Today we learned that the PS4 has sold 5.3 million units worldwide, already overtaking the previous target of 5 million units set by Sony itself and disclosed at Tokyo Game Show.
But how much is the console going to sell before the end of the fiscal year? Ace Economic Research Institute Analyst Hideki Yasuda (with whom we’re already quite familiar and is considered quite reliable between Japanese investors) told Reuters Japan that his forecast is now 6.5 million units moved before March 31st.
A big factor of these favorable condition is that distribution is spread over more than 50 countries, which is wider than what Microsoft and Nintendo have. Sony is using its sales network to the fullest and is increasing shipments in Eastern Europe and Asia.
This is the second time Yasuda and Ace Economic Research Institute raise their forecast in little more than a month. On January 8th they had already increased their prediction from 4.2 million to six million.
March 31st is still over a month away. Will the number increase again after the Japanese launch of the console on February 22nd?