, and not standalone products, they are not comparable.

** The PlayStation 2 had only launched in Japan at the end of this period.

So you did no research because the only thin you looked up not a game console was the I-products. So you took no time at all on any research.

Yes because not posting anything about the others automatically means that he didn't research them right?

Also important is the fact that outside of gaming consoles, iProducts are the highest selling consumer electronic products, so if something is outselling them, it's also outselling everything else by extension.

Which is incorrect. The freaking RAZR V3 outsold the first Iphone in the same time frames, what are you on?

#14 Posted by Desmonic (13546 posts) -

Seriously though, not surprising to see it outsell the iPod and iPhone as both had slow starts (these were the two products that set Apple on fire after all, but not from day 1).

I am however surprised that it managed to outpace the iPad! :O As that product came at a time where Apple and the iProducts line was already insanely popular!

#15 Edited by charizard1605 (56297 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@inb4uall said:

@TigerSuperman said:

@charizard1605 said:

I did some research, and the PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling anything released, ever. No other consumer electronic has ever sold faster than the PlayStation 4 has*. This includes not only other consoles, such as the Wii and PS2, or handhelds such as the Nintendo DS, but also highly regarded and amazing selling consumer electronic devices such as iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The PlayStation 4 is beating everything.

For comparison's sake, I will be comparing the sales of all these products five months into their release (which is where the PlayStation 4 currently stands). The results are truly amazing:

Before we proceed, here are several caveats:

  • Where possible, I tried to use exact comparisons. Since five months is such an odd unit (companies report in units of three) in many cases, it became impossible to gain an accurate picture by using quarterly reports; in that case, total cumulative sales at the end of the nearest quarter since launch were taken, divided by the total number of months since launch, and then multiplied by 5 (such as for Wii, sales at the end of its third quarter {the first finished quarter after its fifth month on the market} were 9.27 million. 9.27/7*5=6.62 million)
  • For a lot of these products, the launches were staggered (such as for the PS2). In this case, the date of the earliest launch was treated as the product launch.

Given all of this, it's amazing the rate at which the PS4 is selling- seven million in just five months is a lot! It's more than any other system, any other stand alone consumer electronic product, has ever achieved!

Take a bow, Sony. You deserve your success this time around. You really, truly do.

* Peripherals, accessories, and software bundles may have sold faster, but they don't count- for instance, an argument can be made that the Kinect (w/ Kinect Adventures), Wii Balance Board (w/ Wii Fit), and Wii Wheel (w/ Mario Kart Wii) may have sold faster, but as they are supplements to existing products, and not standalone products, they are not comparable.

** The PlayStation 2 had only launched in Japan at the end of this period.

So you did no research because the only thin you looked up not a game console was the I-products. So you took no time at all on any research.

Yes because not posting anything about the others automatically means that he didn't research them right?

Also important is the fact that outside of gaming consoles, iProducts are the highest selling consumer electronic products, so if something is outselling them, it's also outselling everything else by extension.

Which is incorrect. The freaking RAZR V3 outsold the first Iphone in the same time frames, what are you on?

Sure, stop talking out of your ass and give me the link, and I'll put it in the OP.

#16 Posted by Desmonic (13546 posts) -

Dude...f*cking wall of quotes. XD

#17 Edited by Indicud (739 posts) -

That's actually really fucking impressive.

Don't Iphones sell like 10's of millions of phones a quarter now though?

#18 Posted by charizard1605 (56297 posts) -

@Indicud said:

That's actually really fucking impressive.

Don't Iphones sell like 10's of millions of phones a quarter now though?

Now, yes. We are however assessing each product from launch.

#19 Edited by inb4uall (5404 posts) -

@TigerSuperman said:

@charizard1605 said:

@inb4uall said:

@TigerSuperman said:

@charizard1605 said:

I did some research, and the PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling anything released, ever. No other consumer electronic has ever sold faster than the PlayStation 4 has*. This includes not only other consoles, such as the Wii and PS2, or handhelds such as the Nintendo DS, but also highly regarded and amazing selling consumer electronic devices such as iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The PlayStation 4 is beating everything.

For comparison's sake, I will be comparing the sales of all these products five months into their release (which is where the PlayStation 4 currently stands). The results are truly amazing:

Before we proceed, here are several caveats:

  • Where possible, I tried to use exact comparisons. Since five months is such an odd unit (companies report in units of three) in many cases, it became impossible to gain an accurate picture by using quarterly reports; in that case, total cumulative sales at the end of the nearest quarter since launch were taken, divided by the total number of months since launch, and then multiplied by 5 (such as for Wii, sales at the end of its third quarter {the first finished quarter after its fifth month on the market} were 9.27 million. 9.27/7*5=6.62 million)
  • For a lot of these products, the launches were staggered (such as for the PS2). In this case, the date of the earliest launch was treated as the product launch.

