Sony forecasted that 16 million PS4 units will be sold in Fiscal year 2015, but revenue and income of the game division will slightly decrease due to much lower PS3 sales.
Sounds like a pricecut will be incoming at E3 if they wish to achieve that.
Sony are not going to do a price cut this Fical year. They have increased their sales estimates to 16 million at the current price point. There's no need for a price cut this year as the console is selling above expectations. Moreover, it is more likely that Sony will cut the price of the standard PS4 model, when they announce the PS4 Slim model - at the standard price. That makes more business sense to be honest.
Agreed. Many need to look at PS2, it sold really well and didn't get a price cut for some time due to that. I don't see PS4 getting a price cut as they currently don't need to. I would be surprised if the did.
I could see a price cut if MS does another one, but I'm skeptical that MS would do another one this year. In the meantime it ends up being a back-up for Sony to use should the X1 go down to $300. Other than that, i could certainly see more aggressive bundles for the holidays. There's also the off-chance that Sony may lower the price to increase sales, which would lower profits, but it would increase long term revenue from PS+ subscriptions and game software sales...which would make some sense since they are seeing a drop in PS3 sales.
i personally think microsoft has a slim xbox one coming out for $299 at e3 but that gives sony a lot of time to counter before the holidays. the ps3 is slowing down rapidly as the reason and vita too i imagine, which means either they make more money on the ps3 hardware than the ps4 or ps3 owners in the past bought more games than they expect ps4 owners to.
Yes they are...sales are down yoy, to keep momentum and grow the userbase a price cut is obviously coming. No console has gone after its second year without one.
The PS2 had a price cut after 18 months irrc, the PS4 is in the same area currently. The PS2 received a $100 price cut, so will the PS4.
i dont understand why people want a price cut... its selling well. when the sales sink the price cut will come
Need a counter plan to what ms is gonna do at e3. I pretty much convinced myself that ms is going to announce a slim edition. They officially dropped price in their 2 biggest markets, just seems like they want to get rid of old stock now. For ps4, i dont thonk it would struggle to hit those numbers. Old gen gamers will need ro move on with less and less new games available to them.
You can get PS4 bundle with TLOU and silver headset for 400$ @ Amazon.com. I think its a great deal even without price cut.
$299 by the end of the year.
highly doubt that
PS3 price cut will come before PS4 price cut.
@BitbyDeath, Absolutely. Especially with no AAA PS4 Exclusive Games releasing in the most important 4th Quarter later this year. Most of your profits come from your AAA Exclusive in house developed games. Sony has zero of those exclusives lined up for the PS4 this holiday season.
Uncharted 4 next spring and whatever is announced at E3 will compensate for any price drop....especially as an announcment of a first party AAA game due out by xmas seems likely...
It's a gret direction for Sony - I'm so glad that the company has decided to put it's muscle behind the Game and Network division. Glad that they can see the payoff so quickly and so clearly. They should have done this during the PS3 era - but I guess those were different times for the company. Sony have learned the hard way that you have to put big bucks behind third party marketing - this was basically Microsofts primary strategy last gen. This time round however we see Sony backing the biggest third party releases - Destiny, Batman Arkham Knight, Star Wars: Battlefront etc etc PS3 sales, as well as ps3 software will inevitable decline year on year from here on out. In fact after this year, I'll be surprised to see how many games will still be released for the last gen consoles. Just consider that Black Ops 3 is Next Gen only!!!
Not surprised really with the crazy then number of unfinished broken games that have been pushed out. Increasing the amount of so called "DLC" for games don't help either, most people don't want to pay full cost twice to get the full experience. There's a very very small amount of games that have come out that actually feel well made and complete so far this gen. This is being said for both consoles.
I have offically finished my thesis and projects and in one and a half weeks I will be done with uni and can finally catch up on the the games I have missed: bloodbourne, order, shadow of mordor, driveclub and I can finish KH 2.5
congrats on completing your studies....discipline
I wish I could play Bloodborne for the first time again. Good job on take care of biz! You deserve some game time!
Lol...i wish i could do my studies for the first time again
As long as they keep the psn relevant then I guess the ps3 gamers will carry on buying games. Its a good time for them to compete with 2nd hand market prices for those games. Hopefully PS+ didn't devalue most of those games
Reading the details on site, included is some information from the financial people... it was stated that the decrease in games revenue will be as a result of heavy investment in the gaming division. Glean from that what you will.
Lines up with things I've heard. Mainly future port begging.
tool it means investment into ps5 and other such ventures developments....
I think sony needs to do a pricecut sooner than later in USA,it seems xbox one is outselling ps4 this month in april in USA. I know worldwide theres PS4 domination but the USA market is closer than we think and that is a very important market.The reality is casuals will just buy the cheaper console and it seems like a good portion of the core gamers already bought a PS4. Halo 5 releasing this holiday with TR and XBone being cheaper plus special bundles is sure to outsell PS4 in USA by a good amount. Im sure sony will reveal an unanounced AAA exclusive for holiday 2015 at E3 to replace uncharted but it remains to be seen.Dont sleep on it sony, cheaper is cheaper period.
Where are you getting your information or viewing it? Re: the XB1 outselling the PS4 in April in the US? Is it just Amazon? Seems MS thinks that only games and bundles at XMAS matters. This still only helps them in the US and UK. I think the PS4 will outsell the XB1 until Sept. I believe there are still more games to come. They may not be Tripple A or big budget, but it maintains PS4 mindshare. Games like Tearaway Unfolded, Until Dawn, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, etc. Not to mention marketing deals and promotion.
how do they plan to sell that much with no exclusives this fall?
they are going to get killed this holiday,xbox beat them by 700,000 over the course of nov and dec. Sony beats xboxs monthly by 30,000 or so. That is fine with xbox,winning oct,nov and dec this year will give them the whole year single handily. There will be no slim xbox this year. The hell is wrong with people,you dont redesign a console less that 2 years later.
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