Sony chief Kaz Hirai has stated to the Yomirui Shimbun newspaper that he is very confident that the PS3 will manage to sell 11 million units by the end of its fiscal year despite strong increasing competition from the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.
Worldwide sales of Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 are expected to reach 11 million by the end of this fiscal year, a senior executive said in an interview published Saturday.
Sony Computer Entertainment's chief executive Kazuo Hirai told the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper he was confident of fulfilling that goal despite stiff competition from Nintendo's Wii and Microsoft's XBoX 360.
p/s: I think this should put at VG Chartz News & Editorials
Compare the PS3 sales at the same period with Xbox 360, you will know the posibilities of 11 million. lolz.
Remember at that time, 360 didn't had any competitor and PS3 is not going to have any big titles until Sep-Oct 2008.
Sources from FishyJoe:
Therefor the total number of expected PS3 shipments as of March 31, 2008 is 14.57 million.
Let me repeat, 14.57m is the expected PS3 shipments as of March 31, 2008 and is clearly specified in Sony's OFFICIAL financial statements.
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