PlayStation 4 Sales Strong, Real Strong
Earlier this month, we told you how the PlayStation 4 had a great fall and winter when it comes to consoles sold. Today, we learned that lifetime sales for the PlayStation 4 have surpassed the Nintendo 3DS to become the best-selling eighth generation console.
According to VGChartz estimates, the PlayStation 4 became the number one console for the week ending November 25 as it sold 1.66 million units for the week to bring its lifetime to sales to 69.76 million units. The 3DS sold 396,971 units for the same week to bring its lifetime sales to 68.88 million units.
Comparing sales by region, the PlayStation 4 has sold 21.97 million units in the US, while the 3DS has sold 20.33 million units. In Europe, the PlayStation 4 has sold 27.81 million units, while the 3DS has sold 19.24 million units. In Japan, the 3DS has a significant lead with 23.58 million units sold, while the PlayStation 4 has sold 5.56 million units.
Looking more closely at Europe, the PlayStation 4 has sold 4.63 million units in the UK, compared to 3.76 million units the 3DS has sold. In Germany, the PlayStation 4 has sold 4.93 million units, while the 3DS has sold 3.77 million units. In France, the 3DS has sold 5.09 million units, while the PlayStation 4 has sold 3.89 million units.
Here are the sales of all of the eighth generation consoles:
- PlayStation 4 – 69.76 Million
- Nintendo 3DS – 68.88 Million
- Xbox One – 34.16 Million
- PlayStation Vita – 15.79 Million
- Nintendo Wii U – 13.53 Million
The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013 in North America and Europe and in February 2014 in Japan, while the 3DS launched in February 2011 in Japan and in March 2011 in North America and Europe.