PlayStation 4 sells 3.3 million units in just three months

Sony released some impressive sales figures for its PS4, but not so much of its other products, including the PS Vita and PS TV.

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Nintendo isn’t the only console maker that has some good news to share this week as Sony has shipped a total of 3.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles for the past three months between July and September. This brings the total sales of the PS4 to 13.5 million.

Everything isn’t coming up Milhouse for Sony though as the company’s handheld division, which includes PlayStation Vita, PSP and PlayStation TV sales, has sold a total of 700,000 units, which is down 100,000 within the same time last year. Consolidating sales of these handheld devices could be seen as a way to cover up their poor individual sales, although that’s pure speculation on my part.

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    October 31, 2014 7:15 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, PlayStation 4 sells 3.3 million units in just three months

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      October 31, 2014 7:47 AM

      I bought one at launch and have yet to find a compelling reason to buy a game for it yet. I just use it for the free playstation plus games. At this point the cd tray could be broken for all I know and I'd be screwed.

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        October 31, 2014 7:55 AM

        I've been pretty happy with what I've picked up so far. Diablo 3, Destiny and TLOU Remastered and I'm planning on grabbing CODAW next week. Plus all the PS+ games, it's gotten tons of use. To be fair though most of that stuff is not exclusive. Interested to see what Sony brings around in the next few years to actually differentiate the system software from PC/XBONE.

        Regardless I'm pretty happy with it as a console so far.

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        October 31, 2014 7:59 AM

        If nothing else, it's got the best version of Diablo 3.

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          October 31, 2014 8:27 AM

          What's better about it than on the PC?

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            October 31, 2014 8:29 AM

            Nothing. The PC version is better.

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              October 31, 2014 1:14 PM

              yeah - that's simply not true.

              they're different experiences, and the console version is hugely fun for its own reasons. more fun, IMO.

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                October 31, 2014 1:15 PM

                You can't say 'not true' and then also say 'IMO'. The console has good controls for a console, but the PC's are better. The PC has more graphics options and looks better. The PC version is patched and updated quicker.

                It's simply true that the PC version is better.

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                  October 31, 2014 1:21 PM

                  Keep telling yourself that

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                    October 31, 2014 3:11 PM

                    And you keep smashing the lol button. I don't need to tell myself that, I need to tell you that. I already know the PC game is better.

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                      November 2, 2014 7:52 AM

                      you're letting the point fly over your head.

                      i don't think one is strictly better than the other in an objective sense. they're fundamentally different d3 experiences.

                      it's like arguing whether coke or pepsi is better.

                      i just happen to prefer to ps4 version. and coke.

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            October 31, 2014 8:35 AM

            I wouldn't say it's better but playing with a controller is surprisingly fun.

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              October 31, 2014 8:37 AM

              Can't you on PC?

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                October 31, 2014 8:39 AM

                Nope and they're not adding support.

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                  October 31, 2014 8:49 AM

                  I don't get it, is it because it would unbalance PvP?

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                    October 31, 2014 9:59 AM

                    The game is just balanced differently on console to handle controllers. There's dodge mechanics and such? I've only very briefly played on a PS3, but it feels different and, IMO, better.

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                      October 31, 2014 10:06 AM

                      I think they said something about mob density being different at one point, though I haven't felt like that's the case.

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                        October 31, 2014 12:13 PM

                        Also the entire UI was redone on the console.

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            October 31, 2014 8:42 AM

            Controller is great, 4 player couch co-op, I love the dodge roll, and then there's some minor things that just aren't on PC like the gifting and the Nemesis system. If you're into it, item trading is also much easier (no 2 hour window).

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              October 31, 2014 8:45 AM

              Is the PS4 version online only? The PC version has so much latency (100 ms at best, with spikes of 500ms+) that any dodging is just a crapshoot.

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                October 31, 2014 8:51 AM

                Nope, PS4/PS3/Xbone versions can be played offline.

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                  October 31, 2014 9:02 AM

                  Yeah, I'd say the vast majority of my time playing it has been offline. But online hasn't really been an issue in terms of lag.

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              October 31, 2014 2:05 PM

              NEMESIS SYSTEM?

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            October 31, 2014 8:43 AM

            The couch coop. I have been playing with a friend on my TV recently. It's a nicer way to kick back on a Friday night with a drink as opposed to going home and hopping on a PC separately.

            The downside though is that you have to watch the other person as they do their skills and inventory shit.

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          October 31, 2014 8:46 AM

          The best version of Diablo 3 runs at 2560x1440 @ 120hz with ULMB or 144hz.

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            October 31, 2014 10:13 AM

            D3 renders at 60 Hz, but I get what you're saying :)

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            October 31, 2014 10:28 AM

            Eh, that's just looks. I'm talking about gameplay differences.

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            October 31, 2014 1:14 PM

            i don't know about you but i play diablo 3 for its bleeding edge graphics.

