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PS4: 100 games expected in 2014, console “generally sold out”

Monday, 10th February 2014 23:07 GMT By Brenna Hillier

PlayStation 4 is pretty much sold out globally, Sony has said, with new supplies inbound shortly – and necessarily, since the platform is expecting about 100 new game releases this year.

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The news comes out of a closed doors PlayStation media summit today, with the official PlayStation Twitter confirming the figure.

According to slides shown during the presentation, as reported by IGN, early shipments are almost all accounted for sales-wise.

“PS4’s are generally sold out at all retailers although regular supply is refreshing the channel,” Sony said.

SCE America marketing boss John Koller said Sony is aware it has to keep stock levels constant, commenting that the PS4′s launch isn’t like previous PlayStation product releases.

“This is a story of engagement,” he said. “When demand outstrips supply, the promise of what’s to come is really critical.”

What’s to come is those 100 games, I guess, but as for what we have now: Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4 are the three best-selling games on the platform to date, and Assassin’s Creed 4, Don’t Starve, and NBA 2K14 are the most popular Remote Play titles for those with a connected Vita.

PS4 gamers average a collective 34 million hours a week of play time, and 50 million hours of general console use including entertainment functions.

48 million screenshots and videos have been shared so far, with 1.7 million hours of Twitch and Ustream sharing.

90% of PS4 consoles are Internet-ready, which is unusually high; by compairson, the PS3 was on sale for three years before it reached a 70% connection rate. PS4 gamers have played 172 million hours online so far.

PlayStation Network card sales at retail are up 120% year-over-year, and PlayStation Plus subscriptions are up 90% since the console’s launch. More than half of all PS4 users are subscribed to PS Plus.

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18 Comments

  1. diego-rbb-93

    Last time they said that, they talked about 100 games for Vita… Let me count:

    - 50 japanese games only a few we´ll see on these lands.
    - 40 indie games
    - 10 great middleware-AAA games

    Well, yes, I just invented numbers, but there´s some truth behind. Im sure a lot of western devs are contributing and theres a lot of great indie games and AAA games.

    But the message is clear: Please, dont trust these numbers. Trust the “Date Release PS4 games” of every web ahead.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. diego-rbb-93

    One more thing for the VG247 Team:

    1. Chrome is telling Im not signed in when I try to comment. Then I get back and I see im correctily im. Please watch out, Its the first time I use Internet Explorer in months.

    2. Please please please… Its so hard to put an “Edit comment” option? :/

    #2 7 months ago
  3. kingy

    Just to let people know sainsburys in Leeds mooralerton branch has ps4′s in stock for two days running , if anyone in Leeds wants one

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Erthazus

    @diego-rbb-93, I’m going to be an ass but after the site’s design, people comment less and it is not very good design. Too mobile and at the same time not enough features. There is no forum, no edit button and ads all over the place. :(

    #4 7 months ago
  5. pukem0n

    typical marketing bullshit as usual.

    also half of all PS4s have PS+ is not that much

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Arcnail

    PS4s (and Xbones) have been in great supply around my parts for weeks now. I get excited to see them, then look at the game shelf beside them and walk away.

    Enough about availability, how about talking about the real games coming out. And shit that I can download on my iPad don’t count.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. DreamCleaver

    @diego-rbb-93
    Fun fact: you can’t log out through normal means as you automatically get logged in again. What you need to do is delete this site’s cookies in order to be able to log out, then you can log in again and post. Second time I’ve had to do this. Last time was 2 weeks ago? Nice bug.

    @Erthazus
    I have to agree with you. There’ve been a lot less people commenting and I think the site’s new design doesn’t help (and the fact you can’t post without the need for removing cookies in order to log in again). I found the old design much better.
    And thankfully I’m using an ad-blocker so all I see is a pitch black background. White, red and black have never been my favorite colors.

    I’ve been thinking of switching to another site for my gaming-related news needs ever since the design change. It’s way too smartphone/tablet-y.

    #7 7 months ago
  8. Digital Bamboo

    There’s still plenty in Seoul, Korea.

