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Forums - Sony Discussion - Sony FY2017 - HW 19 Million Sold, SW 246.9 Million Sold. 79 Million Shipped Ending March 31st.

Good sales last year though the forecast for this year isnt great. But with some great games coming, hopefully we see boosts in hardware.



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zorg1000 said:
Intrinsic said:
Whats the surplus from the last FY?

Cause whatever that surplus is plus what they plan on shipping this year can paint a better picture of how much they really plan on selling.

At the end of Dec it was 73.6 million sold and 76.5 million shipped so a difference of 2.9 million.

They shipped 2.5 million last quarter but according to NPD/Media Create, US+Japan alone sold ~1.7 million and since Europe is their strongest region and factoring in RoTW than sales should be over 3 million for the quarter.

 

Its highly likely they sold more than they shipped last quarter to get rid of excess stock.

Thanks for this, sorry about being late... just got back from work.

So yh, So if we put RoTW sales at 3M of a cummulative shipment of 5.4M. That means at the end of FY2017 there are 2.4M PS4s left unsold.

Then we add the planned 16M intended shipment for FY2018 and that gives us around 18.4M consoles in circulation.

Not as bad as it looked originally, but also a big indication that they are not gong to be as aggressive on the pricing as most of us would have hoped.



GOWTLOZ said:
PS4 could have sold more if the Pro wasn't such a half hearted attempt at a mid gen upgrade. The difference in Far Cry 5 is staggering, 1620p on PS4 Pro and 4K on One X and its the same for many multiplatform games. There is no freesync and no backwards compatibility and the Switch has captured public attention. They have to do more if they want to keep the price at $300 and $400 but if they do a price cut it could sell amazingly.

Completely irrelevant...... trust me, if a fairy told MS to scrap the XB1x and then that would make the XB1s sell as well as the PS4 n general.... MS will do it in a heart beat.

All those things you mention has not and will not stop PS4 from still outselling the XB1 at its now normal at least 2:1. What does that tell you?



zorg1000 said:
For the people saying this means no price cut this year, thats not necessarily true, consoles can still decline in a year that has a price cut.

PS2 had price cuts in 2003 & 2004 yet shipmenys dropped in those years.

Wii had its first price cut in 2009, shipments dropped that year.

Thats true, but if sony price cuts the PS4 and at the same time reduces shipments, then I think they have grossly read their sales history and potential wrong. Especially if selling at $199 for all of a week last year showed them anything.



Intrinsic said:
zorg1000 said:
For the people saying this means no price cut this year, thats not necessarily true, consoles can still decline in a year that has a price cut.

PS2 had price cuts in 2003 & 2004 yet shipmenys dropped in those years.

Wii had its first price cut in 2009, shipments dropped that year.

Thats true, but if sony price cuts the PS4 and at the same time reduces shipments, then I think they have grossly read their sales history and potential wrong. Especially if selling at $199 for all of a week last year showed them anything.

Here are the numbers Sony gave out for global holiday sell through (last 6 weeks of the year).

2015-5.7 million

2016-6.2 million

2017-5.9 million

That week at $199 was massive but overall holiday sales were right around the last two years. To me that shows one of two things.

1. The week at $199 just prevented holiday sales from slipping further.

2. The week at $199 stole sales from December.

 

I think some people are overestimating what an official price cut will do for sales, especially since a cut to $199 was never likely to happen, a cut to $249 is far more likely.



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Kerotan said:
It will be upped to at least 17m. They've done it every year why would it change now. This is just humbled Sony in full swing.

Humbled Sony?



something that was not noticed was that 43% of last quarters game sales were digital, which is a new high. Digital will eventually completely demolish physical. just give it five or so years.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

KLAMarine said:
Kerotan said:
It will be upped to at least 17m. They've done it every year why would it change now. This is just humbled Sony in full swing.

Humbled Sony?

Yeah that's what I said 



Humbled sony yay !



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

Kerotan said:
KLAMarine said:

Humbled Sony?

Yeah that's what I said 

Humbled by what?