PS4 and Xbox One combined sales will reach 30 million units by March 2015, Ubisoft says

CEO Yves Guillemot says total worldwide install base for new consoles expected to more than double by this time next year.

By March 2015, combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales will reach 30 million units, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. He gave the figure today during a post-earnings financial call.

Right now, the combined install base of the PS4 and Xbox One is somewhere around 10 million units. Sony has sold 7 million PS4s, while Microsoft officially sold 3 million Xbox Ones by the end of 2013. Microsoft has not shared a new worldwide sales figure for the platform so far in 2014, but the system sold 115,000 units in April in the US alone, so the number is actually north of 3 million.

Guillemot didn't say which platform he thought would sell more. As a third-party publisher of multiplatform games, it stands to reason that Guillemot and Ubisoft would like to see both the PS4 and Xbox One thrive.

Also during the call, Guillemot praised Microsoft's recent decision to cut the Xbox One price by $100, dropping the system to $399, saying it should help the system sell more units overall.

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PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I don't pay attention to these numbers when the analysts make their predictions, I'm certainly not going to pay attention to this guy. That said I don't think 30 million is all that extravagant a target to aim for. Six months down, ten and a half to go and over a third of the way there.

Easy.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Just let me know when the revamped PS4 with a much larger hard drive will come out, since that's when I'm buying one.  No more losing out for being an early adopter.

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

Both consoles need to sell a lot more than they are otherwise developers will continue to develop for PS3 and X360 which have combined 165 million installed base and those consoles are still being sold at stores so number is still growing.  11 million consoles (x1 + ps4) by comparison is nothing. 

grognard66
grognard66

Sounds possible, if maybe just a little aggressive.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

On the face of it, 30 million seems a large number, but considering that during the past 6 months the PS4 has sold 7 million, and the X1 has sold somewhere between 3-5 million to consumers, even if the consoles continued to sell at their current rate, that would lead to around another 22-23 million sales (14 million PS4, 8-9 million X1) over the course of the next year.

A lot of people don't see a compelling reason to invest in the new consoles yet, so there will probably be a boost in sales when more exclusives are released for each platform.  Whatever is announced at E3 will also be a key factor, and I do think the unbundled Kinect for the Xbox One will entice more people to buy that console.  So 30 million by March 2015 seems achievable.  Hopefully that will lead to more games focusing on the new consoles, rather than including last gen.

Triton
Triton

Maybe by March 2015 there will be some games that make me want to upgrade for either one.

dellers
dellers

I don't understand console gamers. By the time they get a new console it's already outdated, and as long as multiplatform games support the 360 and PS3 it'll be hard to release anything that's even properly current gen. Effectively we will see what high-end PCs from about 2010 could have done in 2016 or so.

neowarrior793
neowarrior793

well multiplatforms companies just want nothing but money. 

monarchy16
monarchy16

Now we just need games for them. 

FastRobby
FastRobby

So 20 million for Xbox One, and 10 million for PS4? 

LOL, I'm so funny, I should be a comedian

RJH_420
RJH_420

20 mil to 10 mil sony wins

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

sounds about right 23-25 million ps4's and 7-5 millions super Xbox 360's.

Barighm
Barighm

So 25 million PS4s? K.

alaannn
alaannn

lol i doubt it the bulk of that figure would be ps4 and sony cant make them that fast

poksmote
poksmote

So where do I get me one of these time machines that Ubisoft apparently owns

mikemaj82
mikemaj82

@dellers Who cares what they could have done, there are no good games with which to do it lol

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@dellers Some people care more about games than graphics.  I waited until 2008 to buy an HDTV because I wasn't going to pay a premium for something most programming didn't utilize, and I will NEVER pay a small fortune to play the same game with shinier visuals.  I also don't care about CONSTANTLY running my mouth about being first on the block with the new thing.  What's so hard to understand?

vivvianni
vivvianni

@FastRobby  

22 milion for ps4 and 8 million for xbox one, more like it.


Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@RJH_420  WOW. Your power of trans-dimensional travel and the warping of space time with your mind is fantastic. Us mere mortals can only dream of such power!

george999819
george999819

@Barighm Well, if the sales ratio stayed the same as it currently is, it would be around 18M for PS4 and 12M for XB1. But the $399 price point is undoubtedly going to massively increase XB1 sales, so it could be more like 16.5M PS4 and 13.5M XB1.

dellers
dellers

@youre_a_sheep Actually the graphics isn't what I meant, they can always be upgraded to PC or whatever anyway. The problem is that old consoles are holding back on features beside graphics, like gameplay, immersion and a whole lot of features. That means that even though the new consoles are here, we will still not see any really exciting new features because the Xbox 360 and PS3 can't keep up. It's the gameplay I'm worried about, not the graphics which usually look smashing.