Sony Gaming Sales Nearly Double As PlayStation Outsells Xbox 3 To 1

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 11:30 AM

Sony has had a hugely successful quarter finally putting its PlayStation business back into profit, as the cost of manufacturing the PlayStation 4 consoles plummets.

Revenue for its PlayStation consoles climbed nearly 96 per cent, with combined sales of PlayStation consoles now outstripping Microsoft’s Xbox by a ratio of 3 to 1. The figures comes as positive news for Sony, who in May posted massive losses of $1.25 billion during the previous year…

Sony’s success in the console market this year has seen sales of around $2.5 billion during the past quarter, a figure which Sony attributes to "a significant increase in network services revenues accompanying the launch of the PS4. Sales to external customers increased 101 per cent year-on-year."

This means a ton of customers are getting on board with Sony’s PlayStation Plus service, a $50/£40 annual fee that is now required in order to play any PlayStation 4 games online, in a similar manner to Microsoft’s Xbox Live service.

While individual figures weren’t disclosed, 3.5 million PlayStation consoles were sold in the last quarter, in comparison to just 1.1 million Xboxes shipped. This potentially puts some serious daylight between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

It’s not all good news for the rest of Sony’s departments however, with an operating loss of a staggering $486 million is still expected for 2014.

Has Sony brought itself back from the brink? Or is it too early to tell whether PlayStation 4’s runaway success will continue? Let us know!

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12:22 Aug-01-2014

Can't wait to get a PS4. :)
As long as I can get it before MGSV comes out, I'll be so happy. If I don't day 1 that game, I will have failed as a MGS fan.

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02:47 Aug-01-2014

Surprising? Maybe a little, I expected PS4 to outsell XB1, but not by such a margine, 3 to1 is simply huge.

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00:53 Aug-01-2014

for a guy who games on a pc i am more interested in the wii u than xbox 1 and ps4

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23:28 Jul-31-2014

Who really cares about sales I'll always prefer Xbox as it's what I have grown up with and I don't know anybody who has a Playstation

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23:40 Jul-31-2014

Okay, why would you even get a console if you have that rig? And I'm not saying that the Xbox One is bad, but the facts are just weighing in PS4's favor. Big time. And sales do matter, because that's the most accurate reflection of the consumers' opinion.

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07:17 Aug-01-2014

If i would have a rig with 2x 780Ti and such...i would still get a PS4 :)
Really nice phone BTW

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08:55 Aug-01-2014

Right back at ya, buddy :D
But why would you get a PS4? Just for exclusives? Because if that's the case you might as well get an Xbox too.

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09:00 Aug-01-2014

Biggest reason why i need to own a console, is that most of my friends play on consoles, and i use 75% of my gaming time playing with my real friends. Also there is one franchise that is REALLY important for me and isn't available for PC, that is NHL.
I'll soon buy a PS4, but i think that some day when i have a job i will also buy a decent PC for gaming.

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09:02 Aug-01-2014

Oh well that sucks... Your friends should try PC gaming, they will probably like it :D

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09:05 Aug-01-2014

Most of my friends are really casual gamers, that only play few different games, they don't bother to get a gaming PC, since gaming just isn't that important to them.

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03:58 Aug-02-2014

I pre ordered a white ps4 to play with friends too and multiplayer for games like gta 5 (be less hacking in free mode too hopefully!)

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11:42 Aug-01-2014

I mean they do not matter to anyone but Sony and Microsoft, I certainly don't care as I'll always prefer Microsoft and their sales will never change that. I don't have any friends with a playstation they're all on PC or Xbox and whats so good about my PC?

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13:02 Aug-01-2014

Like, everything? Xbox One barely supports 1080p (I'm not even sure it does) and you're running a resolution three times larger. That and you can actually run stuff with more than 30 fps because your hardware allows it.

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13:06 Aug-01-2014

I think he probably already know's how good it is.

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13:11 Aug-01-2014

I think so too, since he obviously paid for it, but I was just answering his question :D

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19:02 Aug-02-2014

I've spent well over £3000 on upgrades including upgrades before these upgrades, whereas i can get an Xbox One (which i have) to play with friends for just £400 yeah my PC is a beast and i loved building it and i love playing it i'm just trying to say they are both good for different reasons.

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14:43 Aug-03-2014

That was your mistake, you did not need to nut choose to. Big difference...

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14:45 Aug-03-2014

What?

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14:50 Aug-03-2014

You spent 3000 pounds on upgrades that you did not have too is what I meant...

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18:42 Aug-03-2014

I realise that i wasn't forced.

