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Submitted by mrbojingles 209d ago | opinion piece

Is Sony aiming too high with goal of 5 million PS4 systems sold by March?

Sony says they plan to sell 5 million PS4 systems by March 2014. Is this really an attainable goal using past console sales and the state of sales in the gaming industry right now? It very well could be but Gimme Gimme Games discusses the possible bumps in the road for Sony on this quest. (PS4)

ABeastNamedTariq  +   209d ago
*points finger gun* Reach for the skies!
mrbojingles  +   209d ago
Is that you Woody? Sorry had to make a Toy Story reference.
TomShoe  +   209d ago
They'll sell as many as they can produce.
Kingthrash360  +   209d ago
u can never aim too high when you have this level of momentum and hype.....basic gamer physics .
xKugo  +   209d ago
If anything they'll probably sell even more than that just because so many people are excited for the PS4.
MasterCornholio  +   208d ago
"Reach for the skies"

The only ones who are going after the clouds is Microsoft.

P.S I believe that Sony is being modest with their predictions and I believe that they will be able to surpass their goal by a little.

Nexus 7 2013
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dboyc310  +   209d ago
I honestly thought that was to low. I'm assuming they'll pass that mark and say how it exceeded expectations.
GribbleGrunger  +   209d ago
If I was a betting man, I'd say that's exactly what they're going to do. I'm going to take a wild guess here (proving they can produce enough consoles) and say 6 - 6.5 million.
Ezz2013  +   209d ago
well,seeing as how ps4 is doing so well in pre orders and pretty much most gamers want it so bad

i think you are right
ps4 might even sell more than 5 million
mrbojingles  +   209d ago
So you really see it being a Wii-like happening? With it releasing so late in Japan too that hurts its chances of hitting this goal too. I understand that the PS4 is a no brainer purchase for a lot of us who visit N4G but does the 90% of the rest of consumers feel the same way?
GribbleGrunger  +   209d ago
It's not a certainly, I realise that, but something tells me Sony do not want to give any indication of how many they can produce and sell. Look at how vague they've been with the preorders. They've told us it's over a million, but not by how many or even in which territory/territories, they've said manufacturing is going very well, but not given us any concrete numbers, and they've just announced the Asian release, which is surprisingly BEFORE Japan. You have to ask yourself why (and I don't believe the translation issue).
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   209d ago
Think about the fact that the Wii U sold over 3 million in the space of a month and a half after release. That's a console which had nowhere near the hype of the Wii and quite of lot of the non game website visiting public had no idea that it wasn't just a Wii add-on.

If the Wii U can pull those numbers at launch (though they completely disappeared after) then you'd be mad to not think the PS4 could trump that and reach 5 million in 3 more months.
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OrangePowerz  +   209d ago
Well it will sell in Japan anyway.

As for the west, I know plenty of people that supported the 360 this gen and buy a PS4 at launch.

5 millions in 4 1/2 month doesn't equal Wii like sales.
GribbleGrunger  +   209d ago
Perhaps they know something we don't? China possibly?
joeyisback  +   209d ago
i think its to low of a number i think 7 million should be sold by march i know 20 friends of my who had the 360 this gen switching and they said alot of there online friends are getting PS4 after launch cant wait for PS4 :-D
joecanada  +   208d ago
I actually dont know one person getting xbone at launch
Majin-vegeta  +   209d ago
No last time we heard pre orders are over a million. They could be above 2 by now for all we know.
The_Truth_24_7  +   209d ago
Nope. Too low.
chrissx  +   209d ago
I don't think Sony is aiming too high,Thing is they might even surpass that mark by then. I think Ps4 will sell like hot cakes
OrangePowerz  +   209d ago
Don't see a reason why they couldn't hit the 5 million as long as they can produce enough units.

As for the numbers appearing low for some people. If you announce numbers too high and don't hit them your stock drops. If you announce a bit lower numbers and exceed them your stock goes up.
arbitor365  +   209d ago
if they can ship 5 million, they will sell 5 million
jahfen83  +   209d ago
not at all, if they produce 5 million and put them in stores, at 400 bucks a pop they will sell like... like... like a Playstation 4. :\
azshorty2003  +   209d ago
Considering Microsoft is shooting for 10's of millions, this is quite reasonable for Sony.
Godmars290  +   209d ago
But is that suppose to be by March, or over its targeted 10 year life?
kingdip90  +   209d ago
I think ms said tens of millions in the first year

http://n4g.com/news/1349617...
Godoftheweek  +   209d ago
No
jujubee88  +   209d ago
If I don't have one by launch (money issues) than I'll 100% have one by march. ^_^
Hicken  +   209d ago
Yeah, 5 million sounds feasible. In fact, it sounds like underestimation, to be honest.
kornbeaner  +   209d ago
Aim for the moon and you reach the moon. Aim for the sky and look up at the moon. Sony is doing the right thing setting high goals and unlike last-gen they are in a good position to reach those goals.
GamerXD  +   208d ago
No. Cause it's actually average. 8M= call it high.

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