PS4 Best-Selling Console in US and Worldwide for 2014

PlayStation 4 hits 18.5 million sales since launch, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation console.

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The PlayStation 4 was the most sold console of 2014 in the US and globally, Sony told GameSpot in a statement today. The PS4 is the fastest-selling console in PlayStation history, selling 18.5 million units in the 14 months since its launch.

"We are humbled by this success and want to thank gamers worldwide for helping us achieve holiday sales of more than 4.1 million across 123 countries and regions. We are looking forward to another momentous year in 2015 and bringing an epic line up of titles to PlayStation fans around the world," a Sony Computer Entertainment America spokesperson said.

Earlier today it was revealed that Xbox One was the best-selling console for December last year, maintaining its status as the number one sold console in November 2014. Microsoft's also announced that the price of the Xbox One would be dropping to $350 in the US.

Along with the NPD hardware information, the research group also revealed the top 10 best-selling games for 2014. Can you guess what came out on top?

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I prefer Sony, but competition is good and console wars are just lame, so this really doesn't change much. The more pressure on all the console companies there is, the better it is for gamers!

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It is also impressive that the PS4 has maintained its lead without any price cut while the competition has already made 2 price cuts in less than a year.

Also, it will be interesting to see the effect that will cause the first PS4 price cut when it arrives. It will surely take out any momentum from the competition.

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Better system gets better sales in this case worldwide. If only my fellow Americans weren't so dumb.

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Well, if the PSN hackers thought they'd decrease playstation sales with their actions, they were wrong.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Nobody cares about the silly hackers. Both Xbox Live and PSN have been hacked before . You can never fully abolish hacking.

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well congrats to play station fans , thought I never understood your hate for xbox ...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> So you think everyone who hates Xbox is a PlayStation brand slave? Maybe it's because of Microsoft's lies and backtracking. If PlayStation wasn't dominating the way it is, Microsoft wouldn't be desperately trying to improve their system. Not everyone who prefers PlayStation hates your favorite company.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Just because I say on some sites that I hates Xbox some are calling me a fanboy...but I loves Sony AND Nintendo, I'm just a gamer...with a love for the whole gaming in general...and a company like M$ is never good for gaming in general...they started online subscriptions on consoles...they also started a lot sku and frankly some bad-business practices to make their consoles sales like a bundle with not enough Gb to install more than 1-2 games (4 Gb sku). ...or a console packed with a pc, an online plan or a tablet just because they can affort it.
The day M$ will just put a hammer in Sony and Nintendo just because they can afford to lose a lot of money to win you'll regret having been behind M$...their prices will go up, subscriptions rices too...quality of games will go down since they'll not have to make efforts...etc. The same story like they did in the past with other domains.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> While there are fanboys who undoubtedly hate the Xbox One, I think most Playstation fans just cheer on their team persay. Just like in sports when you enjoy one team more than others and want them to win. There's a big difference between healthy competition and truly hating the competition. I don't hate the Xbox, Microsoft just hasn't offered me enough to want a Xbox since the original. I do still enjoy Nintendo consoles and the PC as well as the Playstation brand. I wish Microsoft offered something I'd enjoy. They just don't really cater to me at all as a gamer. C'est la vie. I know they cater to plenty of other gamers who are more into the online shooter/racing genres. There's obviously nothing wrong with that. All the more power to the gamers.

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Why would someone hate the PS4? You play games on it. It's fine, they look good and run well.


I don't hate the xbox. I do hate Microsoft and there are many many reasons for that that go back 30 years.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> About time I found someone on a gaming site that understand my hate about Micro$oft! A lot of people don't know a lot about the company...what make the first Xbox sells in fact was mostly 12 years old in ther first place so I can understand but...stil...Micro$oft is just hurting every business they enter.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't hate Microsoft, but I definitely don't trust them to be honest. Their PR department annoys the hell out of me. Sony and Nintendo don't always deliver on the promises they make, but they at least try. Microsoft offers whatever they think people want to hear. The cloud processing line was always nonsense, and they're still pretending it's relevant. Just admit that your console isn't perfect already and move on with life. For people who know better, honesty goes much farther than attempting to fool the public.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Agreed. follow the trail of slime that is Micro$oft, you'll hate the company.

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But what if you hate Sony?

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hehe


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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> actually the primary\secondary system is so only people who are in the same house can play. people found a workaround that isn't against the tos however (works exactly the same, just over the net). obviously they want people sharing or why are the digital games so expensive?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> no, they are what make it posssible......


without primary\secondary access measures i would have to be signed in to play my game and nobody else could play while i played. primary\secondary allows people to play at the same time. why is that so hard to understand?


remove primary activation and games are tied to accounts. that means no game share. you are 100 percent wrong man.

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I still hate this garbage system! Still cant bring myself to buy an xbox.. Looks like im stuck in a rut for a while...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Why are you trying to bring yourself to buy an xbone? one game? PS4 and their exclusives made it easy to decide. and M$ just sucks in general.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> What exclusives does PS4 have? I haven't really seen any for the PS4. We will see how next year goes but still, there aren't a lot of them that look interesting to me.

Im just frustrated with the system. The PS3 did so much more. The PS4 just seems like a big step backwards to me. The only advantage is that its faster. And the negatives seem to outweight the positives to me.

Besides that, there arent any others I see. Graphics are nothing special, games have been bad and the majority of good ones can be played on any system...

Im still waiting to be able to change my wallpaper! Bitstream HD Audio and other things...

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Uh...Ucharted and TLoU say hello...and LBP, and a lot of other to come but just those 2 franchises are more than Worth it.
The PS3 was not that full of games the first year, just give PS4 some time...

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Again, TLoU can be played on PS3, PS4 not needed. Uncharted hopefully will be good, I saw that series declining with Uncharted 3... LBP sucks, ive never like them and I would say thats not a game everyone likes... So, just Uncharted and that is not enough to buy a system for. Games are only the start, the system is an empty shell that needs serious updating.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I know how you feel. I hate how they both require a premium subscription for online multiplayer of most (all) retail games.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> ...and who started this? The company that sell the biggest number of PC OSs... If more people would have encourage PS3 instead of X360 the message would have been sent to consoles devs...but no...kids asked for X360 in masses...and sadly, a lot of Young adult too...wich makes up a big part of the target demography. :(

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Its coming to that point. Im really not liking how the new gen companies are treating the customers along with systems that still need a ton of updating...

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I wouldn't but okay

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digital: £55\2= £27.50 per person

disc: £45 per person


split 50/50 £45 is £22.50 so its not half the price, you don't actually save that much money really. but, the devs make more money.


1. they don't have to pay any costs other than the bandwidth to upload the game (they only upload once and then its on the store forever) and maybe the licenses (which sony might provide themselves anyway through their own system, in which case it will just be the game they have to upload to store). that costs peanuts.

2. they don't pay any shipping fees to retailers

3. they don't pay mass production disc burning factory fees

4. they don't pay printing fees for box art, manuals, disc art etc

5. they don't pay for the box


they are saving a lot of money there, a lot more than what i save believe it. its 2 ppl who own 1 game in just 1 transaction, quick, efficient and cost effective, and less time consuming. remember they'll have to pay people to set up wholesale deals and so on for the discs.

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