Sony wants to bring some of the Wii audience over to PS4

Posted under General Nintendo, News, Wii
July 15, 2014 by (@NE_Brian)

With the PlayStation 4, Sony is looking to bring in some of the consumers who previously purchased Wii.

That tidbit comes from Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House, who was speaking with Eurogamer. He told the site:

“Our big opportunity is to welcome back an audience much earlier in the lifecycle that possibly bought into the Wii previously. Whether it’s based on this is a really good all-round entertainment device for a family in addition to having great games, our consumer data suggests some of those people are already coming in now and that’s what’s contributing to the really great sales we’ve had.”

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  • ronin4life

    Oh gag me with a spoon.
    I’m still amazed, and kind of disappointed to see PS4 is selling as well as it is all things considered.

    This industry is heading towards trouble when so many think this is a good thing too… But Hardware shouldn’t sell hardware.

    • The_Hero

      PlayStation has great first party and third party support.
      Nintendo has great first party support, but that’s it unfortunately.

      • Operative

        He’s probably referring to how so many people bought the ps4 on hype alone when it has hardly any games. The Xbox and wii u also had hardly any games and yet people are swearing up and down that the ps4 is the exception when it’s simply not the case. It’s selling on pure, unfounded hype. At least that’s why I’m disappointed

        • Not_true

          PS4 has many great AAA games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 8.5+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

          1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

          For some reason PS4 keeps selling like hotcakes despite attempts to downplay its library. All 3 consoles have good exclusive games, it’s only fanboys trying to trash one or the other and pretend it has “no gaems lolol”.

          Some of the AAA PS3 2013 exclusives: Beyond Two Souls, The Last of Us, Puppeteer, God of War: Ascension
          Gran Turismo 6, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (not 1st party), Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. Expect a similar level of long term PS4 support with tons of 1st party games.

          PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, Resogun DLC, and lots of indies.

          PS4 has 36+ AAA games from July to December 2014, or 6 per month. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

          PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies.

          PS4 AAA games from July-Dec 2014: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, Singstar, Sniper Elite III, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Madden NFL 15, Metro: Redux, Destiny, NHL 15, FIFA 15, Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K15, NBA Live 15, Battlefield: Hardline, Evolve, Just Dance 2015, The Evil Within, Assassin’s Creed Unity, WWE 2K15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Crew, Far Cry 4, Lords of the Fallen, Shadow Warrior, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, The Legend of Korra, Project Cars, etc. Plus a truckload of indies.

          • Operative

            Dear jesus. Okay, here we go.

            Your list is fine. Hurray, PS4 is finally getting some games (despite the most anticipated ones being delayed to 2015). But where were all of these during the first few months? From November 2013 to now, July 2014? What MUST HAVE games were being released? No, indie games released on PS+ don’t really sell systems. The whole point of my previous post was that it’s disappointing because it sold well BEFORE any of those games you mentioned were even released and in some cases announced. Case in point: it sold on hype alone. There weren’t many games for the thing.

            And I’m not singling out the PS4, the Xbox One and the Wii U both had terrible first years, or lack or must have AAA games. My problem is people think the PS4 is somehow exempt from this yet it is suffering the same drought the the Xbox One currently is. And the latter is selling considerably worse, even at the same price.

            Also, the PS3 exclusive 2013 list is pointless. We’re talking about the PS4, not the PS3, which of course would have games.

          • kthanxyousuck

            Sony sold on the anticipation of games. People knew there would another uncharted, LBP and tomb raider. And to me that only worked because the PS3 is still getting major releasesreleases and exclusives itself. I can’t remember exactly but Wii support was nearly dead as soon as Wii U arrived.

          • Operative

            You got me there. Nintendo messed up and lost alot of consumer confidence by letting the wii have a dry final year. No one was excited for the wii u at that point

          • kthanxyousuck

            It really makes no sense considering Wii U is backwards compatible so it wouldn’t have hurt at all. They got so busy with Wii U and releasing the 3DS that the Wii suffered some.

            Sony knew a lot of their games would be late or people wouldn’t adopt immediately so they went with “here play with your PS3 while you wait for something you like” Even their big games are still being supported on PS3 (a lot of PS4 graphic fanboys were pissed LBP 3 is still gonna be on PS3 which is stupid because it makes the most sense business wise.)

            Nintendo kind of just did the whole “it’s Wii U or none” and it seems like a lot of people are choosing to wait until a specific game they want or decided to abandon the console.

          • larrysdirtydraws

            lbp3 is still gonna get ps4 type graphics(it was already said by sony ppl)… what was shown already looked better than lbp2,theres no reason the graphics wont get better

          • lucaslink2

            It was dry the last 2 years, 1 or 2 mayor release does not make up for the entire year

          • ronin4life

            The Wii got a couple of its most “Core” games in its last years in the US, and WiiU was heavily promising the same thing.
            The key wasn’t that it wasn’t there, even if it was lacking- No one listened. They didn’t want to: They had already formed an opinion based on the Wii, which had a plethora of great content all around that is only recently being discovered by Gamers.

          • Not_true

            From Nov 2013 to July 2014, AAA multiplats, some 1st party games, and indies. Nintendo gamers aren’t as into EA, Activision, and Ubisoft games but they’ve been selling very well on PS4.

            The point of the PS3 list is to show what kind of long term 1st party support PS4 owners can expect.

          • gimmegimmekevin

            I get that you don’t think you’d enjoy those Nov 2013-July 2014 games but I’ve been playing a ton of: Killzone, Knack, Watch Dogs, Outlast, TowerFall (best party game with friends this year), Metal Gear (as short as it is), Octodad, Don’t Starve, Resogun, Contrast, Mercenary Kings and InFAMOUS. Also I think the guy’s point is that consumers have faith that while the PS4 is slow to get heavy hitting games that they have faith that it will get them in the near future like the PS3 did (and the PS2 and the PS1) so that helps them spend the money on a console months earlier than they typically would.

          • MadCrain

            I don’t how people put third party games as a reason to buy a PS4, the PC has them and they play better, if you want to defend a system, use exclusives, if Killzone and Knack were good, that’s fine, but each are over what, 5 months old? and don’t even have online, so you keep enjoying replaying the same games, and heck, buy another PS4 to keep your PS4 company.

          • gimmegimmekevin

            You seem to be really taking this PS4 discussion seriously. I was just making a counterpoint to a user who said that consumers are buying something on “hype” alone. My point was that it isn’t just hype but history and consumer confidence in the product manufacturer. I’m not saying that’s good or bad, just my rationale for explaining it. I’m sorry if I said anything to provoke such a dramatic response from you to what I thought was a fairly “secular” (in terms of console preference) comment.

