To me PS3 was better but it could be because i dont have the time to play as many games as i used to, Idk but i put thousands of hours into Warhawk, Motorstorm trilogy specially Pacifit Rift, Resistance trilogy, the superb Killzone 2 multiplayer mode, Fat Princess, ModNation Racers, LBP and of course the single player games Like God of War, Uncharted series, inFAMOUS series, Ratchet and Clank games, A Crack in Time still remains in my top 10 favorite games of all time! , MGS4 and so on... Ps4 i enjoyed way less games but i havent really had the time to play as many though. Horizon amazing, The Last Guardian amazing, Uncharted 4 amazing, God of War EPIC!, DriveClub really good and i still play Killzone Shadow Fall multiplayer whenever i feel like playing for a bit.
Except the speed at which they sold was a good indication of high demand, which wasn't the case with the XB1. There were some Day One XB1 units that were sitting on store shelves for a month or two after launch.
It only did the 199 price point for Black Friday week for the last two holidays and sold through the limited shipments before the week was even over. It has been 249 a few times through the year but never consistent.
I'm talking about determining the magnitude of long term of success after 24 hours. Not a month or two later. I definitely wouldn't have bet money on PS4 being the fastest console to reach 100m units sold 24 hours after its launch or even it being the market leader consistently for 6 years.Except the speed at which they sold was a good indication of high demand, which wasn't the case with the XB1. There were some Day One XB1 units that were sitting on store shelves for a month or two after launch.
Anyway, a very cool achievement. 2013 was such a wacky time. Wii U flopping, Microsoft shitting the bed, so many people declaring consoles dead (including some Nintendo fanboys who were desperately making excuses for the Wii U flopping) and then there was the PS4, which got everything right.
It was the biggest console launch in history. No-one would've predicted it'd be the fastest console to reach 100m but long term success? That was pretty obvious on day one.I'm talking about determining the magnitude of long term of success after 24 hours. Not a month or two later. I definitely wouldn't have bet money on PS4 being the fastest console to reach 100m units sold 24 hours after its launch or even it being the market leader consistently for 6 years.
Same could be said about Slim models too. Lots of people who had a fat PS2 got a slim.First of all BACK OFF Jim Ryan!
I wasn't downplaying other than stating a fact that I'm sure the majority of people on this board who have a Pro (which I am one), probably had a standard ps4 before them. Its just a point that needs to kept in mind when discussing this.
As opposites to the PS2, which to compete versus those behemoths of selling machines - the original Xbox and the GameCube...
Maybe I'm just more risk averse with my money and predictions than most. To use the X1 launch as an example again, I think it had a better launch than the 360 but its market performance has been much weaker. It would have been incorrect to predict that X1 would outsell the 360 based on that.
It won't. I expect the PS4 sales to drop off a cliff after the PS5 comes out unless Sony can do the unthinkable and release a sub $100 PS4. The PS2 sold an insane amount over its lifetime thanks in part to it being exceptionally cheap later in its lifespan. I don't think we'll ever see a PS4 that cheap.
To be fair Sony has always had it relatively easy with the sole exception of last generation which saw more consoles sold than any other thanks to all three home consoles seeing success (and that doesn't even factor in PSP/DS sales on top).As opposites to the PS2, which to compete versus those behemoths of selling machines - the original Xbox and the GameCube...
The fact that the xbone is just under half that number and the switch an amazing seller as well makes this even more impressive. The PS2 had it easy In Comparison.
Sure it’s different but it still contributed to a lot of people buying more than one console. Which really doesn’t matter much because usually when people get a newer version they sell the old one or it goes to a family member in their house so it still ends up in a new client’s possession.
I used to think it was because Sony was a "Japanese Company", while Microsoft was very accessible to Bay Area writers. But the Playstation division of Sony became much more Americanized during the PS3 era. Lots of gaming writers got jobs at Sony and so on. Yet the weird disconnect remains.
Skipped the Playstation for a Nintendo 64, Skipped the Playstation 2 for a Dreamcast and later a GBA, and when I ran out of games to play I moved to PC until the Wii released, and then it's more or less been Nintendo consoles since.
The Wii was that for the Game Cube though.
this can be said about every successful console though. Sony has sold nearly 450 million home consoles since they entered the market. You don't have three 100 plus million consoles just entirely relying on competitors incompetence.
Tbh it was pretty obvious sony would dominate the gen after that awful xbox one unveiling