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