PS4 & Xbox One Sales Reach a Combined 55 Million Units, According to EA Estimates
With PlayStation 4 sales sitting at 35.9 million as of January 3, Electronic Arts’ latest estimate suggests that 19.1 million Xbox Ones have been sold since launch.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen spoke on their earnings call yesterday, saying that there are roughly 55 million PS4 and Xbox One consoles sold to consumers:
As I said, we have a level of conservatism about just the global economy, which at some point in time, there’s trouble in the global economy that would impact everybody probably. I think our business seems to be operating pretty consistently, as it has been over the last couple of years. The console purchases up through the end of calendar year 2015, our estimate is 55 million units out there, which has exceeded virtually everyone’s forecast for the year, and is now almost 50% higher than the previous console cycle.
So all of that is very, very positive; all the gameplay we are seeing and the engagement in things like Ultimate Team we’re seeing as positive. We’re just conscious of the fact that there’s a lot of storm clouds out there and we want to be careful that we don’t get ahead of ourselves or the economy in our forecast for the business. And that’s what you are hearing.
Looking at Star Wars Battlefront and its more than 13 million copies shipped, EA says it “skewed even more physical than we anticipated,” with the holiday gift giving season cited as a reason for the big physical sales. Jorgensen also said over one million units were sold with the PS4 bundle.