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The launch of InFamous: Second Son helped boost PlayStation 4 hardware sales by 106 per cent last week, according to an MCV report.

The site claims to have been told of the console's success by a "trusted retail source", and is also believed to have been helped by a fresh wave of PS4 stock arriving with retailers last week.

The boost in sales is even higher than that seen by Microsoft earlier this month, which experienced a 96 per cent boost in Xbox One console sales following the launch of Titanfall.

PlayStation 4 has sold over 6 million units worldwide, with InFamous: Second Son snatching the top spot in this week's All-Formats chart.


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Karlius's Avatar


Says the guy from Canada? Eh
Posted 09:29 on 25 March 2014
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DragonGuard666@ Syme

I've always thought the Infamous games were criminally underlooked. Not on par with say Naughty Dog's games but it is a solid franchise. I'm enjoying Second Son more and more as I play. Very nice visuals and solid gameplay, although not stellar.
Posted 19:33 on 24 March 2014


I had no idea that Infamous was this... famous. Didn't think it was a game that would shift consoles.
Posted 19:18 on 24 March 2014


A inFamous Bundle is litterly the only way I can get a PS4 now - but since I want one because of inFamous that works just fine for me. But I could Imagine there are People buying a inFamous bundle that maybe wouldn't buy inFamous if they already had a PS4.

But being in Switzerland, which is heavy dominated by Playstation for many Years now, I'm not sure to what extend that situation can be expanded to other Countrys. Specially in the UK, which is more a Xbox Country if I'm correct.
Posted 18:24 on 24 March 2014
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tvr77@ Neon-Soldier32

Oh gosh Neon he called you fatty. At least we now know for sure we are dealing with child as well as a crack pot!

On another note, i'd say there was plenty of people who was always planning on getting a PS4 but was waiting for a real reason to bother and with Second Son being a worthy PS4 exclusive it gave them one.
Posted 17:24 on 24 March 2014
Curt580's Avatar


This is surprising, considering inFamous is one of Sonys weaker first party franchises.
Posted 16:49 on 24 March 2014
Apache287's Avatar


Instead of numbers sold I'd like to see the total amount made by both companies so far as they'd probably be quite similar in nature.
Posted 16:28 on 24 March 2014


And now we have a level pegging for the two consoles.
Posted 16:05 on 24 March 2014

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