In the recent Sony Corporate Strategy Meeting briefing, Sony revealed some pretty exciting numbers on how the PlayStation 4 performed (economically) . Well lets have a look !
Game & Network Services Operating Income (forecast) at ¥ 170 Billion (USD 1.5 Billion) (RM 6.5 Billion) with sales estimated to hit ¥ 1.9 Trillion (USD 16.9 Billion) (RM 72.3 Billion). Now, I am no financial expert and I don’t know what those numbers represent but it doesn’t take a genius to see that the “Game & Network Services” have the highest number and that should be a good thing…. right?
In another slide, apparently Sony estimated their PS4 sales at 15 million units for 2017. From 2014 to 2015 however, Sony recorded 20 million sales for the PlayStation 4 and in 2015 to 2016 another 20 million units. So why only 15 million units for 2016 to 2017? The number should be at least on par if not better for the Sony PlayStation 4 considering both the PS4 Pro and PSVR made their debut in 2016.
Maybe the guy who did this report didn’t dare to put the figures too high fearing that they may miss their targets. Its always nice to report smaller numbers and then achieve bigger ones so that they can then show off lulz.
Or perhaps ……..*dramatic music kicks in*
Sony planned to unveil its new console soon? There has been rumours that Sony is planning to reveal or launch their new gen console in 2018 and if Sony indeed plan to launch their new console in 2018, they could announce this as early as this year (2017). With the announcement of a new gen console coming next year, sales will inevitably drop while fans wait for the launch of the newer console. But this is justttttt a rumour. The real reason could just be that the person who did that report just wanted to show off lulz.
Monthly Active Users : 70 Million….. wow… thats twice the population of our country! [Malaysia] . Although it is worth noting that this number may very well be an estimate for 2017 and not the number of actual active users currently. If you look at the image above, you’d see that for FY 2017, the figure projected was 75 Million units sold.
Here is a little something from GameSpot
- PS4 users collectively spend 600 million hours every week on PS4.
- Sony wants to further enhance the content and appeal of PlayStation Plus to make it more attractive and in turn grow subscriber figures.
- PS Plus had 26.4 million paying members at the end of the last fiscal year.
Hmm… 600 million Hours Every Week…… That is equivalent to
25,000,000 [25 Million] Days or
A quick search on google showed that it would take about 300 days to travel from Earth to Mars. PlayStation 4 players would have made that trip 83,333 times in every week. And they said gaming was a waste of time… buncha noobs!
Again, I am not a financial expert. I don’t know what those number actually represents. Does Operating Income include Cost? I don’t know. But it is a known fact that the PlayStation 4 is doing very well sales wise and as a gamer, I can only hope Sony continue to deliver and surprise us (Not with ridiculously expensive hardwares and games but with good stuffs, ground breaking stuffs). Lets hope we can find out more in the coming E3 on 13 June!