Sony: PS4 Has Proven Appealing To A Great Many Wii Fans
Previously, Sony revealed that nearly 50 percent of current PlayStation 4 owners never owned the PS3.
But here's another surprise statistic: PlayStation head honcho Andrew House told Eurogamer that in fact, Sony's new console might particularly appeal to Wii owners:
"Our big opportunity is to welcome back an audience much earlier in the lifecycle that possibly bought into the Wii previously. Whether it's based on this is a really good all-round entertainment device for a family in addition to having great games, our consumer data suggests some of those people are already coming in now and that's what's contributing to the really great sales we've had."
The Wii ended up selling around 100 million units (even though you couldn't give one away in the last few years before the Wii U launched), while the PS3 and Xbox 360 sold around 82 million units apiece. As for Wii owners suddenly interested in a PlayStation console, we'd have to ask how Sony knows these statistics, just to determine their accuracy.
If they are accurate, it's an interesting scenario...
7/15/2014 11:20:01 AM Ben Dutka