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07:15 Aug-01-2014

Really? I have 3 friends who own an xbox, and well over 20 friends who on a PS

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21:04 Jul-31-2014

Am I the only one who thinks that next gen consoles are a waste of time? Personally I think that the PS2, PS3, and the Xbox 360 are the best consoles... But nothing is better than PC of course. :P

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14:31 Jul-31-2014

The PS4 is the only thing keeping the Sony boat afloat! I will be honest I hate Sony with a passion. I honestly hope the company goes bankrupt! I despise the fact that Sony controls the market when it comes to media. They brow beat the market till there technology wins. Now look at the tone of this Sony article from Neil and compared the tone to the one he just posted for the Wii U the other day. LOL

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14:42 Jul-31-2014

You hate Sony? ...i would have never guessed. So Neil posted two articles about how PS4 and Nintendo are doing, i don't see any "console racism" in his previous article, that told about Mario Kart's great sales, but also mentioned the fact that allaround Nintendo isn't doing great.

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18:10 Jul-31-2014

You can clearly read the tone of the two articles, yes?

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18:22 Jul-31-2014

Yea, now i can see it clearly! GD is clearly in anti Nintendo conspiracy...

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18:27 Jul-31-2014

You can clearly see everything is pro PS4 and anti Wii U....I wish it wasen't the case but anyone with a 5th grade reading ability can see it...

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20:07 Jul-31-2014

All of the articles GD is publishing, are telling the truth. If Wii U would be dominating in sales, i'm sure that GD would post an article about that...but the fact is that Wii U isn't doing so. Same if PS4 would have some problems i'm sure that there would be an article about it also.

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02:02 Aug-01-2014

I am not referring to sales numbers. I am referring to the tone of the articles. I'm not bashing GD just stating what I read..

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18:15 Jul-31-2014

The real issue for me is how Sony forces there technology on the industry and then sets there price premium for it. This goes all the way back years and years. We saw it several years ago with blue ray vs. HD DVD. Sony is like Microsoft and Intel all rolled into one!

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02:45 Aug-01-2014

Yeah? But Sony actually makes new and interesting things, like Bluray as you mentioned, which was much more popular than HDDVDs, (which Microsoft supported). Sony doesn't force anyone, they simply make a product that people want, like Apple's IPhone, which is horribly over priced, Apple are worse than. Sony ever was.

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14:46 Aug-03-2014

Blu ray was not more popular. Matter of fact it was overprised (thanks to Sony) and no one was buying them until Sony pulled a mafia on the industry and forced HD-DVD out. You really need to learn the history before you post things...

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15:17 Aug-03-2014

Yea, Sony is pure evil, it's the only company that wants to make money...

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14:05 Jul-31-2014

Bought a PS4 at launch and its a pretty good console, at least for exclusives. Been playing TLOU Remasterd the past couple of days and it is amazing. Of course the PS4 will never match my love for PC. >.O

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23:01 Jul-31-2014

Does the remastered version has improved graphics?

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01:49 Aug-01-2014

Yes. 4K uncompressed textures bro

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07:18 Aug-01-2014

Graphically better, but IMO the best thing is that it runs with twice as high frame rate.

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13:43 Jul-31-2014

I'll consider picking up a PS4 when Now comes and if it means I can play any PS1/2 game as often as I want for one subscription fee, that IMO would be worth any console cons...

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13:40 Jul-31-2014

who else thinks that PlayStation has allways been better than Xbox?

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15:42 Jul-31-2014

No. I liked the original Xbox much better than PS2. It was a lot better system. Xbox 360 & PS3 I looked at as equals. However PS4 seems to be better than Xbox One.

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04:26 Aug-01-2014

PS1 is better than Xbox One (at least in terms of nostalgia) :P

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01:54 Aug-02-2014

Original Xbox was the first console with a hard drive, & it was using actual PC hardware in a console for the first time also. It was so much better than PS2 in every way. Graphics, performance, user friendliness, ect... Halo, KotOR, Morrowind, Doom 3, & several other games released on Xbox could never work on PS2.

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20:14 Jul-31-2014

And MS had ideas like Hitler was risen from the dead to aid them like that spy cam that watches did you really rent movie just for yourself :DD. Good they didint put that bs in it. Wrap me in tin foil but i still wouldn't trust that kinect lens looking at my face when i play after those crazy plans.

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01:59 Aug-01-2014

so silly man...

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13:37 Jul-31-2014

if it ain't broke don't fix it. love the ps3 controller especially playing tekken tag tournament 2.

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13:29 Jul-31-2014

i allways knew that PS4 is better than Xbox One!!

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23:00 Jul-31-2014

You could read it from the number given to the console :D

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13:26 Jul-31-2014

The only reason why i have'n bought it yet is simply that there are no games that i REALLY want to play...thankfully that will be fixed by the end of this year :)

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13:05 Jul-31-2014

Doesn't help that Microsoft keeps doing things to ruin their reputation.

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12:05 Jul-31-2014

Damn! Playstation is kicking ass right now.

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11:34 Jul-31-2014

Slightly out dated controller in the top picture :P

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12:15 Jul-31-2014

Heh, yeah XD

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15:14 Jul-31-2014

i like that controller,has start and select button,i don't like options and share ones.

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17:29 Jul-31-2014

Yeah, but I like the touchscreen on the PS4 controller, and the options button is basically the same as the start button.

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20:09 Jul-31-2014

Still remember the PS1 ones without analog sticks :D. Damn Quake 2 was hard R1 look up R2 look down.

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