Sony Increasing PS4 Sales Projections After E3

Sony Increasing PS4 Sales Projections After E3

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Sony believes it might sell more PS4's than it can make.

Sony had a good E3 this year. In addition to burning Microsoft every chance it got, it came away from its press conference with the crowd on its side and more than a few gamers ready and raring to pick up a PS4 when the system launches this holiday. Responding to the excitement spawned by recent events, Sony has increased its internal sales projections for the PS4.

While not offering anything in the way of actual numbers Sony was not shy in confirming its expanded expectations going forward. "Demand may well outstrip supply," said Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment. While some might caution Sony not to get ahead of itself, there is some anecdotal evidence to help bolster the company's confidence. On Amazon, for instance, PlayStation 4 products already inhabit several best seller slots in the retailer's gaming section. "We're excited about the momentum," commented Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America.

It's hard to blame Sony for giving into a bit of excitement considering the positive reception to its PS4 presentation at E3. That said, the company would do well to remember that too much confidence can be a bad thing, a lesson it had to learn the hard way following the PS3's ill-fated launch. By all means, enjoy success as it comes, but try not to count the PS4's before they hatch.

Source: Games Industry

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How much do you want to bet that, all things considered, Sony is going to stomp the XBox One by a factor of 10:1?

Taking all bets right now.

OT: Reserved mine a couple of days ago. That put a little dent in my plans to get a Vita and Persona 4 Golden, but it was a happy dent that I can live with.

I have to admit, watching them continually rap MS in the nuts over and over was satisfying enough for me to want to get a ps4 at launch. But the psPlus requirement for online play kind of dulled my enthusiasm.
I might still get one in a few years but there's going to have to be some really good single player games because all my new multiplayer games are going to be on the pc.

Okay, I get that you got a good thing going here Sony, but don't get cocky, that's what caused this mess for Mircosoft and I'd rather not be ragging on the PS5 this time in a few years.

I asked an employee in a local Best Buy about the number of pre-orders for the Xbone and PS4, 2 xbones and like 30+ PS4s. Actually went to Sony's Facebook page to congratulate them on the victory over the xbone, some might say we should wait till they launch to say who wins but honestly it's clear who is dominating at this point.

CrazyCapnMorgan:
How much do you want to bet that, all things considered, Sony is going to stomp the XBox One by a factor of 10:1?

Taking all bets right now.

OT: Reserved mine a couple of days ago. That put a little dent in my plans to get a Vita and Persona 4 Golden, but it was a happy dent that I can live with.

At the very least it should be a ratio of... 4:1... GET IT!? ... I'll be going now...*walks off stage*

dragongit:

At the very least it should be a ratio of... 4:1... GET IT!? ... I'll be going now...*walks off stage*

*gives a slow clap*

That aside; don't be too over confident. Try not to trip right before the finish line. Check and double check your work. Don't want red rings nor yellow lights in the final product. And don't want to hear there's a shortage of supply. Don't be the hare. Don't think you're so far ahead you can stop and take a nap. Learn from you mistakes, not make new ones.

dragongit:

CrazyCapnMorgan:
How much do you want to bet that, all things considered, Sony is going to stomp the XBox One by a factor of 10:1?

Taking all bets right now.

OT: Reserved mine a couple of days ago. That put a little dent in my plans to get a Vita and Persona 4 Golden, but it was a happy dent that I can live with.

At the very least it should be a ratio of... 4:1... GET IT!? ... I'll be going now...*walks off stage*

And the disparity will only increase after the first quarter :P

CrazyCapnMorgan:
How much do you want to bet that, all things considered, Sony is going to stomp the XBox One by a factor of 10:1?

Taking all bets right now.

Factoring in that the PS4 will be available in twice as many regions as the Xbone?

I could bet a penny on the Xbone and if they actually equalised (to within a certain degree) i would walk away with enough cash to buy a PS4.

DVS BSTrD:
And the disparity will only increase after the first quarter :P

Indeed, after a first few months of sales like what the preorders seem to imply, it's third party support will drop to WiiU levels. (With no WiiU level first party support).

Hoo damn, Sony is starting to feel good about itself after the whole E3 thing. Better not get too cocky there Sony, otherwise ya might fuck up like a certain company is doing.

I think this is pretty justified. They've clearly learned several key strategies from last gen, such as the lower price at launch and the support of indie developers. This is true progression and learning from mistakes.

It sure as hell helps that Microsoft happens to be actively pushing away customers towards Sony, though.

Now if only they can offer free online, and they'd be a great companion with PC gaming.

Following E3 I know a bunch of people who were looking to abstain entirely from the next gen and yet are now looking at the PS4, myself included, so this isn't altogether unreasonable.

They'd better, that hilarity that was the Microsoft press conference echos back to the PS3 reveal. Sony's in a great position to push for market dominance at the moment, and they have the same blessing of millions of anonymous 13-year olds on the internet that served the 360 so well at launch.

What a stunning announcement, demand will exceed initial supply just like every recent console except for the WiiU, I believe.

sethisjimmy:

Now if only they can offer free online, and they'd be a great companion with PC gaming.

Well it is a shame that one of their great selling points is gone, PS+ does have great bonuses like free games, free trails of full length games etc. So it does prove itself and pay for itself and I do see why Sony might do something like this. That $400 price point may really hurt their profits for a couple of years so PS+ is an attempt to help cover those loses quickly and turn a profit.

For the people saying Sony is getting too cocky, it's good that they ramp up their predictions.

