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It goes without saying that every time there’s a new generation of consoles, the sales numbers increase on the previous one. There are more people on earth, more gamers, and more people willing to part with cold-hard cash. And if Pachter’s right, about one and a half million people are set to do just that when the PS4 launches.

Speaking in an Episode of GameTrailers’ Bonus Round, Pachter says that Sony’s got the right sort of problem with the PS4; high demand.

“The only thing they’re gonna have a problem with is supply disruption. That million preorders they talked about, which I understand now is up to one and a half million, that’s a lot of consoles,” he said.

“That tells you that there’s not going to be a lot of boxes behind the first million and a half, so there’s going to be supply shortages.”

Pachter also believes Sony’s marketing strategies with the PS4 to date have been “pretty flawless.” One and a half million hardware units pre-ordered is pretty phenomenal, and while obviously not all of those will be fulfilled, a great many will end up in homes. That also doesn’t account for the folk who walk in to stores at launch expecting to find the hardware for sale.

It could end up with the PlayStation 4 being one of the most sold-through consoles at launch. The Wii, for example, managed to sell through 600 000 units in its US launch week, with a further 400 000 sold in Japan before stock constraints stopped the sales flow, and a further 325 000 in European regions. The PS4’s pre-orders already eclipse those numbers.

I honestly don’t think the Xbox One will do those sort of numbers when it launches later this year. there’s still too much negativity in the general public consensus; though it’s slowly, slowly going away and more people seem keen to embrace Microsoft’s console. Is the Xbox One even still a contender? Honestly, if I was in the US I’d have a really difficult decision to make. The Xbox one is starting to look more appealing, mostly thanks to its launch-period games. Dead Rising 3 interests me far, far more than Killzone: Shadow Fall. Plus, Titanfall.

Have you pre-ordered a PS4? Are you one of those 1.5 million?

The PlayStation 4 is being released in North America on November 15. We’ll be getting it here just a month later, on December 13.

Last Updated: October 8, 2013

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42 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 8, 2013 at 13:32

    Man that thing looks like a dildo, with a camera attached.

    *goes off to actually read article*

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 8, 2013 at 13:47

      So it’s a more “invasive” Kinect?

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    • oVg

      October 8, 2013 at 13:49

      A dildo for the Borg 😉

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 8, 2013 at 13:54

        You will be ASSimilated?

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    • ElimiNathan

      October 8, 2013 at 14:10

      At least you can pleasure yourself with it without someone watching …..

      Reply

      • Skyblue

        October 8, 2013 at 14:12

        from the outside anyway…

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        • ElimiNathan

          October 8, 2013 at 14:15

          Depends how deep you go

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          • Skyblue

            October 8, 2013 at 14:24

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 8, 2013 at 14:25

            Hahahaha! And now this thread is awkward 😛

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 8, 2013 at 14:13

        That’s how they do colonoscopies these days… with a PS4 Eye Kinect!

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        • ElimiNathan

          October 8, 2013 at 14:14

          Ye did my own… I’m gna be ok

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    • Brian Murphy

      October 8, 2013 at 17:27

      Am I the only one who notices that gamer’s seem to only know how to equate gaming periphery to dildo’s? What’s up with that? o.O

      Reply

  2. Rikus

    October 8, 2013 at 13:56

    Mine is pre-ordered. Waiting patiently on BT for more info.

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    • ALKi1234

      October 8, 2013 at 13:56

      I think i’m gonna call them right now.

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      • Rikus

        October 8, 2013 at 13:57

        Awesome! Keep me posted

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        • ALKi1234

          October 8, 2013 at 14:06

          Hopefully more info coming end of this month. I was told that 85% of all next-gen pre-orders are PS4, so patcher might be right for a change.

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 8, 2013 at 14:14

            It worries me… Hell might freeze over because Patcher might be correct.

          • Rikus

            October 8, 2013 at 14:17

            Great! Thanks for the feedback.

            Also, Patcher right? Wow…but he was bound to be right someday.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 8, 2013 at 14:26

            Like throwing snot at a dart board, eventually something will stick….

          • Rikus

            October 8, 2013 at 14:27

            I was looking for a good metaphor and that one is brilliant!

  3. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 8, 2013 at 14:06

    The bile is strong for the Xbone…

    It also doesn’t help that their PR has been so inept. This is a situation where Microsoft needs to reel in the usual suspects, muzzle them for a bit, and rethink their strategy, because whenever Whatsisface Otherjacket or Agent StillwithSony (Kaz’s undercover agent :p ) speak, I just want to set my xbox 360 alight.

    They really have a negative effect on me… and I’m not a violent guy, but damnit man… #shakesFist

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  4. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    October 8, 2013 at 14:17

    Life, money and Steam Machine have forced me to wait and see what the slimline pricing will look like…

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 8, 2013 at 14:29

      Life – it just doesn’t play fair…. 🙁

      Reply

  5. Skyblue

    October 8, 2013 at 14:17

    I don’t think M$ will compete with $ony at launch due to:
    a) pricing
    b) timing (no 1yr lead time this gen)
    c) general negativity from the hardcore gamer

    Really did enjoy a little hands on time with Forza at rAge and that new controller is wicked cool and feels a generation ahead of the DS4. It’s not just controllers that sell a console though.

