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Wow, the PlayStation 4 Has Sold Over 5 Million Units

Posted by Kell Andersen

Smashing those sales projections

We probably don't need to tell you that the PlayStation 4 is doing an absolutely roaring trade all over the world. The Japanese giant initially expected to sell five million mega machines by the end of March, but this projection will need to be revised, as SCE executive Andrew House has recently confirmed that approximately 5.3 million PS4s have sold worldwide since the system's launch in November. Whoa.

"I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season," House stated. "The PS4 system's momentum just keeps growing stronger, and we are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation fans."

It feels like only yesterday that we were celebrating the next-gen marvel's four million systems sold milestone, and yet here we are – mere weeks later – reporting on yet another million units sold. Don't they grow up so fast? What's more, this number is particularly impressive as the big black box has yet to even release in Sony's home country, an event which is sure to boost this monumental figure even higher.

In truth, the news leaves this baffled reporter scratching his head in an attempt to communicate just how stupidly impressive this number is. So instead, he plans to sit with his mouth agape while trying to imagine what five million PS4s would even look like. Do you make up one of these inaugural customers, or are you still a victim of the widespread stock shortages? Let your jaw drop in the comments section below.

[via eurogamer.net]

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get2sammybAdmin

#1

get2sammyb said:

That's phenomenal. I suspect that Japan will add another 500k to that tally. They should easily pass 6 million by the end of March.

Gamer83

#3

Gamer83 said:

Good, and this is before the real games hit. Hopefully sales continue to remain strong and only improve once the big guns do arrive, so PS4 can maintain the lead. Still a bit nervous what will happen after Titanfall comes out though. The absolute last thing I want as somebody who does enjoy the best visual experience possible on consoles is MS' weaka** hardware to be lead for third party multiplats. So, good start, now lets just hope it continues.

BornOfEvil

#4

BornOfEvil said:

Just as I predicted, Sony hit 5Mil before launching in Japan. If how quickly pre-orders were bought up are indicative of demand, then I expect Japan to take that number to at least 6.5Mil during the PS4's first week on shelves (not that they're ever on shelves).

Microsoft's best bet at catching up is Titanfall and I don't see people spending $500 dollars to play one game, especially if they already have a 360. Even so, I still doubt Titanfall would be much help once Second Son makes its debut.

Gamer83

#5

Gamer83 said:

Hopefully those nice Yakuza and MGS bundles drive demand in Japan even further.

BertoFlyingFox

#6

BertoFlyingFox said:

Sweet, it deserves those sales. What a great system.

Here's hoping Yakuza Ishin is localized for some crazy reason.

Savino

#9

Savino said:

Well,mI really hope nintendo learned its lesson!

The market for console is great, you just need a solid product!

Dodoo

#10

Dodoo said:

I was one person who helped them get from 4 million to 5 million. Hooray for me! ;)

On a more serious note, well done Sony, it's a great machine that deserves to do well and we've not even scratched the surface yet of the awesomeness yet to come...

Dodoo

#12

Dodoo said:

@Savino - Exactly. Nintendo's insistence that they have to innovate or do something different/gimmicky all the time is untrue. Sony and MS to a lesser extent are proving that.

My Wii U is sobbing next to my PS4 right now!

AhabSpampurse

#14

AhabSpampurse said:

@Sanquine not safe for work. And cheers for that link. I agree with your comments, I love my Wii u but since getting my ps4 its hardly had a look in, still, donkey Kong on Friday so that's something to look forward to!

Jaz007

#16

Jaz007 said:

Amazing, they crushed their goal. I wonder the hype will die down now, espcially with Second Son coming out to rehype the system.

Jazzer94

#17

Jazzer94 said:

Just waiting for a few more games I want to play to be released before I get one.
@Sanquine Man that game looks seriously impressive and after watching the gameplay I'm really intrigued by how else they'll interpret the setting.

rjejr

#21

rjejr said:

Anybody have the numbers for PS2 and PS3 for comparison? I think PS3 sold much slower but I think PS2 started pretty good. I think we all know the Wii U situation, dire.

artemisthemp

#22

artemisthemp said:

Infamous Second Son ain't even out yet or out in Japan and yet have already reach their End of March gal.

banacheck

#24

banacheck said:

@Gamer83
If your into survival horror games Daylight is releasing in April too.

