17% didn’t own a console at all.
The PS4 is a very successful console. So successful, in fact, that it may yet be the fastest selling piece of consumer electronics tech ever. It has sold 7 million units in six months, and is generally seen as the de facto console standard of this generation.
A lot of those consoles have sold to people who owned either only an Xbox 360 or a Wii last generation. To be be precise, it appears that some 31% of PS4 owners did now own a PlayStation last generation.
“Everyone in this industry always tracks that kind of stuff,” Worldwide Studios senior VP of product development Scott Rohde told CVG. “It’s always fascinating to look at all this data. So, two of the things I can talk about – because they’re true. 17 per cent of PS4 owners did not own a last-gen console. That in itself is a pretty shocking number.
“31 per cent of PS4 owners did not own a PS3, but they did own either an Xbox 360 or Wii,” Rohde continued. “Now, those are some pretty amazing numbers. And that’s why, again, I think we’re doing things like bringing The Last of Us to PS4, because there’s a huge percentage of those people who never got to play it and that’s a shame.”
As of March, the PS4 is leading the current generation console war with 7 million units sold. The Wii U is second place with 6.2 million units, and the Xbox One is bringing up the rear with 5 million units worldwide.