          • lucaslink2

            Korra? Just Dance? AAA? you crack me up, have of those are crap even by fanboy standards

          • Not_true

            Just Dance is an AAA multi-million selling series worked on by hundreds of Ubisoft employees and featuring very popular music.

            The Legend of Korra for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One is being developed by Platinum Games, it’s an AAA budget game.

            I’m sorry if reality upsets you and causes you to call names.

          • lucaslink2

            Might be develop by an amazing developer but by no means is a AAA game, also Just Dance can sell all the millions in the world and that doesn’t make it AAA quality

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            im a gamer and I dont have ps3. I just dont buy into western third party companies trash anymore

        • Guest

          Indeed. It’s been bought heavily by the low IQ pauper demographic. Glad someone sees it, instead of dumbass paupers like Not_true spamming the whole of N4G with his no-life welfare sucking BS.

          • Not_true

            Get help. All 3 consoles have good games and have their pluses and minuses. It’s only rabid fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other.

            It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

        • H Karlsson

          So it has sold all those millions of boxes on pure hype?
          Tell that to Reggie so the Wii U can reach 6 million sold. This year or the next. Mario wasn´t the answer (since he has had what? 2 games out already?)

          Mario Kart, Zelda, U name it. Who´s gonna be the system seller for the casual audience? Or any audience?

          • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

            They really did sell it on hype. It was damned impressive. Microsoft helped a lot, but Sony managed it.

            I remember my friend telling me he wanted a PS4, and when I asked him why, he couldn’t explain. I talked to him about it again a few months after he bought it, and he said he had two games, one of which he upgraded from PS3.

          • D2K

            And that pretty much wraps it up.

          • lucaslink2

            Already did that check it up

        • gimmegimmekevin

          It isn’t selling on unfounded hype. Its selling on the promise and potential for Sony’s unique first party games like The Order and the PS4 is the most popular platform for multiplatform games so far. It’s selling because it actually gives consumers full native 1080p on most games and it has the most diverse library due to fantastic indie support that only falls short when compared to Steam’s indie support with great titles like TowerFall, Outlast, Octodad, Mercenary Kings, Super Motherload, etc. I’m not trying to be all pro PS4 (though I love mine) but to say its selling on unfounded hype isn’t true. Also, Sony’s exclusive marketing on Watch Dogs and Destiny have done wonders to boost sales too.

          • Not_true

            You won’t convince them, they’re determined to believe PS4 is only selling on empty hype and lies and it has no games worth playing.

          • D2K

            How many games have been confirmed to run at full 1080p ‘native’ on the PS4. I’m curious. I’d like a list.

          • Not_true

            All but 3 or 4 PS4 games run in native 1080p. Going by PS4′s sales, I’d say it’s pretty important.

            Believe it or not The Order will probably sell well on PS4. The Order seems like a well done third person shooter with gameplay variety and a strong story . It will review and sell well. You should give the game a chance or wait for more details before condemning it.

            “Cover shooters” with a story focus are among some of the highest rated games last gen (The Last of Us, Uncharted, Gears of War, etc.). TLOU gameplay is considered good on the highest difficulty mode with a focus on survival, conservation, and stealth.

            Some of Sony’s 1st party games sell very well.

            Sony has been very good with PS4 to not show too much CG footage. You should stop making assumptions.

          • D2K

            ll but 3 or 4 PS4 games run in native 1080p. Going by PS4′s sales, I’d say it’s pretty important.”

            I believe I asked for a ‘list’ which you did not provide. So I will provide my own.

            http://www.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_vs._Xbox_One_Native_Resolutions_and_Framerates

            Clicking on the citing sources of each game revealed that a lot of these titles are NOT native 1080p at all and other the developers use language such as “we are shooting for native 1080p” but would never confirm it. So some are native 1080p and others aren’t. As I stated before, the PS3 and 360 can do native 1080p so the fact that every single game on the PS4 and XB1, and Wii U are not native 1080p is kind of ridiculous, but doesn’t bother me because quality is quality and crap is crap no matter what the resolution is. Mario Kart 8 is jaggy-city USA and native 720p 60fps, but I’ll play that all day long over anything 1st party on the PS4. But that’s just me. My point is that saying your games run at native 1080p is hardly a strong selling point to anyone who doesn’t worship Sony as an idol. It certainly doesn’t matter to the casuals buying the PS4 on hype in which a lot of Sony fans will not admit to being the reason of the PS4′s success. The size of the casual audience dwarfs the size of the core audience by leaps and bounds. That’s been afact since the 1970s when the video game industry got started. The Nintendo Color TV Game, Atari 2600, NES, SNES, PS1, PS2, and Wii were successful because they had the casual and the core.

            Other tidbit I may want to add is that even if you believe the PS4 is the most powerful console which this guy disputes….

            http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=169765

            …the most powerful console has never won a console war. EVER.

            As far as the rest of your post goes, it’s your opinion against 20 years of history. I’ll take history over your opinion all day long. Sony 1st party titles don’t sell, aren’t selling now, and haven’t sold in the past. Even with the PS4 outselling the Wii U, the Wii U 1st party games STILL are outselling the PS4 1st party. You can look at the numbers yourself. They don’t lie. You can try to convince yourself that this game will sell and that game will sell, it’s not going to change reality. There is no tangible or logical reason to “assume” that is going to change. However it is you who are guilty, not I, of making assumptions. It is a FACT that Sony ran out on there on stage at E3 with Batman: Arkham Knight presenting it as their own game knowing full well it was the PC version. It is a FACT that Sony made it look like games such as No Man’s Sky were PS4 exclusives only to find out they would be available on PC as well.

            These are simple things that have been common knowledge about Sony forever man. Sony has mastered the “bait-and-switch” technique and Nintendo (under Iwata) is a close second. If that is their hustle and it works then fine by me. It doesn’t bother me, but that is the way that it is. To ignore all the tricks that Sony has done and continues to do is delusional thinking. All three companies do it, but Sony is the undisputed, uncontested, and undefeated heavyweight champion of it.

          • MadCrain

            Every friend who has gotten a PS4 say that the first game they are buying is CoD and FIFA, I’m baffled but it’s true, nobody buys PS4 first party titles, maybe that’s why devs like it so much, the only games that sell are third party.

          • MadCrain

            Yes, you are going Sony pro, you’re grasping at straws and trying to prove you didn’t fall to the hype, it’s sad, really, again, PC let’s you play 4k and it costs the same as the PS4, with the same graphics and even better, the only reason you’re buying the PS is because of the brand, you’re no better than the Apple loyalist .

