Warface, Mail.ru’s free-to-play FPS game that launched on September 18th on the PlayStation 4, has already picked up 1.3 million PlayStation 4 players worldwide (source: Gamasutra) in its first seven days.
That number is impressive considering that’s approximately 1.5 percent of all PlayStation owners based on our extrapolation that there are roughly 86 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles worldwide as of today (the last formal numbers released were July 31st, 2018 ~82.2 Million).
Here’s the breakdown of the audience numbers that has been released by Mail.ru:
- USA – ~20 percent – 260,000 players
- Germany – 12.5 percent – 162,500 players
- France – 11.2 percent – 145,600 players
- UK – 7.7 percent – 100,100
- Brazil – 6 percent – 78,000
- Russia – 5 percent – 65,000
According to VentureBeat :
- PlayStation 4 has now reached 82.2 Million units sold
- Sony expects to sell another 13.8 Million
- The estimate is 96 Million units sold by the end of Sony’s Q4 March 31, 2019
- IESherpa estimates that Sony will surpass 100 Million units sold in mid-July 2019
Digitimes Research has checked with component manufacturers and released estimates on console shipments for 2016:
- Nintendo NX, which will launch in Q2 2016 is expected to ship 10-12 Million units in 2016
- Xbox One is expected to ship 13 Million units in 2016
- PlayStation 4 is expected to ship 18 Million units in 2016
According to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony now has an install base of 30.2 Million PlayStation 4 consoles.
SuperData released a new report on the US digital games market. Here are the interesting points:
- There are 287 Million Mobile Active Gamers in the U.S.
- $1.2 Billion in U.S. digital game sales for December 2014
- 11% Year over on year growth in December 2014, compared to December 2013
- 17% Growth in mobile digital revenues
- 10% Increase in console digital sales
- 10% Decrease in social game revenues
- Average spend on PS4 was $11.09, down from $20 in November 2014
- Average spend on Xbox One was $6.88, down from $21 in November 2014
- Average spend on Steam was $2.35, down from $8 in November 2014
Sony recently put out more numbers on the success of the PlayStation 4 in the market so far. There are:
- 4.2 million PlayStation 4’s were sold in 2013
- 2 Million PlayStation Plus Accounts
- 150 Million PlayStation Network Accounts
The high attach rate – almost 50 percent is an excellent sign of future growth for PlayStation Plus. The Instant Game Collection and ongoing free games match the offering of the Xbox Live Gold program from Microsoft. Since this generation is expensive and there are few titles available at launch, it’s going to be important for Sony to continue to offer great content on a regular basis digitally. I expect the product line-up to increase significantly in Q3-Q4 as more developers are getting development kits and middleware meets the demands of the market.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony has now:
- Sold through 4.2 Million PlayStation 4 consoles
- 9.7 million PS4 games have been sold
- This brings the current attach rate to 2.3 titles per PlayStation 4 sold
Microsoft also announced this week that:
- Xbox One has sold through 3 Million units to date