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Submitted by Abriael 176d ago | news

PS4: Sony Increases 5 Million Sales Forecast But Won't Say by How Much; Plans to Boost Marketing

During the earnings call for investors and analysts related to the third quarter of the fiscal year, Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai answered a question on whether the sales forecast for the PS4 before the end of March had increased from the former 5 million estimate. (Kaz Hirai, PS4)

Sharius  +   176d ago
5 milions PS4 by the end of march is just a joke, i say they will be sold more than 6 million by then
BigFnHooters  +   176d ago
Yes, 4.3 million already by the end of 2013. The PS4 is probably already over six million already right now in the first week of February. That is six more weeks of sales beyond the 4.2 million already sold.

It is most likely the only thing limiting PS4 sales right now is Sony's ability to manufacture them.

Also, these numbers that are reported by Sony are actual 'sales to customers' not 'shipped to retail warehouse' like Microsoft reports. Both Sony and Nintendo switched to reporting actual sales to customers back in 2006. While Microsoft still to this day tries to pass off 'shipments to retailers' as 'sales'.
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OrangePowerz  +   176d ago
Don't think they will be over 6 million now. It's estimated the produce 1 million a month and they need to stockpile them for the Japanese launch.
darksky  +   176d ago
Whatever Sony manufactures sells out as soon as it's available so the total sales as reported are pretty accurate. If they sell over 500K in Japan they will be close to or over 6m by March surely.
OrangePowerz  +   176d ago
I'm sure they will hit 6 million by end of march without a problem. They could hit their original estimate of 7 million.

Just saying I don't think they are over 6 million now because of the amount that they can produce every month. :)
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BigFnHooters  +   176d ago
Sony is reportedly making about 1.4 million a PS4s a month. That is about 350k a week. It's been about five weeks since Sony reported selling 4.2 million PS4s. That puts the PS4 right about six million this week. Over six million next week.
maddskull  +   176d ago
Don't forget that it will launch in japan after 2 weeks
bryam1982  +   176d ago
4 millions to December + 2 millions on January and February then 2 millions sold on.japan launch ummmmmm...yep i think they'll pass their forecast
Kribwalker  +   176d ago
2 million in Japan in a month. Not gonna happen. They will sell 500,000 in launch month there. Japanese are a handheld country, they aren't that huge on home consoles anymore. PS3 only sold 9.8 million consoles lifetime. This wait for japan you guys always speak of is not a very big number when you are talking home console numbers
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Rainstorm81  +   176d ago
@kribwalker

Well ps2 sold nearly a mil in Jpn within the first 24hrs, if ps4 demand is any indication that could happen again
UltimateMaster  +   175d ago
They would sell more if they could produce more.
PSVita  +   176d ago
I'd say 7-8 million in March with the Japan release.
BigFnHooters  +   176d ago
That sounds reasonable.
r1sh12  +   176d ago
yeah Im thinking 7.5-9
its got really good traction in many territories.
T2  +   175d ago
Imagine if they came out and said 10 million ! BOOM! Lol, I doubt they can hit that but it would be funny to see them announce it as a challenge.
DJMarty  +   176d ago
Sharius - I called it a while ago, 7+ million by end of march 2014

Sony ment to be making 1.4 million PS4's a month, they sure to be stockpiling PS4's as we speak for a awesome Japanese launch.
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Charybdis  +   176d ago
Nice this could help Sony winter out their financial problems and possibly attract more investors.
sprinterboy  +   176d ago
Close to 8million imo with Xbone sitting at about 6
assdan  +   175d ago
As of Jan. 25 the ps4 is at 4.9m according to vgchartz. I know some people don't like it, but it's been very accurate so far. Given japan, I'm guessing 6.5. The ps4 looks like around 600k a month. So if this next 6 weeks is worse than January sales in territories other than Japan(which they probably not given infamous SS) we could estimate another 600k. Then add in japan which is at least 500k (not really sure how launches in japan tend to go), 6.5 is completely reasonable.
BluP  +   175d ago
"...according to vgchartz".

hahaha
jackanderson1985  +   175d ago
it's not accurate that's the issue they retroactively change the figures once official numbers are released and it makes them look great... they had both the X1 and PS4 tracking way away from their actual numbers then did a quick revision once actuals were released
SmielmaN  +   175d ago
Vg charts is entertainment for gamers bro. Take their info with a grain of salt because it's usually way off until actual sales data comes out and they fix their numbers accordingly then adjust their formula for guessing the sales week to week.
GraveLord  +   175d ago
It will approach 7 million if sales keep up at 150k per week in the US/EU. Then there's the Japan launch which should sell pretty well.
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chrissx  +   176d ago
Man the Ps4 is selling like larva cakes. Sony really nailed it
Nineball2112  +   176d ago
Ewww....

