Sony’s PS4 Outsells The Competition With 6Million Units Sold.
Sony has recently announced today that it has managed to sell over 6 million Playstation 4 units as of March 2nd. This is well ahead of their target for the fiscal year which shall be wrapping up at the end of this month, sources reported.
Sony has managed to launch its PS4 towards many countries and gained a clear advantage over the Xbox One, who’s launch was doing in a more limited capacity during the week after the PS4 own launch. The Xbox one has still not expanded its console towards other countries like India but still be made available in stages for the coming year. Sony had previously hoped to have sold at least 5 million units by the end of March after the release of the Playstation 4 during November 29 in the Western European, Latin America, and the United States. The company has managed to spread across the other Asian countries, followed ending back in their own home territory of Japan on February 22.
With a total of 6 million sold, the company has managed to surpass their original goal set in mind for themselves. Although while the sells are positive, criticism over the PS4 lack of titles meant specifically for the new-gen console has been brought up by both fans and various news sites before. The Xbox One had a better beginning, but the PS4 has been catching up and with this recent announcement of its huge success will likely to attract all sorts of developers and publishers.
The Dependency of PS4
This console is currently very important to the survival of Sony’s chance in continue as a electronics company. With this early success it can lead towards a road of hope for the currently siege company. The company has been leading toward a loss-making fiscal, with its recent departure of the PC market by selling the Vaio business to Japan Industrial Partners in February. They have also made the Bravia TV business into a subsidiary company and intend to cut its workforce by an amount of 5,000 people nearing the end of March next year. This adds on even more to the previous 10,000 layoffs announced last year.