Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fans scramble for the console: Playstation 4 crack million mark in just 24 ... - ABC Online

$ 399 is the Playstation 4 is not exactly a bargain, but Americans and Canadians storming the stores since last Friday for the new game console by Sony. In just 24 hours, the device was already a million times over the counter.

The Japanese electronics giant Sony has just after launch of its new Playstation in North America, the one million mark Devices cracked – and that in the course of just one day. In the first 24 hours the game console was often sold according to the U.S. and Canada, the company said on Sunday. Since last Friday, the Playstation 4 for 399 dollars in the U.S. is on the market.

This Friday gamers can rejoice in the home country of the electronics group, then the Playstation 4 comes on the market in Japan. German fans will have to wait a little longer: in Europe, Latin America and the sale until the end of the month, but still in time for the Christmas shopping season starts. A top spot on the wish lists of the new console is safe. But console rival Microsoft is fighting for places under Christmas trees: The Xbox One is from 22 November available in Europe and the USA.

experts expect head-to-head races

The Playstation 4 comes into big shoes to fill: After initial difficulties, the predecessor became a real bestseller. However, the competition from Microsoft could not outdo Sony. With around 80 million copies sold, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 are on the same. That is about to change. Sony wants to leave no chance with the Xbox One time

At first glance, the odds are good. The Xbox one has been criticized in recent months repeatedly by data protection and comes with a price of $ 499 also more expensive than the Playstation 4 . Experts still expect a head-to-head race between the two consoles.


to the entire group support

However, analysts expect that Sony might easily have until the end of the lead. They estimate that the Playstation 4 by then will be sold approximately 2.4 million copies worldwide, the Xbox One “only” 2.2 million times. Sony itself is planning long-term: By the end of the fiscal year in March, the company wants the console have sold about 5 million times

The Japanese hoped that a successful Games Console supports the entire group.. It was not until the end of October, the company had a net loss conceded by its profit targets for the year.

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