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Rumor: Sony Aiming for 16 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles for This Year

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According to Taiwan's Digitimes, sources at the PS4's component makers are saying the plan is to begin shipping the PS4 this August, so it can arrive in stores by the end of the year.

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Foxconn and Pegatron Technology will apparently assemble the console for Sony, and the goal is to have an annual shipment of 16 million units. That's... a lot! It such a high number that, quite honestly, I'm not entirely sure I believe it.

That isn't to say I don't think the PS4 will be a hit, but rather, I just don't see Sony flooding the market with sixteen million consoles at the end of this year. Maybe the sources refer to the financial year—which would end in the spring. That makes a little more sense. I guess.

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For more on Digitimes, and the accuracy of their rumors, check out this Time article.

Kotaku is following up with Sony and will update this post should the company comment.

Update: Sony told Kotaku it was not commenting on manufacturing or how many units it plans to make at this time.

Sony to push for 16 million PS4 shipments in 2013, say sources [DigiTimes]


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I will never buy a day one console ever again. Between the price cuts and the redesign that always comes later, (Usually to fix heat related issues, + add storage capacity, all for less money) as well as the paltry small amount of "good" games that drop at launch only to go months afterwards with next to nothing good coming out. That and my constant game backlog (Hey, it's good for something at least) I've learned waiting = discount to the point where I can get 2 to 3 games for my $60 instead of just the one at launch. (Not talking Steam. Steam is a whole nother addiction.) Heck, several games that I've been interested in went free on my PlayStation Plus account a while back.