Rumor: Sony Both "Excited And Afraid" Of PS4's Momentum
Well, Sony's new machine is certainly headed in the right direction, anyway.
Industry insider Ahsan Rasheed, also known as "thuway" at the NeoGAF forums, has been talking about the new console wars. He apparently has reason to believe that Sony will gain 66-70 percent market share when the dust settles, giving the PS4 control over nearly two-thirds of the market.
He has also heard that this surge is both exciting and a little frightening for Sony. As he said on his Twitter page:
"I’ve heard folks at Sony are both excited and afraid of the PS4′s momentum. Things are being read carefully, and lids are being sealed. It’s scary how much momentum Sony has going forward. I expect PS4 to gain 66-70% market share once the dust settles."
With the Xbox 360 routinely outselling the PS3 in the US for the past seven or eight years, and by a significant ratio of 2:1 and even 3:1, the turnaround is obvious. Both systems have sold about 2 million units worldwide, and it seems that both have sold about the same amount in the North American region, too. Some sources indicate slightly higher sales for the PS4 but even if it's a tie, that's a massive upswing for the PlayStation brand. Not the days of the PS2, but still an upswing.
As for Sony being excited and scared at the same time, that's understandable. Meeting demand is key.
12/24/2013 11:20:14 AM Ben Dutka