          • gimmegimmekevin

            Why you replying to me? Why are you attacking me saying I’m some sort of console loyalist? What did I even do? All I did was give my opinion on why I don’t think X system is selling on “hype”. Did you mean to reply to someone other than me but got mixed up? I own all current consoles and last gen consoles except XB1 right now which I’ll get later this year. I have a buddy who has one so I regularly play his. I don’t understand how simply making a counterpoint (and not in hostile fashion to my knowledge, sorry if any of my language seemed hostile) is being some sort of fanboy or loyalist to anything.

          • MadCrain

            I wasn’t attacking, I was just commenting on your comment :P
            You commented on how you think PS4 isn’t hyped, and it is, and since you’re defending you seem to be falling on the same train the Apple loyalists are where the One X is a much better and cheaper phone yet they buy the underpowered and over expensive gold iPhone 5. I didn’t mean to insult you lol, I was just giving a counter argument seeing as you’re always trying to defend Sony even though there is nothing to defend.

          • gimmegimmekevin

            Always? You and I have had other online conversations? News to me. I don’t get it, I’m clearly trying to convey to you that I like everything and that I mean no ill will when I reply to something with a differing opinion so why are you coming at me with your current word choice? I’m not defending anything, just stating a different view. Things like “you’re always trying,…there is nothing to…” come across as really hostile and aggressive because you’re basically saying “I know you have your own personal likes and preferences but guess what? Those things make you stupid. You’re stupid for liking X things that I don’t agree with”. Is there something rewarding that you’re getting out of these conversations that I’m not aware of?

          • MadCrain

            We are in the same page aren’t we, we are bound to cross words at one point, anyways, when someone insults Sony you’re here to make them stop, which is fine, I think the PS4 is a great system, I just know that it has sold over hype and not it’s games.
            I mean no ill either, I’m just giving my two cents.
            Also, I don’t try to be hostile, I just seem to come off that way, and the comment above me was rushed since they are kicking me out of my computer, but anyways, there are things to congratulate the PS4 for, their exclusives and resolution is not one of them, that was my point, and the other users point, and your opinion was x thing, and my opinion is y thing, I think the PS4 has no system seller game yet, but you do, I also think that third party shouldn’t be a point, but you do, I don’t think you’re stupid for it, I just don’t see it as a point to how it hasn’t sold on hype, of course it’s coming off as aggressive because my opinion of what I like is different to yours, again, sorry.

          • gimmegimmekevin

            I really don’t care about defending Sony or anything. Just thought I could make a counterpoint on the internet without someone assuming my preferences about anything

          • MadCrain

            It’s the internet, what do you expect, I will admit I did treat you as a troll since users below us are Sony trolls, but the way you talk about the system leads one to believe you’re head over heals for it. Anyways, it doesn’t matter.

          • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

            Promise and potential are strange reasons to buy something now rather than later. A lot of Wii U owners regretted their early adoption for this very reason. There’s no benefit, and with PS4 there’s also the requirement of PS+ adding additional cost every month they own it. The PS4 was also very hard to find in its first few months, so there was an additional burden to being an early adopter.

          • gimmegimmekevin

            Yes it is an odd thing to buy something for. Then again, you don’t buy a new Windows OS for all the cool stuff on day one rather the fact that the majority of apps/programs you will want in the future will run on Windows for sure. I’m simply saying that potential and consumer faith may be a small factor in early sales. I’m not saying that’s good, bad, or whatever.

        • D2K

          And as always the case when you are riding on a hype balloon eventually it won’t support the weight of the hype and it will pop. Sooner or later Sony is going to have to have some ‘substance’ for the PS4 and I don’t think that they will ever be able to commit to that with the amount of hype the PS4 has. Making games is just going to take too long this generation.

          • Not_true

            Baseless FUD. PS4 is going to keep selling extremely well whether you like it or not.

          • D2K

            Whether I ‘like it or not’ has nothing to do with nary a sale of any product outside the individuals items I buy. What’s eating you is that I actually know what I am taking about and use facts rather than opinions to back up my opinions.

            Just by reading some of your posts it’s painfully obvious and transparent that you are a Sony fanatic. People whom are fanatical only see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear. I’ve probably been gaming longer than you have been alive. I’ve been gaming since the first generation. I’ve seen everything there is to see. I know what I speak of. The hype balloon is going to burst whether YOU like it or not. Nowhere did I say that The PS4 would ‘stop’ selling or ‘slow down’ in sales, or anything of the kind, but according to you I did which is why you accused me of such. Proof positive of my opening statement in this paragraph I would say.

            Every hype balloon bursts at some point in anything in society. Whether it be gaming, sports, entertainment, what have you. Nothing stays hot forever. Remember when Beenie Babies were being traded for thousands of dollars. They are in the bargin-bin at the grocery store now. That’s just one of dozens of examples I can bring up. The point is that in gaming terms when the PS2 had it’s hype balloon burst, the 3rd party pool was much, much larger and much, much healthier than it is now. When the Wii hype balloon burst is when we started to see the turn of companies closing up shop because they could not keep up with the financial demands of making games for the PS3 and 360. That is why they forced Sony to go with x86 over PPc. The PS4 would be far more powerful if it used PPc and probably every game would be easily 1080p native (every game should be anyway but I digress.) However PPc is a headache to deal with for lazy programmers or those whom are novices. This also helped lead to the boom of indie developers.

            The FACT is that we don’t know what will happen this generation. If someone told you four months ago (in March the Wii U sold about 42,000 and the PS4 130,000) that the Wii U would be consistently outselling the PS4 in Japan and have closed the gap in weekly sales worldwide you would have made a motion to have them committed to a psychiatric ward.

            Now I’m sure you are going to respond with what you deem to be the truth which obviously will be saturated with a pro-Sony slant which is what you have been doing all day long. I’m sure there will be a few red-herrings and ad-hominems thrown in as well. You are welcome to have whatever opinion you wish. I wouldn’t stand in the way of that. I’ve said all that needs to be said here. Good night.

          • MadCrain

            Dayum D2K.

      • Nocturne

        you brain dead? sony has horrible first party and nintendo has great third party sony ponys just cry because they cant flood money to EA for trash and we dont want EA garbage

        • Not_true

          Sony’s 1st party is horrible? Okay.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Computer_Entertainment#Software_development_studios

          Wii U’s 3rd party support has almost entirely dried up.

          Another utterly delusional fanboy living in bizarro world.

          • Matthew Wesley
          • Not_true

            Wasn’t talking about how many of them turn a profit.

          • Matthew Wesley

            So there 1st party games are good despite not selling well? Hmmm… that’s interesting. I thought really good games sold well on the install base.

          • Guest

            He’s a blind $0N¥ pauper, shilling 24/7 all over the internet. The utlimate loser of modern society.

          • Not_true

            You seriously need mental help.

