Sony poised to release the PlayStation 4 game console this week, is confident it can meet analysts’ sales estimates of 3 million units by year-end, exploiting an early advantage over Microsoft’s Xbox One.
this would mean the ps4 would start this gen in the lead. That's incredible
I think it'll stay in the lead too. $500 vs $400 is a huge difference for mom and dad when they're out buying their kid a new christmas toy.
Especially when they ask which console is better, and the sales clerk starts weighing the pros and cons. smh it's going to be sad Holidays for Microsoft.
@CHEF meh probably not sad. They'll still make a crap ton of money.
That must be around 3 million preorders, my one comes on the second shipment between 20-24th dec
If we go by your logic every kid should have a $300 wiiu since its a huge difference to mom and dad.
ps4 is also launching in 32 countries as opposed to the XBone's 23 so we can safely say it will stay in the lead for a couple of years
Not 23... 13! The other markets for MS hasn't been announced. And likely won't get focus till after the console launches and 2013 comes to a close. between Nov 15 and Feb 22, 2014 The PS4 will have launched in NA, LA, SA, AUS, Middle East, Greater Europe, UK, Asia , Japan... MS hasn't even Committed to announcing their tier 2 and 3 markets... Sony is in great shape for launch and 3 million units by Dec 31st would incredible
@sevir oh damn forgot they were down to 13 too many u-turns and reversals.
Even though people say competition is good. I felt the most unhappiest last gen when it came to consoles since half my friends were on one system and half on the other. I wish for ps4 dominance so I can take my controller to any friends house and play and vice versa and play online with anyone. Last gen had the most segregation in the gaming community ever I think and I hope this gen will be less like that. MS did a good job pushing Sony this gen but next will be a lot different.
Same here. Most of my friends had 360 while I had the PS3. They were so jealous of the exclusives lol.
exactly. PS1 and 2 and NES were dominant and yet no one was complaining and asking for competition then
Yup And this is also why the PS4 will outsell the X1, on top of plenty of other reasons. "The new console hits U.S. stores on Nov. 15, followed by Europe on Nov. 29, and will reach 32 countries for the holidays. Microsoft’s Xbox One will debut in 13 countries a week later, down from an original target of 21 markets."
i would honestly say im expecting it to sell 5 million units by this summer
I'll be one of them.
and me. lol at the people getting it delivered you best get someone at home with you on that day. you dont wanna go to the loo only to come back to your door and see the attempted delivery note the postman leaves behind and when you check when next you can pick it up the item the bastard engraves 48 hours XD
I'm getting it delivered. There is no way in hell I get in line again. I did that with the PS3 and it was the worst experience of my life. The meanest, nastiest people were in that line that I ever seen in my life. Anyways, I always put a note out for the mailman (USPS, UPS or FedEx) saying that I am home and please ring the bell or knock on the window multiple times if I don't respond at first. Always get my packages this way and guess what...I'll be home on Friday ALL day waiting.
And I will be with you brother!! XDDD
That's 3 million in a month and a half in other words. "Andrew House, head of Sony’s game operation worldwide, in September forecast sales of 5 million PS4 units by the company’s fiscal year-end in March." http://31.media.tumblr.com/... "Wayne Hickey, a spokesman for Microsoft, declined to comment on the company’s projection for Xbox One sales." http://i1217.photobucket.co...
It'll be more than that by Christmas, wouldn't be surprised if sony hit 5 million by February if not sooner. I'm glad I have mine pre-ordered.
I'm sure they will but it all depends on production really
Yea, if sony can keep up the supply for the demand they'll continue to boost those console sale numbers.
It is very possible, the momentum Sony has been is incredible. Got mine preordered.
I WILL BE ONE....THREE MORE DAYS!!!!
3 million is the first step in a long journey of complete generation 8 domination. How many Bones are projected this year?
comes out sooner, is more powerful, & is cheaper.. Why wouldnt anyone get this 1st?
Dr House MD might have a theory.
