I still think they are low balling with that 19 million figure. With Gran Turismo Sport coming out this quarter, and God of War most likely coming around late February or March, I don't see any reason for them not to match or exceed the 20M units they sold in FY2016
Yes, they are. Nintendo is too with their new forecasts. They are predictions that MUST be met at any costs. Annoucing predictions and failling to meet them is a terrible prospect. So when tehse companies rise their forecasts, it's because they know they will make it without breaking a sweat. Actually, it's just because they notice that their previous forecast would be pathetically low.
So, more than 20M is a total given. They are most likely aiming at 21 or 22M right now.
For FY16, the forecast 20 million, and they shipped 20 million.
People have to remember that the PS4 had massive stock at the start of the year. Like literally almost 3.5 million. That's an extremely high stock level, even for a product selling as well as the PS4. Because of that, the PS4 may be down YoY in overall shipments despite being up in sales for the year.