          • larrysdirtydraws

            quality is high but sales aren’t on some games, look at something like starhawk from 2 years ago,sold like 300,000 copies for a triple AAA game.got high reviews from many places… or the puppeteer last year,another great game that sold like chit… sonys first party quality should never be in question…I guess ppl keep wanting generic shooters… gonna go jump off a bridge now

          • Matthew Wesley

            3 things; 1st, Starhawk sucked in spite of it’s budget, not because of it. It lacked a coherent story and it’s target audience was gone (back to pc apparently). Puppeteer is an ok game (Yes, I’ve played it and beat it), but once again, the audience for those games was gone- primarily because Sony hasn’t nurtured those types of ip’s (and no, 1 or 2 games made by the backroom devs isn’t support). Sony’s first ip’s haven’t been good for a while now, as a matter of fact, the overall quality began to drop with the release of the first Killzone. When Sony was competing with Nintendo, they produced some good games (No, they’ll never come close to Nintendo’s 1st party ip’s- but a decent try), but when they started going for the dudebro crowd aka xbox gamers, the overall quality went downhill fast. 2nd, Sony’s lack of support in regards to ip’s is ridiculous- ask any gamer who Mario is, they can tell you (even ultra casuals), ask any gamer who Neko Neko is and they’re stumped (he’s Sony’s original Mascot- for like a year). The fact is that Sony releases games to go after demographics, they aren’t doing their own thing; case in point, they released Killzone to compete with Halo and go after the shooter crowd… is KillZone even close to the same level as Halo? No (not even a hardcore Sony fan is that deluded), but Sony went for it anyway. Third and finally, you mentioned AAA quality… do you even know what that means? It just is an indication of how much money was spent to make the game- that’s it. There’s been plenty of AAA games that still were of bad quality (BattleField 4, NBA Live 2014, UFC 2014… take your pick, there’s myriads more). Mario Kart 8 sold 1.2 million in 3/4 days, I’m reasonably certain it paid for itself once it reached half that. In game design, how much you spend isn’t as important as how you spend and how talented you are. Calm down man, I’m saying as someone that owns all of sony’s consoles aside from their most recent one.

          • D2K

            The whole point of selling products is to make a profit. O_o….

          • MadCrain

            So the Wii U is bad because it doesn’t make a profit, but Sony’s first party titles are good, but they don’t make a profit, nice logic!

      • matt

        Nintendo has the best 1st party games and 2nd party then it also has by far the best 3rd party exclusives and the best Indy games…..

        • D2K

          I wouldn’t say that. Right now the only 3rd party exclusives that have been on the Wii U have not done well and all the best indie games on the Wii U either are or will be available elsewhere. Let’s just stick with the 1st party and 2nd party. No need to get carried away.

      • D2K

        That is incorrect. The PS4 has the best 3rd party support. The PS4 does not have good 1st party support in any way, shape, or form. Not only are they slim pickings, but 1st party games have never sold well on Sony platforms. The 5th best-selling game on the Wii (New! Super Mario Bros Wii at 27 million) outsold all the 1st party games on the PS3 COMBINED. The PlayStation brand lives and dies on 3rd party support and it has been that way since 1995.

        The PS brand gets the most multiplats, gets the best console versions of multiplats, and gets (for the most part) the most DLC. The PS4 only has about 4 or 5 1st party games PERIOD on the PS4 and the total sales only ad up to about 5 million. Meanwhile, New! Super Mario Bros U has nearly sold as much all buy itself on the Wii U at around 4.06 million. The total number of sales of Wii U 1st party is around 18 million.

      • SecretX

        Well i have a PC for third party so yeah.

    • Not_true

      PS4 is selling on price, the best visuals on console multiplats, better PR and global appeal, long term 1st party support, large number of 1st party studios, more total games and dev support including Japanese and indie devs, wider variety of games, and PS+ value.

      It’s normal for jealous fanboys to not understand why PS4 is selling so well, instead blaming it on “overhype” or “Sony lying and misleading consumers”.

      All 3 consoles have good exclusive games.

      • ronin4life

        Japanese devs won’t touch the damn thing. 1st party support has never been their strong suit and PC has the best visuals on Multiplat- but even *Then* the difference is negligible all around.

        Price is another wrong avenue since PS3, 360, PC and WiiU can be found cheaper with the same Multi Plats and Indie devs are just as well represented on PC and WiiU.

        All those ads you mentioned supporting PS4 to its’ heights? Contain Misleading information and or presentations- Such as “Next Gent Multiplayer with PS Plus”, Live action representations of games that will not exist for years and Wording that causes false ideas about content exclusivity. And this isn’t a Nintendo thing; I would dislike Sony even if I had no system preference because of their behavior and reception. I have never really liked them, and that is a growing feeling over the last decade and a half and not an automatic one because they are “wining”.

        They have never sold GAMES, they sell systems. Their Hardware sells Hardware- just look at their history since PS2 and you can see that. And that is bad for the software industry, and so bad for Consumers.

        • Not_true

          “Japanese devs won’t touch the damn thing.” Utter lie.

          Weak 1st/2nd party? Okay.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Computer_Entertainment#Software_development_studios

          PS4 has the best price/performance between last gen and current gen.

          You have no clue what you’re talking about. You’re doomed to stay in delusion and denial about PS4′s success.

          • H Karlsson

            This is by far the single best comment on the internet. Period. Period twice (just to emphasize its significance)

          • ShilaquilOneal

            Actually, no. The best comment on the internet is the one I’m about to make. Because it’s actually relevant to the article and it has nothing to do with useless console wars, which is what some of you guys are doing.

            Here it is:

            Sony is wasting time trying to lure Wii owners since that (casual) crowd already moved on to iPhones and tablets.

            Sony instead should be trying to make PS3 owners (yes, PS3 owners) to buy a PS4.

            Why?

            Well, according to Sony’s own numbers, only 5% of the total user base of the PS3 has bought a PS4. That means that 95% of PS3 users have yet to find a good reason to ditch their PS3 in favor of a PS4.

          • HawaiianDread

            Maybe Sony is not worry about them, since they can probably figure that those who still have a PS3 will eventually get a PS4 when the PS3 began to dry up on games. Like someone mention in this article the PS4 was sold on hype (impressive if I might add, especially for this long) and the anticipation of games that will eventually come to the system.

          • ShilaquilOneal

            They should focus on them. Because apparently, 95% of PS3 users have yet to not only buy a PS4, but to buy into the hype machine.

            Here’s the break down of what I said in my previous post – again, I’m using Sony’s own numbers here – They released this data in early June of this year:

            1). The PS3 has 80+ million owners.

            2). The PS4 currently has around 8 million owners.

            3). 31% of the current PS4 user base came from either the Wii or the 360.

            4). Additionally, 17% of the current PS4 user base is made up of people who did not own a last gen console. Never had a PS3, Wii or 360.

