Now that PS4 is passing PS3 (and soon Wii, I believe), when I think about the 100m mark of a console total sales, it seems to me that it is the magical number.
Wii and handheld consoles got there, PS2 went even further hitting 150m.
However, hitting 100m is very hard for a home console. When PS4 hits it, it'll be part of a group of only 4 consoles.
For many, seeing a home console hit 150m again is quite impossible.
But what about 200m? I know that hitting that number could be meaningless. One of the reasons console hardly hit 100m is the fact that the industry and the players have to move on, a new console has to come out. But, would it be possible in a near future to have a worldwide number of console buyers so vast so that a console maker could achieve 200m consoles sold in one single generation?
I'd say that console buyers have been quite stable for the last 10 years. Can the industry make this number grow substantially in the next decade?
What do you think?
When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019
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