This is good news for Sony and thay deserve it, with japans launch in mere days that figure will only go up.

iSolipsistJudas

#25

iSolipsistJudas said:

Thankfully I'm within the added 1.1 million new PS4's to make the number rise to 5.3 million. I bought my PS4 Saturday all because precious Amazon had surprisingly had stock of which didn't last long. All I need now is some PS4 friends to fill up my What's New feed lol! Add me: iSillyBoi Judas

Tsuzura

#29

Tsuzura said:

This is unrelated but this site has news for Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft but why not PC games? D:

AVahne

#32

AVahne said:

Sold what took the Wii U a year to sell in a matter of months. Seems like Sony does understand the market and their customers.
Nintendo, on the other hand, needs to stop playing in their cardboard box fortress and go meet the people outside.

charlesnarles

#33

charlesnarles said:

@Carl-G me too! I was #39 at my GameStop and lined up for the midnight release. I think I've played it every single day since the 15th.
That's a lot of freaking people choosing Sony; maybe this will help their stock get above $17

rjejr

#36

rjejr said:

@DaftPlayStation - Thanks. I can't believe the PS3 sold the same it's first year as PS2 though it was considered DOA due to the price. Though it seems the PS2 launch was spread over more countries than the PS3, but the PS3 still seems to have started well enough to me. PS4 still better though, and I dont see it stopping for awhile w/ Japan and inFamous 3. MS may need to do something big for E3. I think Sony has enough going on w/ FFXV and Kingdom Hearts 3 and Last Guardian and BGE2 and Heavenly Sword ad Ratchet and Clank games to go w/ their upcoming movies. They need dates more than new games.

banacheck

#37

banacheck said:

Push Square-the titles to your article look something like this $=9MLK=$GM$9 on my mobile, it was alright this morning it seems to have happened some time this afternoon.

Gamer83

#39

Gamer83 said:

@banacheck

I like survival/horror games but not too excited about Daylight. Definitely getting The Evil Within in August though.

divinelite

#40

divinelite said:

I still wait a bit before biting a ps4. Last week I saw many game shop put mountain of ps4 on shelf and even Sony center (finally) let me see ps4 graphic with my own eyes

Still waiting but eventually will bite. Vita games with 2-3 games must have per month till may still destroying my plan to own ps4

Diddy_kong

#41

Diddy_kong said:

So happy for Sony. I'm waiting to get my PS4 - I want the library to be a bit more diverse by the time I jump on board - but still, really great news.

And besides, I'm still having too much fun with my PS3 at this point, plus I have Tales of Xillia 2 later this year. The greatness keeps on going.

Punished_Boss_84

#42

Punished_Boss_84 said:

@get2sammyb 500k with Japan? I dunno maybe, the demographics are different: Its predominately a handheld country who can't get enough, if PS4 breaks that trend: then god help us. That seems too much in over a month, although anything is possible as PS4 surprisingly proved. 6 million should easily be possible, mid/late March i'll say.

@AVahne When you least expect it Nintendo will rise again.
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/1064242_o.gif Ignore the word after "Surprise". In all seriousness it highlights a problem with Nintendo's strategy if their competitor can do what they did in a year, in a small amount of time without any system sellers launching (I think Mario 3D World was supposed to be the stepping stone.)

Point: As expected PS4 has gone into beast mode and Infamous SS, Driveclub (Whenever). The Order 1886 and Uncharted PS4 hasn't even launched yet, imagine the numbers when they do. Although in all honesty i expected the PS4 to calm down as we approached January, definitely in February: well i was wrong about that!

odd69

#43

odd69 said:

Now all we need is more variety of games, the launch games are sub-par for me which is my fault really, i wanted to buy the ps4 dayone, But anywhoo, i hope it doesn't take long to build a nice selection.

KAPADO

#45

KAPADO said:

I got mine on day one.but I am impressed since the system isn't even finished yet. But it's a monster waiting for more games.hurry up infamous Second Son

JaxonH

#46

JaxonH said:

@Savino

Right. But you also need the right image, public perception and market presence. I own a PS4- it really IS a great product. But so is Wii U. It's fantastic actually. You wouldn't think it by the sales numbers, but it's actually one of the best systems I've ever owned, and hosts some of the finest games I've played in a long time. But they need some SERIOUS help in creating a new image for themselves. Their marketing (what little of it they have, anyways) is an embarrassment. Product is solid, image is muddled. And when public perception is key, well, it doesn't matter how great a console it is or how fun the games are. PS4 is case and point. It's doing utterly fantastic, but really doesn't boast any must-have games (not yet anyways). Wii U has countless must-have games, and some VERY nice additions coming soon (DKC Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8), yet it's having a very tough time at market.