I purchased 2 so that just leaves 2,999,998 left.
correction... 2,999,997 left...
correction again 2,999,996
3 million sold by jan 1? They must be very confident in their supply chain. This is a good sign for folks hoping to be able to pick one up in stores
Think they are talking about the fiscal year which ends in March. Either way, that is still a LOT of consoles in a small amount of time.
I thought they were shooting for 5mil by March...
Maybe so!?!? I don't really know. I just read "end of the year" and thought most businesses consider that the fiscal end in March.
They'd do that easily. PS4 have so much good going for it, who doesn't want one.
3 million is the number I said months ago by new years. Michael Pachter better watch out, I'm after his job.
I would love to have his job. Have a big ole house like he does. Just from pulling numbers out of my arse . My american dream
Um no, you have to make extreme predictions, be wrong a majority of the time, and say stuff people already know. Then you'll get his job.
Yeah Pachter is a clown, I called it too. This is exactly how I think it goes. When they announced the 5M sales target for end of fiscal year (March 31st) I assumed that they actually intend to sell around 5.3-5.4M and therefore manufacture around 6M PS4. Which means they're making 850K/months (6M/7). They started manufacturing the PS4 just a little prior to Septembre which will give them almost 2.4 million consoles on the shelves by EU launch. After that Sony still has one month of production to cover Christmas (850K), and by the end of the year they'll have manufacured 3.5M. That's why it more than plausible for them to sell 3M of those. And all the more so, because I heard Tretton in an interview begining of October saying that every PS4 that was coming out of the production line and those to be manufactured were already presold, so I assume preorders alone are in the 1.7-1.8M range. Now the reason why I think PS4 will outsell Xbox One more than 2:1 even before the end of the year (as seen in a prior article) is because MS shipment target for end of June (shipment not sales, so this figure can be revised downward by then) is 6.2M. Which means MS is making 620K consoles/month. By launch they'll have 1.5 million on the shelves. Assuming preorders are double than what 360 were they should be around 600K (one of my prior posts). I think MS will probably reach the 1M console sales for it's first week on the market but it will be a close call. Therefore MS will have 820K consoles to cover Christmas (the leftover from launch 500K + half a month of production 320K), but will probably only sell about half of it by the end of the year (1.4M)
Don't see why they won't get 3 mil, probably sold 1.5 mil first week and hype will take over for the Xmas period, as long as Sony can supply. I expect ps4 to outsell Wii u total sales ww by March/april
Do we have any current preorder figures for Europe? We haven't had any concrete numbers for a while, if ever.
I am wondering.. Is this the end of the Wii U?
I think Wii u will be fine but i can only see it doing 50 million lifetime, just my opinion
true... But it sucks that the majority of the Third party developers don't care about the Wii U... Can you imagine how cool it would be to see GTA V on the Wii U? I am getting the PS4 this Thursday... But I miss somehow to play Nintendo, although, I don't think that I would buy the Wii U only Mario or Zelda...
Sony, you can do this! We're all behind you!
I see a few people counting the wii u out already? It has jumped up recently in sales. It went from 3000 in japan up to almost 40000 with the release of wii fit u. I wouldnt count the big N out so early in its life cycle. It already has a good library of games out and some more good one coming this year and early 2014. Dont forget mario 3d world releases this month and the bundles they have out that includes games and controler. This has been the biggest sales for consoles ever overall with ps3 selling 80+ million. xbox 360 selling almost 80 million and wii selling 100+ million. I dont see as many gamers jumping right in to next gen to get the new consoles since all third parties will continue to release on all current gen consoles And I think ps4 will sell very well this year but surpassing wii u by march is a little crazy considering It has an install base of 4 million already and sells of wii u is picking up big time right now. I predict wii u will reach 6 million sold by march of next year. so sony would need to sell 6 million to be there and thats not going to happen so soon
Already got a phone call from EbGames (Canada). Greatness is prepared for me this Friday ;)
My Amazon delivery will be here soon. People going to the midnight launch better hope the Lakers don't win on the same night.
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