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PlayStation 4 Sales in the US in the First 6 Years Were Better Than Every Console Except the PS2 and Wii

PlayStation 4 Sales in the US in the First 6 Years Were Better Than Every Console Except the PS2 and Wii - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 May 2020 / 3,091 Views

NPD released their monthly US video game sales report for October 2019 and provided some interesting information. The PlayStation 4 in its first six years on sale on the US were better than every other console, except for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii. 

The PlayStation 2 sold over 155 million units lifetime worldwide, while the Nintendo Wii sold 101.63 million units. The PlayStation 4 units sold to consumers earlier this month surpassed the lifetime sales of the Wii. The console is on track to surpass the lifetime sales of the original PlayStation by the end of the month. 

The PlayStation 4 released on November 15, 2013 in the US. 

Thanks VentureBeat.

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. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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CuCabeludo (on 15 November 2019)

No console will sell more than PS2. i'd say it ill be amazing if consoles keep selling up to 100 million lifetime.

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CGI-Quality CuCabeludo (on 16 November 2019)

I’d say that depends on the region. In Japan, I doubt a home console ever does that good again, but in other lpaces, I can see it happening.

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Agente42 (on 14 November 2019)

Nintendo nerfed the Wii because of the eight generations. In 2011 support dried up drastically and games like Other M and Skyward Sword failed to attract old and new players: the Nintendo Wii audience base. These games sold better for nintendo's most core audience

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JWeinCom Agente42 (on 14 November 2019)

They could have probably kept the Wii churning for another year or two, but the Wii was kept afloat basically on first party games by then, and at some point they had to shift development to the Wii U. Hopefully the fact that they don't have to worry about a separate handheld line will make for a smoother transition next time around.

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