Sony is king of cool. I gotta give props where they're due, and Sony KNOWS marketing. They know exactly how to maintain the right image. Nintendo could learn a thing or two. You don't even really need to have that great a product for it to sell. You just need to know how to sell it.

Lucky_SouL

#47

Lucky_SouL said:

I still need to get my PS4! Might have to wait until May though because it has been hinted that im getting a PS4 for my birthday. I planned to buy one on my own in March... I'll have to wait longer, but what if I do get one for my birthday? What will I do with my $400? 2 months of waiting any longer is agonizing! I will have to play it safe and save my money.

Squiggle55

#48

Squiggle55 said:

@JaxonH You're dead on about Nintendo. They make the best games, and their hardware is great when viewed completely objectively. But their problems run very deep. They make gigantic mistakes in important areas like image and branding. I'll say it until the day I die that naming it Wii U was a huge mistake. The casual audience they luckily nabbed last gen is gone forever. And in their relentless pursuit of the non-gamer they have alienated lots of gamers out there (not me) and really hurt their overall brand. Investors want them to chase after the casuals on phones, but I think they should do the exact opposite and try to attract gamers again.

But with that said, the problem is so simple to solve: 1) release a console that is technically on par with the current generation and easy to port to. 2) Build the type of online ecosystem that most gamers want and expect these days. Take our Mii and make it a full-fledged avatar. Give us a real online account system. And make up some sort of achievement system. And of course more and better online play. If all 3 systems are equal Nintendo wins on games. I wish they'd figure that out. The hard part is making the best games out there, and they seem to do that with ease. The easy part should be this basic infrastructure expected of a modern console and I can't for the life of me figure out why this isn't a priority for them.

JaxonH

#49

JaxonH said:

@Squiggle55

Agreed about branding, marketing, and account system.

As for being on par power-wise, I think that's actually a mistake. 3rd parties didn't support Nintendo on the N64, they didn't support them on the Gamecube (most powerful), they didn't support them on the Wii (highest selling), and they're not supporting them on Wii U (on par with PS3/360, which are getting plenty of multiplats). There is reason 3rd parties don't put their games on Nintendo platforms- they're just not profitable. The market has shifted, and Nintendo will never see full 3rd party support again. They tried with year one on Wii U, but not enough people bought the games. 1st party titles though, are selling by the million.

Furthermore, added power means added development costs and manpower, as well as longer development cycles. Nintendo is being pushed to the limit as is. It's much harder to profit on an HD console than standard def (like GC or Wii), and Nintendo is already feeling the brunt of that. They need to minimize their internal development costs (and development cycle times), which is why I think they benefit from having a less powerful console. They can't afford to invest the money and size of teams needed that these 3rd parties are putting into their games nowadays.

As for the achievement system, I do agree it'd be a big plus and huge selling point, but I don't think it'd be that big a factor in whether or not their consoles succeed or not. Most games have internal achievement systems anyways nowadays, not necessarily like that of Sony, but measures of achievement nonetheless- like achievments in Sonic Lost World or trophies in Wonderful 101 and Smash Bros 4, or collecting puzzle pieces, KONG letters, and online replay of time trial runs in DKC Tropical Freeze.

But really, ya it's the whole package. The online is actually mostly fine to me- I mean, it works flawlessly, there's no barriers or paywalls (completely free, that's what's up), the only complaint one could level against it is the lack of an in-game party chat feature. For all intents and purposes, that's a minor gripe (Skype nowadays), but I agree it would make for a good selling point. I really think it's all about the marketing though. They system can sell, they're just clueless when it comes to selling it. But ya, there's a few minor improvements that could help the console, but it won't matter if they continue to market it as a tea time family multiplayer center. Those commercials are straight garbage. Probably COSTING them sales, if anything lol. Forget Wii Party U, keep bringing games like DKC and Mario Kart. And market THOSE games. Make it look cool and fun. Not happy-go-lucky Leave It To Beaver family fun. That crap might fly in Tokyo, but not in the west.

