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Sony: Lower PS4 Sales Were Due to Wait for PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim; PlayStation VR Sales "On Track"

During Sony's quarterly financial briefing related to the three months ended on September 30th, Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida, Corporate Executive, Finance & Corporate Development Atsuko Murakami and Corporate Executive, Corporate Planning & Control and Accounting Kazuhiko Takeda talked more about the performance of the PlayStation business .

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Nyxus2814d ago

Yeah, it was to be expected. Curious to see what the sales will be like after the Pro is out.

NXSwitch2813d ago

Ya right, the shatty system is not selling that good anymore! Its maxed at 40m & they are selling F4k & gimmick VR to gain more sales but its a epic fail already. Hail to the fkn Xbox Jabronis!

ArchangelMike2814d ago

Quote - "...so with this new PS4 and also PS4 Pro the sales for this year are included in our forecast of twenty million, and we’re not changing that volume.”

Basically Sony knew that sales would slow down as people waited for the Pro and factored this into the sales forecasts for the year. I wonder if they are still on track to hit 20 million units sold this year. It would be very interesting to see the breakdown of sales across the Slim, PSVR and the Pro.

Ju2813d ago (Edited 2813d ago )

Well, PSVR sales are not factored into PS4 sales. Pro vs standard would sure be interesting, but don't really matter because it doesn't fracture the software market. It'll be interesting to Sony because both SKUs will most likely have different profit margins. Developers must support the Pro regardless.

Real PSVR numbers would be interesting but I rather think that's still low volume in comparison. It sold better than expected if Sony increased the production targets for the second run. Not too shabby, I suppose.

Keeping the 20m target also means, there is some healthy demand for the Pro... Considering that the Standard sales will probably remain relatively low but will possibly compensated by Pro sales. It doesn't really increase the market, though. I think that's still OK, my guess is, it will have stiffer competition from second hand cheap PS4 models on the market as well...

DragonKnight2812d ago

Just wait until next gen. If Sony thinks they've seen a wait, now that they've helped to set midgen improvements as a precedent, they'll see a bigger wait.

stuna12814d ago (Edited 2814d ago )

Above I gave both of ya'll an agree. It's to be expected that sales would slow especially with new hardware on the horizon! What do people expect that everyone is going to run out and buy yesterday's newspaper!? But when the same people were saying it was happening for the competitor no questions asked!

The Pro will likely spark a nice boost in sales once it drops and I foresee 50 million PS4's shipped easily before the holiday season ends.

Got to love when people disagree with facts! Sony already said 47.4 million PS4's shipped, The Holiday season is like 3 1/2 weeks away and will last approximately 6 to 7 weeks. It is the biggest shopping season for gifts out of the entire year. So yeah I can see Sony selling 2.6 million PS4's, PS4 Pro during that time period especially considering the PS4 Pro is in case and point a more powerful version of the original.

What makes this even more plausible is the fact that the PS4 Pro is releasing approximately 2 1/2 to 3 weeks before Black Friday, which is without a doubt the the single most busiest shopping day of the year.

MasterCornholio2814d ago

I thought something like this would happen. Plus with the Pro being 399$ it's normal for some people to wait.

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