PS4 Pro “Off to a Strong Start;” “Took Right Back Up” After PS4 Slowdown According to GameStop

on November 22, 2016 8:58 PM

During GameStop’s quarterly financial conference call, the retailer’s executives shared their perspective on the initial performance of PS4 Pro, also giving an interesting piece of trivia about virtual reality headsets.

“We have seen strong demand for new consoles: the PS4 Pro is off to a strong start, and VR is generally on the shelves for less than ten days.”

Interestingly, they admitted that PS4 sales were “definitely” affected by a slowdown before the launch of PS4 Pro, but they have since picked up.

“There was definitely a slowdown of sales of PS4 prior to the PS4 Pro. There was definitely… but The PS4 Pro, once launched, took right back up again.”

It’ll certainly be interesting to see how this will affect the balance in the console market. The Xbox One has been coming on top for the past four months in the United States according to NPD, and it remains to be seen whether the PS4 Pro will being the sales advantage back into Sony Interactive Entertainment’s camp.

Sony’s souped-up console has certainly debuted fairly well in Japan, with about 65,000 units sold in its debut week both according to Famitsu and Media Create.

 /  Executive News Editor
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