Gamer83

#50

Gamer83 said:

@Squiggle55 @JaxonH

Maybe it's just me but I can't call a console that, for all intents and purposes uses last-gen technology, a great piece of hardware. I definitely plan to buy a Wii U at some point because I'm a Nintendo fan, but it lost me long ago as the go-to company for home console gaming. To be fair, I'm not sure hardware on par with PS4 (which Nintendo could certainly afford to make) would solve all the third party support problems, but I think it would help and while some would argue Nintendo's style of games don't require a super powerful console, better hardware would still offer a better visual experience and I want the best one possible. Shallow? Maybe, but I'm not ashamed to admit that to me graphics and story, in 2014, are as big a part of the experience as gameplay. There's no reason this day and age that developers should not be able to, and should not be expected to deliver on all three of those fronts. I can forgive a terrible story if the gameplay is absolutely fantastic, but I don't think it's an aspect that should ever be overlooked. And it's inexcusable to make a poor looking game.

JaxonH

#51

JaxonH said:

@Gamer83

I guess I don't see it that way. PS2 was pretty close to being "last gen technology" but no one had complaints about it at the time. And back then a small graphical difference was VERY noticeable. Nowadays, in the HD era, graphics have never mattered so little. Now, am I saying I would be AGAINST Nintendo making a more powerful console? Absolutely not. But I am saying that it's powerful enough that I'm fully satisfied. Sonic Boom looked almost as good as Knack, and games like 3D World, Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 are definitely on point. Same for Smash Bros 4, Bayonetta 2 and Monolith Soft's X. Last thing going through my mind when I see those games, is "I can't enjoy this because the graphics aren't good enough". Wii U may not be as powerful as X1 or PS4, but the games definitely look gorgeous enough.

I like what you like (wouldn't own a PS4 and Vita if I didn't!), but I also like Nintendo games. I like gameplay focused games, where the entertainment lies solely within the interactive experience. It's all about taste, really. I mean, imo, 50% of the greatest console games available are on Sony and MS platforms, but not Nintendo. But the other 50% of the greatest console games available are exclusive to Nintendo platforms. You really have to own both if you want the whole pie. Now, some fans are ok sticking with just PS due to preference, and some fans are ok sticking with just Nintendo due to preference. Me? I have to have both.

I mean, there's just no way I could lie my head down at night knowing a game like DKC Tropical Freeze is available and I'm missing out on it. Very few games have the power to excite me like that one does. On the other side of that coin, there's no way I could lie my head down at night knowing a game like Final Fantasy 15 is available and I'm missing out. Both consoles are an absolute must have.

Squiggle55

#53

Squiggle55 said:

@JaxonH I agree completely about the quality of Nintendo's games. There's no question about that. They have a magic to them that is for the most part unmatched. This is why their struggles are frustrating because, like I said, I think the fix is simple.

I disagree that 3rd parties are lost forever to Nintendo. And I think winning them back is vitally important. And, like you said, it's all about money. I agree that making a game for the Wii U is not profitable. But that is because of 2 reasons: The install base of the Wii U is too small, and they have to put in extra work to port the game. The solution to this is very simple. Sell more consoles and make your hardware technically similar to the competition. It's been overly complicated porting to Nintendo ever since the N64, hasn't it? Make it so 3rd parties can make money and they'll come crawling back. It's not like they'll ignore Nintendo out of spite or something.

To sell more consoles and build the install base from launch we get back to problem number 1: marketing and brand problems. They need to forget about the casuals and focus on gamers again. Ditch the puns and higher some youth that has a better understanding of modern gaming. Now they have a HUGE hill to climb because of their image this last decade. But it can be done. Higher the right publicists and decision makers and come out swinging like Sony last year saying all of the right things and delivering what gamers want. "We have absolutely everything gamers could want, AND Nintendo 1st party games."

And I know it sounds like such a small thing, but I think a universal achievement based system is vital for loyalty. It's completely trivial, but I will choose a 3rd party game on Sony over the same game on Nintendo every single time now. Because if everything else is equal I might as well earn trophies. It's about building an ecosystem. It's about loyalty. It's about that collection mentality that so many gamers have. In-game achievements don't do it nearly the same way. And I know for a fact it would help. Because I'm a huge fan of Nintendo choosing Sony because they refuse to build a modern gaming ecosystem.

Gamer83

#54

Gamer83 said:

@JaxonH

I don't think there was ever a greater difference visually than there was between PS3 and Xbox 360 compared to Wii, yet I still owned a Wii and used it more than my PS3 until 2009, so I can get past the fact that I think Nintendo's consoles are underpowered, but I miss the days when it was on the cutting edge. It's still there with 3DS which is a nice step above PSP and in some cases has games not far off from Vita, so I know what Nintendo can and is willing to do sometimes. Which is why I get so easily disappointed with the Wii U. My biggest problem with the system though... Over a year on the market and only 1 game, Super Mario 3D World, that I consider must-play. Next week that gets bumped up when DK comes out and then in May, which is probably when I'll get the system, there will be Mario Kart 8, but Nintendo has an underpowered console and it's been slow with the first party games. That's the biggest problem with that company right now. Marketing hasn't been great either but you know what else isn't marketed great? 3DS.

