Sony: PlayStation 4 Momentum Good for Industry, Long Way to Go - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 14 August 2014 / 5,875 Views
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president Jim Ryan spoke with Games Industry about the success of the PlayStation 4 has had thus far and says there is still a long way to go in the console console race.
The PlayStation 4 is the first of the eighth generation consoles to reach the 10 million mark. This is well ahead of both the Xbox One and Wii U, which have sold 5 million units and 6.8 million units respectively.
"It's so much faster than we've ever done it before," said Ryan when asked about the PlayStation 4 selling 10 million units. "We're pretty pleased with it."
"Having momentum and having that initial success - and it is just initial, there's a long way to go yet - it puts us in good heart for the future. Some of the stuff we touched on yesterday, talking about the future, whether that's PlayStation Now, whether that's Morpheus, PlayStation TV in the nearer term - all of these things require investment."
"It's much easier to make decisions like that from a position of relative success, relative strength, rather than a world where PlayStation 4 was struggling, where our momentum wasn't great. The money man would be thinking, 'hmmm, do we really want to put more into this?' Those conversations, which are very important for us and very important for the shape of the whole industry, they become easier. That can only be a good thing."
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