            5). This means that only 52% of the current PS4 user base is made up of people who had a PS3 before. In other words, from the PS4′s current 8 million user base, around 4 million were PS3 owners.

            6). And all the above means this:

            Only 5% of the PS3 user base (80 million) made the jump to the PS4. That’s a tiny percentage.

            So instead of trying to lure Wii owners (remember, casuals are fickle and is a waste of time), Sony should be getting busy trying to convince the PS3 massive user base to ditch the PS3 and get a PS4. But according to Sony’s own numbers, they’re NOT doing that. They’re staying put on the PS3.

          • HawaiianDread

            Oh No I understood what you meant I do thank you for repeating it again in greater detail, what I’m saying is that Sony probably know that those PS3 will eventually get a PS4,when…

            1. The games start slowing down on the PS3 in which I give this a year tops.

            2. Add more features to the PS4 that the PS3 already have (in which they should have been there in the beginning)

            3.After reading a lot of forums and articles a lot of people do want a PS4 but don’t see the need, but again Sony probably knows this and working on another crowd, while the PS3 software keep the cash flowing in, until they decide to cut the PS3 cold turkey. (which sucks imo but that’s the world of business I guess)

            I do agree that they should focus more on the PS3 users but I guess they see the PS3 users eventually coming to the PS4 and trying to go for another market for the time being.

          • ShilaquilOneal

            The PS3 still has more than a year of life. Sony themselves have spoken about it and mentioned that support will continue indefinitely.

            So they’re not going to do what MS did with the original Xbox (stop support to force them to buy a 360) or what Nintendo does whenever they launch a new system – (they abandon the previous one).

            Instead, Sony wants it both ways.

            They want to keep the PS3 relevant for many years to come. And they also want to make the PS4 a success.

            So instead of pulling support from the PS3, they are instead going after Wii owners. That’s their strategy.

            The problem is, they’re giving too much time to MS to get their act together. And Steam on PC looks better and better each year.

            Another problem, is that most of the casual Wii user base is already on smartphones. I mean they didn’t get a Wii because it was state of the art technology. They got it because it was user friendly (the system, controls and games). Phones and tablets became a nice replacement for the Wii. And most of them are there.

            Sony thinks the Wii user base is still at 100 million. That’s not true. The Wii pretty much died in 2011. Years have passed since then. And the casual crowd is already gone.

            So IMO, Sony needs to focus on the PS3 and it’s user base. Which is mostly intact. And yet to be won over.

          • HawaiianDread

            Well didn’t know so many Wii owners jumped ship to mobiles but yeah I’m beginning to see what your saying about Sony going after the PS3 crowd, also how long is Sony planning on supporting the PS3?

          • ShilaquilOneal

            They don’t know.

            They are actually hoping that the PS3 will continue to thrive well into the PS4′s life-cycle. Just like the PS2 did into the PS3′s.

            But one thing is for sure, they won’t pull the plug on the PS3 within a year. They promised 1st and 3rd party games for the PS3 for years to come.

            They will continue to support the PS3 indefinitely. Until people stop supporting it.

          • ronin4life

            By declaring it the best comment, you have shown no sense of humble: Therefore, you cannot be given the title of “Best Internet”!!
            0[]0//
            Seriously though, that is interesting. Though I feel HawaiianDread has it right in that Sony most likely expects PS3 owners to upgrade eventually, making them low priority.

          • ShilaquilOneal

            I was only trying to play along with what that other user had said about that other comment being the best. Hyperbole. So yeah,I was kidding.

            But what I said about Sony was on the level.

          • ronin4life

            ^_^b

          • Not_true

            According to a Sony exec about 17% (1/5) of PS4 owners owned a Wii but not a PS3.

            Not bad for “a casual crowd that moved on”.

            Not every PS3 sold equals one customer, once you get 3-4+ years into the gen people tend to buy the slim models, or a replacement, etc. Customer numbers can get inflated at that point.

          • ShilaquilOneal

            “Not bad for “a casual crowd that moved on”.”

            ^^^ But that’s assuming that Wii owners were ALL casual gamers. Which would be a FALSE assumption.

            Many of those Wii owners who got a PS4 on it’s first year, were probably core gamers. The same that helped PS4 3rd party games sell better than X1 3rd party games.

            In regards to your THEORY that there really aren’t 80 million unique PS3 owners, that’s probably true to a point. People have bought one or two consoles (or more). Sony claims that there are over 150 million PSN active users. Many of them using the same machine.

            However, it’s probably close to the mark to say that the PS3 has at least over 60 million unique users. Which even if you cut that in half, its still quite a huge number of people who have yet to see anything of value in a PS4.

          • Not_true

            PS4 is selling on lower price, the best visuals on console multiplats, better PR and global appeal, long term 1st party support, large number of 1st party studios, more total games and dev support including Japanese and indie devs, wider variety of games, and PS+ value.

            Don’t worry PS4 will keep selling like hotcakes based on multiplats alone and bundles with Destiny and Watch Dogs. The PS4 version of Watch Dogs outsold the Xbox One version by about 2:1.

            It doesn’t matter what some ignorant, bitter Nintendo fanboys think about PS4′s success, it’s going to keep selling extremely well regardless.

          • TalesOfBS

            “According to a Sony exec” Lol.
            I can pull things out of my *ss too and tell they are facts.
            What a idiot.

          • Not_true

            According to a Sony exec about 17% (1/5) of PS4 owners owned a Wii but not a PS3.

            Not bad for “a casual crowd that moved on”.

            Not every PS3 sold equals one customer, once you get 3-4+ years into the gen people tend to buy the slim models, or a replacement, etc. Customer numbers can get inflated at that point.

          • Clumsyman

            Perfect. I have yet to buy a ps4. I’m waiting for plenty more games before I buy a ps4. Same with a Wii U. I hardly buy a console when it launches cause guess what? It almost never has good launch games that will last for 6 months because that’s how long it takes to get some decent games after one launches.

          • Guest
          • Not_true

            My PC is better than yours, I understand sales and technology more than you.

          • Not_true

            Another fanboy flinging feces because they don’t like reality.

          • Nocturne

            your brain dead obviously

          • Not_true

            Another fanboy flinging feces because they don’t like reality.

          • ronin4life

            MP are selling best on PS4 in cases were there are few games at all for the thing. Of course people are going to buy their only options here.

            And when you look at some of these titles, you wonder why they sold so well at all- Watch Dogs and CoD were seen as middle-ware at best, nothing from EA was any good and Infamous 3 was considered the worst in the series.

            It could easily be argued that People were willing to put up with these titles on PS4 because they didn’t have much else- an argument held up by the PS4′s performance in Japan being far more reflective of its’ library by contrast.

