Sony Can Easily Sell Over 100 Million Units In The Future, Says Pachter

“I think Sony could go as high as 120-140 million pretty easily.”

Posted By | On 09th, Nov. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The PS4 is currently the most successful console on the market- it’s nearly sold 50 million units, and with the launch of the PS4 Pro, the PS4 Slim, and the PlayStation VR, it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down selling any time soon. In fact, in an exclusive interview with GamingBolt, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter revealed that he thinks Sony could sell as many as 175 million PS4 consoles worldwide- if they play their cards right.

“I think Sony could go as high as 120-140 million pretty easily,” Pachter said. “And what I am most encouraged about is that the PS4 Slim is priced at $249- we’re seeing a faster degradation of the price curve for the PS4 than we saw for the PS3. That’s pretty impressive.

“And it’s the same with Xbox- you know, the Xbox 360, I don’t think it ever got below $300. Certainly you had sales, but I think the official price was $299 back when the Xbox One launched. So seeing the two major consoles at $249, barely three years after launch, is a really good sign. And if we can get a PS4 for $199, or $149, yes, they’re going to sell a ton of them.”

Pachter further added that this rapid price deterioration for these consoles is what could lead to very high sales in the long run, noting that ‘cheap is good.’

“Yeah, cheap is good,” he said. “I mean, let’s be real, most people on the planet think that $400 is a lot of money. And most people on the planet appreciate that $300 is less than $400, and $200 is even less. Cheaper is better. And we know that McDonalds sells more hamburgers than restaurants sell stakes, because hamburgers cost a dollar, and stakes cost $20. So, you can feed yourself for a dollar instead of $20- it just makes sense. So if you dropped the price of a console to $200 – if Sony were able to – I think they could go as high as 175 million.”

My personal take: I can see the PS4 crossing 100 million units sold with ease, but getting to 175 million, which not even the mighty PS2 could manage, seems to be a long shot to me.

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  • Ilias

    150 million is possible if the ps5 launches on 2020

    • jp

      so Death Strading will be a game for PS4/PS5? what about God Of War? I don’t think theres gonna be a new Sony console in the next 4-5 years. (don’t have the muscle anyways).

  • LifeOnMars

    If PS4 Pro sales count, 130 million is more than possible, Even with a PS5 launch in 2018.

    • Cenk Algu

      Lol what have you been smokin?

  • Hvd

    they will make zero money if they drop it to $200.

  • Ivan Johnson

    Haaa you wish… how many years it took ps3 to drop down to $200. I still sell more ps4 than xbox one. It’s better for gamers even if there’s no UHD Player. $299 is a good price point.

    • jp

      better for you, don’t speak in gral

  • Holeybartender

    You can barely get that for a trade-in at GameStop. Never happen.

  • Mr Xrat

    I doubt they’ll top the PS2. Market’s changed.

    • jp

      exactly, people is playing more on PC so its gonna be hard really.

  • jp

    Sony 8=========D—- Patcher.

  • Ucouldntbemorewrong

    Patcher needs to cut out the coke man…I could see 100 m but no more.


 

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