In the U.S. last month, PlayStation 4 fell from its #1 hardware spot and of course, the knee-jerk reactions were everywhere.
And while it's certainly true that Xbox One's exclusive lineup is impressive, Sony says PS4's holiday season will be quite lucrative, if Black Friday sales are any indication.
According to a new Financial Times report , Sony's home console just set a record for the company. So said SCE president Andrew House:
"We've just seen the most successful Black Friday in the company's history. Rumors of the demise of the console have been greatly exaggerated."
House added that they're "now trying to benchmark against the success of the PlayStation 2 – or exceed it if possible." Now, as I've said before, it's unlikely Sony will top PS2's 155 million units sold and House echoes that hesitancy, citing "the cadence at which people expect innovation" these days. Absolutely true.
But the pace is certainly comparable. PS2 sold 51 million units in the three years following its March 2000 release and hit 100 million by the end of 2005. After two years, PS4 has crossed the 30 million mark , which is just behind PS2 (PS4 would have to sell over 20 million in 2016 to remain on pace).
But either way, PS4 is definitely on the right track and next year is shaping up very nicely. The system is the same price as Xbox One and 2016's PS4 exclusive lineup is looking awesome right now.