            The PS4 is selling on Hype, Media Blitz and an *Idea*, NOT a reality, about future software(since we are making a future, by supporting this thing, not awaiting it as Sony wants you to believe; a reality that was just as possible for every other system had behavior been the same): Hence, it is selling on HARDWARE alone. For the software business, that tells the industry that PS4 gamers will swallow just about anything, and the lack of originality and new IP already is pretty telling on this as well.

          • Not_true

            Most console gamers want the Call of Duty, Battlefield, Ubisoft multiplatform sort of games, and PS4 is seen as the best console for it. You can throw tantrums and spin all you want, but the reality is what you like isn’t popular or selling as well.

            You hate the fact that PS4 is successful, so you make up all kinds of lies and delusions to downplay or excuse it. You’re in fanboy cognitive dissonance over reality.

          • Nocturne

            your not a gamer if your just playing shooters your just training to shoot up a school so go get killed by the police or suicide

          • ronin4life

            I am not throwing any tantrums of it, and you dodged the point entirely: Those games are selling better despite a *Massive* install base difference: That isn’t written away by demographics alone.

            And PS4 hit those horrid numbers far faster than WiiU, and has far less incoming to resolve its sales issues in the country than WiiU ever had… and that says a lot.

          • Not_true

            PS4, PS3, and Wii U are selling about the same 7-9k weekly in Japan. Even Vita is outselling those 3. It’s a mobile dominated market.

            When Japanese devs move on from PS3 to PS4 and heavy hitters like FF15 and KH3 launch, PS4s sales will increase.

      • Guest

        Hello Not_true, still going on nintendo websites talking about how great the ps4 is I see?

        Why don’t you do everyone a favor and go back to playing your precious ps4.

        The jig is up, everyone knows you be on websites like cinemablend and gamnesia doing the same damn thing.

        • Guest
          • Guest

            Its time for the peasant Not_true to get banned from this website

          • Not_true

            My PC is better than yours, I understand sales and technology more than you.

          • TalesOfBS

            Guy comes out of nowhere with a closed profile.
            Troll confirmed. +1 for ban.

          • Not_true

            Are you insane? The poster “Nocturne” saying “kill yourself 12 year old sony pony” and the “Guest” screaming about “low IQ sony paupers” are the trolls here.

            PLEASE tell me you just didn’t see those posts, and you’re not actually blind enough to call me a troll while deeming their posts acceptable.

          • TalesOfBS

            Kill yourself troll.
            I am voting for banning this guy, deleting his posts and all the quotes by everybody.
            Too much crap here just because of a idiot.

          • Not_true

            Wow, the level of maturity here is off the charts.

        • Not_true

          Another fanboy flinging feces and screaming in reaction to facts, reality, and reason.

          • Guest

            Nope, I’m just a guy that enjoys games from all 3 systems and i calling out a pathetic obsessive fanboy on his ignorance

          • Not_true

            You lie.

            I’m stating facts, reality, and reason, explaining why PS4 is selling so well to fanboys who are in denial and trying to downplay and attack it’s success.

            All 3 consoles have good games and have their pluses and minuses. It’s only rabid fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other.

          • Nocturne

            your the fanboy in denial stupid ppl buy a system without games a.k.a ps4

      • Nocturne

        only nintendo has good exclusives

        • Not_true

          Cool story.

          • Nocturne

            and true unlike the bible like likes you tell about sony

        • MadCrain

          Bulls***, it may have the BEST exclusives, but both MS and Sony have great exclusives as well, don’t be a troll.

    • Nocturne

      by christmas the wii u will have nuked sonys sales

      • Not_true

        I hope you’re trolling, it’s sad fanboys out there are this delusional about sales reality.

        • Nocturne

          kill yourself 12 year old sony pony.

    • gimmegimmekevin

      With contraction in the industry happening everywhere, the fact that one new console is running away with sales is at least a somewhat healthy sign. I don’t get how you think “hardware selling hardware” is bad. There are plenty of great games, albeit multiplatform, on it plus indies.

      But there is nothing wrong with “hardware selling hardware” in this case because consumers have full confidence that they’ll never see a huge drought in releases in a PS console. It isn’t like how the original Xbox didn’t get many Japanese games, family games or platformers, or how the Wii and Wii U missed out on countless third party games. Consumers know that Sony consoles typically get a wide variety of software in a very steady stream. That’s why they’ll buy hardware for the sake of hardware because they know that the games are coming.

      That’s something the XB1 can’t say right now with so-so first party support until 2015 (though Chief Collection looks nice) but mediocre indie support and non-existent Japanese games. Wii U has great first party games, the very best right now but virtually no big third party game is coming to it (more or less).

      So those consumers buying “hardware for hardware” have good faith in that one particular company/ piece of hardware that they’ll get a lot of great software down the line. Hey at least someone is posting decent numbers in sales, can’t imagine how bad industry would be if PS4 was flopping too.

      • HawaiianDread

        With not only that PC gaming seem to be on the rise also, so if the PS4 was tanking most devs would probably start going towards PC gaming (not a issue with me cause I know how to troubleshoot problems, but for those who don’t know how might be a problem)

      • ronin4life

        That this faith has already, perhaps has always been misplaced is part of my point. To extract from a reply to someone else:

        “The PS4 is selling on Hype, Media Blitz and an *Idea*, NOT a reality, about future software(since we are making a future, by supporting this thing, not awaiting it as Sony wants you to believe; a reality that was just as possible for every other system had behavior been the same): Hence, it is selling on HARDWARE alone. For the software business, that tells the industry that PS4 gamers will swallow just about anything, and the lack of originality and new IP already is pretty telling on this as well.”

        And as a side note, Look at Nintendo and their original games push by comparison. Also, imagine what gamers are saying with their money by letting WiiU drown in this environment.

    • D2K

      Unfortunately when it comes to Sony consoles and causals, hardware has always sold hardware which is why “IF” (and that is a Godzilla-sized if) Sony can sustain financially what they are doing the PS4 probably will win this generation. People seem to think that hardware and specs are what gaming is all about nowadays. People are more concerned with what COULD be happening than what actually IS happening.

      Even with megatons like Zelda, Starfox, and two Metroid games on the horizon I doubt the Wii U will ever come close to overtaking the PS4 simply because in today’s gaming world (and the world in general for that matter) perception outweighs reality. Even though Wii U sales have drastically increased, there is no reason software-wise the Wii U should be lagging behind the PS4. You see that the Wii U 1st party games easily outsell their PS4 counterparts going away, yet the PS4 outsells the Wii U going away and the XB1 by a decent margin (it’s hard to fairly gauge the XB1 sales due to the fact it is not released in Japan yet.)

