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inFamous causing a PlayStation 4 sales explosion

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Which is better?

We previously heard a little while back that the release of Titanfall caused the Xbox One sales in the UK to increase by 96%. And a mere two weeks later the PlayStation 4 exclusive inFamous was released so let’s see how the sales compared.

Now remember before Titanfall was released the Xbox One was falling behind in the sales charts and it was hard to get your hands on a PlayStation 4. As I’ve said already the Xbox One sales went up by 96% and this is despite the fact that the game was also available on the PC and that it is coming to the Xbox 360 in the near future.

inFamous: Second Son was then released only onto the PlayStation 4 which had a larger install base and according to early reports retail sales have increased by 106%. Now granted that the game is only available on one platform and that will definitely help in increasing conversions but don’t forget that the PS4 already had the larger install base.

We have reviewed both of them with inFamous getting an incredible 9/10 from Darryn who is renowned to be quite a miserly reviewer while I personally gave Titanfall a solid 8.1, but then again I’m normally a little more generous. So inFamous gets a better score from us and has increased sales at a higher rate. Also interesting to note that one is a purely multiplayer game, while the other features no multiplayer at all. 

Does that lead us to confirm that inFamous is simply the better game or is it more to do with the PlayStation 4 being the better console?

Fanboys rage away.

Last Updated: March 25, 2014

96 Comments

  1. Lourens Jordaan

    March 25, 2014 at 07:51

    PS4 FTW!!!

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    • dobboddob

      March 25, 2014 at 10:37

      With every PS4 sold, the Sony ship sinks further. No wonder Capt Jack bailed so soon.

      Awesomeness iceberg awaits! hehehehe!

      Reply

      • Rikus

        March 25, 2014 at 11:05

        Logic:not for trolls.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 25, 2014 at 11:10

        That’s some solid Xboner logic there mate.

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 25, 2014 at 07:55

    It leads you to confirm neither. All it says is a lot of people wanted Infamous & were prepared to shell out for a shiny new PS4 to get it.

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  3. Kingding

    March 25, 2014 at 07:57

    Being the first AAA game sony released since launch this was to be expected! Is this sony’s new marketing strat? Only releasing a couple of AAA games a year filling the gaps with Indies to maximise sales? This would also explain high sales of Killzone! Food game this, gets boring quick though but very impressive graphics! This beats the pants off Titanfall graphics wise but brings absolutely nothing new while Titanfall does seem to offer more value for money replay wise!

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    • Tauriq Moosa

      March 25, 2014 at 09:38

      >> “Being the first AAA game sony released since launch this was to be expected!”

      Wouldn’t Killzone Shadowfall count? I think it’s an excellent game – not brilliant, not worth buying the console for – but a solid FPS shooter, feels good and looks goddamn gorgeous in all next-gen PS4-exclusive glory.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      March 25, 2014 at 09:42

      Having played the multiplayer of Killzone since release, I’ll just shake my head at this comment. The meat of Killzone SF is that it has a rich online experience. Sure, you don’t have mecha like in Killzone 3, nor can you wall run like some reject from Brink, but the netcode is solid, and the game delivers.

      Reply

  4. KingKappie

    March 25, 2014 at 07:57

    Gavin give me your copy of Infaous so i can make sure its a 9/10

    Reply

  5. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 25, 2014 at 08:03

    I prefer Titanfall, I think games without any decent story and single player campaign are the best types of games. Who needs good acting,a great story,amazing and imaginative world with mindblowing graphics…not this gamer oh no no, not this gamer~

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 25, 2014 at 08:05

      XD

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 25, 2014 at 08:05

      LOL

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 25, 2014 at 08:16

      Explains why you like FF games so much… *run*

      Reply

      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        March 25, 2014 at 08:42

        OOOOOOH…..snap, I see how it is….I’ll remember this

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        • Alex PsyChoPanthis

          March 25, 2014 at 16:42

          Umar, getting realm reborn for PS4?

