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

StarDoor said:
JRPGfan said:

I must be a conspiracy nut then...
cuz it feels like they have done low forecasts every year, and every year they beat them and go "we re so surprised by the support" ect.

That's not exactly true.

In FY3/2014, Sony projected selling 15 million PS3+PS4 units, and they ended up selling 14.6 million.
In FY3/2015, Sony projected selling 17 million PS3+PS4 units, and they ended up selling 17.9 million.
In FY3/2016, Sony projected selling 16 million PS4 units, and they ended up selling 17.7 million.
In FY3/2017, Sony projected selling 20 million PS4 units, and they ended up selling 20 million.
In FY3/2018, Sony projected selling 18 million PS4 units, and they ended up selling 19 million.

If anything, I'd say that their projections have been very accurate. The biggest discrepancy throughout the PS4's lifetime was only +1.7 million, and the average is +0.64 million. In the same period, Nintendo's biggest discrepancies were -5.76 million for 3DS, -6.28 million for Wii U, and +5.05 million for Switch.

3DS and WiiU saw a lot of jokes for all the revision of forecast being severely lowered and fans defending that this new projection would be easy to hit and them they miss.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."