Yay, We Sold 10 Million PS4s! ...But We Don't Know Why
Well, this is interesting.
Sony didn't expect their new console to perform as well as it has. They recently announced that the PlayStation 4 had hit the 10 million sold plateau and now, in a new Eurogamer interview, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida reveals that this company is actually a little confused as to how this happened.
He first said Sony was very happy with the results, and the number might've been higher than 10 million if they could've kept up with demand. But then he said he's a "bit nervous:"
"You need to understand why your products are selling well so you can plan for the future, right? It defied the conventional thinking. Lots of people thought the dedicated game hardware might not be needed going forward, but still lots of people are very excited. When you see the new games coming out and being announced this E3 and Gamescom, I think there's a good enough reason for a gamer to believe this is something worth investing in."
Yoshida also referenced previously released statistics, which showed how the PS4 attracted so many new gamers to the PlayStation family. They're even getting consumers who never owned a system last generation (PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii) and that's pretty impressive. However, the fact that they're not entirely sure why the PS4 has sold so well is bound to kick off plenty of discussion...
8/19/2014 10:15:13 PM Ben Dutka