PlayStation 4 Passes Nintendo 64, Is Now The 13th Bestselling Console Of All Time

There’s no stopping the PS4.

Posted By | On 09th, Jan. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The PlayStation 4 continues to pass records and milestones- here’s another one that most probably didn’t give much thought. Sony’s fourth flagship home console passed Nintendo’s legendary third one to become the thirteenth highest selling console of all time. That’s right, the PlayStation4 has now officially sold more than the Nintendo 64, worldwide. The PS4’s worldwide sales are now at just under 36 million units worldwide- the Nintendo 64 ended its worldwide run at just about 33 million.

It’s a bittersweet moment- no doubt Sony have earned every last one of those sales, I don’t begrudge them those, but the Nintendo 64 was a special console, the usher of the modern era of gaming, and one with so many titles that shifted the paradigm. The Nintendo 64 was one of the first 3D consoles ever made- among other things, it introduced the world to analog sticks, controller vibration, four player multiplayer, first person shooters done properly on consoles, and 3D games done properly, with something as simple as camera control or movement and exploration in a 3D world being nailed down and demonstrated properly by N64 titles like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Of course, it’s also a very old machine, and not quite a successful one at that (the original PlayStation kicked its ass on the market), so unless the PS4 had turned out to be less than even a middling success, this was going to happen.

The next milestones for the PS4 to pass are the Genesis at around 40 million, and the SNES at around 50 million- 16 bit console warriors, prepare yourselves. The PS4 is coming for your memories.


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  • Psionicinversion

    nintendo 64 was amazing.. ps4 is trash in comparison to current tech

    • XbotMK1

      By your logic that means the Xbox One is even worse trash.

      The N64 was behind PCs, just like this generation. Neither the Xbox One, Wii U, and PS4 are trash compared to current tech. Not every has $1000 to spend on a PC.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah your right… $400-500 kciks the PS4 down

    • XbotMK1

      No it doesn’t.

      Why are you on a PS4 article with one of your fake sock puppet accounts, if you think the PS4 is trash compared to “your” specific PC?

    • Psionicinversion

      soc puppet lol you know this is my account mukltiple sites cus i dont give a crap what you think… you on the other hand have tons of so called “sock pu ppet” accounts

    • Psionicinversion

      ps4 is trash compared to any PC

    • Gamez Rule

      Really? Can I ask you to show me that PC please? Make sure it has Blu-ray & OS etc?

    • Psionicinversion

      doesnt need bluray idiot. PC games dont come on bluray for a start and most are digital

    • Gamez Rule

      Who you calling idiot, I have Lite-On iHBS212 Blu-Ray drive in my PC as it is right now, so IF you are going to compare a PC to a PS4 for $400 I want Blu-Ray playback on that PC like PS4 thank you.

      But fact is you haven’t shown any PC link matching PS4 as of yet for $400 like asked. I call BS on your *PC for $400* matching what PS4 offers.

      (( No more excuses show that link ))

    • Psionicinversion

      i said 400-500 actually. Bit a little more than $500. Bluray is a luxury item as its not needed. Ive got a bluray drive in my pc and ive used it about 20 times in 5 years so not needed. You want a bluray drive thats your problem. Be about $520 including the cd key for win 8.1 where you can install that and upgrade to windows 10 for free

      http://pcpartpicker.com/user/psionicinversion/saved/#view=JnhXsY

      http://game2dl.net/en/software/70-microsoft-windows-81-pro-oem.html?a=allkeyshop&utm_source=www.allkeyshop.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=allkeyshop

      pay a bit more and get a superior GPU in the 950

      http://pcpartpicker.com/user/psionicinversion/saved/#view=gnhXsY

    • Gamez Rule

      So fact is you was wrong in stating what you did above. The PCs you have shown to build do not do what PS4 does for $400 ( which was your lowest price set )

      Also you cannot do what PS4can do for $500 either ( the highest price you set )

      The links shown cannot build a PC that matches what PS4 offer consumers ( no matter what excuses about Blu-Ray you make )

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah it does actually a superior experience, cheaper games, no need to pay for online… consoles are actually the worse proposition. Cheap to buy initially they you got robbed over the years with service and higher priced games

    • Gamez Rule

      You cannot show a PC for $400 ( you own starting figure ) that does what a PS4 does simple as that. I would like to see that PC please. ( Don’t miss out Blu-Ray ) and don’t miss out specs to play VR once here either please.