Squiggle55

#56

Squiggle55 said:

@JaxonH
And Nintendo has the added bonus of sitting back and seeing what Microsoft and Sony have done right with their ecosystems. Miiverse is a great start, and it looks like they are moving towards a universal account system. But imagine if they start a universal achievement system with something like star coins, and take it one step further and tie it in with Club Nintendo and rewards. How incredibly successful and addictive would that be. Instant loyalty.

JaxonH

#57

JaxonH said:

@Gamer83
I see. Guess that all boils down to preference in gaming. I feel like that about Xbox One. I want Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, but waiting for just a LIL bit more before buying one. I like the console though, and I regret not having owned a MS console before in my life (although my buddy had the Xbox- I used to get down on the original Halo every day).

I would personally add to that list a few recommendations (if and when you do end up buying one). New Super Mario Bros U. That game gets lumped in with the attacks on the New series all the time, but it's really a stand out game. Imo, I think it's the funnest 2D Mario I've ever played. Not the most creative (although LIGHT years ahead of NSMB2 and predecessors), but very fun indeed. Also Pikmin 3. Often overlooked, this game is quite unlike anything I've every played before. Made me go back and buy the first two on the Cube, and their respective "New Play Control" versions on Wii.

Then of course Zelda Windwaker HD isn't necessarily a "must-play" (well, it is if you've never played it before), but it's a very nice option for fans. And a solid game all around. And Wonderful 101- if you're a fan of Kamiya's fast-paced action titles like Devil May Cry, Bayonetta or MGS Revengeance, this game is like that but with a Nintendo flair, and the most unique gameplay I've ever experienced. Definitely worth a buy (unless you're not fond of his games). Also, Wii Sports Club GOLF. Just the golf. With the gamepad on floor to see the ball, club and power meter, it adds so much realism and immersion. Wiimotion Plus this time around, and an entirely new 18 hole course. One of my favorites!

And, my final and best recommendation, is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. That game right there- well let me just say this: I think MH3U is my favorite video game of all time! It's available on 3DS, but it's so much better on Wii U. So nice playing it in HD on the big screen, and the full online component is an absolute must. The game was meant to be played together.

So ya, if you ever pick one up, you have Jaxon's Stamp of Approval for those games ;)

JaxonH

#58

JaxonH said:

@Squiggle55
Now that you mention it, yes that actually sounds very appealing! I never did get big into the trophies thing, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't like seeing a little window pop up with a musical chime telling me "Tastes Like Chicken" for hunting too many rats lol...

Sony did good with Achievements, that's one of their strengths. And I'm glad they're so in tune with what gamers want. Doesn't mean so much to me, but it's nice hearing so many others are satisfied with it. You're not alone. I know plenty who feel the exact same way you do. But ya, that would be awesome actually! Especially if they linked it to Club Nintendo Rewards!

Squiggle55

#59

Squiggle55 said:

@JaxonH I know, right? It seems like a no-brainer to me. I'd very much love to have a real Nintendo account to be proud of and I'd very likely instantly start buying all 3rd party games on Nintendo instead, as long as companies weren't forced to release an inferior version of their game on Wii U of course.

JaxonH

#60

JaxonH said:

@Squiggle55
There's a nice little spree of games coming up in the next 90 days...

2/21- DKC Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
2/25- Thief (PS4)
3/14- Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
3/18- Final Fantasy X/X-2 (Vita)
3/21- Infamous Second Son (PS4)
3/31- Shovel Knight (Wii U/3DS)
4/25- NES Remix vol 2 (Wii U)
5/02- Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS)
5/02- Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS)
5/06- God of War Collection (Vita)
5/27- Sly Cooper Collection (Vita)
5/30- Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
5/31- Borderlands 2 (Vita)

I've pre ordered most of these games already, but I'm buying all of them (except Thief, waiting on reviews first). I'm particularly excited for DKC Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8, but Final Fantasy X/X-2 and Borderlands 2 for the Vita will be very nice additions as well. Nice to see the Vita start with such a strong lineup this year. That Shovel Knight too. Man, that game looks sick, idk what else to say! And of course I'll be giving Infamous a whirl to see what that's all about- hoping it's as good as some on this site say it is. But strangely, I'm excited for Kirby Triple Deluxe. Never been a big Kirby fan, but dang does that game look exceptional! It's gonna be a great 3 months, I can tell you that.

