Sony raising sales projections for PlayStation 4

PlayStation boss Andrew House confirms sales projections boosted ahead of launch following "favorable reaction" to Monday presentation.

Sony has boosted internal sales projections for the PlayStation 4 after claiming the system was received favorably following the company's press briefing Monday evening.

PlayStation boss Andrew House revealed the news to the Wall Street Journal, but did not quantify how many additional units are now expected to be sold.

During the event, Sony confirmed that the PS4 would not require online check-ins and will play used games without any restrictions.

Microsoft's Xbox One will require players to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours. Decisions about allowing secondhand titles on the platform will be left up to publishers.

Preorders for the PS4 opened Monday evening after Sony announced the system would launch later this year for $399. The Xbox One will retail for $499.

On Amazon, PS4 preorders are outpacing reservations for the Xbox One.

Consumer enthusiasm for the PS4 could lead to supply issues, House noted, saying, "Demand may well outstrip supply."

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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1607 comments
sexyeyes79
sexyeyes79

Dude:  You know what's really cool guys?

Other Dudes: What?

Dude: Not being able to play your games whenever you want.

Other Dudes: What the hell is wrong with this guy?

Other Dudes: Are you on drugs?

Dude: No!

Other Dudes:  Well maybe you should be!

metalhead451
metalhead451

anyone who has a few thousand hours on 360 is going to buy a xbone, that's a fact. the hardcore online gamers for gears, halo, and forza  etc are going to buy a box. I don't blame them but I do think they will get  frustrated at times for needing to checkin and needing to be online to work.  im a ps3 guy only game the ps3 doesn't have that I wish it did was burnout revenge lol pathetic right?!?! forza 4 is fantastic and I also love 360 for that. I don't like how unreliable the 360 is though and if this new bone is anything like it they will fail! no one will tolerate poor craftsmanship for the price they want. I still have my original ps3 with 20gb lol I know that's a joke but it works good still, cant be mad at sony for that investment. ps4 for me !

jarvis008
jarvis008

Just pre-ordered my PS4 for £335 from Toys R Us. Pretty damn excited about it!

megakick
megakick

GJ Sony lifting the XBOX ONE CASE... Sony, copy and paste...

lorider25
lorider25

You know what, everyone knows the smarter choice is PS4, (for consoles anyway.) but I'm starting to see more Xbox 1 supporters. Some people say they're going to buy both even.

But this isn't about money, this is about the industry. Supporting Microsoft for their actions is going to eventually backfire on us consumers/gamers. I'm always online too, but I know that M$ blatant DRM model is a bad idea for us and we shouldn't support it. And by not supporting it, I mean don't buy the system. Like actually take a stand and say "no."

Gamers choices now are going to affect us like no other choice in the future and something tells me that the XB1 isn't going to fail that bad. and if it does do well. We're screwed.

coaltango
coaltango

i can only imagine how the new uncharted & god of war game will look like on the PS4.


blakeney
blakeney

Usually i have never pre-ordered a console... this time round for the first time ever (!!) i think it is a must if you want a ps4 day1! 


Using pretty much the "pulling numbers out my ass based on what the interwebz and my Facebook feed says method", I predict that Sony are about to gain 50%+ MS "fans"... easily too, probably more realistically!

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

is there any other 13 year olds or xbox fanboys i should know about, before i start trashing on their new plastic brick?

ExcaliburEdge
ExcaliburEdge

News flash! MS has raised their expectations for the XBox 1 as well! They now plan to sell 12 units.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

I got mine amazon pre-ordered Baby hell no Xbone i own Xbox 360 And original Xbox Both purchase at launch Last time .MOMMYSOFT never going to get any of more of my money I will buy a wii u at 200

master_of_nfs
master_of_nfs

GAME in the UK has a bundle set up, which is the PS4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + Driveclub, already got mine pre-ordered and looking forward to it

stony4cloud
stony4cloud

I found out from a friend of mines that the 599.00 ps4 bundle is going to come with NBA LIVE ,FIFA and MADDEN.....ALL 21014

jcouch2020
jcouch2020

Good night everyone It's apparent I've dominated the conversation and there isn't anyone who can make me wanna buy a ps4

F0110WER
F0110WER

@tionmedon I don't see the point of getting both. The money u save from not buying a 2nd console, u can use that money to but more games for the one console u do have (or will have in this case) but its your $ so its your choice I'm just sayin.....

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

@tionmedon If people spent as much time at work as they spent on here complaining they would easily be able to do so.

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@metalhead451 Well I have 127,000 Gamerscore and never owned a PS3 and i'm not buying an Xbox One as it looks terrible so you're wrong.

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

@metalhead451 Someone else who knows nothing about the check in.  And dude the PS3 is reliable? I think you seem to forget how many games froze the system, deleted saves, the infamous PSN hack, dead online play, buy you call that reliable go ahead...I don't think I have ever played my PS3 for over 3 hours and did not come across a glitch.

MagneticFusion
MagneticFusion

@lorider25 I'm NEVER buying an XB1. It's just that simple. I don't care how many people buy it  (or not).

Got my PS4 pre-ordered.

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

@drakekratos The PS3 was better than the Xbox.  If you don't like playing games and prefer to talk about specifications.  I think we should all just wait and see what actually happens first.

jcouch2020
jcouch2020

Then worship it's inability to do anything new or exciting.

