At GamesCom 2013, Sony announced that it had garnered 1 million PS4 preorders since E3 in June 2013, and also mentioned that the numbers were continuously climbing. But since then, when asked for new numbers by different outlets multiple times, Sony refused to give one. Why? We don’t know, but Wedbush Morgan securities analyst, Michael Pachter, apparently knows how many PS4 units have been preordered since E3, and while speaking in the latest episode of Bonus Round with Geoff Keighley, he shared them.
“[Sony's] been pretty flawless so far,” Pachter said, speaking on the company’s perfect rolling out of the PS4, and its strong advantage over Microsoft. “Everything they’ve said about PSN has been pretty flawless, and it sounds like there’s value for the cost [of PS4].”
Pachter added: “I mean 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. 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.”
Obviously Michael Pachter is a connected industry analyst, so it’s not surprising that he knows how many PS4 units were preordered since the announcement of the 1 million milestone.
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