Report: PS4 Sales Will Reflect On Kaz Hirai's Performance
Many people thought Kaz Hirai's promotion to Sony CEO was the right move.
But you still have to deliver. And according to what Macquarie Group analyst Damian Thong told Bloomberg Japan (as translated by DualShockers), Sony really needs to hit their PlayStation 4 sales expectations. If they don't, it will reflect poorly on Kaz.
Sony expects to sell 5 million units before the end of the fiscal year on March 31. That's somewhat ambitious for a new piece of hardware, and if the goal isn't hit, skepticism about the company's stability will rise. Here are a couple quotes:
"Sales of the PS4 will be seen as an indication of the ability of Kaz Hirai as President."
"If the PS4 sells below expectations, skepticism will strengthen on whether Sony can really restore (it’s finances) or not."
The PS4 might get off to a running start, though, as GameStop may have seen significantly more PS4 pre-orders than Xbox One pre-orders. But of course, as always, any console requires great software, so we hope to see more of that on the immediate horizon.
11/9/2013 11:06:21 AM Ben Dutka