      (( no excuses show the goods ))

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah because prices fluctuate, you could build a PC for much less if you used second hand parts. Love the fact console guys always go for the number that tries to win them the arguement and i dont care if you game on everything your a console gamer at heart

    • Gamez Rule

      Excuses excuses.. No link yet again to back up your $400 PC to match what PS4 does. Only to lower yourself to 2nd hand parts to build a PC …LMFAO! ☺☺☺

    • Psionicinversion

      do you understand what a price range is?? well obviously not.

    • jordanlund

      You children can spend whatever you want on a PC, you still won’t get the console GAMES which is the important part.

      The best PC games are on consoles as well, the best console games RARELY make the jump to the PC.

      You can spend $3,000 on a PC. It won’t help you play Destiny, or the Uncharted titles or The Last of Us.

      When was the last big PC exclusive? Dota 2 coming up on 3 years ago?

    • Psionicinversion

      Star Citizen coming plus theres tons of other good games in RTS’s that dont go to console as they have to dumb the whole control system down to work with a gamepad

      Console exclusives are slowly starting to come to PC, MS first; sony will be next

    • Gamez Rule

      I’ve told the troll this for ages, and I’m a PC gamer that holds consoles in high regards due to the gaming experience they offer everyone at such a low price.

      Example = PS4 allows one person to play a game using VR while another four players use controllers to play that same game on the TV ( can a $400 PC do that ) LOL.

    • Psionicinversion

      also theres nothing wrong with 2nd hand parts. No different than buying an xbox or playstation 2nd hand off ebay

    • jayflow

      Well then if you buy a 2nd hand console the price would be cheaper, just like your 2nd hand pc parts. I’m not buying your $400-$500 price range either, especially if your going to be using that PC for gaming.

    • Psionicinversion

      your not buying it even when i showed you? yeah ok

    • jayflow

      Nope! I just built a gaming PC a few months ago after researching for about 6-8 months. At the lowest I would say about $600.

    • Psionicinversion

      You do know that digital foundry uses an i3+750Ti for its pc to console comparison because its the closest to the ps4’s performance… and youll never need to upgrade because the consoles maxed out pathetic hardware will keep them games graphics down

    • jayflow

      Ok…what else is in that PC? Cause I know, and you know it takes more than just a CPU and a GPU. Look I’m not saying you can’t go buy a used PC from some crackhead trying to make fast money for their next fix for $400-$500 off craigslist. I just don’t think the average consumer is going to go through all the trouble of building a PC and optimizing it just to say, “It outperforms an xbox one or ps4” to win some fanboy argument online at a price of $400-$500.

    • Psionicinversion
    • jayflow

      Ok $400-$500.06, LMAO!!! Yet it is still out of your price range

    • Psionicinversion

      depends cus the price fluctuates. Thats right at the high end of the pricing, if you looked at it next month it could be around 460

    • jayflow

      Not the best keyboard and mouse for gaming either, but not going to argue semantics.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah the MS+KB arent that good but it is a budget system so your not going buy a razer mouse cus you could be pumping that money into a better PC

    • jayflow

      Also, most consumers don’t realize that they have to spend a little more money when buying consoles if they want to play online or buy a second controller, etc. Something you really don’t have to worry about on PC, plus the games are a lot cheaper. Although on PC you may have to tweak settings to get the best performance on certain games. So they both have their pros and cons.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah. DX12/Vulkan will put that system firmly above the PS4 to you should get on average about a 20% boost in games over dx11

    • jayflow

      Which should help. To me optimization is the biggest headache to PC gaming, but once it’s done you’re good to go. Something that isn’t present on consoles.

