PS4, Xbox One Sales Projected to Reach At Least 50 Million Units by End of Year

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Anyone who was worried about console sales back when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were announced can rest easy.

EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said Monday at the UBS Global Technology Conference that the Sony and Microsoft consoles are on pace to reach around 50-51 million units worldwide by the end of the calendar year, according to Gamespot.

“Clearly, consoles have sold faster than everyone expected,” Jorgensen said. “We’re ahead of the previous cycle in terms of the pace. We’re on track to see, industry-wide, about 50-51 million units by calendar year end. And typically, most of the consoles are sold in the last quarter of the year because a lot of it is around gift-giving.”

The holiday season is indeed a crazy and lucrative time for console sales, made even more so by the small army of console-software bundles both Microsoft and Sony have been releasing this year. Sony has the “Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection” bundle and the freshly released “Star Wars Battlefront” bundle while Microsoft has more than a dozen, including ones for games like “Halo 5: Guardians,” “Fallout 4,” and “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” all of which were released in the last month.

The PS4 has continued to be the global sales leader in the console race, according to Sony the system has shipped more than 29.4 million units worldwide. Though Microsoft does not plan to reveal Xbox One console shipment numbers going forward, the console did outsell the PS4 in the U.S. in October 2015.

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  1. Pony says:

    50 million Xbox One sales? Keep dreaming Microsoft. They are sitting at just over 15 million units sold right now. Do they really think they can sell 45 million consoles in two months? They have sold 15 million in two years.

    • pwizzy says:

      I’m pretty sure they mean combined sales.possibly 32mil for ps4 and 18 mil for Xbox one sold by the end of the year. But these are just estimates

  2. Fresh Design says:

    I think Xbox sales better than PS4.

  3. A.J. Benza says:

    Maybe not such a cheery announcement, since we now know it’s the preferred way for ISIS to communicate?

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