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PS4 sales rise 300% thanks to Destiny; and a look ahead to the rest of the year


Sony recently revealed that, in the U.S, Destiny helped shift the most PS4 units since Christmas and now it's Sony UK's turn.

According to MCV, PS4 hardware sales rose 300% in the UK last week thanks to Destiny’s launch, making it PS4's biggest of the year in Britain. The site also reports that PS4 outsold Xbox One by 2:1 in the UK last week.


Microsoft shouldn't be too downhearted of course. Sony did have some new hardware which was bundled with Destiny, while there were also some excellent deals going around (although generally for both consoles).

On the brighter side, Microsoft has some interesting titles on the way which could help Xbox one sales pick up. Forza Horizon 2 is just around the corner, as is Sunset Overdrive, which also comes with a new white SKU. In addition, Microsoft will be hoping that FIFA 15 will help it pick up some hardware sales thanks to exclusive Ultimate Team content and a hardware bundle. It also has a bundle for Advanced Warfare and surely Halo The Master Chief Collection will help it pick up some sales.

Sony's not finished yet either of course. The publisher still has DriveClub, which looks amazing and it also has a new release in its popular Singstar series. LittleBigplanet 3 could also prove to be a hit and of course it'll be hoping it continues its trend of being the go to hardware for third party titles; there are certainly plenty on the way, such as the aforementioned FIFA 15 and Advanced Warfare, as well as Dragon Age: Inquisition, Project Cars, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Escape to Dead Island... the list goes on. It also has some early releases for 2015 with The Order 1886 and the highly anticipated exclusive, Bloodborne.

There is also GTA V, the latest footage of which was recorded on PS4. Could it be that Sony has snagged the marketing deal? That could prove a shrewd move if it turns out to be the case, especially with it releasing so close to Halo.

We must not forget Nintendo, which will be hoping to have a hit on its hands thanks to Smash Bros on the 3DS and Wii U, while Bayonetta 2 could also prove to be something of a sleeping giant. 


Edited On 19 Sep, 2014

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Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
I actually read somewhere that Sony consider Destiny to be a first party exclusive game.
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Joe2120 2 years ago
yeah they said they are treating it like one, but obviously it isn't since it's out on Xbox too.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
They did
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Dead 2 years ago
Mental, probably makes them feel better about their lack of actual first party exclusive games.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
They were speaking in terms of how they were treating the game regarding marketing and support. It's rare to see Sony go as all out on a third party title as they have on Destiny, and apparently it is paying off for them in spectacular style.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
"probably makes them feel better about their lack of actual first party exclusive games." - And yet they have more first party titles releasing in the next six months than any other console maker.
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David 2 years ago
Butthurt xboners, if a console is doing as well as the ps4 is, I'd say they were right to do everything that they are. So your perceived lack of first party titles is irrelevant, as it only seems to be bothering xbox owners not the millions and millions of more ps4 owners out there
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Dead 2 years ago
I'm sure there's at least some PS4 owners out there who would like more first party support for their console of choice, can't see why Xbone owners would be bothered by it at all.
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Joe2120 2 years ago
DriveClub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Singstar, Bloodborne, The Order 1886, Uncharted 4, Until Dawn all before March. All retail. Not sure how much first party support people want. This doesn't even count Sony published digital titles.
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Dead 2 years ago
Provided there are no delays.
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Joe2120 2 years ago
MS have: Sunset Overdrive, Halo, Forza Horizon 2 before March. Not sure where this lack of first party support rumour comes from. Nintendo Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2. Sony has the most. Seems unfair to say otherwise. These are the facts.
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Dead 2 years ago
Nintendo also have Captain Toad, Yoshi's Wooly World, Kirbys Dream Curse, Mario Maker and Splatoon all penciled in for early 2015.
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Light Heavensword 2 years ago
The Order: 1886, Blood borne, Ratchet and Clank PS4, Tearaway Unfolded, Uncharted 4 and more are all coming next year. That's not even counting Little Big Planet 3, Driveclub, Singstar and Samurai Warriors which are all coming out this year. So the lack of first party support is just bias. If anything Nintendo has less for this year.
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Joe2120 2 years ago
Ok, but the point is Sony has games which are very diverse and that's not even including digital / PS Vita / PS3 titles or third party titles. PS4 has plenty of games. Not sure why people say otherwise.
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Light Heavensword 2 years ago
I almost forgot about Ratchet and Clank PS4 which is coming early next year along with the movie. ShopTo should add it to the coming soon page.
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Autogamer 2 years ago
Oh dear! I wonder who ms will buy up next! PS4 seems to have more games, but nintendo and xbox have more games each that I actually want. I do not see uncharted being released until late 2015
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JoeToots 2 years ago
you have to remember that Joe hates M$
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Joe2120 2 years ago
It's all about choice. It seems to me the public has made its choice so far as sales are concerned. I'm sure all will be successful.
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
Who actually cares if a game is exclusive or not? PS4 may only have LBP3 and Driveclub coming out this year, XB1 may only have SO and MCC, and Nintendo may have all those Captain Toad, Bayonetta etc. But I'd happily be playing my PS4 with FIFA, Assassin's Creed unity, Far Cry 4 etc. Multiplats are the big seller, and if my console has a gluttony of multiplats and exclusives, I'm much more happy.
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Dead 2 years ago
The lack of first party exclusives is primarily because of what's actually out now, not what's coming.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
"The lack of first party exclusives is primarily because of what's actually out now, not what's coming." - I know this is just your usual desperate goalpost moving, but a console doesn't need an overabundance of first party exclusives when it has healthy third party support and a steady stream of games being released for it that have a wide field of audience appeal to be successful, which is exactly what the PS4 has had from day one, hence the massive success that is showing no signs of slowing down. Btw, those Nintendo games you were listing? You're probably going to see a lot of delays there... in fact you already have with "Captain Toad" lol :)
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Dead 2 years ago
Cough >Driveclub< cough

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