Gamer83

#61

Gamer83 said:

@JaxonH

I'm actually not quite so high on Xbox One these days. I want to play the new Halo but MS can kiss my a** for charging $500 for a console that has hardware which is pretty inferior to PS4. For as much as I talk about the Wii U being underpowered at least Nintendo isn't insanely over pricing it. The Xbox One should be $350 tops but MS wants for force the useless Kinect on people. The system has some games I'm looking forward to, I have to say that, Halo is my favorite franchise, I'm looking forward to the next Gears and Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive are games I'd love to play. But, MS lost me with the DRM stuff, which I could still see making a return, and $500 is just ridiculous for a console. I had a hard enough time justifying $400 but it was worth it for what PS4 offers.

I appreciate the Wii U recommendations but I think the only game on there I'd look into is Wonderful 101. Hated the Pikmin games on GC, hated Wind Waker, played NSMB U and thought it was ok but nothing special and I don't care for games in the style of Monster Hunter, Soul Sacrifice and Toukiden. But in addition to SM3DW, DK and Mario Kart 8, I'm looking forward to Smash, the next Zelda whenever that is and Bayonetta 2. Possibly X, but I'm not a huge JRPG guy.There's definitely games coming for the U, it's just taking a really long time as compared to the original Wii which right up through the end of 2010 had a steady flow of good games then it just stopped with only Skyward Sword being worth a damn in 2011 and Nintendo has been off in the home console market since, imo.

Between PS4, Vita and 3DS though, I may not be able to get a Wii U as soon as I want. If I can't pull it off in May I might have to wait until possibly as late as Dec. or maybe even early 2015. I definitely want to get one though. I'm not as much of a Nintendo hater as it seems when I post here and the rare times I post at NLife. I love the 3DS.

Squiggle55

#62

Squiggle55 said:

@JaxonH That is a great lineup. I wouldn't mind owning every single one of those. Shovel Knight is probably the one game on that list I'm most excited about, actually! Or Mario Kart of course. Those Mario Kart videos are looking sharp.

JaxonH

#63

JaxonH said:

@Gamer83

I hear ya. Strangely enough, I was never big into the MH type games either. I bought MH3U when it launched, but stopped playing about 2 hours in (hadn't fought a real monster yet). It wasn't until a buddy at my work bought a Wii U and wouldn't shut his trap about how excited he was to play MH. He just went on and on about that game. So when he finally bought it on an eShop sale, we hunted together, and that's all it took to get me into the series. Now I'm a vet, 600+ hours into the game and still going strong. I can't seem to enjoy any other game of the genre though, just Monster Hunter. It's biggest problem is it's slow to hook you, but once it does, it's game over. I shut myself in my room for 4 straight months- only came out to eat, shower, and go to and from work lol.

I just finished Tomb Raider on PS4 yesterday. Now I'm just waiting for DKC to come out this Friday. Got Bravely Default, but no time to play it yet. Heck, I still haven't finished Link Between Worlds yet. I think I'm just gonna put Bravely Default on the back burner and save it for a rainy day, and go with Final Fantasy X first. Oh, have you played Fire Emblem Awakening yet? Just, wow. That game is wow...

JaxonH

#64

JaxonH said:

@Squiggle55
Ya, no doubt. Aside from Shovel Knight, have you seen that Scram Kitty footage yet? I'm diggin it... And I backed Mighty No. 9 as well as Shantae Half Genie Hero, both of which look like excellent games. Plus, Idk if you were ever an F-Zero fan, but Fast Racing Neo is hitting Wii U this year. If it's anything like its' predecessor on Wii, it should scratch that F-Zero itch nicely. I have Wipeout 2048 on Vita, and it's a great game in its' own right, but it's just not the same. Apparently, Sony shut the studio down that made Wipeout. Guess there's not much of a market for futuristic racers anymore. Idk, to this day I still fire up F-Zero GX for Gamecube. Undisputed champ, best racer of all time, and quite possibly the most difficult game of all time too! Idk ANYONE who's unlocked the AX Cup, aside from myself.

Gamer83

#65

Gamer83 said:

@JaxonH

Didn't play Fire Emblem, I played the heck out of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and DKC Returns though. Played a fair amount of Lego City Undercover 3DS but got sidetracked by Bioshock Infinite and never went back. I played some Luigi's Mansion, need to get back into that when I get a chance. Next on the list is Yoshi's New Island. I'm looking forward to March with that game, inFamous: Second Son and I'm still getting MGS V Ground Zeroes because I'm a MGS fanboy.

