It sounds great that the PS4 is leading the pack with 10 million units sold in less than a year. Yet somehow, that fact is a little disheartening to Shuhei Yoshida.
“It’s just beyond our imagination. We are so happy. But I for one am a bit nervous because we do not completely understand what’s happening. You need to understand why your products are selling well so you can plan for the future, right? It defied the conventional thinking. Lots of people thought the dedicated game hardware might not be needed going forward, but still lots of people are very excited. When you see the new games coming out and being announced this E3 and Gamescom, I think there’s a good enough reason for a gamer to believe this is something worth investing in.”
How big of a lead the PS4 has in sales over the Xbox One is speculative since they do not report the numbers exactly the same. Sony reports 10 million in sales as of Gamescom whilst Microsoft reports 5 millions units shipped as of April 2014. The conventional and popular theory is that the gap is closing since the Kinect was removed from the Xbox One but there are no solid or public numbers to prove this.
Yoshida may well be right to ponder why Sony’s console is selling so well if only to ensure that it continues to do so since Microsoft is working hard to increase its sales.
Paul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found here at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!