          Reply

          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 25, 2014 at 19:18

            I REAAAAALLY want to get it …. for PS 3, no PS 4 yet 🙁 🙁

    • Rince

      March 25, 2014 at 08:51

      Exactly! We want corridor games that lull us into believing they are open world and that our choices matter!

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      March 25, 2014 at 09:29

      This is a winning comment!

      Who needs games with a smorgasbord of different modes? We want always online games with easy-mode AI to give us the feeling of being men among men! Microsoft already showed via their “reseeerches” that gamers don’t want plots or silly things like story. They just want to pew pew.

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      • Umar hearts Grandia

        March 25, 2014 at 10:25

        All we want is pew pew. Immersion is for pansies….Just give us auto-aiming pistols whole day!

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          March 25, 2014 at 11:11

          pew pew auto-aim headshot! I’m a hardcore gamer!

          Reply

  6. Admiral Chief of Auraxis

    March 25, 2014 at 08:03

    • Jaded_Reprobate

      March 25, 2014 at 08:13

      love the high 5 at the end…

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

        March 25, 2014 at 08:39

        “Ok man, good fight, catch you later for beer?”

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          March 25, 2014 at 08:40

          Did that playing club rugby

          Reply

          • Jonah Cash

            March 25, 2014 at 10:07

            Played for Tuks Njalas and we were in the 3rd league in Pretoria. Played against teams like Naka Bulle, Harlequins, Police, Army… While playing Naka Bulle one of the Oomies catches me after I ran around their wing, gives me a punch straight in the face, tells me to not run around their wing again… After the game comes to me, tells me I can take a punch now lets go and drink beer. 3 o’clock the next morning I go home having paid R0 the whole night!! Great times!!

          • Hammersteyn

            March 25, 2014 at 10:19

            Awesome!

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      March 25, 2014 at 09:42

      Ice Hockey players are weird….

      Reply

  7. Martin du preez

    March 25, 2014 at 08:05

    So since SONY has won the hardware race by producing the worlds most powerful video game console to have ever been created, do we all expect MS to just try and barley keep up?

    After all they are driven by the by gamers for gamers mantra all the while practicing the Live, Learn and Love lifestyle.

    Thank you based Cerny,Yoshi & Kaz. We are humbled to be part of history.

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      March 25, 2014 at 09:39

      Now if only Agent Phil would return to the mothership! His work is almost done!

      Reply

      • oOqUiS

        March 25, 2014 at 09:50

        Whahahahaha

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  8. Hammersteyn

    March 25, 2014 at 08:13

    I still say XBOX shot themselves in the foot agreeing to release Titanfall on PC as well. Maybe they wanted to sell more Windows licenses? The other thing is Titanfall is a good shooter, I believe that. BUT it’s not a full game. They purposely exclude content so that you have to pay for it later.

    Second Son is just so much fun to play. The graphics of the PS4 is also a massive improvement over the PS3. Tomb Raider confirmed that. And the touch-pad works great on the PS4 controller.
    As for which is the better game? Well do you prefer MP or SP? That should be your answer.

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 25, 2014 at 08:14

      Hey! You saying pc gamers should be excluded from even more games?
      Sies.
      Not that I care about Titanfall in the least. But sies.

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 25, 2014 at 08:18

        Not really, I wish for all XBOX exclusives to be released on the PC. That way people will buy more PS4 consoles

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        • Jedi JJ

          March 25, 2014 at 08:20

          You’re a terrible person. Terrible!

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          • Hammersteyn

            March 25, 2014 at 08:27

            Hahaha, well it’s not like Sony will show the PC love anytime soon.

          • Jedi JJ

            March 25, 2014 at 08:33

            True dat. I wouldn’t mind for Forza on pc either actually.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 25, 2014 at 09:50

            Actually they are starting to throw us a few bones 😉

          • Hammersteyn

            March 25, 2014 at 10:20

            Like what?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 25, 2014 at 10:37

            FF 7 & 8, Castlevanias, don’t remember what else.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 25, 2014 at 10:49

            LOL, those are PS1 titles

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 25, 2014 at 10:59

            That’s why I said bones. Although I mean the lord of shadows Castlevanias, or whatever they’re called.

