PS4 to ‘win’ generation, 37.7 million sales & $100 price drop in three years say analyst predictions

Man who says stuff, Michael Pachter, is predicting a rosy future for Sony with a forecast of a 30% lead over Microsoft by the end of 2016. He also thinks there’ll be a $100 PS4 price drop by that time.

37.7 million PS4 sales & $100 price drop in three years

The figures come from Pachter’s industry forecast for the next three years where he states, “we expect Sony’s PS4 to ‘win’ the next console generation”. Apparently that’s in part due to a focus on core gamers and avoiding more casual audiences which are more likely to be drawn away towards mobile platforms.

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The results of this ‘win’ will apparently see PS4 reach cumulative worldwide sales of 37.7 million by the end of 2016. Pachter also expects Sony to drop the price by $100 at some point in the next three year, adding, “should hardware prices come down faster than we have modelled, it is likely that hardware and software sales will grow faster.”