EA: Combined PS4/Xbox One Sales Have Reached 60 Million
At the start of 2016, we learned that PlayStation 4 was nearing 36 million in worldwide sales.
We also heard publisher Electronic Arts estimate the combined console sales for the new generation were at about 55 million at the end of 2015, which meant PS4 had a substantial lead of almost 2-1. Well, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen has updated the previous stat.
Speaking during a Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference (as cited by GameSpot), Jorgensen said the combined PS4/Xbox One sales had now hit 60 million. However, this number is still too low; EA isn't ready to dive into VR just yet. Jorgensen says that EA would consider spending $50-$100 million for a full VR title, but the market size needs to "grow to the level of consoles."
Currently, EA is working on smaller, "vignette" VR games (which haven't been announced just yet). Getting back to the sales numbers, if that 60 million stat is correct, and PS4 has now exceeded 36 million, the race really isn't very close. This falls in line with a recent DFC Intelligence report that said PS4 will be the 6th console in history to hit 100 million sold, and will outpace Xbox One by 40 percent by 2019.
Lastly, EA did mention that about 25 percent of all their game sales are digital full-game downloads, which is up from the 20 percent number they disclosed in November.
3/1/2016 9:06:34 PM John Shepard