Sony sold 3.4 million units of PlayStation 5 in its first 4 weeks

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    And over half of those sales were from scalpers selling them for double or even triple the price of MSRP. Just like with Nvidia and AMD GPU's.
     
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    Seems a bit unprobable.
    Most ps5 were preordered online on official sources.
     
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    I can't prove it, but I doubt it highly. Everyone who wanted to buy one of the following items listed above got ****** over.
     

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    Most things had a really crap year but 2020 was fantastic for gaming (and for just about anything you can do from home).

    Not so great for the end user trying to get their grubby mitts on one of the hot new tech items, but overall, the growth this year has been phenomenal.

    PS - miners are still the scum of the PC community. Bugger off.
     
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    They still actually sold millions more consoles than GPUs/CPUs were sold for PC gamers...

    Both consoles and PC parts had and still have extremely high demand, but out of those 2 consoles sold millions, PC parts how many, thousands? Tens of thousands maybe? Pathetic for AMD(PC parts) and nvidia.

    Not to mention that the consoles sold by stores keep their MSRP, but for PC parts even the stores became scalpers with exorbitant prices... even more pathetic.
     
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    Your comment relates to where consoles were bought, not who was buying them. It's a known fact that many were mass pre-ordered and bought by scalpers using bots to flood the online ordering systems.
     
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    I hate this type of story though, it's just a media bump for Sony and has nothing to do with genuine sales. It's known that manufacturers limit manufacturing numbers and manipulate sales numbers so every gen new records are set and drive media hype just that little bit more.
     
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    Heh, I saw PS5 here selling in stores for around 1500$ :p or 1200€.
     
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    Imagine the numbers they'd sell if supply was great. The amount of sad kids not getting a PS5 under the Christmas tree this year must be staggering.
     
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    This. And I would have expected them to sell about 5 million consoles especially in a year where people have never spent so much time at home, kids as well, as in the last decade or more. But then came 2020. :D
     
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    Impressive numbers.
    Yet still there massive demand for the console.
     
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    I saw too, like 2 stores sells for scalper prices, then I looked at the more "trustworthy"/ bigger stores and the prices were at MSRP and still are today. The CPUs/GPUs prices not even on those "trustworthy"/ bigger stores were not at MSRP and in fact the cheapest were +40% over MSRP and still are today... so that says a lot. I'm talking about EU sores.
    Well, 3.4 million consoles sold were in the first 4 weeks, I think that until December 31 they can sell 5 million (total). There are more sales after the initial wave.
     
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    It makes sense for every new Gen will have more sale than the last.
    Gaming was a niche Or mostly only for children when PS1 was released. Gaming now is extremely popular, and has become a norm.
     
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    Still waiting to see an actual next gen console in a store here in Portugal...
     

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    The first shipped batches were made available for online only. Stores should get stock in the early half of next year.
     
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    They only make a profit if people buy from them. People who did are in a good financial position and didn't care.
    Do I agree with it? No, but it's not like Sony didn't try to meet demand (unlike some other companies this holiday season).
     
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    You missed the whole point of my comment... They limit how many they make so they control the headlines. All they need to do is make one more than they did for the previous launch and they claim a new record every time. It's misleading hype that a lot of people fall for.
     
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    Playstation and Xbox is literally a meme as a whole.
    They don't even have exclusives anymore. Most of their exclusives got PC-ported and it still continues.
     
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    The below list shows some pretty good/big PS5 exclusives.

    Destruction AllStars | February 2021
    God of War: Ragnarok | TBC 2021
    Gran Turismo 7 | TBC 2021
    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart | TBC 2021
    Returnal | TBC 2021
     
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