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PS4 outpacing every PlayStation in in terms of pre-orders

by William Schwartz

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Sony revealed their forecasts for the PlayStation 4 earlier today, and upped their sales estimates for the new console in the process.  Sony says that they’ll sell 5 million consoles before March, and it’s because pre-orders indicate this to be the strongest PlayStation launch ever.

Masaru Kato of Sony elaborated on why Sony upped the figures in an investor call.  Here’s what the Sony executive said:

“One measure of our confidence is in the pre-orders that we have received from the consumers,” said Kato. “Compared to past platforms, the pre-orders that we have received for this new platform is much, much, much higher.”

For those that picking up the PlayStation 4 next month, according to Kato, the console will see a steady flow of software.  “This year, on a comparative basis, I think we have a much more stronger lineup of software coming,” the CFO noted.

With two weeks to go until the launch of the PS4, it’s unclear if Sony will even be able to meet consumer demand in the holiday season.  Sony says they’ll try to have consoles on store shelves this holiday season, but some aren’t so sure they’ll be able to meet demand.

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