Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House has discussed the sales projections for the Playstation 4.
Speaking at the company’s Tokyo Game Show keynote, House revealed that Sony are aiming to sell 5 million PS4 consoles worldwide by March 2014. To put this in perspective, during the same launch period – November 2006 to March 2007 – the PlayStation 3 managed 3.55 million units.
The PS3 famously came with a hefty price tag at launch which hindered the early sales figures, but Sony’s targets seem ambitious given that the PS4 does not launch in Japan until February, 2 months later than other Asian territories, and 3 months behind the UK and US markets.
“Our first priority is to satisfy our core users, but the possibilities of the PS4 will not end there, the PS4 will bring people together,” said House.
“Sony is now setting out to create a more vibrant entertainment eco-system.”
Whilst Microsoft’s own forecasts for Xbox One sales are currently unknown, the firm’s Senior Vice President Of Interactive Entertainment Business, Yusuf Medhi, recently told Official Xbox Magazine “most industry experts think the next generation will get upwards of about 400 million units to potentially upwards of a billion units.”
The PlayStation 4 launches in the UK on November 29th, and will set you back around £350.