The forecasting of how well a product will sell is vital to, among other things, the proper planning of creating enough product and getting them everywhere on time.

If they don't ramp up predictions, chances are they will not have build enough PS4's to suit all the demand by launch.

Hell, they probably won't be able to meet demand now.

Microsoft, I think we have found a way you can actually make money from your games console division.

Build PS4s for Sony.

Well I'd rather they have more PS4's than necessary, than not have enough. Wouldn't everyone else?

And besides, confidence is what may very well make people who are on the fence about the next gen consoles cross over to Sony's side.

CrazyCapnMorgan:
How much do you want to bet that, all things considered, Sony is going to stomp the XBox One by a factor of 10:1?

Taking all bets right now.

OT: Reserved mine a couple of days ago. That put a little dent in my plans to get a Vita and Persona 4 Golden, but it was a happy dent that I can live with.

It would actually be funnier to see the xbone outsell the PS4 100:1.

The amount of doom saying will be hilarious from a PC gamer perspective.

Angry Joe going off trying to tell people how to build PCs and how consoles are dead.

Console fanboys saying we should have faith in the corporate overlords, and how PC is dead.

Jim crying in the corner because "ownership is dead."

The amount of rage from the "console peasants" filling every board and inevitably made fun of by the media, 99% off whom don't "get" gaming, by saying "they are just games dude." This pisses gamers off more and the likes of Fox News and CNN are burned by gamers dressed as Assassin's Creed.

Its a apocalyptic dystopian future, but I would like to see how that scenario plays out in the end. I really want to see how pissed gamers would get.

Ultratwinkie:

CrazyCapnMorgan:
How much do you want to bet that, all things considered, Sony is going to stomp the XBox One by a factor of 10:1?

Taking all bets right now.

OT: Reserved mine a couple of days ago. That put a little dent in my plans to get a Vita and Persona 4 Golden, but it was a happy dent that I can live with.

It would actually be funnier to see the xbone outsell the PS4 100:1.

The amount of doom saying will be hilarious from a PC gamer perspective.

Angry Joe going off trying to tell people how to build PCs and how consoles are dead.

Console fanboys saying we should have faith in the corporate overlords, and how PC is dead.

Jim crying in the corner because "ownership is dead."

The amount of rage from the "console peasants" filling every board and inevitably made fun of by the media, 99% off whom don't "get" gaming, by saying "they are just games dude." This pisses gamers off more and the likes of Fox News and CNN are burned by gamers dressed as Assassin's Creed.

Its a apocalyptic dystopian future, but I would like to see how that scenario plays out in the end. I really want to see how pissed gamers would get.

what like the joker, wanting to see the internet burn and the like

i see some people online saying the internet rage dosn't matter, but i'm not so sure. alot of people are aline now days, and even if you don't follow release news, you probally work with a known "nerd" that does (i am one such nerd)

that nerd is probally going to get asked alot when some of the uninformed are going to buy a new console about which one, and the ratio of pro Xbox nerd is low.

also its 100USD cheaper for a PS4, that can't be understated

oliver.begg:

Ultratwinkie:

CrazyCapnMorgan:
How much do you want to bet that, all things considered, Sony is going to stomp the XBox One by a factor of 10:1?

Taking all bets right now.

OT: Reserved mine a couple of days ago. That put a little dent in my plans to get a Vita and Persona 4 Golden, but it was a happy dent that I can live with.

It would actually be funnier to see the xbone outsell the PS4 100:1.

The amount of doom saying will be hilarious from a PC gamer perspective.

Angry Joe going off trying to tell people how to build PCs and how consoles are dead.

Console fanboys saying we should have faith in the corporate overlords, and how PC is dead.

Jim crying in the corner because "ownership is dead."

The amount of rage from the "console peasants" filling every board and inevitably made fun of by the media, 99% off whom don't "get" gaming, by saying "they are just games dude." This pisses gamers off more and the likes of Fox News and CNN are burned by gamers dressed as Assassin's Creed.

Its a apocalyptic dystopian future, but I would like to see how that scenario plays out in the end. I really want to see how pissed gamers would get.

what like the joker, wanting to see the internet burn and the like

i see some people online saying the internet rage dosn't matter, but i'm not so sure. alot of people are aline now days, and even if you don't follow release news, you probally work with a known "nerd" that does (i am one such nerd)

that nerd is probally going to get asked alot when some of the uninformed are going to buy a new console about which one, and the ratio of pro Xbox nerd is low.

also its 100USD cheaper for a PS4, that can't be understated

Kinda. Even if it does go into that dystopian world, gaming would still be better off.

Staying away from DRM? Okay we stay in this current market.

DRM goes too far on consoles? It crashes and resets, or stays as it is. The crash would bee the best thing to happen, as the industry and its consumers have grown too big for what reality can support.

The DRM route is more exciting, and it all ends the same anyway.

Also its rumored only the base model is 400$, the regular is 500$. 400$ doesn't mean much if consumers think it is a "cheap and low quality" product. Especially in America, high price is seen as "high social status." Has been since apple drilled it into consumer's heads.

If the xbox was marketed as a rich man's item, and not for the plebian masses, the apple mentality will show and people will start to diss the PS4. Even if the rich man has better items, it shows he has the money to plop down on two high price items that do the same thing.

I'm saving up now for a PS4, but I'm not gonna pre-order it just yet. After getting burned (metaphorically) by red-ringed Xbox 360s multiple times, I'll wait for the console to launch before i plunk down the money.

 

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