TasukiStaff

#66

Tasuki said:

Got my day one here in NA and I am loving it. I haven't been this happy with a console since the PS2 days.

JaxonH

#67

JaxonH said:

@Gamer83

Haha, nice. Well let me know what you think of Ground Zeroes after you play it. Maybe I'll still pick it up, depending on the verdict. I do very highly recommend you pick up Fire Emblem Awakening though. That game, Zelda Link Between Worlds and DKC Returns 3D are easily my top 3 picks for the handheld. Very nice taste btw. You seem to like the same types of games I do. I heard that Bioshock Infinite was a great game, but I don't have a means to play it right now (unless they port it to PS4)

Gamer83

#68

Gamer83 said:

@Tasuki

We can only hope 5+ years from now when we look back that we can say PS4 ended up as good as PS2. Man, that was an awesome, awesome console. Bought one a little late, May 2003, for $180, best $180 I ever spent. My favorite game system, home or handheld, of all-time with SNES a very close No. 2.

JaxonH

#69

JaxonH said:

@Gamer83

That was my favorite console generation all around. PS2, Gamecube and Xbox. My personal golden era of gaming. My first game was Mega Man 3 for the NES at age 7, so I've owned em all. And I am quite fond of the Sega days. I was always a Sega kid (and HUGE Sonic fan) growing up. But when I was 18, and got back into gaming with Metroid Prime, Final Fantasy X, F-Zero GX, Shadow of the Colossus, Halo, etc... yeah, those were the days.

Gamer83

#70

Gamer83 said:

@JaxonH

It's already in the comment section of several articles how I feel about late cross-gen ports, so I won't rehash that but I couldn't tell people who missed Bioshock Infinite to first time to skip a PS4 version just because I'm a little bit of a gamer snob. It's definitely one of the best I've played. Very story heavy though, and the gameplay does have some flaws, that getting to know a little bit more about the kind of games you like to play, i think would bother you. I'd say if it ever got a $60 PS4 re-release, wait until it's down to $30.

As far as my personal favorite generation of gaming, maybe it's the nostalgia, but I still go with the 16-bit era. PS2 is my favorite system of all time, but I definitely wouldn't put GC or Xbox on my list of favorites, they had very good games. I bought maybe 15-20 combined for those two machines and that's being a day 1 buyer for GC. I bought well over 50 for PS2 and that was after being 2 1/2 years late to the party. SNES and Genesis are both top 5 systems for me though and while I didn't have the means to buy as many games because I was a kid back then, I remember the games well, both had so many classics.

JaxonH

#71

JaxonH said:

@Gamer83

Ya, SNES/Genesis... wow, that was a whole different era wasn't it! So many fond memories.

I even miss the early days of PS3, 360 and Wii. Things have changed so much from the start of last gen. Back when we were getting games like Portal and Portal 2, Half-Life 2 (particularly the Orange Box- just a fantastic release all around), Bioshock, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Zelda Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy, and the like.

For the LIFE of me, why can't Valve release Portal 3?!!! Or Half-Life 3?!!! I seriously think the guys running that place, while brilliant of course, are very arrogant. I heard about how Valve is very cliquish- if you're not part of the "in crowd" there they shun you. Like that woman who invented those holographic VR glasses that project an image. I mean, why would you fire someone like that? Even if that particular concept never took off, she's obviously got what it takes to innovate and revolutionize the industry. I was debating buying a Steam Machine for a while, but after careful consideration, I'm gonna need a little something back from them in return. I'm gonna need to see a Portal 3, exclusive to SteamOS, or Half-Life 3, exclusive to SteamOS. They can do that, well, I'm sold. I used to live under the delusion when I bought my Vita I'd be seeing Portal on it. Oh how naiive I was...

TasukiStaff

#72

Tasuki said:

@Gamer83: Most defiantly the PS2 is my second favorite console only to the SNES. I just recently bought another original model PS2 to replace the countless slim models I have been though.

@JaxonH: You forgot the Dreamcast ;)

JaxonH

#73

JaxonH said:

@Tasuki

Oh, so I did! I never actually owned one, but I played it every weekend for like, Idk, 6 months or so. That was a really great console. And ahead of its' time, too. Shame, it really is. I wish Sega was still in the hardware business. That Ready To Rumble Boxing on Dreamcast? That Skies of Arcadia? Ya buddy...

