Do you hear about PlayStation 4?
Even those who don’t play video games know the name.
It is probably going to be the fastest and eventually highest selling video games system of all time. So far it is on track to achieve it very quickly too. The funny thing though about Sony’S PS4 is that they also have more production capability than ever before after acquirements and productions of factories took place during the Vita and PS3 Super Slim innovations made over the recent years. Not to mention the PS4 uses an APU setup from the PC Gaming world that allows manufacturing plants to operate efficiently.
So they aren’t really worth thousands like PS3 was when it was rare.
Sony can produce tons and tons of PS4’s, no problem. At least when you compare their hardware production capability to that of the past gaming generations.
The issue this generation is that the amount of buyers willing to buy at the same time is unprecedented for any one game system. Ubisoft and Sony both seem to be funding games that are going to push sales in a high direction for PS4 games.
They are also making tons of films based on games over the next 3-5 years.
Hang on, information overload. Too many sentences, not enough visual data. Let’s try something else. Consider this an experiment into the mind and, if applicable, a psychological insertion from our archives that is sure to leave the cerebral cortex tingling post-op.
ADHD Video Games History Lesson:
Nintendo produces the Nintendo Seal of Approval and essentially invents third party exclusives as we know them today.
Because Atari was allowing shops to sell bootleg carts with Nintendo’s IPs:
And then a ton of other stuff happened….
-1001 B.C. > Then Sony’s like “bro, let’s make a Nintendo that runs on discs”.
-988 B.C. But then Nintendo’s like “nah bro, I make a lot of money off of game cartridges”.
So the PlayStation was born. Then eventually Sony took a pretty strong hold. Nintendo made a gigantic comeback. A while later Sony made some pie charts that really could help show the progress the PlayStation brand was making late into its 3rd generation… notice that Sony is taking a bite out of Nintendo!
But don’t worry, that was just to get back at them for this slap in the face of a pie chart, no seriously – it’s all about pie charts.
Forbes reports came in with 700K PS4 Units Sold in Europe and Australasia initially confirmed by Sony, and overall numbers being announced by Sony later on at over 4 million console units sold before the end of 2013. Once all numbers become tabulated, next-gen will likely go down as one of the largest, if not THE largest gaming generation of all time.
We made a little pie chart of our own (alongside alternative breakdown with guest hosts) not too long ago. But this piece is more of a focus on what’s going on in the here and now, as the Nintendo platform hopes to repair damaged momentum in their sales force and we are rooting for them.
One piece of news reports as a bit of a laugh these days “Sony’s Andrew House believes that they’ll sell 5 million PlayStation 4s by March” which basically cites their 2.1 million numbers from Dec 1, 2013 despite not launching in Arab and African markets at the time, which saw a pretty large internet celebration by South African customers and the console did successfully sell out completely as in other regions of its release.
It is safe to say that if Sony can manage to produce a number considerably larger than 5 million – they will probably be able to sell even more than that bold claim earmarks to investors, who are all but frothing at the mouth for the PS4’s sales updates.
Sony, says it best at the Japanese PlayStation Awards by naming the main factor of the PS4’s success thus far, a “Huge line of production allowed for huge sales”. Production is the key element now to maintaining sales, both of consoles to meet the overwhelming demand for PS4 next-gen gaming, but also for games to play on them.
SONY: “Since the initial announcement back in February, pre-orders for PS4 have surpassed all expectations and we continue to work hard to fulfill the remainder of these pre-orders and to deliver additional consoles to the market for the many more gamers who want a PS4. Substantial further volumes of PS4 will arrive in the UK before Christmas.”
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