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              November 1, 2014 3:05 AM

              Did you know that there is far less action and fewer enemies on the screen at a time on the PS4 than there is on the PC? Consoles simply don't have the juice to do as much as a PC can.

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                November 2, 2014 7:49 AM

                false. ps4 is actually at parity with respect to mob density.

                ps3 and xbox360 were scaled back

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        October 31, 2014 8:02 AM

        I was the same up until late August, then good games just started coming out left and right. If after November you still can't find a reason to buy a game for it, you are either a PC gamer or you don't like video games.

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        October 31, 2014 8:03 AM

        Hmm... I take it you play most of your games on PC then? I have all systems and find myself using my PS4 for console games the most, although I've been getting into more PC games lately now that I have a gaming laptop.

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        October 31, 2014 8:05 AM

        Lesson learned: don't buy consoles at launch.

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          October 31, 2014 9:57 AM

          Yeah. PS4 was the first time I ever did that, and while I don't regret having one (as I'd have gotten one by now anyway), I don't think I'll ever buy at launch again.

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            November 1, 2014 8:14 AM

            I don't regret it for a second. Maybe I'm a special case because my gaming time is so limited that games last me a long time. I've never NOT had a game to play on the PS4 though. I've had trouble finishing all the games I own on that system since day one.

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          October 31, 2014 10:27 AM

          We've been through this before. Here are the lessons you are learning:

          - wait on playing Mario 64, one of the greatest games of all time.
          - wait on playing Halo, one of the bets console shooters of all time
          - wait on playing Super Mario World, one of the greatest games of all time
          - wait on playing Super Mario Bros., one of the greatest games of all time
          - wait on playing SSX, an awesome game.
          - wait on playing Soul Caliber, perhaps the best fighting game of all time
          - wait on playing fairly impressive visual upgrades on major sports titles, which I know NOC about here bcs...reasons.

          LESSON LEARNED. YOUR MOVE CRADDOCK!

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            October 31, 2014 12:20 PM

            VERY WELL, PGHARAVI!

            You're right: occasionally, a console launches alongside a game that goes on to become one of the greatest games of all-time. A system seller. And those are all great examples. In fact, they're all 10+ years old. It didn't happen with GameCube, or Wii, or PS2 (SSX came out two months after the console launched), or Xbox 360, or PS3, or Xbox One, or PS4.

            If you're going to drop $400 to $500 on a box, make sure there's something you REALLY want to put inside it.

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              October 31, 2014 1:06 PM

              You are incorrect, sir! SSX was a launch title for PS2, I had a midnight launch PS2 and SSX came out a day or two later.

              I do somewhat agree with you though, a lot of console launches have been shit. Or, even if the launch itself had a few games the first year is often really dry and your new toy collects dust.

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            October 31, 2014 12:57 PM

            You forgot Rogue Squadron 2

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              October 31, 2014 12:58 PM

              I thought about listing that and Wii Sports but wasn't sure.

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                October 31, 2014 1:04 PM

                actually wtf am I talking about Wii Sports was amazing with people + drinks. Never seen a game played by so many people who never really play games.

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                  October 31, 2014 1:20 PM

                  I forgot about that game too. Definitely a game that hit the you-gotta-try-this mark. Still, even if you get one great game at launch, most consoles taper off for a good 12-18 months following, which leads to buyer's remorse.

                  Aside from the occasional innovative launch title--and I maintain that the real game changers are few and far between--I feel it's best to wait to trigger-rig new consoles.

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                    October 31, 2014 1:25 PM

                    It just seems silly to me, if this is a hobby you love, to forego some of the best games and experiences around just bcs there will/might be a dry spell soon thereafter.

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          October 31, 2014 1:18 PM

          I buy my Nintendo Consoles at launch because they've never bricked on me and they will all have Mario and Zelda and Metroid in some fashion.

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            October 31, 2014 1:22 PM

            My Wii stopped working consistently almost 2 years ago. I have to turn it off and on repeatedly if I want to play anything. That's probably due to dust, though. It served me well for 6 years and limped on for 2 more!

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        October 31, 2014 8:24 AM

        I've play TLOU and... and that's it.

        Up until Bloodborne I guess.

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          October 31, 2014 10:05 AM

          Same except that I'd already finished it before so I stopped 1/4 of the way through. The exclusive games will be there next year and the rest I'd rather play on PC. If I didn't have a gaming PC then it'd have a lot more value for me right now.

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        October 31, 2014 9:35 AM

        Use it for bluray playback if you want to be sure the tray is working.

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        November 1, 2014 8:13 AM

        You make it sound like playing Playstation Plus games is a bad thing. They have released a pretty amazing range of games for PS+... between the games I've bought and the PS+ games, I think I've played my PS4 almost every day since I bought it on launch day.

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      October 31, 2014 8:47 AM

      It's amazing that ancient Simpsons quotes have penetrated our conversations so deeply

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