    • Rikus

      March 25, 2014 at 09:56

      I bet that if Titanfall was multiplatform, the Xbone would’ve been dead(er than before). It would sell bucket loads on the PS4.

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 25, 2014 at 10:19

        It would!

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  9. KingKappie

    March 25, 2014 at 08:13

    I love my PS4 now i wish i had the money to buy games

    Reply

    • Phil van Staden

      March 25, 2014 at 08:22

      Buy some second-hand ones on the sagamer forum, you can get away quite cheap there. Got Injustice last week in a trade.

      Reply

      • KingKappie

        March 25, 2014 at 08:26

        thanks will look at it and buy the internet with likes

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 25, 2014 at 08:28

        The what now?

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 25, 2014 at 08:42

      Kidney OLX DO IT!

      Reply

  10. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 25, 2014 at 08:23

    Where’s the fox and his CoD and Xbone rant right now?

    Reply

    • Jonah Cash

      March 25, 2014 at 10:13

      Him and Pieter Kruger are probably out in a corner crying somewhere!!!

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 25, 2014 at 10:41

        lol

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  11. KingKappie

    March 25, 2014 at 08:24

    sins I cannot get my hands on the titan that fell (for my Xbox) i will never support EA or micro-not-so-soft

    Reply

  12. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 25, 2014 at 08:29

    PC > PS4 > PS3 > Nintendo 3DS > GameBoy Advance > Nintendo Wii > Famicon > Golden China rip off > Xbox 360 > XboxOne

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 25, 2014 at 08:33

      Hey, I loved my Golden China!

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 25, 2014 at 08:40

        To be honest I’d have put it first but since it’s obsolete I couldn’t really you know?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          March 25, 2014 at 08:41

          Luckily roms is a thing. *Loads up Contra*

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 25, 2014 at 08:44

            What was that emulator again? Mime or something?

          • Hammersteyn

            March 25, 2014 at 08:46

            I use Nestopia, I think you are thinking of Mame which emulates arcade games

    • KingKappie

      March 25, 2014 at 08:33

      I like your order but PC must be after xbox

      Reply

      • Jedi JJ

        March 25, 2014 at 08:34

        No, you’re just reading it wrong.

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 25, 2014 at 08:34

      I can wholeheartedly agree to this.

      Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 25, 2014 at 08:35

      Dude the 360 is a solid console, don’t be hating like that now.

      Reply

      • Jedi JJ

        March 25, 2014 at 08:36

        Okay. I’ll agree with that. It can go next to the PS3.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 25, 2014 at 08:40

          In many ways the PS3 beats the 360 but in the early days was a totally different ball game. Ps3 had to get its act together first, but when it did, it shone like a bright star and still does.

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 25, 2014 at 09:16

            *sings* Shining bright like a diamond

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 25, 2014 at 09:48

            Is that Rant-hana?

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 25, 2014 at 09:57

            indeed

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            March 25, 2014 at 09:44

            Remember the immortal words of Agent Phil (before he was deployed by Kaz to destroy Microsoft from within)… “This is a marathon, not a sprint”.

      • KingKappie

        March 25, 2014 at 08:37

        2nd that

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      • Rince

        March 25, 2014 at 08:52

        Agreed.

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    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 25, 2014 at 08:39

      Where is the WiiU precious?

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 25, 2014 at 08:41

        thanx man. Added

        Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 25, 2014 at 08:40

      No WiiU? haha.

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 25, 2014 at 08:40

        Oops. Added

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

        March 25, 2014 at 08:43

        Beat you to it 😛

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 25, 2014 at 09:05

          You always were quicker than me.

