PS4 Figures Could Cheer Nintendo

Sony sees massive change in fortunes for PlayStation brand as Microsoft trails

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PS4 Figures Could Cheer Nintendo
Good news for Nintendo: it is possible to rescue a hardware brand if you listen to customers and developers. A while back Sony's PS (PlayStation) brand was suffering with the PS3 under-performing against the PS2's massive success... but then...

"Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 6.0 million units globally as of March 2, 2014. This also includes the 370,000 units sold through in Japan since its launch on February 22." Woah now! "Sold through"? What does that mean?

According to Sony it means the, "Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4 sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 ? 3/2/2014. PS4 sales data in North America, Europe and Latin America collected 11/15/2013 ? 3/1/2014, and in Asia collected 11/29/2013 ?3/1/2014/."

Nevertheless these estimates aren't usually far off the mark. So, yes, good, good sales figures. As for software:

"PS4 software sales also remain strong with more than 13.7 million copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of March 2, 2014 (JST)."

Not a terrible attach-rate then. We await Microsoft's response. And chin up Nintnedo.

Source: Sony


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