Given all of this, it's amazing the rate at which the PS4 is selling- seven million in just five months is a lot! It's more than any other system, any other stand alone consumer electronic product, has ever achieved!

Take a bow, Sony. You deserve your success this time around. You really, truly do.

* Peripherals, accessories, and software bundles may have sold faster, but they don't count- for instance, an argument can be made that the Kinect (w/ Kinect Adventures), Wii Balance Board (w/ Wii Fit), and Wii Wheel (w/ Mario Kart Wii) may have sold faster, but as they are supplements to existing products, and not standalone products, they are not comparable.

** The PlayStation 2 had only launched in Japan at the end of this period.

So you did no research because the only thin you looked up not a game console was the I-products. So you took no time at all on any research.

Yes because not posting anything about the others automatically means that he didn't research them right?

Also important is the fact that outside of gaming consoles, iProducts are the highest selling consumer electronic products, so if something is outselling them, it's also outselling everything else by extension.

Which is incorrect. The freaking RAZR V3 outsold the first Iphone in the same time frames, what are you on?

Sure, stop talking out of your ass and give me the link, and I'll put it in the OP.

Regardless it would still be less than the ipad. Another48hours being pathetic as usual.

#20 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22432 posts) -

The fact that its managing numbers like that with such a slim library is astonishing

#21 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8715 posts) -

That's insanely impressive. Bravo Sony.

#22 Edited by tonitorsi (8307 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

I wish I was more into sales, but I'm just waiting on more games.

Intriguing if true though.

Oh, come on.

Where is my 2005-2008 Ty and what have you done with him!?

#23 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70926 posts) -

Is anyone surprised?

#24 Edited by charizard1605 (56297 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

Is anyone surprised?

At the fact that it's outpacing stuff like the iPad? Definitely, yeah.

#25 Edited by ominous_titan (596 posts) -

This is the fourth play station so comparing it to the first I pod is flawed logic. The intellect of cows is at all time low. Keep playing them sales on the indiestation yo

#26 Posted by charizard1605 (56297 posts) -

This is the fourth play station so comparing it to the first I pod is flawed logic. The intellect of cows is at all time low. Keep playing them sales on the indiestation yo

The fourth PlayStation is an entirely different product running entirely different hardware and software than the first PlayStation.

The seventh iPhone or nineteenth iPod (or whatever the fuck we are on now) still run the exact same software- there is no song that runs on an iPod Touch that won't run on a classic iPod.

Also, did you call me a cow? Looooooool

#27 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25609 posts) -

Even faster selling than Kinect(lol)?

#28 Posted by charizard1605 (56297 posts) -

Even faster selling than Kinect(lol)?

As I mention in the OP, nope, but Kinect is a supplementary product (and therefore much easier to sell to an existing base) as opposed to a brand new product, so it is not comparable.

#29 Edited by blackace (20382 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

But sony is teh doomed

Not until all their building and stocks are sold, and all the employees are laid off. They are getting closure. Let's hope they hang in there for the rest of this generation.

#30 Posted by Desmonic (13546 posts) -

This is the fourth play station so comparing it to the first I pod is flawed logic. The intellect of cows is at all time low. Keep playing them sales on the indiestation yo

Salty as f*ck.

#31 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70926 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

Is anyone surprised?

At the fact that it's outpacing stuff like the iPad? Definitely, yeah.

Personally i think stuff from Apple is way overpriced. Sure it's great, but just too expensive to what you can get with other operating systems or other companies

#32 Posted by inb4uall (5404 posts) -

@blackace said:

@inb4uall said:

But sony is teh doomed

Not until all their building and stocks are sold, and all the employees are laid off. They are getting closure. Let's hope they hang in there for the rest of this generation.

Yes because with sales like this they might not make it right? LOL!!!

#33 Posted by charizard1605 (56297 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

Is anyone surprised?

At the fact that it's outpacing stuff like the iPad? Definitely, yeah.

Personally i think stuff from Apple is way overpriced. Sure it's great, but just too expensive to what you can get with other operating systems or other companies

I completely disagree, but that's a discussion for some other place.

#34 Edited by misterpmedia (3364 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU SHARE THIS WITH COWS NOW THIS FORUM WILL BE MORE FUCKED

#35 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

Well damn.. I was waiting for a pricedrop, but that may take a very long time with it selling so well..

#36 Edited by misterpmedia (3364 posts) -

Do they have anymore buildings left?