    I saw dozens of them stacked up at retailers on the weekend.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. TD_Monstrous69

    And in spite of these numbers, people are still predicting the demise of Sony. Though I do agree with some of the lot here, I am hungry for some new games. Though some good news;
    1) Thief is coming in 2 weeks for PS4 and Xbox 1, so finally, something new @ retail.
    2) News tends to pick up around now, so a lot of those game that seem like they’re far off or aimlessly floating around out there, without the sureity of a release date or window, rest assured, that shit will change soon (btw, if anyone likes TurtleRock [developers behind Left 4 Dead], go to the YouTube page for Evolve [their new game] tomorrow, as they’re unveling something on it, and from what I’ve seen and read from Game Informer, it looks quite epic, so epic, right after reading it, I put down $10 in a pre-order for it for PS4).
    3) March aint that far away, so that means 3 things; GDC (which is when game news tends to explode, other than during E3 or GamesCom), and the releases of Titanfall, and inFAMOUS Second Son.
    All I can say in closing is be patient, for the awesome gaming station (whatever that may be), has been built, and just like the field in “Field of Dreams”, if you build it, they will come.

    #9 7 months ago
  10. Dragon

    @TD_Monstrous69,
    Many people talk about numbers without knowing even a tiny bit about how it works. And mind you, that also extends to some pretty knowledgeable people too (like shareholders), but in their case its simply a case of them just wanting to maximise their own profits, company be damned.

    #10 7 months ago
  11. Francis O

    The PS4 is not “generally sold out” that is fluff. My area has them at Wal Mart, Target, Best Buy, and GameStop. I agree the system is selling very well. But i would say some areas have a lack of stock or shortages, but generally sold out is a bit of a reach.

    #11 7 months ago
  12. mistermogul

    @DreamCleaver – I really hope VG247 are bold, bite the bullet and say fuck it to this new design and go back to the old one. No doubt they are too money/time invested in this design to do that though.

    It’s a shame as it is no longer my go-to site for news. I feel it has been changed for changes sake and it is definitely not an improvement. In fact it’s more broken and it definitely seems quieter in the comments section which is unsurprising considering the browser issues, login problems, posting delays etc.

    VG have been quick to tout their impressive unique visitor growth but they should be careful as those visitors can leave just as quickly as they arrived.

    Anyway, I’m really happy with my PS4 (apart from the DS4 battery life which is shocking, (though I have a 2000 mAh battery on order from China which will sort that out!) and it’s good to see it selling well.

    #12 7 months ago
  13. Fin

    @Francis O

    Bet there’s no copies of Knack lying around though! ;)

    @mistermogul

    I like the new design, but the commenting has been wrecked – no “latest comments” page, having the text entry at the top of comment section, having to delete cookies so’s to log in again to post, I’m not surprised it’s gotten quiet, it’s happened quite a lot where I’ll write a comment, it won’t allow me to post it, and I’ll just close the tab.

    #13 7 months ago
  14. kingofscotland

    Agree with everyone about new site design, it’s not just that it’s worse than before – it’s terrible.

    I am also looking elsewhere, hate the layout and hate the adds.

    Sort it out

    #14 7 months ago
  15. mistermogul

    @kingofscotland – When the new site launched I just put the issues down to teething problems but I’m surprised the issues remain weeks later (or is it just one week? Can’t remember…)

    Having developed sites myself and having a good understanding of WP, I’m not sure why there is such a holdup. Also no updates from the VG crew telling us what and when things will be changed.

    #15 7 months ago
  16. thegrimmling

    @diego-rbb-93 Your maths on the amount of Vita games is WAY off. I live in North America and the digital storefronts (PSN) has way more games than you list.

    #16 7 months ago
  17. Cobra951

    @kingofscotland (& others):

    I’m glad to see that it’s not just me that feels this way. Getting older, I sometimes feel like I’m out of sync with the world. I miss the old site. Ads aren’t an issue because of Adblock. (I didn’t even know about them.) But everything else mentioned grates on me too. I’ll give them a while to sort it out. Everything needs funding, but overly intrusive ads throw the baby out with the bath water. And if it’s difficult to navigate and participate, viewership will wither away.

    #17 7 months ago
  18. game_on

    I miss the old site too, I used to click on the ‘Nintendo’ section for all the important news and sometimes on MS or Sony. Now I have to choose between 3DS and Wii U and how do I get the Nintendo related news which is not of a particular system. And why the fuck does GTA V have it’s own tag?

    And yes, I had to remove cookies before commenting.

    #18 7 months ago

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