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          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 25, 2014 at 09:09

            At least I got the girl 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 25, 2014 at 09:24

            For 2 seconds doesn’t really count ;P

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 25, 2014 at 10:12

            Of course it does, takes me 2 seconds to chat her up. Since a gentleman doth not talketh about the other action

  13. TiMsTeR1033

    March 25, 2014 at 08:34

    How about BOTH! Better console and better game. inFamous second son is once again proving alot of people out there still want an awesome SP experience. I mean MP is fast paced and addictive but nothing quite beats an amazing SP game esp one with jaw dropping visuals, great sound, fun and creative gameplay and also has a story. The PS4 will be the successor to the PS2, Yes I said it!

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 25, 2014 at 08:35

      Exactly. MP isn’t the be all and end all.

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 25, 2014 at 08:35

      LOL I said when I bought my PS4 that it could possibly sell more than the PS2 did.

      Reply

    • Rince

      March 25, 2014 at 08:53

      You say that, but it looks like those who are playing Titanfall are already wanting new maps…

      Reply

  14. oVg deprived

    March 25, 2014 at 08:45

    It leads us to confirm that its the traditional gamers who are going for the PS4. The ones that enjoy playing immersive offline games like Shadow of the Colossus.
    Its a GAME CENTRIC console. Expect the old work model to kick MICROSOFTS on-line only DRM 24Hour always check in games.

    PSFOUR TO ONE

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    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 25, 2014 at 08:46

      “PSFOUR TO ONE”

      Hehe, Classic

      Reply

      • oVg deprived

        March 25, 2014 at 08:50

        The so called 180 they did was nothing but swapping the same work model to the games instead of the Cable box one.

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    • Rince

      March 25, 2014 at 08:54

      Indeed…

      Reply

  15. Rince

    March 25, 2014 at 08:56

    Called this ages ago. People who want to play the more in depth games with SP Stories are going to go for games like inFamous.

    Reply

  16. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 25, 2014 at 09:27

    Don’t forget that during the same time that Titanhype gave the boner a boost, the PS4 shot up by 78%. The Titanhype effect 😛

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    • Tauriq Moosa

      March 25, 2014 at 09:33

      The “boner”? I can’t stop laughing.

      Reply

    • Norm the Horrible

      March 25, 2014 at 10:15

      Bwahaha!

      Reply

  17. Tauriq Moosa

    March 25, 2014 at 09:57

    Having read and watched several reviews of Titanfall, I was initially impressed, despite hating multiplayer. It seemed like a great way for people to spend time and it has some solid mechanics: BUT… you cant really customise anything – not even the Titans! – the story is non-existent and poor; the missions few and meaningless, the graphics not exactly “next gen”, and various obvious trouble that only target multiplayer games (losing entire skill sets due to one connection failure, meaning replaying missions you already did for Titans).

    Anyway, hating is easy. I wanted Titanfall to be a great game, because why would anyone willingly want a game to be bad (just because you don’t have the right console)? Indeed, I want Xbox One games to be good, even if I’ll never play them – this spurs competition and innovation and everyone benefits.

    It doesn’t matter to me which is the better console, but what feels right to me – and Ps4 has always felt right and the games and exclusives are my types of games. Gaming shouldn’t be down purely to numbers or mechanics, since crap-looking games are some of the best and great-looking ones with brilliant sounds some of the worst (for me).

    I hate dislike fanrage and lines in the sand. This shouldn’t be war; it should be healthy business competition.

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  18. dobboddob

    March 25, 2014 at 10:36

    With every PS4 sold, the Sony ship sinks further. No wonder Capt Jack bailed so soon.

    Awesomeness iceberg awaits!

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    • Rikus

      March 25, 2014 at 11:03

      Wait….what? So according to your logic, the more PS4s Sony sells, the more Sony is doomed?

      That makes PERFECT sense! (If you follow Xbox troll logic)

      Reply

    • Tauriq Moosa

      March 25, 2014 at 11:20

      Eh?

      Reply

  19. Gareth L (That Guy)

    March 26, 2014 at 08:26

    Single-player is dead / dying, right?

    Reply

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