PlayStation 4 Launch Sales Are In - Call of Duty: Ghosts Leads the Pack - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 November 2013 / 68,184 Views

The PlayStation 4 launched on Friday in North America and set a record for the biggest opening for a console in history. The console sold 984,212 units in the US week one, according to VGChartz. The PlayStation 4 also sold 1.06 million units across North America. Week one sales is also for only two days, Friday and Saturday.

Software figures for the US first two days are also in. Call of Duty: Ghosts leads the pack with sales 703,638. That would add up to a 71 percent attach rate. Battlefield 4 sold 396,187 units. That would put the attach rate at 40 percent for the game.

Killzone: Shadow Fall was the top selling exclusive with 355,148 units sold. The attach for the game is at 36 percent in the first two days on sale. The other launch exclusive, Knack, ended up selling 102,749 units.

In total, 2,417,516 games were sold in the first two days in the US. For every PlayStation 4 that was sold gamers picked up 2.46 games.

1.  Call of Duty: Ghosts - 703,638
2. Battlefield 4 - 396,187
3. Killzone: Shadow Fall - 355,148
4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - 345,176
5. Madden NFL 25 - 133,176
6. NBA 2K14 - 111,674
7. Knack - 102,749
8. Need for Speed Rivals - 94,157
9. FIFA Soccer 14 - 77,914
10. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - 32,188
11. Skylanders SWAP Force - 18,681
12. Just Dance 2014 - 17,569
13. Injustice: Gods Among Us - 5,143
14. Angry Birds Star Wars - 2,274

Stay tuned as VGChartz provides up to date figures for the PlayStation 4. Also make sure to check out the PlayStation 4 wiki for more info and a full list of announced games.

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ironmanDX (on 18 November 2013)

Hopefully this gen isn't all CoD like the last one! Impressive figures.

WagnerPaiva (on 18 November 2013)

Wow, Knack is not doing that shabby , more than 100k, I thought it was going to bomb so hard

binary solo (on 19 November 2013)

Well it is one game in a fairly small library. So sales are helped by little competition. Basically if you're not a FPS fan Knack is one one of only a few options for you.

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TheTruthHurts! (on 18 November 2013)

Great numbers!

luisgvm (on 18 November 2013)

awesome!, i hope the xbox one do some good numbers too.

ironmanDX (on 18 November 2013)

It will. :-)

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stuffmakesmelol (on 18 November 2013)

Knack sold over 100k on launch?! That is quite some impressive numbers for a launch title that is not a multi gen shooter. As for Killzone: Shadow Fall, also impressive.

TrevDaRev (on 19 November 2013)

Great sales. Glad to see Killzone: Shadow Fall doing so well. Knack is doing better than I thought. Personally, it's one that I'm really looking forward to trying out for myself.

Bristow9091 (on 19 November 2013)

I'm actually quite impressed with both Killzone and Knack... I mean, Killzone has never had huge opening numbers, and this is only for two days, whereas Knack, the reviews suggested it was going to crash and burn... whereas these numbers indicate that it could easily be a million seller with EU numbers... I wonder what the development costs were of both games, and if they're on track to make profit by the end of the year...

binary solo (on 19 November 2013)

Wait! PS4 only sold 60,000 on Saturday? Official Sony press release said 1 million in the first day. Talk about front loaded sales :-P

DakonBlackblade (on 19 November 2013)

It has more to do with the fact that stock ran out than anythign else, ppl depleated every stock in existance on day 1 so no one bought it day 2 cause there was not a single unit avaliable.

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Jon_Talbain (on 18 November 2013)

I am surprised about Knack! A fair amount of launch games did really well, that's great. These don't include digital sales right? I wonder how many were bought online.

Bristow9091 (on 19 November 2013)

No, VGChartz don't track digital sales, so I'm guessing the sales will definitely be higher, I'm not sure what the usual retail:digital average ratio is though, but even if we say 10-20% digital sales of each game, that makes the numbers even more impressive for some games :)

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Jon_Talbain (on 19 November 2013)

I appreciate the reply and thanks for the info. I hope Knack does well enough to get a sequel and they listen to fan feedback and improve everything.

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Dahum (on 19 November 2013)

what an amazing feat for the PS4 tbh... the numbers are impressive for the hardware+Killzone+Knack. :D hopefully the xbox one can pull off some great numbers to keep the competition alive. :)

9087 (on 29 November 2013)


scorptile (on 22 November 2013)

hmmm ps3 launched with 2 million in sales gotta wait till after xmas to see the real sales. i have a feeling price impact with games and no games will be shown

late_release (on 20 November 2013)

PS4 is da bomb

tripenfall (on 20 November 2013)

Too bad this particular COD is the worst in a long time. Its a poor mans Battlefield for mine.

z101 (on 20 November 2013)

So CoD & Co. are the sales river of the next gen on PS4? Disappointing.

Daddo Splat (on 19 November 2013)

Wasn't going to pick one up, had one preordered from Amazon for months than talked myself out of it and cancelled the order. Then I changed my mind but it seamed to late I was on a let me know list from Amazon and on the 14 about 5pm I get an email about a PS4 bundle available. Ended up getting next day air and it arrived saturday. pu killzone and now I'll have to decide what to play when my xbox1 gets here friday! Doah to many games.

