PlayStation 4 Sales Top 14M Worldwide, 5M in the US - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 21 November 2014 / 16,023 Views

Sony's 8th generation home console the PlayStation 4 just hit its one yer anniversary in the US and Europe. The console quickly took a lead in the console race and has nearly sold more than Xbox One and Wii U combined.

The PlayStation 4 has sold 14,406,835 units worldwide as of the week ending November 15, according to VGChartz. The PlayStation 4 has sold at a faster pace than the top selling console of all time, the PlayStation 2. However, the PlayStation 4 isn't the top selling console. The Wii managed to sell 15,192,774 units by the time it hit 1 year old.

The PlayStation 4 also hit a milestone in the US selling more than five million units., according to VGChartz. The console has sold 5,195,784 units in the US and for the week ending November15 sold 146,519 units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15, November 29 in Europe and February 22 in Japan.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments

Puppyroach (on 21 November 2014)

Amazing accomplishment, now onto 20million! Also, great to see adjustments that more accurately reflect the actual sales.


Kerotan (on 21 November 2014)

over 15m by now no doubt and surely 16.5 by end of November. 3M in Dec? Likely hit 19M sold by years end and 20M in January. Sony could announce almost 20M shipped during the PS event in Dec.


JustBeingReal (on 21 November 2014)

Yeah I think 14 million by the end of October, about 500K extra each normal week of November, with Black Friday probably having the system top a million for that week, so 16.5M by the end of this month, if not higher. I think 3.5-4 million isn't out of the question for next month, so 20M or over that by the end of 2014 could very well be on the cards.

As far as shipped totals by the end of the year, Sony were averaging 1.1M each month last year, averaging 1.4M a month over 15 months isn't out of the question IMO, so they could ship 21M, not like they won't need the numbers for the early months of next year if they happened to have a million units left on shelves come the 31st of December.


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fluky-nintendy (on 21 November 2014)

What's even more impressive are the "Rest of the World" numbers, about 1/3 of those, really impressive how Sony is investing just...everywhere!


JustBeingReal (on 21 November 2014)

IMO it had hit 14M by the end of last month, I think VGChartz are about a week behind, with the system already over 15M come the end of the week ending the 15th of November. By the end of the week of Black Friday PS4 should be over 16.5M, with the system topping 20M by the end of 2014.


MARCUSDJACKSON (on 21 November 2014)

PS4 to beat the best? naw PS2 still king.


drake_tolu (on 21 November 2014)

15M *fixed*


Ninsect (on 23 November 2014)

ONly 700k behind Wii despite still being undertracked somewhat (100k+ in Germany alone) and despite no Japanese holiday season yet for PS4 compared to 1 in Wii's numbers


Gilgamesh (on 21 November 2014)

In a couple months we'll have to go over the numbers again, way to soon.