Sony expects to sell three million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of the year

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Nov 11, 2013
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  1. Sony is expecting to sell at least three million PlayStation 4 gaming consoles by the end of the year and five million by next March according to president and chief executive officer of Sony’s U.S. computer entertainment division Jack Tretton.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,868   +1,288

    Sounds realistic to me. I figure just over two million for the XB1 by Jan 1st, with its first quarter numbers depending entirely on how fast the titles show up and how much bait-and-switch Microsoft engages in.
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,651   +1,092

    Just because Xbox One is not launching in many countries (including mine), I put the numbers somewhere around 2-3 times lower than PS4's. I'd be surprised if does better.
  4. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    With over one million pre-orders alone, the holiday season around the corner, and the fact that it's $200 less than the PS3 at launch ($100 if you count the 20GB model) I don't see the 3 million unit target to be that far-fetched, also they have more positive press globally than the competition.
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  5. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I'd day that's a safe bet. As long as they can be manufactured they'll get sold. The few hold-outs will be from people who aren't ready to switch for backwards compatibility reasons and those without the cash to plunk down on a new system / accessories.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Possibly supply won't be a problem (although I won't hold my breath) but what's the bet the PSN will buckle under the load...
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  7. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Oh, this is not even a bet. If ALL PS4 buyers are required to do a day one update that is 300MB in size I can see their servers crashing periodically or at least being painstakingly slow. I'm hoping that the majority of midnight launchers have theirs updated before I get mine from Amazon later that Friday so I can avoid this.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I wish you luck, you're gonna need it.

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