Sony has set its sights high for the PlayStation 4 as it’s revealed that by the end of the fiscal year, the company believes that it’ll hit a worldwide sales figure of 60 million.
The company’s fiscal year began on April 1, 2016 and will end on March 31, 2017. During that time, Sony expects to sell an addition 20 million PlayStation 4 consoles. Now, considering the company managed to sell 17.7 million during the last fiscal year, beating expectations, it’s likely that Sony could achieve that goal.
It’s difficult to see how Sony couldn’t achieve that goal however, as Sony’s lead in the console war has been going from strength to strength. Plus, compared to last fiscal year, Sony has already released a number of block buster titles and has many more up its sleeves.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, for one, has already sold 2.7 million, a few of which are likely a part of the Uncharted PlayStation 4 bundle which Sony released. Also it’s worth mentioning that this year we’ll see the launch of No Man’s Sky as well as Horizon: Zero Dawn (hopefully), in addition we’ve also got the rumoured re-release of the PS4 in the form of PlayStation NEO or 4K, and PlayStation VR, so chances are 20 million is a bit of an underestimate.