I hope you meant lava cakes as in "hot cakes"

Not larva as in the newly hatched, wingless, often wormlike form of many insects before metamorphosis....
chrissx  +   176d ago | Funny
@9ball Yes I meant lava asin hot sorry abt the spelling lol
Rainstorm81  +   176d ago
Mmm larva cakes.....yum
Ck1x  +   175d ago
Eww, those sound disgusting... lol
ChristianTheAtheist  +   175d ago
I actually imagined worse: a larva pie instead.
Ra3030  +   176d ago
VGCHARTZ says Sony as of Jan25 was at 4,889,669 sold units. The 4.2 mill number was from late Dec 2013. So if that number is correct they would be around 4,930,000 to date. I could be wrong..please see vgchartz.
Ra3030  +   176d ago
To add to that Sony should be at or just past the 5 million mark when they open in Japan on I think Feb 28th.
BigFnHooters  +   176d ago
"VGCHARTZ says"

LOL

Vgchartz is fake sales site run by a 20 year old hardcore Xbox fan who was permabanned years ago from the neogaf forums for trying to pretend he had real access to retail sales data in order to try to inflate Xbox 360 sales numbers.
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Ra3030  +   176d ago
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italiangamer  +   176d ago
HAHAHAHAH LOL They can never get their sales data right, one week they adjust them up then the other week they adjuste them down by a ton. What a joke.
BigFnHooters  +   176d ago
How the can people be dumb enough to believe that some dumb little kid running a website is doing global retail tracking...

You just have the to laugh at the staggering stupidity of anyone who visit such a site.

The most hilarious part of the dimwitted Xbox fan, ioi, who makes up the fake sales numbers on vgchartz is he makes up fakes numbers that are 'accurate' all the way down to single digits because he thinks that makes them look more 'legitimate'.
Rainstorm81  +   176d ago
Surely he's older than 20 by now
assdan  +   175d ago
Vgchartz has stayed pretty accurate so far this gen. Once the sailed get really high, they're sometime off by a couple hundred thousand, but thats not much compared to 80+ million. The sales numbers have been spot on for the ps4 and Xbox one though. I also find it funny you say Xbox fanboy. The numbers usually favor sony when its overtracked.
skydragoonity  +   176d ago
Everybody loves the PS4
RPG_Lover  +   176d ago
Sonys financials were worse than Nintendos.
KNWS  +   176d ago
Sony is in a bad way. But they still have businesses that are profitable somewhat like gaming. I think they will survive longterm, but Sony needs to restructure and focus more on stuff that people want. If they don't Sony will be in trouble.
RPG_Lover  +   176d ago
Game division had an 8 mil loss......Software sales were terrible, PS3/Vita sales are way down......

PS4 is the only good thing
SynestheticRoar  +   176d ago
Glad to heard Sony financials are looking up.
RPG_Lover  +   176d ago
They arent though.
Ck1x  +   176d ago
Wow N4G is the spin factory!
The Playstation brand is directly related to Sony, because Sony owns the Playstation brand. The reasons that Sony was able to put resources into even making the PS4, is because of the capital they can raise as a whole company. The gaming division isn't worth that much by itself! Many here seem to think that if Sony sells off all of their other divisions and cut jobs, the Playstion brand is gonna be worth equal to Nintendo and that would be false.
T2  +   175d ago
after all the other comments hid for being off topic how do you not understand that news about sonys financial is off-topic in a news story about the sales of the ps4 console? what exactly does your comment have to do with ps4 sales?
Longshot28  +   176d ago
@Kribwalker lol you're way off. Demand for PS4 in japan is feverish.
saimcheeda  +   175d ago
What about PS3?
Haven't seen it's lifetime sales!
Lonnie18  +   175d ago
They are probably at 6 million right now, 7 million by the first week in March.

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