It’s no secret that the PS4′s launch is going to be a big deal, but Sony’s Jack Tretton has shared some new information explaining just how big November 15th is going to be.
Talking to Fox News (the interviewer is awful), Tretton explained how pre-orders are through the roof:
It’s everything we can manufacture, we want to make sure that consumers have an opportunity to buy one on November 15th and through the holidays, so we’re holding back some inventory to make sure that people have an opportunity to buy one that comes in on launch day – but we can pre-sell every unit we can manufacture. And the good news is that the production yields have been phenomenal, so this will be, by a magnitude of a lot, the biggest launch we’ve ever had.
He also revealed that they likely won’t announce any more sales figures (past the already known “over a million”). Then, when pressed about the Xbox One, he detailed what the PS4 has that the XBO doesn’t:
Three key advantages, we’ve got the most powerful console on the market, $100 cheaper than our competition and, most importantly, the biggest most diverse exclusive lineup of any platform ever launched. And that’s what’s really going to drive the sales for us in the long term.
We stay laser focused on the consumer: What does the gamer want? What does the development community want? How do we give them the pallet to make the best gaming experience possible? And we’ve seen competitors come and go, we’ve had formidable competition in the past, we’ll have formidable competition going forward. You get laser focused on your business vision and you execute what the gamers want.
Finally saying “biggest in history, I can’t wait for November launch.”
Neither can we.
Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!