    • Psionicinversion

      yea plus most games auto set the graphics settings for you so if your not to savvy you can just run with the settings set for you

    • Gamez Rule

      ( $500.06 with NO Blu-Ray Drive ) and that PC will not allow VR ( PS4 does allow VR ) There is NO WAY a PC at $400 ( like he stated as his lowest cost ) could do what a PS4 does.

    • Psionicinversion

      no one cares about a bluray drive on PC. PS4 only allows VR because it needs tons of extra stuff but it sure cant do it on its own.

    • Gamez Rule

      Excuses, fact is you cannot build a PC that does what PS4 can do for $400… End of story fella

    • Psionicinversion

      i bet you will be able to this year when the new GPU’s come out

    • Gamez Rule

      LMAO!….In the future ANYTHING can happen, but fact is as of today you have shown you cannot build a $400 PC to match a PS4 for what it can do, even after saying you could..

    • Gamez Rule

      Not on all their PS4 faceoffs do they use that PC spec, as they used a GTX 980TI system for Trine 3 the other day.

      “Running at 1080p to match the PS4 code, we were able to we maxed out all graphical settings, combining FXAA with 4x SSAA (supersampling) anti-aliasing using a GTX 980 Ti-based system”

      See. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-trine-3-face-off

    • Psionicinversion

      they use high end system to see the graphical differences between PC and the consoles but when there comparing performance they always always use an i3+750Ti like

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbV8mk075sA

    • Gamez Rule

      But fact still remains that in faceoffs they also use VERY high spec PCs ( shown by Trine 3 ) when they ( Digital Foundry ) used a maxed out GTX 980 Ti-based system while combining FXAA with 4x SSAA.. against a PS4

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXsfRsK2SLE

    • Psionicinversion

      Your so wrong and once again you cant take it because you hate being wrong. Besides settings are the same or sometimes higher than ps4 heres another 3 wow look at that 980Ti and all these videos!!!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKmfWg_rERk

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGf4SVWEw2g

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raB8EucfQVM

    • Gamez Rule

      OMG, I have shown a link to prove what I stated to be factual (( http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-trine-3-face-off )) I’m not wrong in stating what I did…

      You Posted *You do know that digital foundry uses an i3+750Ti for its pc to console comparison*

      I stated “Not on all their PS4 faceoffs do they use that PC spec, as they used a GTX 980TI system for Trine 3 the other day”

      Fact is YOU are wrong as I 100% proved my findings via my link and THIS video showing a GTX 980TI system in the faceoff for PS4 with Tine 3.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXsfRsK2SLE

    • Psionicinversion

      yes and i said they use high end systems to compare max graphics settings versus console graphics but they always use i3 + 750Ti for performance. So once again your an idiot… cant max out the settings on a 750Ti unless you want a slide show so once again you just bring up more BS totally unrelated to my point……….. PERFORMANCE COMPARISONS ALWAYS USE I3 + 750Ti fool

    • Gamez Rule

      Fact is I was correct in what I stated and everyone can see that ☺☺☺ Insult as much as ya like ya troll as the truth is the 750TI is NOT used for all their PS4 faceoffs as they used a GTX 980TI system for Trine 3 the other day ( shown my proof )

    • Psionicinversion

      this is what i orginally wrote “You do know that digital foundry uses an i3+750Ti for its pc to console comparison because its the closest to the ps4’s performance” note the performance part??? Cus i was talking about performance but i guess you have trouble with reading comprehension. I insult you cus you deserve it… then again you dont even think sony logs its concurrent users when its basic network analysis

    • Gamez Rule

      You stated this to me…”Your so wrong and once again you cant take it because you hate being wrong”…

      Well I wasn’t wrong in the first place as shown above. YOU are wrong in stating I was wrong ( proof shown above ) it shows 100% I was correct in my findings….

