EA Estimates PS4/Xbox One Sales Will Reach 130 Million this Year; Switch Expected to Pass 30 Million

Electronic Arts announces its estimates for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch sales by the end of calendar year 2018

on May 8, 2018 6:05 PM

During Electronic Arts’ financial conference call for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen talked about the company’s predictions about console sales in the current year.

The publisher expects PS4 and Xbox One to “continue to be strong,” and the combined installed base of the two consoles to grow to 130 million units by the end of the calendar year 2018. We also get an estimate of 103 million by December 31st, 2017.

This means that if EA’s estimate is correct, the Xbox One should have sold 29.4 million units by December 31st, 2017, considering that Sony itself estimates to have sold 73.6 million PS4 units by that same date. Of course, that’s assuming that Sony’s own estimates are accurate as well. The margin of error with estimates is pretty wide, especially when combining them.

Jorgensen also added that the publisher expects the Nintendo switch to have built an installed base of over 30 million by December 21st, 2018.

If you’re interested in Electronic Arts’ financial performance in the past quarter and fiscal year, you can check out our dedicated article.

In case you still don’t have a current generation console or want to upgrade, you can grab a PS4, an Xbox One, or a Nintendo Switch on Amazon.


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