Sony: 4.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold as of Dec. 28

A day after Microsoft announced it has sold more than 3 million units of its Xbox One console from its Nov. 22 to the end of 2013, Sony has struck back and revealed as part of its CES 2014 press conference that its PlayStation 4 console has sold 4.2 million units since it launched in the U.S. from Nov. 15, its launch date, to Dec. 28.

Sony's CES 2014 press conference also revealed plans to offer streaming games to the PS4 and other Sony devices via the new PlayStation now cloud service. This would appear to be the new name for the Gaikai service that Sony bought in July 2012. Sony stated that PlayStation Now will offer a way to play PS1, PS2 and PS3 games on the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, PS3, and Sony TVs, tablets and smartphones. A limited beta of the service is supposed to begin later this month.

Sony also revealed during the press event plans to launch its own cloud-based streaming TV service that will support both video on demand and live TV broadcasts. Not only will it be accessible via Sony's own devices, but it will be released on other third party platforms like the iPad. The service, which does not yet have an official name, will begin testing later in 2014.

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-adrian- said,
throwing out half finished products on the market - yes

You can say whatever you want, but the number speak for themselves.

RommelS said,

You can say whatever you want, but the number speak for themselves.


true - doesn't stop the fact both products are unfinished. that what I said. impressive so many people still run out there and buy it. same like DayZ. but well.. playing it myself

-adrian- said,

true - doesn't stop the fact both products are unfinished. that what I said. impressive so many people still run out there and buy it. same like DayZ. but well.. playing it myself

When it was being tested internally, it was in a controlled environment. Now there are millions of beta testers.

-adrian- said,

true - doesn't stop the fact both products are unfinished. that what I said. impressive so many people still run out there and buy it. same like DayZ. but well.. playing it myself

In real life, things become "finished" at the same time they become obsolete.

And you have to pay for xbox live gold to play online as well as do anything meaningful with xbox. Any app that you want to use requires Gold... Only thing xbox allows without gold is play games offline.

While PS4 allows everything to be accessed except Play online. I think PS4 is much better in this regard.

For MS to say xbox is the entertainment center for the living room and then ask to shellout 60 to use anything is absurd.

ACTIONpack said,
Wii U has 4.3 million units sold to date. They are the winners ;-)

wii U was released 1 year and 1 month ago.. wait for 1 weeks wii U will become a loser

I'm surprised a streaming beta is coming so early, they really are moving on this stuff. I still have my old games and don't enjoy repurchasing things but I hope it works out for people new to these games and those who sold off their old games.

its good that ps4 is released to more market... they would scoop up more xbox customers by the time microsoft released the console. its a win for sony

That's what everyone said with the PS3 delays but in the long term the sales averaged out to almost the same. This time I think it may be different just because the XB1 is so superior on the software side and the PS4 will age very quickly.

Emiliano Magliocca said,
PS4 4.2 million in 52 countries
XBOX ONE 3 million in just 13 countires

Xbox One = Sold in it's biggest market (The US)
PS4 = Not sold in it's biggest market (Japan)

Xbox One = Easy to find in stock
PS4 = Impossible to find in stock

Emiliano Magliocca said,
PS4 4.2 million in 52 countries
XBOX ONE 3 million in just 13 countires

I don't think those number mean what you think they mean.

Just because Sony released in more countries doesn't mean they magically have more stock to sell. Just that they're spreading their stock over more countries.

bidz said,

Xbox One = Sold in it's biggest market (The US)
PS4 = Not sold in it's biggest market (Japan)

Xbox One = Easy to find in stock
PS4 = Impossible to find in stock

PS4 fanboys = makes things up because their console is so lame in comparison.

Mr. Hand said,

PS4 fanboys = makes things up because their console is so lame in comparison.

Look in the mirror, Mr Microsoft. He gave you facts, not opinions. Care to counter?

stevan said,

Look in the mirror, Mr Microsoft. He gave you facts, not opinions. Care to counter?

Yea, okay "easy to find" is a fact now? This is what we call anecdotes which aren't rational even if they're real and fanboys make up anecdotes which particularly sad. Even if you accept those fallacies, a proof by popularity is another one. It's all trying to avoid the subject of how far behind the times the PS4 is.

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Mr. Hand said,

Yea, okay "easy to find" is a fact now? This is what we call anecdotes which aren't rational even if they're real and fanboys make up anecdotes which particularly sad. Even if you accept those fallacies, a proof by popularity is another one. It's all trying to avoid the subject of how far behind the times the PS4 is.

Actually it's a fact that PS4 is not as available as the Xbox one. In many markets too. It's also a fact that PS4 has been outselling the Xbox One so far.

By the looks of it, when it comes to solid proof, you don't have a leg to stand on. Numbers and facts are against you.

stevan said,

Actually it's a fact that PS4 is not as available as the Xbox one. In many markets too. It's also a fact that PS4 has been outselling the Xbox One so far.

By the looks of it, when it comes to solid proof, you don't have a leg to stand on. Numbers and facts are against you.

You skipped: Even if you accept those fallacies, a proof by popularity is another one. It's all trying to avoid the subject of how far behind the times the PS4 is.

Mr. Hand said,

You skipped: Even if you accept those fallacies, a proof by popularity is another one. It's all trying to avoid the subject of how far behind the times the PS4 is.

Behind what? Features are the one thing that can be debated. They are user specific, meaning that not everyone uses the same features and people buy consoles based on personal preferences. If I only want to game I'll buy a PS4. I wouldn't care what other console has to offer. If I want more media features, I would go for the Xbox one. It's a choice.

Right now more people are choosing the Ps4. It's very simple and you really can't deny it. PS4 had more pre orders than the Xbox, it sold more through online retailers, it's reported to be harder to find at several retailers and at the end of it all, the sales numbers prove it. So who exactly is trying to deny what?

I need you to bring educated arguments into your replies, one of my 2014 resolutions is not to argue with fanboys online.

Mr. Hand said,
No, they are not user specific. The XB1 completely blows it away on features and falling back on the proof by popularity fallacy yet again won't help that.

Ok thank you for proving my point. I figured maybe you'd argue another point. When there is any price difference, any at all, the features become user specific. The $100 difference is the proof of that. But even now, Sony is working on adding features that will bring it on par when it comes to extra features.

It's a very smart strategy to release a cheaper console now and add features later.

And please, explain it to me how the popularity doesn't help? Who exactly looses there? Xbox has more feature, that's true, but if PS4 sells more then Sony wins. Can't really argue against that.

No, they will not be able to add those features due to the lack of a hypervisor. That's what makes it the "smart phone" of consoles. It's just a matter of time before people understand that and Sony's offering looks obsolete. Yet another repeat of fallacy ignored.

Mr. Hand said,
No, they will not be able to add those features due to the lack of a hypervisor. That's what makes it the "smart phone" of consoles. It's just a matter of time before people understand that and Sony's offering looks obsolete. Yet another repeat of fallacy ignored.

Yeah they will. You need to do research.

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