      And to back up my claim ( Digital Foundry ) are STILL showing under their ♦FACEOFF between Trine 3 on PS4 and PC using a GTX 980TI system♦ ( And I wonder how a PC using a 750TI will cope with VR on PS4 vs PC faceoffs ☺)

      As for you bringing up Sony, before you troll even more you STILL haven’t shown proof that Sony does what Steam does with Online Concurrent User Analysis ( Because like I stated Sony doesn’t do that ) Sony just updates on their total accounts from time to time. So like I’ve stated to you “Sony doesn’t do concurrent records like Steam” lmao! ( Show the proof Sony does IF I’m incorrect )

      And incase people want to see that debate which is showing you was wrong not only about PSN / PS+ but also about the PS4 auto logging people in as mandatory to PS+ I’ll give them the link…

      http://gamingbolt.com/steam-reaches-new-concurrent-user-record

    • Psionicinversion

      all concurrent users are is peak usage. Are you telling me sony doesnt know the peak usage on its own servers?? well if it truly doesnt it would explain why its service is so crap then and then it cant diagnose any server load problems, it cant fix the fix the problems because it doesnt know how many people being online is causing the issue etc etc… i dont need proof because every single network out there has this stuff in its standard tool set.

      graphics comparison isnt the same as performance comparison and i was talking about performance comparison. Fair play when i said you was wrong i didnt even read what my previous statements were but my original statement was all about performance. Is there a framerate meter on the Trine video??? no there isnt so its not a performance comparison so your initial comments were wrong in the first place

      I never said the PS4 logs people in as mandatory to ps+ i was saying when the console logs you in your idenitified on the network as a ps+ subscriber and you can be identified through that and thats how they can track you. Its really not that difficult

    • Gamez Rule

      I will repost what I stated..

      “Not on all their PS4 faceoffs do they ( Digital Foundry ) use that PC spec ( 750 TI System ), as they used a GTX 980TI system for Trine 3 the other day”

      No matter what you say the above it’s factual, That Trine 3 faceoff was to not only show the *Performace Comparision* but the *Graphical Comparision* as well.

      You asked me “Is there a framerate meter on the Trine 3 video?”….YES there is.. ( so don’t know why you are stating it hasn’t. LMAO! )

      (( FULL FACEOFF HERE AS PROOF ))

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-trine-3-face-off

    • Psionicinversion

      and ill post what i orginally posted

      “You do know that digital foundry uses an i3+750Ti for its pc to console comparison because its the closest to the ps4’s performance… and youll never need to upgrade because the consoles maxed out pathetic hardware will keep them games graphics down”

      closest to PS4’s performance…. yeah yeah… of course for a graphics comparison they will use high end because that PC cant run all the games at max graphics

    • Gamez Rule

      PS4 can play VR using PS-VR, can you use a 750 TI for VR…Nope so times are changing, but FACT is Digital Foundry also used more than a 750TI system in PS4 FACEOFFs as shown by Trine 3 using a GTX 980TI system. Which also showed *performance comparison* for the Frame-Rate Testing, clealry explained by DF themselves lol

      Just because the video doesn’t shown two platforms running side by side doesn’t mean it’s not a performance comparison video lol

    • Psionicinversion

      well all i can say is its a good job they didnt put the 980Ti in a performance test and managed to unlock the framerate as 160+ fps would of made the ps4 look like bargain bin trash

    • Gamez Rule

      Gaming at 1080/30/60 is enough. Anything more is just nice, but not really necessary unless you like by the PC fanboys logic: Example.. When games run at 30fps they smash console players with 1080p 60fps, when a game then runs 1080p 60fps they smash with 4k 120+fps.

    • Psionicinversion

      hahaha well there no 4K monitors that can display 120 fps yet anyway i dont think. all 60hz max till the new ones release i think.

      From the people ive spoke to just going to 1440p has a significant visual impact over 1080p. It just looks better, then IPS makes it look even better than TN panels, 10bit colour makes it even better, now HDR should make it look even better. needs quite a high nit rating though and ton of those monitors are releasing this year.

