Favorable Response To PS4 Causes Sony To Boost Expectations
Everyone's lovin' the PlayStation 4 right about now. And as a result, the system appears to have a rosier future.
After a press briefing following Sony's favorable E3 presentation, the company announced that they've raised internal sales expectations for the PS4.
PlayStation boss Andrew House didn't give any numbers, but it's clear that Sony has noticed the overwhelmingly positive response to their upcoming console. With no DRM and no online access required (two announcements that got the most applause during Sony's E3 conference), plus a price tag that's $100 cheaper than the Xbox One, Sony has a right to be optimistic. It also helps that many developers have come forward to say the PS4 has as much as 50% more raw potential than Microsoft's machine.
Currently on Amazon, PS4 pre-orders continue to beat out the Xbox One, although things may be neck and neck at GameStop (at least, that's what my local GameStop said today). House also wanted to make it plain that at this point, "demand may well outstrip supply," which I hope isn't the case. They need a lot of these things available for the holiday season, damnit.
6/12/2013 9:34:33 PM Ben Dutka