Turkish (on 19 November 2013)

Lol vgchartz being sloppy again. How could NBA Live sold any units when it hasnt released yet? Ofcourse its deleted now, but there are threads about it. The same happened with Aliens CM for Wii U, the game was cancelled yet vgchartz was reporting thousands of wii u units sold for the week. Who bought them?

Turkish (on 19 November 2013)

Lol vgchartz being sloppy again. How could NBA Live sold any units when it hasnt released yet? Ofcourse its deleted now, but there are threads about it. The same happened with Aliens CM for Wii U, the game was cancelled yet vgchartz was reporting thousands of wii u units sold for the week. Who bought them?

Turkish (on 19 November 2013)

Lol vgchartz being sloppy again. How could NBA Live sold any units when it hasnt released yet? Ofcourse its deleted now, but there are threads about it. The same happened with Aliens CM for Wii U, the game was cancelled yet vgchartz was reporting thousands of wii u units sold for the week. Who bought them?

mizzou_guy (on 19 November 2013)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes would have had at least one more sale if I was able to find it in stock ANYWHERE at all.

Jon-Erich (on 20 November 2013)

lol. So all those gamers who bought Call of Duty: Ghosts are people of refined taste?

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Angelv577 (on 19 November 2013)

nice numbers, now it's xbox turn.

Carl (on 19 November 2013)

Man, that Call of Duty attach ratio is mighty impressive when you consider it wasnt bundled.

John_Doe (on 19 November 2013)

sany said more than one million to customers (something in sony spain said in an spanish forum between 1.1 and 1.3) and vgchartz says 984k?

mjk45 (on 20 November 2013)

if you look it is 984k for the US , 1.06 m for NA

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Ocilayton (on 19 November 2013)

What idiots bought angry birds?

wolfofthepack (on 19 November 2013)

knack selling good so far ! glad reviews aren't everything cause they have been giving cod good scores still after mw2 and imo they are garbage

foodfather (on 19 November 2013)

ugh sad to see COD leading the pack again. Clearly nothing will change next gen. Some good attach rates though, far better than the PS3 had at launch.

Rogerioandrade (on 19 November 2013)

So... CoD drove console sales after all...

Rogerioandrade (on 19 November 2013)

I wonder how many of those consoles were actually bought by people who gave up buying the XboxOne.....

Conegamer (on 19 November 2013)

Somehow...I don't see COD having a 70% attach rate. Having said that, it's a very promising start!

Bristow9091 (on 19 November 2013)

I'd actually just like to post these here to show how well Killzone has done: Yeah, not too shabby, eh?

DarkD (on 19 November 2013)

Die angry birds die... Never played the game, but the developer occasionally pops up in the media and says something that really pisses me off.

Ganoncrotch (on 19 November 2013)

you never played it but you want them to die? you should maybe at least try one of their games before having such a harsh judgement of them.

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papamudd (on 18 November 2013)

Well I contributed to Ghosts, Killzone , and Lego (o: on that list my next considerations are nba 2k and injsutice

ps3-sales! (on 18 November 2013)

@salnax why do you even bother.

zumnupy10 (on 18 November 2013)

Impressive COD sales. I really believed Battlefield franchise would take next gen over among shooters.

Piernik (on 19 November 2013)

with what? cod ghosts has one of the best single player campaigns in the histry of the series while b4 flops as hard as b3.

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stuffmakesmelol (on 19 November 2013)

@Piernik Sure BF4 didn't sold as well as BF3, but the same should be said for Ghosts (Compare that games sales to Black ops 2), as you can tell from the Ghosts. Also, that's quite an ignorant comment right sir, are you sure BF3 (Well, that's what I'm assuming what game you abbreviated anyway) flopped?

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Twilord (on 19 November 2013)

Seriously? CoD was the key to the sells of a new system? Was it really that far improved?

Turkish (on 19 November 2013)


cusman (on 19 November 2013)

Just 2000 idiots that bought Angry Birds Star Wars for $40 on PS4.... when those same games are much cheaper and better played on iOS or Android devices.

avrwc2 (on 19 November 2013)

Glad to see that stoopid Nervous Birds turned out as irrelevant as it should. Proof that PS4 users are people of refined taste.

Twilord (on 19 November 2013)


(Joke - but seriously there are many different definitions of taste.)

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sales2099 (on 19 November 2013)

kinda weird that they put KZ against COD and BF4. Numbers are as expected.

Michael-5 (on 19 November 2013)

2.5 games per buyer? Makes sense, but why would people get both Call of Duty and Battlefield?

Narishma (on 19 November 2013)

Because they are different games?

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Daddo Splat (on 19 November 2013)

Because they can.

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errorpwns (on 20 November 2013)

Entirely different games. It is amazing people even compare the two. I like both games for different reasons.

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Salnax (on 18 November 2013)

For such great sales, there are disappointments. Neither Killzone or Knack performed brilliantly, and the best-selling game by far was the tenth entry of a franchise that just had its tenth birthday. It was a successful launch, but is it one to celebrate?

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Azhraell (on 18 November 2013)

Actually yes, Knack did pretty good and Killzone SF should be the biggest opening on the franchise.

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Kyuu (on 19 November 2013)

Killzone at 355k is a disappointment? you gotta be kidding.

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Bristow9091 (on 19 November 2013)

I don't get what you're saying, for two days of sales, both Killzone and Knack have sold great, especially if you consider the situation for both games, I mean, the Killzone franchise has never had a "huge" opening anyway, and Knack is a brand new IP, with a low metacritic score, and a lot of people saying it looks boring and uninspired...

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