    • Psionicinversion

      also no there isnt a framerate meter on the trine 3 video have even watched it?????????????????

    • Gamez Rule

      “also no there isnt a framerate meter on the trine 3 video”

      lmao! Yes there is LMAO! Maybe you should watch the Trine 3 PS4 Frame-Rate Test video

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0cpn46SMGk

    • Psionicinversion

      and there is no performance comparison on the second video as the only system its testing the framerate is ps4 so its got nothing to compare it to

    • Gamez Rule

      You asked..” Is there a framerate meter on the Trine video?”

      The answer is YES!

      Trine 3 PS4 Frame-Rate Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0cpn46SMGk

    • Psionicinversion

      i was talking about the pc to ps4 one because i didnt even look at that video tbh

    • Gamez Rule

      Remember when I showed on this thread that NOT all DF faceoffs use what you stated i3+750Ti for console comparisions ( shown before ) and that 18 days ago I stated the following…..

      “ALSO I KNOW 100% that Digital Foundry will use an “Intel i7 5820k clocked at 4.4GHz plus 16GB of DDR4 Ram and an Nvidia GTX 780” on Rise of the Tomb Raider FACEOFF. ( See if I was correct in a few weeks time )”….

      Well the findings are in..I was correct☺..

      They ( DF ) used the exact PC specs I posted 18 days ago to you AND now DF has shown WHY they didn’t use their i3+750Ti….Here is a copy n paste from DF….

      •*•First and foremost, the venerable DF budget PC with an i3 processor and GTX 750 Ti finally met its match with Rise of the Tomb Raider. Running with settings similar to Xbox One, we found that testing areas saw the game turn in frame-rates between 13 and 25fps. In comparison, the AMD
      test featuring an R7 360 fared even worse with performance numbers dropping all the way into the single digits at these settings.

      The game is quite scalable, so it becomes possible to achieve more playable frame-rates by dialling back the more demanding settings, BUT it’s important to note these limitations. This is one of the few cases where our budget PC FAILED to get close to console performance levels•*•

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-rise-of-the-tomb-raider-pc-face-off

      .
      See what I was stating all along was 100% correct and that the DF budget i3 & 750Ti CANNOT match all console games hence why they are using a more meaty PC spec for some faceoffs. Now we have that out the way and it’s 100% proven we can now realise WHY DF are using better PCs than an i3 & 750Ti in some faceoffs.

    • Psionicinversion

      blah blah blah already read it before you posted. Its hardly a face off with the xbox. Its basically a port report saying what graphical settings have increased and what extra stuff you can expect and showing different hardware specs to show what best makes the game run at.

      Sure the i3+750Ti faired worse than the xbox but the PC also doesnt drop to 1440×1080 and you cant actually turn enough effects off on the PC version to match the xbox

    • Gamez Rule

      An i3 + 750Ti not even at the settings of Xbone was dropping to 13fps so there was no way a side by side faceoff would be done using that PC hence why they had no choice but use a better PC to try and get a match or better the console version.The i3+750Ti they used had to have settings lowered ( making it look worse than Xbone version ) to run at 30fps.

      “The Xbox One version of the game was clearly optimised to operate at its best on a closed platform. The closest match requires a meaty system to get the job done – ♦ an i5 quad with something along the lines of a GTX 960 to hit 1080p30 on high settings ♦”

      Just pointing out that DF uses what they need in faceoff factors and doesn’t always use their budget PC ( clearly shown many times )

    • Gamez Rule

      Correct. 100%

    • Psionicinversion
    • jordanlund

      The N64 was amazing… if you were a kid and had never seen another gaming console.

      The whole thing was ridiculously poor and Nintendo remained a generation behind by sticking with cartridges.

      There’s a reason it lost to the Playstation in the US and BOTH the Playstation and Saturn in Japan.

