700 million PlayStation 5 sold could be a reality? Japanese analyst thinks PS5 could end console war

700 million PlayStation 5 sold could be a reality? Japanese analyst thinks PS5 could end console war

The best-selling console remains the PlayStation 2. During its life cycle, more than 157 million consoles have been sold. In second place, with a slight lag, is Nintendo DS (155 million).

PlayStation 4 is the best-selling console of the latest generations – the console has already passed the milestone of 112 million units sold, and its life cycle is not over yet.

What will the PlayStation 5 show? Of course, it is quite difficult to make any predictions, but Norio Imanaka, chief analyst at the Rakuten Securities Institute for Economic Research, believes that PS5 will sell up to 300 million devices in five to six years! At the same time, Imanaka previously talked about 200 million, but then raised his forecast. That is, according to his calculations, the PS5 can almost double the PS2. But this is only five to six years. Imanaka in his forecasts goes further, claiming that under certain conditions PS5 can be sold in the amount of 600-700 million for its entire life cycle!

If we talk about the first prediction, the analyst relies on the low price of the console with its very productive components. Considering that the diskless version only costs $ 400, this does seem like a great deal.

As for the second forecast, everything is more complicated. The analyst says the PS5 could become the standard eSports device. In this case, his calculations are very simple: to 120 million PS4 users, he adds 100 million e-sportsmen and 400 million viewers of these very e-sports competitions.

Imanaka adds that in the event of such a scenario, the console wars will simply end, because it will be simply useless to compete with such a popular PlayStation. However, if you can somehow believe in 200 or even 300 million, then 600-700 million seem to be something incredible. On the other hand, e-sports is developing at a tremendous pace, so the analyst’s forecast was clearly not formed from scratch.

700 million PlayStation 5 sold could be a reality? Japanese analyst thinks PS5 could end console war

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