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

@jcouch2020 because you are blinded by what i describe is i hate having money after i buy a new system syndrome as well as a case of xbox fanboyinism, even hardcore players are jumping ship, you however will hit the iceburg.

Rayrota
Rayrota

@jcouch2020 Declaring yourself the winner, does not make you the winner. Just saying...

F0110WER
F0110WER

@TroyTrojanGamer @metalhead451 Well the PS3 has been much more reliable then 360, u can't argue with that. Sure maybe online is less glitchy and better on 360 but wat's the point if the damn console keeps breaking? I've had 3 360 consoles and all of them broke down on me. I got sick of it and got a PS3 which I should have done in the first place. Got my PS3 at the end of 2009, never had probs with it and I still play it everyday. Also, the PS3 has better exclusives but of course that's just my opinion.

metalhead451
metalhead451

@TroyTrojanGamer @metalhead451 yeah it says checkin every hour maybe I don't know much about it but an hour of game play is like 15 min in my world that's excessive to me. yeah the ps3 is reliable I have owned 4 or 5 360's and everyone shit the bed, the one I have now makes a horribly loud fan bearing noise and its outright ridicules. I have 3 ps3 and none of them broke down to the point of being useless. I had a few game glitch but not as bad as playing a 360 in the middle of a level on splintercell and have it freeze and loose all your data, thats when I said that's enough for me. if you really think the 360 is reliable ill know your full of it! im not saying you are yet but???

stony4cloud
stony4cloud

@frostbite2user @stony4cloud yea I agree.... that would be some Christmas present frostbite2user

blakeney
blakeney

@jcouch2020 "new and exiting" to anyone over the age of 12 = "A fad that makes kids go 'ooo dope' but doesn't really get used by developers so is just a useless add-on".


So while you're pissing around waving and dancing about, while trying to play a "real" game, not a crappy one that is basically just a tech demo for said "Fad add-on", the rest of the gaming world will be enjoying gaming on a solid system that they actually like, not blindly follow.


The proof in the "not blindly follow" pudding is that 30%+ of the ps4 owners will be Xbox "fans" that aren't blind or following anything but their eyes/minds.

Ne-Plus-Ultra
Ne-Plus-Ultra

@jcouch2020 

That's alright I'm a gamer, that't what I do, so when I'm busy gaming maybe you can talk to your XB1 to keep you company while you're all alone. Plus once again the raging delusional blindness syndrome is going around quite a lot, Doctors are now suggesting people with this disorder should find a quiet spot hide under some covers and hug your Xbox 360 and have a good cry. 

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

@ExcaliburEdge now i know who i am dealing with here, i kinda expected it too. i love 13 year olds who know everything that matters to them but when it comes to the facts they are blind.i also love when they start trashing on people with childish comments that have nothing to do with the matter at hand

metalhead451
metalhead451

@TroyTrojanGamer @metalhead451 ummmmmm! your really dumb! I hope that your offended! you just pissed me off with your stupidity! yes I have money I own my own businesses and I like to play video games like metal gear. yup I got the money, so I sorta know after buying a bunch of stuff what works and what doesn't. fan bearings go bad in cars, in air conditioners, and xbox 360's! I know about heat too and just so you know if you ever get cold at night just turn your wonderful xbox on and it should heat your whole house in about an hour or two. I know how my stuff works maybe not as good as some but I know a bad fan bearing when I hear one. yes yes yes your full of something but "it" is only half of the word, try to figure out what other two letters go in front of "it" and then ill give you some credit lol ass!

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

@metalhead451 @TroyTrojanGamer I'm full of it? Dude seriously read your post it sounds like your in La La land.  The only technology I consider reliable is old nokia cell phones.  Everything you pointed out is just as likely and has been reported to happen on the PS3.  All gaming systems require fans that make noise because power generates heat and heat is bad.  And no offense but if you really have the money to afford all those gaming systems you should be a little more smart about how your toys work. 

ExcaliburEdge
ExcaliburEdge

You can't trust the rumors. It's just MS propaganda to get people to hop on th boxwagon.

blakeney
blakeney

@frostbite2user@Ne-Plus-Ultra@jcouch2020 convo with xbone will go like this (player) "Xbox who sells the cheapest Ps4 bundle?" (xbox) links to amazon DriveClub PS4 bundle" (player) *waving his hands manically like he is on the special bus ... (xbox) *Buys the bundle*  (Player)Xbox, Open Ebay  (xbox) *Pretends there is no net, thus making it a door stop and then shuts down* I think it knew why the player was opening Ebay :P

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

@Ne-Plus-Ultra @jcouch2020 so true this is how the conversation would go,(player) Xbox one turn on my game, (xbox) i cannot do that, (player) why?,(xbox) you haven't signed on in the last 24 hours why did you abandon me, (player) i was playing single player on my ps4, (Xbox) error error illogical to get things for free! (player) but I......., (xbox) *explodes*.

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

@ExcaliburEdge i agree sorry, i didn't realize you were just poking fun, not a lot of people are just joking on here, *whispers* by the way some people actually believe the Xbox one is the better system.

ExcaliburEdge
ExcaliburEdge

That's basically what my sarcastic comment was saying about what jcouch2020 posted. They really do need a font for sarcasm.