    • Psionicinversion

      i owned a N64 it was really good and was also the last console i ever owned as i saw the light with PC

    • Psionicinversion

      well i got a ps4 to now but had no console bwteen n64 and now but rarely turn ps4 cus every single multiplat runs better on my pc

  • Truth™

    The PS4 is a runaway train chugging at a silky smooth 20FPS

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      LOFAO @ the game station, we can do 60fps in Forza 6 without DX12 layer unlocking.
      +12 and we game on

    • legacy

      Look at the two xhoes, don’t ya got something better to do

    • DarkSeptember

      How’s your dynamic weather in Forza 6 ? Oh that’s right it can’t do that ! How’s the dynamic day/night cycle ? Oh that’s right it can’t do that either. That’s the power of the Xbox One !

    • Gamez Rule

      No rain at night-time either LMAO! Or snow☺

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      We haven’t agree for them to use DX12 and 2nd gpu layer unlocking . we still are playing the the weaker system.

    • DarkSeptember

      Who is this ‘we’ you keeping going on about ? I’ve asked you this before and you’ve never answered. You really do come across as a complete and utter nutcase , and the fact you believe everything MisterXMedia says just confirms what a nutcase you really are.

    • Gamez Rule

      ☺☺☺ The mind can be a strange thing to some people lol

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      We have said before we are the fans of xbox.
      The mrx and c teams have backed up the research.

      +12 and we game on

    • DarkSeptember

      But you’re still not explaining who ‘we’ is/are can you not understand that you nutcase. Backed up what research ? What are you blabbering on about ? There is no hidden hardware waiting to be unlocked. I’ve said it before It would never be in microsofts interest to build a games machine and then lock most of its power away. It makes no financial sense to do so.
      Before I go , I own an Xbox One and I am in no way part of your nutcase ‘we’ brigade.

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      Their is a hidden layer to be unlocked under DX12.
      Our research teams have even shown us the xrays in the forum.
      From the start our insider we were going to play the weaker system.
      We even agreed with 900p with screen tearing on Project cars to allow Sony to get strong sales. Over time we have agreed on levels of unlocking like the the 7th core.
      We are the fans from our forum and we don’t speak on behalf the Sony fans.
      Their is an NDA is place on our second GPU layer to help sony recover in sales and keep Apple out.
      +12 and we game on

    • DarkSeptember

      Garbage , utter garbage. You say Microsoft has done all of this to help Sony sales and keep Apple out…..You do realise that Apple is such a huge company it has $160 billion dollars in the bank. If they wanted they could buy Sony whenever they liked…….or they could just make a games console of their own. You make no sense you nut job.

    • Psionicinversion

      i wouldnt waste your time. That account is purely there to talk all that crap

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      We have our research teams

    • DarkSeptember

      Yawn , you got nothing better to do ? You should really change your user name to something more suitable like ‘boring’ or ‘I’ve got no friends’

  • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

    We support this, as they could get enough money to buy back their HQ building.
    We are showing our support

  • XbotMK1

    Both the N64 and PS One introduced 3D gaming, analog sticks, controller vibration, and first person shooters done properly on consoles, and 3D games done properly.

    • Psionicinversion

      ati rage introduced 3d stuff actually

    • harlemsfinest027

      Ok, SUCCESSFULLY introduced it

  • Riggybro

    This site is so biased. Where was the article when Xboxone surpassed Sega Dreamcast sales a few months ago??

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    • jordanlund

      Passing a machine that only sold 12 million isn’t anything to run around bragging about.

      Plus, regardless of the record, the PS4 is getting there ahead of the XBO.

  • ps4 could surpass the #1 all time home console even it wants too, but it will never replace our memories of the classic consoles, we had with.

  • Starman

    Aaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha looooooooooooooool !!!! GTFO … more lies ..Show proof , they never do …

    • DarkSeptember

      And as I’ve already explained to you Sony has to answer to their shareholders , they simply cannot make up numbers and expect the shareholders to believe it. They HAVE to have proof. They don’t need to show it to you , because you’re just a silly Sony hater with nothing better to do.


 

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