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#51 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@zombie2011 said:

I live in a large college town and 3 gamestops and the best buy have PS4's in stock (just checked). My hometown also have PS4's in stock, I would say it's easy to get here.

That's good to know. So yeah, I suppose it varies from location to location (which I guess should be expected), though eBay prices are currently high enough for me to think that a lot of people are having trouble finding one.

Seeing how the sell through numbers are supposedly dependent on units produced, it will be interesting to hear reports from Xbox One sales next week.

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#52 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

Show your customers love and they'll return the favour.

Really fantastic turn around for Sony. I'm happy for them.

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#53 Posted by isomeri (2773 posts) -

Great news for Sony and great news for the industry.

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#54 Posted by Buneroid (455 posts) -

@jimbo said:

that's million units.

Nothing more must be said.

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#55 Posted by bybeach (5670 posts) -

I'm impressed. And I had my chance to put it one over a mill., I saw the launch package up the night before the launch at amazon after seeing the relevant thread here.

Oh wells!

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#56 Posted by Spoonman671 (5767 posts) -

@jimbo said:

that's million units.

Oh man, I remember the good old days!

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#57 Edited by CaLe (4755 posts) -

This will be more interesting when we know how many the Xbox One sells. I wonder if it will keep up the momentum...

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#58 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Too bad they didn't make more, I'm sure it could have been an even higher number. I would have bought one if stores had them Saturday but it sold out everywhere in less than a day. Now I'm kinda wondering when the second set of shipments arrive, could be a while.

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#59 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

Now I'm kinda wondering when the second set of shipments arrive, could be a while.

Heh, on the 22nd to coincide with the Xbox One launch.

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#60 Posted by Excast (1368 posts) -
@cale said:

This will be more interesting when we know how many the Xbox One sells. I wonder if it will keep up the momentum...

When you see such a huge number in one day it becomes pretty hard to see the XB1 doing anything close, especially with the higher price and lack of good will.

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#61 Posted by Leptok (982 posts) -

@scroll:

Well let's s how much the numbers drop. Either way, good start.

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#62 Posted by reelife (450 posts) -

Good news indeed. Seems like it will be next to impossible to get one at launch here in europe, I've called every retailer and all Ps4's has been pre-ordered. I only know 1 place that will get in 30 PS4's on launch that you can't pre-order. Going to be a cold night for me it seems.

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#63 Posted by chrissedoff (2353 posts) -

Hopefully it keeps selling. The last couple of years had me scared that video games as we know them were dying a slow death.

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#64 Posted by ajamafalous (13408 posts) -

My first instinct was that that was a low number, but after looking at the other launch numbers: good for them.

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#65 Posted by rangers517 (361 posts) -

So it's sold more in 1 day than any other console in their first month if I'm reading that correctly? That's insane. Congrats Sony!

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#66 Edited by Flappy (2415 posts) -

As a person that's happy that my PS4 seems perfectly fine, I'm happy to hear that Sony managed to have a successful launch.

My inner 360 fan wants Microsoft to have a nice launch as well. RROD aside, I have fond memories of that machine.

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#67 Edited by Milkman (18914 posts) -

Okay, this is more than PS1 or PS2 but how many units did Sony ship for those consoles? Have they ever even shipped a million units on day 1 before? These numbers mean nothing without that information.

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#68 Posted by senrat (359 posts) -

Its nice to see a console get a good start, considering how much the industry has changed since the last console launch.

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#69 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

My first instinct was that that was a low number, but after looking at the other launch numbers: good for them.

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#70 Posted by Doctorchimp (4186 posts) -

@themasterds: Then all we have is anecdotal evidence, since it's obviously not the case for everyone.

It also depends where you are probably.

I'm in Southern California here in the US and I could totally go to a walmart or a Best Buy and pick one up right now. Yesterday I had to do some shopping and I saw that they both had boxes for sale.

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#71 Edited by Doctorchimp (4186 posts) -

@zombie2011 said:

I live in a large college town and 3 gamestops and the best buy have PS4's in stock (just checked). My hometown also have PS4's in stock, I would say it's easy to get here.

That's good to know. So yeah, I suppose it varies from location to location (which I guess should be expected), though eBay prices are currently high enough for me to think that a lot of people are having trouble finding one.

Seeing how the sell through numbers are supposedly dependent on units produced, it will be interesting to hear reports from Xbox One sales next week.

No, it's shitty scalper people taking advantage of this initial rush because they're hoping people will think that it's all sold out.

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#72 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

No, it's shitty scalper people taking advantage of this initial rush because they're hoping people will think that it's all sold out.

But the fact is they're not simply being listed for $500-600, they're actually being sold at that price.

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#73 Posted by shinjin977 (912 posts) -

I expected them to do well but this? wow

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#74 Posted by Darji (5412 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

My first instinct was that that was a low number, but after looking at the other launch numbers: good for them.

Also this graph is for the first month. The PS4 figure is for the first 24 hours. It is really insane how much they sold and how much Sony could also ship.

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#75 Posted by marc (831 posts) -

@darji said:

@colourful_hippie said:

@ajamafalous said:

My first instinct was that that was a low number, but after looking at the other launch numbers: good for them.

