Forums - Gaming Discussion - PS4 to sell 72,000,000 by end of 2017

So the PS4 sales seems to have plateaud last year, being only up 100k from 2015 despite 2 new SKUs. PS4 sold 17.5M units in 2016, up from 17.4M in 2015. Still impressive, considering Wii started its decline in the 3rd year.

2013: 4.2M
2014: 14.3M
2015: 17.4M
2016: 17.5M

I think 2017 could be PS4's peak year, there's potential with the amazing software line up, with multiple heavy hitters among them (RDR2, GTS, Destiny 2, BF2, FF7R:PI?).

The PS4 will see sub $199 price tags this year, I see $179 or even lower around Black Friday. The Pro should see $299. The cheaper price will see most benefits in other parts of the world where the impact will be bigger.

Sony will also be focusing a lot more on the US this year because the new Xbox marketing clearly affected them and put them down YoY.



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It should be at 70 million at least at the end of 2017, Playstation consoles aren't known to plummet in sales anyway.



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I don't see how anyone could argue with that? Hardware will get cheaper, the best line-up since launch is comming, and major firware and services updates will only broaden the appeal of the whole package. Sales should be up, but I still don't think this will be the peak.



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Soo you expect 19mill consoles sold in 1 year,one og the biggest years in PlayStation history.

With a new uncharted, horizon, and gran turismo.

Hm thats a good gues



 

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I don't know, but I'd already be happy with 70 Million.



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I think it will heavily depend on the bundling strategy.
They should have Horizon-> Crash -> RDR2 -> COD -> BF2 bundles.
I think heavy bundling is very important after reaching affordable prices.



72M is not impossible with strong exclusives and bundles. I think 70M would be the safe bet here but I can also see 72M happening at the end of 2017.



KBG29 said:
I don't see how anyone could argue with that? Hardware will get cheaper, the best line-up since launch is comming, and major firware and services updates will only broaden the appeal of the whole package. Sales should be up, but I still don't think this will be the peak.

It's Merica I'm worried about, their marketing sucked last year. Being down in Merica affects worldwide figures.



If they bring their A game.... they could probably manage that.
I think 2017 is the PS4's peak.
The question is how much over 17.5m is it going to sell this year? I think its over 18.5m.



Definitely 70 million. As high as 74 million with a price cut.