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PS4 hits insane sales milestone with Xbox One still far behind

Published: 8/Jan/2019 17:56

by Calum Patterson

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Sony have revealed that their PlayStation 4 console, first released in 2013, has now surpassed 91 million units sold, while Microsoft’s Xbox One reportedly lags behind by over half that figure.

Sony’s impressive sales figures were boosted by a successful holiday period, which saw a further 5.6 million units sold worldwide, bringing the total to 91.6 million sold-through units.

Also impressive is the performance of PS4 exclusive titles, like Marvel’s Spider-Man, which has passed 9 million units sold – a mammoth number for a console exclusive released only four months ago.

For consoles, the Xbox One is of second in the current gen standings, but according to a report from VGChartz, Microsoft’s offering is estimated to have sold only 40 million units.

As is common for the second placed console, Microsoft has not announced any official figures at the end of 2018, but these estimates give us some indication of just how much catching up they have to do.

In terms of games, over 50 million copies were sold in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, bringing the total for the console’s five-year run to 876 million PS4 games sold.

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John Kodera, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, thanked PS4 players for their support, and also confirmed that nearly all of those unit sales translate to active PSN members, with a total of 90 million at the end of November 2018.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our passionate community around the globe, and our partners, for helping us achieve these milestones. This year, we will bring more enhanced experiences to our fans along with a highly anticipated lineup of games that are only possible on PS4.”

Of course, not all of those users are paying PS ‘Plus’ members, but the number is impressive nonetheless. For comparison, in July 2018, Xbox Live had 57 million users.

The PlayStation 4 is now the 4th best selling, non-handheld, console of all time. The PlayStation 2 is top of that list with 155 million units sold.

In 2019, the PS4 will almost certainly smash through the 100 million mark, with even more exclusives on the way like Death Stranding, Ghosts of Tsushima, Days Gone and the headliner – The Last of Us 2.

There are also rumors that a PlayStation 5 will be at least teased at some point in 2019.

Source: PR Newswire

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5 FIFA 21 players you need for FUT Champions this weekend

Published: 22/Oct/2020 22:06

by Nate Searl

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If you want to win in FUT Champions, you need a good squad, and if you want a good squad, you need these five players.

The weekend’s coming up, which means that FIFA 21 players need to start preparing their squads if they hope to compete in FUT Champions. This week’s Team of the Week (TOTW) includes some great options.

Here are the five best players to get for your squad:

5. TOTW Ederson

TOTW Ederson
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TOTW Ederson

If you want a Goalkeeper with great reflexes and kicking, TOTW Ederson is almost a must. Manchester City’s Keeper boasts an impressive 89 Reflexes stat along with an incredible 94 Kicking. This helps him make accurate Goal Kicks that don’t get intercepted.

He’s slightly more agile than the 90-rated Alisson, and a little cheaper too.

4. Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne
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Kevin De Bruyne

De Bruyne is still a staple for any FUT Champions team. He is the best central midfielder in the game at 91 overall. His passing skills are unrivaled. He has an overall 94 in crossing, 94 in short passing, and 93 in long passing.

This helps De Bruyne find teammates and get the ball to them in great positions to score. It doesn’t hurt that he’s also a great shot himself.

3. Neymar

Neymar Jr.
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Neymar

If you’re playing a formation with wingers, Neymar is your man. His 94 Acceleration, along with his 96 agility and 95 in Dribbling, helps him outrun and get by his opponents.

He has excellent chemistry with Kylian Mbappe (if you have him) as well as other Ligue One Uber Eats or Brazilian players. If you can afford him, he’s well worth the investment.

2. Virgil van Dijk

Virgil Van Dijk
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Virgil Van Dijk

Van Dijk is the best defender in the game. It’s a lot easier to score in FIFA 21 than it was in 20, and FUT Champions players know how to abuse the mechanics of the game.

This makes having great CBs extremely important, and none do the job better than Van Dijk. Make sure to give him the Shadow Chemistry Style and watch him shut down the opposing strikers.

1. TOTW Rashford

TOTW Rashford
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TOTW Rashford

Rashford’s TOTW card is going for over 600,000 on the transfer market, and for good reason. His 92 Pace stat and his 85 Shooting stat make him one of the most lethal strikers on the market. Combine that with his 5-star skill moves and 86 dribbling and he’s an absolute menace.

He pairs great with midfielders like De Bruyne who can get the ball to him while he’s making a run.