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Report: PS4, Xbox One Could Sell 100 Million Units Each

The video game industry will only continue to grow.

According to a new report, first shared with GamesIndustry International, researchers at DFC Intelligence have predicted a rosy future for the interactive entertainment industry, and that includes the recently released next-gen consoles.

The firm raised their worldwide game revenue forecast to $77 billion in 2014 (up from the $68 billion posted in 2013) and by 2018, the industry will hit around $96 billion. The primary reason behind these raised expectations is that DFC thinks the "core gamer will spend more than ever." Last generation, only the Nintendo Wii hit the 100 million mark but this generation, DFC predicts both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will hit that mark. The firm added that Sony's machine "could easily become the lead platform for Western and Japanese developers/publishers."

DFC's David Cole said price cuts were factored into the company's revised forecast, but those cuts may not come any time soon. Cole said they think the price drops will "happen fairly slowly," which makes sense if both systems continue to sell well. One possible obstacle for the PS4 and Xbox One hitting 100 million sold is the arrival of a competing console; Amazon, Apple, or Nintendo might step up...you never know.

Well, just keep buying those games!

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, xbox one, next gen consoles, next generation

2/11/2014 9:50:17 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (12 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 @ 11:08:51 PM
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I believe it. This past decade alone I've seen consoles in the homes of people that I never thought would own a gaming system. The ability to watch media alone contributes greatly to this. Plus gaming has come a long way from the days of Genesis vs Nintendo.

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Bonampak
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 1:19:38 AM

Indeed. But the more the industry grows, the more it will get the attention from companies who were dismissing it so far.

Back in the days, Nintendo and SEGA started something that got other companies interested. Sony was among them.

Now, Sony and MS are the ones making headlines. How long will it be before some other company comes into the scene and shakes things up in a big way? (Ben mentioned a couple of them).

Right now things are way to similar to last gen. Playing the same games (mostly the same way but with better framerates and resolutions). I can't imagine things staying mostly the same all the way to the next generation of consoles.

I expect some surprises. ;)

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Kiryu
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 @ 11:19:15 PM
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PS4 will take less time to cross PS2 sales

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newchef
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 10:29:22 AM

i dont believe any one system is going to surpass the PS2 simply because it really didnt have any real competition for a long time. The PS4 has to compete with the XB1 and like Ben said, whatever system aany of the other big companies put out in the future.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 3:48:27 AM
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well if they can get the xb1 to 100mil they cud definately to way more than that like 150mil maybe or more that wud be an interesting story you know. but we'll see how it goes

happy gaming =)

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Hand_of_Sorrow
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 3:49:38 AM
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i thought things would've slowed down a little by now.
but its still hard to find a PS4 :/

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 4:23:42 AM
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I'd be more surprised if they didn't manage to hit 100M than if they did. The PS3/360 have sold around 80M each to date and gaming as a hobby only continues to grow.

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Bonampak
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 12:59:39 PM

Well it certainly didn't happen overnight with the PS3 and 360 (it sorta did for the Wii, but that was a fluke). The advantage that last gen consoles had, was that their generation was quite long. It lasted 7+ years (it could go on to 9 years), compared to the 'traditional' 5 years. So they had the time to sell that many units.

That is something that the DFC report probably didn't consider.

Because who knows if this generation will last as long. Lets consider that both the PS4 and especially the Xbone are using off the shelf technology that made them cheaper to make.

The consoles are powerful. More powerful than most PC at the moment. But by using off the shelf parts, they had to compromise how efficient these consoles were going to be. Because being efficient is what cuts down on research and development for devs.

Right now devs are having trouble getting things to work efficiently on the new consoles due to technology limitations. The current struggle is a familiar one: getting games to run at a steady 60fps (or even at 30fps).

Because of this, companies have come forward and said that this generation could last from 5 to 6 years.

So I dunno if there will be time for them to sell 100 million. Not ruling it out, though. Like I said, I am not sure about it.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 4:06:23 PM

Okay, but even looking at the raw numbers. Let's break the consoles down into the "fifth", "sixth" and "seventh" gen consoles, meaning PS1 and equivalents, PS2 and equivalents and PS3 and equivalents. And although I know the disputability of VGChartz, I'll use it as a sales reference point simply because there is nothing better.

For the first, you count in the PS1, Jaguar, Saturn and N64. Respectively, sales tallies are in millions are: 104, (Jaguar unlisted), 9 and 33. Meaning that the generational total is approximately 146 million from the end of 1993 to today.

The second, you count the Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox and Gamecube. Respective tallies amount to: 8, 157, 25 and 22. So, the total is approximately 212 million from the end of 1998 to today.

The third is the Wii, PS3 and 360. Tallies are: 101, 82 and 81. So the total is 264 million from the end of 2005 to today.

Let's not forget that each of these systems will have sold on beyond their point of discontinuation, and that many of them will have people buying more than one in any given console generation, but the numbers are still pretty clear that the uptake is increasing. I have no doubt that the PS4, XBO and Wii U will last for a shorter period than their predecessors, but I don't believe that that will curb their sales potential.

I mean, depending on the reports that you read, the PS4 has sold between 4.2 and 5.1 million units to date. And that is in three months of availability. There's no way that that momentum will remain constant but, again referring to VGChartz, it seems to be selling better than 100,000 units in any given week and that certainly is a possible rate to maintain for some time yet, considering that the PS3 and 360 both generally floated above 50,000 in the latter years of the previous generation.

Okay, so the numbers don't necessarily line up to see those end-date sales rise above 100M; but considering price cuts and sales boosts, I certainly see it as a possibility, even if the main years of this generation end in 2020.

I mean, I think that the PS3 and 360 could pass that mark in the next couple of years if more games keep coming out, although that's not likely to happen, methinks.

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DarthNemesis
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 6:11:49 PM
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Xbox will never hit 100mil The market for it i too limited outside of the US. The Playstation and Wii had the support of Japan and other countries while still being the highest selling console in the US as well.

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Lunar_Miyuki
Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 8:40:34 AM
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the Wii wasn't a fluke people are missing 1 thing there was buisnesses that used the Wii for a means of exercise so you need to look at the whole picture

and before people say the Wii was a pure family system Monster hunter Tri anybody? hardcore Monster hunting game that when the servers were up people put from 300 to 600 hours on

its possible that PS4 could hit 100 million but theirs alot of unknown factors
like how many of those PS4 sales are people who bought PS3
if so how many new people did Sony actually attract
also how many people will Sony de attract when MMOS start hitting the PS4
and how many PC owners will Sony attract these are all important questions
that cant be answered

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VictorDeLeon
Saturday, February 15, 2014 @ 5:58:50 PM
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When the PS4 consistenly sells 2x more than X1 for years, with PS4 at over 10 million and X1 at barely 5 million, Microsoft - their shareholders at least - will put their assets elsewehre so we won't see 100 million X1 ever

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