      The industry is already in trouble because developers have tied a noose around their one necks betting all their chips on visuals rather than innovative, compelling, and stimulating gameplay. They are banking that just on visuals alone people will come out in droves to buy their games, and they aren’t unless it’s Madden, Assassin’s Creed, Call Of Duty, Battlefield, GTA, etc people aren’t going out in droves to buy your games. What makes it so bad is that people buy those games regardless of the visuals. Visuals can get people in the door, but gameplay is what keeps people at the party and the vast majority of games today are severely lacking in that. As much as people love to hate on those franchises, they obviously have gameplay that keeps people coming back for more.

      • Not_true

        PS4 is staying 1st in sales. Most console gamers want something you don’t. Deal with it.

        • D2K

          It’s not first in Japan anymore and it took just ONE AAA first party title (Mario Kart 8) from Nintendo to close the gap in worldwide sales. So apparently “most console gamers” in Japan want the Wii U…………………yeah……………

          And where did I say that I ‘didn’t’ want a PS4? Uncharted isn’t my thing but when God Of War eventually comes out for
          the PS4 I’ll take a look at that. If a Shadow Of The Colossus games
          comes out for the PS4 I’ll jump all over that too. Maybe if a Heavenly
          Sword comes I take that as well. And I’m sure that they will sell okay, but nothing spectacular because Sony 1st parties just don’t sell. It’s not because they aren’t good. I personally don’t know why they don’t sell. I just know THAT they don’t Numbers don’t lie.

          Seems like you are trying to convince yourself of something you want to be true but in your heart know that it isn’t. You don’t know what the PS4 is going to do and neither do I in terms of sales numbers. It could triple in sales numbers for all we know. I even said that I don’t expect the Wii U to surpass the PS4 in sales. Did you even read that? CAN you read………..or am I making too big of an assumption?

          *smh*

          The only person around here that needs to ‘deal’ with anything is you, and the subject matter is this.

          ‘Reality.’ Look into it. Seriously.

    • SquareSide

      Playing FFXIV on my PS4 is Heaven tbh.

  • Jandkas

    Oh boy, more money hatting exclusivity, with “gritty hardcore “”””””mature””””” games? And they want to attract the casuals? Bad plan

    • The_Hero

      Unless Sony gambles on low cost yet high motion fidelity Move motion controls, which I doubt they’ll do, it won’t happen.

  • Guest

    Excellent example of $0N¥ PauperStation desperation and BS.

    • Not_true

      Get help. All 3 consoles have good games and have their pluses and minuses. It’s only rabid fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other.

      It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

      • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

        Grow up, my god

        • Not_true

          I seriously hope you were replying to the post above mine.

          • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot
          • Not_true

            LOL ok, let me get this straight.

            A known mentally ill troll posts “Excellent example of $0N¥ PauperStation desperation and BS.”

            And I reply with “All 3 consoles have good games and have their pluses and minuses.”

            And I’m the one who has to “grow up, my god”?

            More blind fanboy cognitive dissonance, hypocrisy, and feces flinging.

  • kthanxyousuck

    I have a PS4 though it’s secondary to my 3DS right now. I don’t see this happening. That would explain the sudden influx of rpgs being localized but besides LBP I don’t see where they’re going to attract the family or casual gamer.

  • Nocturne

    drop dead sony

    • Guest

      That’s the spirit. Time to convey it to the rest of the gamers and the low IQ community that got suckered into buying a PoS4.

      • kthanxyousuck

        So because they like something you don’t. They must have low IQ? Sounds legit.

      • Not_true

        Get help. All 3 consoles have good games and have their pluses and minuses. It’s only rabid fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other.

        It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

    • Not_true

      Get help. All 3 consoles have good games and have their pluses and minuses. It’s only rabid fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other.

      It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

      • Nocturne

        kill yourself 12 year old sony pony

        • Not_true

          A mature and reasonable response.

          Get help.

          • Nocturne

            cry more sony pony

  • Adrian Brown

    I have both a Wii and Wii U, and I’m not buying a PS4 soon. I considered buying one this Black Friday, but after seeing Bayonetta 2, One Piece UCR, Shovel Knight, Super Smash, Zelda and many others I’ll stick with my U.

    • D2K

      I’m gonna stick with PC for multiplats. I’ve only owned 3 Sony consoles in my lifetime. The PS1, PS2, and PSP. The only reason why I bought them was because of a specific multiplat that I wanted to play that wasn’t available elsewhere. This is what has made the PS brand successful. However once I started dabbling in PC gaming I realized that if I really wanted to best experience for a multiplat it would be on a PC. I’m not all wrapped up in the DLC stuff. If it is available, great. If not, who cares. If they game feels incomplete without it then that means it IS an incomplete game. If the game was great without it, then I don’t need it.

      1st party games are what keep me going and I have found that most of my gameplay hours have been racked up on either Microsoft or Nintendo consoles. Hopefully this fall I will be able to pick up an XB1 and another Wii U because both will have 1st party content that will keep me busy for a good while. Killer Instinct: Season Two and Halo: Master Chief Collection for the XB1, and the plethora of stuff coming to the Wii U.

      • Adrian Brown

        Awesome, happy gaming!

      • MadCrain

        Dude, have you played Xenoblade? there is over 200+ hours of gameplay, and a “sequel” is coming out on the Wii u which looks amazing, that imo is a better open world than Skyrim, it’s even bigger and it was on the Wii?! I can’t imagine how big it will be on the Wii U, and this time around it has mechs, and it’s being made by the people who created Final Fantasy VII.

  • SecretX

    Still wondering what’s the future of gaming. i’m surprise there’s still a casual market for consoles.

    • D2K

      Most people live on new thrills and anything that seems cool at the moment they’ll buy it whether they have a real purpose for it or not. Impulse buys.

  • D2K

    I think Sony executives unlike the fans of Sony can see the forest through the trees and they understand the situation for what it is. This hype balloon eventually is going to burst. Reason being that even though Sony is the king of 3rd party support, that support is not as strong as it was before from the standpoint that unless you are Ubisoft, Activision, WB, EA, or Rockstar, your games aren’t making any money. However the cost of game development in terms of AAA titles has become unsustainable for mid-range and smaller 3rd parties. Companies are folding left and right because of this and this is really the catalyst for the boom in indie developers which is another area Sony has jumped on.

