Rumor: Sony wants to distribute 16 million of PS4 in 2013 (shipments)


Sony has high expects with PS4. Internally, the company would like to dispense 16 million of PS4 (shipments) in 2013 according to Digitimes. It would be shipments, because Sony doesn’t give other numbers, only shipments ones.

PS4 will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron Technology. The console should start its mass shipments in August. PS4 should be ready for the year end holydays in 2013. Therefore don’t relate these numbers as PS4 sold to the people.

Personally, I think it’s a large number for this year, but this quantity could allow Sony to sell PS4 in all the markets at the same period. In summary, Sony shipped 100 million of PSX, 150 million of PS2 and 77 million of PS3 until now.

Thanks, Digitimes.


  • Mik3t

    Why cant they realease in europe this year aswell if they have capacity to ship that many in 2013, if hope they do

    • MrX_VGL

      Totally agree Mike. If we consider this rumor as true, Sony would have to distribute
      PS4 this year in Europe too.

      The European market has balanced the Sony’s overall numbers; we deserve a better treat from the company.

      • extermin8or2

        yeah to achieve this they must be planning a worldwide launch it’s unfeasible otherwise-can’t help but wonder how ‘early’ they plan to launch then to get this- we must be looking at late september/early october to have any chance of this//

  • Rael Dussault

    We could finally pick one on day one without waiting in line. I hope this is true.

  • antic604

    “(…)mass shipment in August(…)” – does it mean it will be available well before the December? I always found using of the “Holiday 2013” ambiguous. Isn’t Easter holiday as well? Or indeed summer holidays? Must be american thing…

  • Fluffy

    I assume this means they want to ship 16m worldwide by the end of the FINANCIAL year, ie April 2014. Still, 16 million in 6 months is a heck of a good start, if they manage it. It’s nearly 3 million a month, for a start.