Editorial: The Next Generation Race is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Today Sony is trumpeting the fact that its PlayStation 4 console has sold more than a million units since its Friday launch, and that's in the U.S. alone. This is no mean feat; when Dreamcast sold 300,000 units on its first day of availability in America back in 1999, it was heralded as an unprecedented triumph for video games: Proof that the medium had arrived and could finally sit at the big kids' table with film and music.

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Abash1771d ago

"The Next Generation Race is a Marathon, Not a Sprint"

Which is an echo of what Sony is constantly saying. Are they happy that the PS4 sold through a million units in just a day in NA? Sure, who wouldnt be when it's a new record as it is. But at the same time they are saying "That's just the start" and want to continuously push the PS4 all through it's lifetime to sell as many units as possible.

decrypt1771d ago

Of course next generation will be a marathon, since they will try and drag it out to 7-8 year generation, so they can keep profiting and people are stuck with the same old tech.

DanielGearSolid1770d ago

Sony has been saying this since the ps3 was released... And even in interviewa about the Ps4 sales they continue to say dont count MS out yet... Its shame these websites are going out of their way to downplay such a successful launch