    They are trying to survive so they basically have very little choices. The reason they chose x86 architecture is because it is cheap and easy to develop for. They knew about it’s limits (which is why so many developers are complaining about hitting walls and having to scale games down) but those same developers were the ones squawking about how much of a pain it was to develop using PPc (even though it is superior) so Sony chose x86 just to keep them quiet and Microsoft followed suit because they didn’t want to be left holding the bag. All these companies care about is making a fast buck. They don’t care about quality, they don’t care about substance. The core audience is not enough to win a generation. You need the core and casuals and that is how Nintendo and Sony have dominated 6 of 7 generations (Nintendo 4, Sony 2.) Games like The Order, Last Of Us, God Of War, etc aren’t going to attract casuals and they know this. That is what Project Morpheus is all about. It is a shot-in-the-dark to pull a Wii and get a flood of casuals to put their Kindle Fires, iPads, Windows phones, and Android tablets down try this ‘virtual reality’ thing. Morpehus takes off, The PS4 wins the generation and Sony as a whole can rest easy and stave off bankruptcy.

    The PS4 literally is Sony corporations last hope. The PS4 will continue to have the best 3rd party support because 3rd parties can bully Sony into doing whatever they want. hat’s the REAL reason why developers say working for Sony is so easy. Of course it is. They don’t have a choice but to do what you say. Without 3rd party support, Sony is done and they KNOW that.

    • http://lwiis64.deviantart.com/ L.A.C.

      Absolutely true.

    • Not_true

      PS4 is selling on lower price, the best visuals on console
      multiplats, better PR and global appeal, long term 1st party support,
      large number of 1st party studios, more total games and dev support
      including Japanese and indie devs, wider variety of games, and PS+
      value.

      Don’t worry PS4 will keep selling like hotcakes based on
      multiplats alone and bundles with Destiny and Watch Dogs. The PS4
      version of Watch Dogs outsold the Xbox One version by about 2:1.

      PS4 has many great AAA games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 8.5+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

      1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

      For some reason PS4 keeps selling like hotcakes despite attempts to downplay its library. All 3 consoles have good exclusive games, it’s only fanboys trying to trash one or the other and pretend it has “no gaems lolol”.

      Some of the AAA PS3 2013 exclusives: Beyond Two Souls, The Last of Us, Puppeteer, God of War: Ascension
      Gran Turismo 6, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (not 1st party), Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. Expect a similar level of long term PS4 support with tons of 1st party games.

      PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, Resogun DLC, and lots of indies.

      PS4 has 36+ AAA games from July to December 2014, or 6 per month. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

      PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies.

      PS4 AAA games from July-Dec 2014: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, Singstar, Sniper Elite III, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Madden NFL 15, Metro: Redux, Destiny, NHL 15, FIFA 15, Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K15, NBA Live 15, Battlefield: Hardline, Evolve, Just Dance 2015, The Evil Within, Assassin’s Creed Unity, WWE 2K15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Crew, Far Cry 4, Lords of the Fallen, Shadow Warrior, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, The Legend of Korra, Project Cars, etc. Plus a truckload of indies.

      Well reviewed PS4 games not on XB1: Final Fantasy XIV, Resogun, Transistor, MLB 14, Injustice, Trine 2: Complete Story, TowerFall Ascension, Infamous 2nd Son, Don’t Starve, flower, War Thunder, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation, KZ Shadowfall, Dynasty Warriors 8, MotoGP 14, Yakuza Isshin and other Japanese games, etc.

      PS4 has the superior visuals on all console AAA multiplats, more dev support including indies, a large number of first party studios, free to play games and MMOs, and unannounced 1st party games. 3rd party AAA games will be increasingly multiplatform on both consoles.

      PS4 will continue selling incredibly well no matter what delusional and bitter nonsense you type on a disqus page.

  • http://lwiis64.deviantart.com/ L.A.C.

    Sony going after Wii audience? That doesn’t surprise me. Sony always copies what the other companies have done. However, I think it’s too late. That audience has move on to smartphones and tablets.

  • GABRIEL GARCIA

    Well I had a ps3 wich was traded for a wii U and I’m happy with that ;)

  • TalesOfBS

    Good! Go and take them all, that audience just ruined Nintendo.
    Thanks to them Nintendo tasted the profits of the casual market and the cheap shovelware family games, and that ended up just ruining the whole “Wii U project” and how Nintendo makes their decisions today.

    • D2K

      In all fairness I think it was Iwata that was to blame there. All console generations are won by having both the core and casuals. The problem with the Wii wasn’t the fact that it was probably the most casual-heavy console ever, but the president of the company decided that only ‘THEY’ mattered and instead of giving EVERYONE what they wanted like Yamauchi did with the NES, SNES, N64, and Cube, he just cut the core fanbase off completely for the Wii.

      They planned to do the same thing against with the Wii U but it backfired not now Nintendo is in backpedal-mode trying to get back to where they used to be.

      • TalesOfBS

        Oh right, i missed the Iwata factor.
        People complain about Yamauchi because he gave a middle finger to third parties (and i approve it) but he also made sure to try to please everybody who bought the consoles. I miss him.
        They are trying to get their old fans back but they are still trying hard to attract the casual market again. They were making too much family platform games. Toad being the latest.

        I hope that they will do something about the 3DS, and soon. Right now there are too much third parties developing/publishing crap that doesn’t add any quality to the 3DS library and i have a feeling that this will backfire on the next handheld generation. I mean, people are already loosing interest in portables and letting other companies dump cr*p on its library is just making things worse.

        • D2K

          The thing about Yamauchi that people miss (Iwata included) is that the reason he gave the middle-finger to 3rd parties is because he knew that Nintendo could do what they did BETTER than them and under Yamauchi that is what Nintendo did in sports, fighting, RPG, shooters, action-adventures, and other genres sorely-lacking on the Wii U today. I also miss Yamauchi.

          I don’t see 3rd parties doing much anymore on handhelds period for anybody. Nintendo or Sony. Unless the rumors about the Nintendo Fusion are true, I expect things to stay the way they are currently at best, or regress further at worst. Companies probably feel that if they are going to do any portable games it would be time better spent making ti available on phones and tablets than handhelds. I think this will be without a doubt the last handheld console generation. I can’t see Sony making another handheld after the Vita. With the hardware it has they shouldn’t really need to. It can just stream the games. If you can stream on a TV set I don’t see why you couldn’t with the Vita.

          I don’t mind the Toad game. As annoying as it was while playing 3D World, even then I thought to myself that “this should be a stand-alone” game. I’m sure they already had the plans in place. The only thing that excites me about this game is that it seems like Nintendo finally found the anti-aliasing button on the Wii U cause it has no jaggies. Actually neither does Yoshi’s Wooly World. Maybe developers are starting to get the hang of the custom architecture of the Wii U to free up memory.

          • henrik

            “Maybe developers are starting to get the hang of the custom architecture of the Wii U to free up memory.”
            I think it’s more that Nintendo has made a lot of improvements to the development tools, which could have been one of the reasons behind the delay of Project Cars and Watch Dogs.

          • D2K

            We’ll see what happens.

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