A little over a week ago, Sony announced that they had crossed the 10 million mark in terms of PlayStation 4 units sold. It should be noted that these are actual units sold, as opposed to merely being shipped to retailers, thus making it even more impressive. However it seems that while this is something to celebrate, Sony seems to be a little worried.
Wait, worried? Speaking to the folks at Eurogamer, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida expressed a little concern at the fact that they do not know why their consoles are selling better compared to the competition, namely the Xbox One. It does seem like an odd problem to have, but according to Yoshida, this could be problematic in the long run.
He states that by not knowing why the PlayStation 4 is doing so well now could impact Sony’s plans going forward. According to Yoshida, “As soon as we see a great sales number, our instinct tells us we should be concerned about future sales, right? Are we exhausting all the core gamers? If we sell this number of units, there are no more consumers we can sell to. That’s a really terrifying prospect.”
It is possible that the cheaper price point at the launch of the PlayStation 4 helped to spur sales of the console. That and the fact that at the start, Sony did not anger fans by introducing (and then backtracking) controversial policies that could have possibly put gamers off from purchasing their products, but what do you guys think? Why did you pick the PlayStation 4 over the Xbox One or even the Nintendo Wii U?
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