Analysts predict PlayStation 4’s domination in console sales


Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation Sony’s recently released PlayStation 4 will dominate this generation’s console sales, according to analysts at DFC Intelligence. The company predicted in its report that the PlayStation 4 will surpass Microsoft’s Xbox One in sales during the course of the new generation and has also claimed that Sony’s launch is the most successful one so far.

Analysts predict PlayStation 4's domination in console sales

However, even though the PlayStation 4 managed to achieve massive success early on, DFC Intelligence doubts that the latest console will be able to reach the total lifetime sales numbers of the PlayStation 2 or Wii. The company said, “The initial success of the PlayStation 4 bodes well for its future. The PlayStation 2 and Wii went on to be the best selling console systems ever. DFC Intelligence does not believe that the PlayStation 4 will surpass those systems but reiterates its forecast that the PS4 will be the number one system of this generation.”

At the same time, both Sony and Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two are convinced that the next-gen console will be able to surpass the sales of the PlayStation 3. Sony’s main rival Microsoft has managed to sell two million units of the Xbox One in the 18 days following its release on November 20, 2013, however, that is still not as good as the sales of the PlayStation 4, which reached 2.1 million in just 14 days.

Additionally, the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One in Spain by 3-1, according to the top PlayStation executive in the country.

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