Also this graph is for the first month. The PS4 figure is for the first 24 hours. It is really insane how much they sold and how much Sony could also ship.

This is very true, considering they are launching in anther entire market before the first month is even up

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#76 Edited by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -

The vast majority of people not like you and I who go online and keep up on game console news, still think the Xbone has always-on and crazy DRM. The vast majority of those kind of people are the target consumers of Microsoft's entertainment division, which holds the Xbox department and receives $2 billion in Android patent fees yearly.

I'd just like to see how many units Sony actually shipped, along with these numbers of sale-to-user.

I'd also like to see these honest numbers from Microsoft next week, but I'm not expecting anything but PR bullshit and shipment numbers. Please surprise me, MS.

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#77 Posted by cutyoface (580 posts) -

That is really impressive. I am still waiting for mine here in Europe.

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#78 Posted by StarvingGamer (11363 posts) -

I can't wait to hear what @patrickklepek and @alex will have to say about this on the morning show... if there is a morning show?

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#79 Posted by Excast (1368 posts) -

@milkman said:

Okay, this is more than PS1 or PS2 but how many units did Sony ship for those consoles? Have they ever even shipped a million units on day 1 before? These numbers mean nothing without that information.

Why does it mean nothing? The fact that they had the ability to have that many units available at launch and sold them seems like quite an accomplishment. I think they would rather sell a million + and still have some available rather than sell 20% of that number and be able to claim "Oh em gee we sold out".

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#80 Posted by Seppli (11232 posts) -

Congratulations are in order I guess. Shame it didn't launch in Europe at the same time. I feel a little left out.

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#81 Posted by maverick1 (95 posts) -

makes me wonder how well ms wil do on thier launch.

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#82 Posted by fox01313 (5206 posts) -

Interesting to see this though with the few news things I saw lately how with the lack of demand or the newness/cost of it, there's been some people getting mugged or homes broken into as the damn criminals wanted to get their ps4 from someone else.

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#83 Edited by LiquidPrince (16859 posts) -

@seppli said:

Congratulations are in order I guess. Shame it didn't launch in Europe at the same time. I feel a little left out.

Soon you guys will have your hands on it too. It'll be interesting to see how well PS4 does in other regions and how those numbers stack up to the X1.

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#84 Posted by DisAbiLityFisHy (1155 posts) -

Very, very impressive. Hats off to Sony, they really know what to do this generation.

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#85 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

Holy crap! O____O

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#86 Posted by Aegon (7236 posts) -

Does that make it the fastest selling console ever?

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#87 Posted by NoodleUnit (187 posts) -

I'm happy for Sony. Here's hoping we see another PS2-style golden age this gen. :)

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#88 Posted by StingingVelvet (594 posts) -

Pretty amazing number. Have to wonder how much of that is their ability to supply the demand, versus it actually being more desirable than other launch systems. Still... pretty amazing number. Will be interesting to see how Xbox measures up.

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#89 Posted by kishinfoulux (3243 posts) -

@somejerk said:

The vast majority of people not like you and I who go online and keep up on game console news, still think the Xbone has always-on and crazy DRM. The vast majority of those kind of people are the target consumers of Microsoft's entertainment division, which holds the Xbox department and receives $2 billion in Android patent fees yearly.

I'd just like to see how many units Sony actually shipped, along with these numbers of sale-to-user.

I'd also like to see these honest numbers from Microsoft next week, but I'm not expecting anything but PR bullshit and shipment numbers. Please surprise me, MS.

Yes Microsoft is the only company that spins numbers in there favor. The only one.

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#90 Posted by Fattony12000 (8273 posts) -

Good work, Sony.

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#91 Posted by Humanity (16223 posts) -

I wonder what is the actual number of defective units out of that 1 million sold. A lot of people were reporting issue with their consoles, way more than "a few isolated cases" would warrant.

It got to the point where I'm kind of nervous about picking mine up at the end of the month as I really dread any sort of refund process.

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#92 Posted by Guesty_01 (383 posts) -

Tha number is INSANE. Props to Sony. Excited to see how MS respondes.

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#93 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (2696 posts) -

@fluxwavez:

Completely off topic, but I saw you had the 5th highest score in Resogun, very impressive.

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#94 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@kishinfoulux

Yes Microsoft is the only company that spins numbers in there favor. The only one.

Is that what he said? Because I don't think that's what he said.

@ll_exile_ll: Thanks. It's just Experienced, though, gotta try the harder difficulties.

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#95 Posted by Drebin_893 (3176 posts) -

One million consoles at $399 a pop that's million bucks.

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#96 Posted by Darji (5412 posts) -

@aegon: Of course it does at least in America for sure.

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#97 Posted by StingingVelvet (594 posts) -

One million consoles at $399 a pop that's million bucks.

Too bad they aren't earning a profit from them.

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#98 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5720 posts) -

@drebin_893 said:

One million consoles at $399 a pop that's million bucks.

Too bad they aren't earning a profit from them.

But can you imagine how much less they are losing then when the PS3 launched? I bet the financial dudes are flipping their shit.

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#99 Posted by Slag (7349 posts) -

Wow!

that's a very impressive showing. Much higher than I anticipated.

Well here's hoping game devs take notice and we see new IP soon.