Sony Predicts 3 Million PlayStation 4 Units Sold by End of 2013
November 12, 2013 8:54 AM
comment(s) - last by
It wants to sell 5 million PS4s by March 2014
is betting big on its latest console with sales estimates of 3 million
by the end of the year.
According to a new report from
, Sony predicts that it will sell 3 million PlayStation 4 units by the end of 2013, and 5 million units by March 2014.
“This is a marathon, not a sprint, but getting out to a nice start is a good thing to do,” said JackTretton, president and chief executive officer of Sony's U.S. computer entertainment division. “That hurdle has been cleared. We’re very, very confident we’re in great shape.”
Sony is hoping that the PS4 will have an advantage against its competition -- Microsoft's Xbox One -- with an earlier release date. The PlayStation 4 is set to release November 15 in the U.S. and November 29 in Europe at $399 while the Xbox One has a
November 22 release date
in the U.S. and is priced $100 higher than the PS4 at $499.
“We’re very comfortable with it,” said Tretton. “I’m excited about next week to be able to talk about what was sold as opposed to what we may sell.”
Last week, Amazon already had a warehouse full of PS4s ready to ship come release day. The image below was posted November 7 on the Facebook page
Amazon Video Games
If the lower price and earlier release date aren't enough, Sony is also hoping the PS4's internals will draw more sales over the Xbox One. Last week,
posted a video that showed off the PS4's innards, and saw updates such as an x86 CPU architecture and an integrated power adapter.
also revealed a 500GB hard disk drive; 8GB of GDDR5 memory (eight on each side of the main processor for a total of 8GB); a secondary processor for network processing with low power consumption; two heat pipes for the heat sink; an 85-mm-diameter centrifugal fan, and ports for USB 3.0, Ethernet, HDMI, optical audio output and an AUX connector for the camera.
If you're still debating between the PS4 and an Xbox One, some Xbox One internals are an APU with eight x86-64 cores; 8GB of DDR3 RAM; a GPU based on an AMD GCN architecture (it just
got a GPU bump
to 853MHz, up from the previous 800MHz); a 500 GB non-replaceable hard drive; three USB 3.0 ports; HDMI, and a Blu-ray optical drive.
Will you be helping Sony reach its holiday sales goal of 3 million, or wait it out for the Xbox One?
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: I'll be getting XBox
11/13/2013 9:15:49 AM
Wrong, Titanfall will be a
exclusive, it's available for PC as well :)
RE: I'll be getting XBox
11/14/2013 5:30:34 PM
That's why I said "console exclusive", but I can see how that can be totally be misinterpreted.
It will be exclusive among consoles, but not among PC.
My plan has always been to get Titanfall from Origin. Again, PC is for cross-platform, no need for an XB1 if this is going to be the limit to their exclusive games. :)
"People Don't Respect Confidentiality in This Industry" -- Sony Computer Entertainment of America President and CEO Jack Tretton
Wired Video Shows Off PS4 Innards
November 7, 2013, 11:06 AM
Quick Note: Xbox One Coming November 22
September 4, 2013, 10:34 AM
Sony Halts PS4 Pre-Orders; Xbox One Coming to 13 Markets in November (Not 21)
August 15, 2013, 10:15 AM
Quick Note: Xbox One Gets GPU Bump
August 2, 2013, 12:34 PM
Retiree Sues Apple For $7,500 for Wiping Honeymoon Photos From His iPhone
November 30, 2015, 10:23 AM
iPhone 7 May Pack 3-4 GB Memory, More Storage; 4-Inch Comeback is Rumored
November 20, 2015, 10:12 PM
OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 Will Receive Android Marshmallow in Q1 2016
November 16, 2015, 9:58 AM
Lenovo Whoa: Motorola Droid MAXX 2 and Turbo 2 Break Cover in Leaks
October 26, 2015, 3:12 PM
Leak: Apple Preps for First Real Android App Foray With New Apple Music App
October 24, 2015, 1:59 PM
Pepsi Smartphone? Empty Calories Coming Soon to the Midrange
October 12, 2015, 11:41 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information