11 Million PS3s for 2007: Sony upbeat can make PS3 sales goal

SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) - Sony Corp. (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) (SNE.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is confident about meeting its goal of selling 11 million PlayStation 3 game consoles this fiscal year as a recent price cut and a slate of new games draw in consumers, a top executive said on Thursday.

"We're very well-poised to get to that number on a worldwide basis," Kaz Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, told Reuters in an interview. Sony's fiscal year runs through the end of March.

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MaximusPrime3877d ago (Edited 3877d ago )

nice news to hear.

@ guy below: sorry i misread it.

jromao3877d ago

yes, that's good news, I believe if not in March 2008, during the next summer at least, unless the new GT5 Prologue, PES 2008, Fifa, Killzone and the other funtastic games push it to 11 million or more before March, anycase it's strong that happens as PS3 is getting spread and many consumers are waiting to get one HD LCD first or bundled with PS3.

Arkham3877d ago (Edited 3877d ago )

Exactly. The companies are talking about sold as shipped, not sold-through to consumers. If they meant the latter, they'd be screaming, capitalizing, and using a lot of screamers around phrases such as "user-base!", "in people's livingrooms!!", "end-users!!!", etc etc.

After the first 13 months, Microsoft sold (shipped) 10 Million, and then 11.6 after 19 months. March-end for Sony was 5.5 after 4.5 months, so 11M after 1 year is entirely possible.

Assume roughly 20% of in-channel numbers for sold-thru to consumers, though with Microsoft's defect issues and channel-flooding, who knows what the actual number is worldwide.

I daresay the number is currently less than 10 Million, because Microsoft would be ballyhooing "10 MILLION INSTALLED USERBASE!" from the mountaintops whenever that happens. It would be press releases and N4G flame-fests galore, undoubtedly.

Torch3877d ago (Edited 3877d ago )

I explicitly remember that they said 'ship', and NOT 'sell' during the presentation, because I remember reflecting on how he was so careful to chose such wording.

timmyp533877d ago

that is certainly possible

Odion3877d ago

ya, because to sell 11 million consoles by the end of December would mean that they would have to sell over 2 million consoles per month every month for the rest of the year, excluding July which will prob see them get something like 200-250k

Azurite3877d ago

The fiscal year ends in March 31.

ArduousAndy3877d ago

shipped or sold to consumers. If its sold to my consumers then all i got to say is good luck if you make it I tip my hat to you.

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