On September 18th at the Tokyo Game Show press conference, Sony unveiled its plan to sell a minimum number of PlayStation 4 consoles before the end of March 2014. At the conference, the president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, stated that, “Our plan is to sell 5 million PS4s by the end of 2013.”
House did not, however, intend that Sony is attempting to sell five million PS4s by the end of this year. He instead meant that Sony is planning on reaching their goal by the end of the 2013 fiscal year, which is the end of March 2014. Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, later specified House’s statement on Twitter after the press conference.
Concerning the sale of PlayStation 4 consoles, Sony is already well on its way to meeting its March 2014 goal. While at Gamescom last month, the company announced that it had already placed over one million global PlayStation 4 pre-orders.
Furthermore, the PlayStation 4 itself possesses four different release dates and will release in four different regions around the world. The console will be released on November 15th in North America and on November 29th in European countries.
After that, the PS4 is to be released during December 2013 in South Asia and on February 22nd, 2014 in Japan.
Do you think that Sony will be able to sell at least five million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of March 2014? Why or why not? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!