There is very little left until the next generation of consoles begins, which will begin with the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Nothing is written yet, but there are those who believe that the first will sell more than its predecessor, the PS4, and will exceed that of Microsoft.
There is an analyst who proposes some numbers, and these are so optimistic that few trust what he says. Could the console Sony sell 700 million units?
PS5 could reach 700 million units
That’s what he claimed Norio Imanaka, a Japanese analyst of the Rakuten Securities Economic Research Institute
This is based on the idea that the console would be the ideal option for gamers of sports, replacing the PC. Sony he expects the system to sell 200 to 300 million in five to six years.
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Why do you think sports will they be decisive? Imanaka he pointed ‘eSports demand hardware that is fast and capable of advanced video processing, not only for professional gamers, but also for amateur athletes and spectators’.
Japanese analyst who had expected PS5's lifitime unit sales could reach 200M in Sept. says PS5 could sell 200M to 300 M in 5 to 6 yrs.
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Think that the high specifications and low price of the PS5 compared to one PC they make it attractive, which will make it the standard machine for these activities. Will this forecast come true?
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The problem is when he claimed that he would end up selling 600
The calculation of Norio Imanaka involves adding those who already have a PS4, something like 120 million, plus 100 million competitors of sports and 400 million viewers. Add to that $ 100 million for marketing. But his predictions did not end there, they went much further.
According Imanaka ‘PS5 is heading to a totally different dimension; so different from Switch, Xbox or even PS4 ‘. Then he continued with ‘could be the’ Terminator ‘of the video game industry, ending the long war of consoles’.
He finished off saying ‘PS5 will be a completely new symbolic tower for Sony Group’. It is up to everyone to believe it, although users of PC they surely have trouble trusting such calculations.