TasukiStaff

#74

Tasuki said:

@JaxonH: I have two of them. The first one I bought about a year ago and the second one a Black Sports Edition one I just picked up. Sadly though I don't have any games for it yet cause I keep buying games for one of the other systems I have lol. One of these days I will have to start my DC collection. I have played Skies of Arcadia though but it was the Gamecube port.

JaxonH

#76

JaxonH said:

@Tasuki

Ya, I have the Gamecube port as well. Wasn't Ikaruga also a Dreamcast game? I can't remember. I have that on Gamecube as well. There were several DC games they ported to the Cube. There's a local retro gaming shop across the street from where I work, and I saw a Dreamcast on sale for like $20. I'd have bought it, but I don't have any more spare outlets.

JaxonH

#77

JaxonH said:

@BornOfEvil

Being on a PS fan site, I wouldn't expect many people here to think Nintendo makes the best games. But it is all preference.

JaxonH

#78

JaxonH said:

@Gamer83 @Squiggle55

You ever play online?

PSN (PS4 and Vita) jaxon.holden
NNID (Wii U) JaxonH
Friend Code (3DS) 1160-9763-9374
Friend Code (Wii) 3268-8549-6249

Feel free to add me on whichever consoles you own.

TasukiStaff

#79

Tasuki said:

@JaxonH: I have a CRT just dedicated to my retro systems with a power bar for everything. I still have to swap cords though since I only have one audio/visual jack on the tv but it's not that big of a problem.

Just cause this is a PS fan site doesn't mean we can't or don't enjoy the other systems. In all honesty MS, Sony and Nintendo all make great games it just depends what you are in the mood for. And they have made some stinkers as well.

Gamer83

#80

Gamer83 said:

@Tasuki

Dreamcast was a brilliant console, sadly taken from us too early as it was buried under the hype that Sony drummed up for the PS2 (and the hype was understandable given what a great console PSone was) and also Sega's foolishness. If Sega hadn't done so many dumb things in years prior, it's possible it could've sustained the DC or even turned it into a massive success. Eventhough it was only around 2 1/2 years, I'll never regret that short time I owned one. Sonic Adventure 1, Soul Calibur, Ready 2 Rumble, Resident Evil: Code Veronica, the NFL, NBA and NHL 2K games, Tony Hawk, MDK, San Francisco Rush, Metropolis Street Racer, Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, the first really good online setup. Dreamcast was so far ahead of its time.

Gamer83

#81

Gamer83 said:

@JaxonH

Mostly a single-player gamer, don't play online much, but I do like to compare trophies and stuff like that. Feel free to send me a friend request on PSN since the Sony consoles are the ones I use most... NYYanks21.

TasukiStaff

#82

Tasuki said:

@Gamer83: Yeah I agree with what you said about the DC, I think it by the time Sega released the DC their reputation was so bad that nothing could have fixed it and the DC proves that. Sadly I never owned one back then since I couldn't afford more then one console at that time and I went with PS2. I have read all over the place and talked to coworkers on how good the DC was that when I had the opportunity now to get one I jumped on it. I can't wait to get my collection going. :)

JaxonH

#83

JaxonH said:

@Gamer83

I don't play online much either, but I do indulge in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the occasional round of MP in Call of Duty Ghosts or race in Sonic Transformed. I will be partaking in Mario Kart 8 though. That much is for certain ;)

And ya, I'll send the request soon as system updates...

JaxonH

#84

JaxonH said:

@Tasuki

Indeed. I've got room for ONE more console, but that's reserved for Xbox One, whenever I get it (like you said, all three consoles have great games, and I don't plan on missing a thing).

That's why I like this site. Fans here are rational gamers who, for the most part, enjoy gaming. We have our complaints every now and then, but most of the time is spent talking about our fun experiences. As for Nintendo- I love them, both their games and unique hardware, but sometimes my fellow Nintendo gamers can be too divisive and cynical. I've never seen such a critical group of gamers in my life lol. It can be a good thing, but all the negativity gets to me on Nintendolife sometimes.

I'm just trying to have fun. I come online to speak with other like-minded individuals and share the joy I find in this hobby. I don't complain much- not that I can't find anything to complain about, because anyone can nitpick, but I just choose not to focus my time and efforts on what I DON'T like, and what games are NOT coming to a given system. I'd rather talk about what I DO like, and the games that ARE coming to a given system, know what I mean? This site is probably the most level headed group of gamers I've ever met. There are some cool dudes over on N-Life too though...

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