Of course not, what do you think they're making playstation 4s out of?

#37 Posted by m_machine024 (14878 posts) -

Dayum.... imagine the sales with lower price and a decent library later on. :O

#38 Edited by Couth_ (10036 posts) -
#39 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@lbjkurono23 said:

Do they have anymore buildings left?

Of course not, what do you think they're making playstation 4s out of?

They ought to build a new one to commemorate the beatdown.

#40 Posted by charizard1605 (56297 posts) -

@Couth_ said:

Not sure why you ignored every iphone after the first.. Pretty sure every iphone after probably the 3gs sold faster than this.

iPhone 5s/5c Sales Top Nine Million in 3 Days

Because they're refreshes of the same product line.

I was comparing product launches, really. Admittedly, later iPhones and Galaxy S phones probably sold at a higher rate, but they were each a refresh.

(also, your link combines 5S and 5C- two different variants).

#41 Edited by SolidTy (42570 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

I wish I was more into sales, but I'm just waiting on more games.

Intriguing if true though.

Oh, come on.

Where is my 2005-2008 Ty and what have you done with him!?

Well, uh, I, er...

#42 Posted by Indicud (739 posts) -

@blackace said:

@inb4uall said:

But sony is teh doomed

Not until all their building and stocks are sold, and all the employees are laid off. They are getting closure. Let's hope they hang in there for the rest of this generation.

Salty as fuck

#43 Posted by Couth_ (10036 posts) -

@Couth_ said:

Not sure why you ignored every iphone after the first.. Pretty sure every iphone after probably the 3gs sold faster than this.

iPhone 5s/5c Sales Top Nine Million in 3 Days

Because they're refreshes of the same product line.

I was comparing product launches, really. Admittedly, later iPhones and Galaxy S phones probably sold at a higher rate, but they were each a refresh.

(also, your link combines 5S and 5C- two different variants).

How the fuck is PS4 not a refresh of the same product line of the 3 previous PlayStations

And obviously, at MINIMUM either the 5s or 5c sold over 4.5 million in only 3 days. You can deduce over the course of 5 months they sold faster than the ps4

#44 Posted by RR360DD (11641 posts) -

Yeah comparing the first iphone to the fourth playstation ... makes sense.

#45 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25609 posts) -

@Floppy_Jim said:

Even faster selling than Kinect(lol)?

As I mention in the OP, nope, but Kinect is a supplementary product (and therefore much easier to sell to an existing base) as opposed to a brand new product, so it is not comparable.

That accursed Floppy_Jim, always posting before reading the OP properly. The man is a damned reprobate and has to be stopped before he does it again.

But yes, this has been an interesting read.

#46 Posted by charizard1605 (56297 posts) -

@Couth_ said:
@charizard1605 said:

@Couth_ said:

Not sure why you ignored every iphone after the first.. Pretty sure every iphone after probably the 3gs sold faster than this.

iPhone 5s/5c Sales Top Nine Million in 3 Days

Because they're refreshes of the same product line.

I was comparing product launches, really. Admittedly, later iPhones and Galaxy S phones probably sold at a higher rate, but they were each a refresh.

(also, your link combines 5S and 5C- two different variants).

How the fuck is PS4 not a refresh of the same product line of the 3 previous PlayStations

And obviously, at MINIMUM either the 5s or 5c sold over 4.5 million in only 3 days. You can deduce over the course of 5 months they sold faster than the ps4

The PS4 is a completely different product, different hardware, different software, different everything. The iPhone 5S runs the same hardware and software as iPhone 5. You are arguing that the PS3, the PS3 Slim, and the PS3 Super Slim were different products. Or that the Gameboy, Gameboy Pocket, and Gameboy Color were different products. They weren't.

#47 Edited by AutoPilotOn (8226 posts) -

@charizard1605: ummm wouldn't a PS "4" be considered a refresh of same line then too?

#48 Posted by kuu2 (7008 posts) -

Did Sony buy Apple like Disney did with Nintendo?????

Yep still salty over that one.

#49 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3508 posts) -

Must be the greatest thing ever. Sales equal quality.

#50 Posted by ConanTheStoner (4840 posts) -

Keep playing them sales on the indiestation yo

I keep seeing stuff like this thrown around but..

1. Best selling console on the market.

2. Best console hardware on the market.

3. Easy to develop for.

4. Sony has excellent 3rd party relations.

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Both the PS4 and X1 have shit for libraries right now. Makes sense, they haven't even seen their first year yet.

But if you have any doubts that the PS4 will have a very strong library (if not the best library of the bunch) then you'd best prepare dat ass.