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  6. Tidycpc

    October 8, 2013 at 14:18

    No…patiently waiting for the xbox

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    • Rikus

      October 8, 2013 at 14:22

      Just like everyone else in SA 🙂

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 8, 2013 at 14:28

        Hahahah not me or my gaming buddies.

        Just from casually chatting to the lads on my xbl list, it seems that almost all of them are heading to PS4. Whether they’ll get a bone afterwards, depends on whether local xbox live is still going to be kak or not.

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        • Rikus

          October 8, 2013 at 14:33

          Oh, I thought Tidycpc was referring to the release of the Xbone. My bad. 🙂

          It seems like only the Xbox fanboys are sticking to the One as their first (and/or only) choice. Not judging though. If the tables were turned, I would’ve stuck with the PS, just because I prefer the exclusives.

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  7. Hammersteyn

    October 8, 2013 at 14:37

    I am one of the 1.5 million.

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  8. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 8, 2013 at 14:40

    Dead Rising 3 does look amazing, but I worry that it might be too much of a departure from Dead Rising 1. While I’ve admitted that DR3 leaves a stirring in my nether regions, I’m going to wait till after the game is released. There’s too much we don’t know about it.

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  9. Spathi

    October 8, 2013 at 14:54

    I’m still not sure if I’ll be getting a next-gen console anytime soon. Current gen has so much to offer still.

    Also, if Destiny will be on PC, I’ll most probably upgrade my PC for that and Star Citizen. After about 2 or 3 years, I’ll get a PS4, like I did with the current gen.

    Anyway, glad Sony is doing good, competition is always welcome and I can’t even begin to comprehend how shit it would be if MS had a monopoly on the console market.

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    • nicksimp101

      October 8, 2013 at 15:00

      64 players on BF4 is one major reason for my upgrading!

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      • Spathi

        October 8, 2013 at 15:07

        Upgrading your PC? I try to stay away from online shooters. I get addicted 🙂

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        • 1smith1

          October 8, 2013 at 15:57

          lol me 2 bf4 open beta is destroying my life

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  10. Tim Gibbons

    October 8, 2013 at 22:15

    I pre-ordered an Xbox One and 2 PS4s.. .those 2 PS4s have sold on ebay for $700 each. Thanks Sony.

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  11. da troof

    October 9, 2013 at 11:38

    Killzone shadow fall looks amazing I’m not even a hardcore fpser and I’m extremely excited for it easily my most anticipated next-gen game/ shooter also for the record it’s the best looki g fps on both next gen consoles and with bf4 being in that same lot thats saying something

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  12. justerthought

    October 10, 2013 at 08:27

    lol this comment section has turned into a joke. You MS fanboys cannot find a valid reason to criticise the flawless PS4, so you desperately go for the silly stuff comparing the controller to a dildo and claiming the camera will be more invasive than Kinect. How can it be more invasive if you don’t buy one. No spycam means no spycam. The PS4 controller is a brilliant design. Much better than the 19860’s Star Trek controller on the XB1 that does not even match the big boxy console. I hope you guys put a brick on top of that console, because it’s gonna take off when that huge fan kicks in to cool the overheating.

    My PS4 is pre-ordered. You lot deserve the XB1 so go and buy it as punishment …lol

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    • jake

      October 15, 2013 at 08:04

      this is the reason xbox one is better, yes it comes with the kinect 2, but the reason for this is the crazy ass things you can do with it plus it dose more than just motion sensing, it also can be incorporated into games like cod and bf4 as far as voice commands which makes us more entertained and thats what we ant isnt it? everything else is basically the same about the systems the kinect gives opportunities to improve further into gaming were ps4 is an upgraded ps3 LOLOL

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  13. Stryker218

    October 13, 2013 at 00:32

    Ps4 for me, ill never touch an xbox thx to their shady dealings, and how “ads are the experience” um NO THX

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    • jake

      October 15, 2013 at 08:05

      ads are not the experience??? you are dumb the xbox can do all the same shit plus more enough said

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  14. Chris Garcia

    October 14, 2013 at 06:04

    There is no “general public consensus” about anything… The “general public” barely knows there is new consoles coming out next month.. the “consensus” was ONLINE tech people.. “hardcore” gamers..etc. As we get closer to general public awareness, the Xbox One actually seems to be gaining much more ground compared to the PS4. I would still think on price along, PS4 should take this holiday season (beating XBox One)… but we might be surprised.

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    • jake

      October 15, 2013 at 08:07

      yea sony actually said that after the preorders go out they might actually make you buy their camara also just like xbox so honestly if ps4 dose take the sales it will go downhill fast, they are loosing $60 dollars a console right now

      Reply

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