PS4 is Unlikely To Hit the Sales of The PS2 – Says Sony Japan


The PlayStation 2 was released in Japan, and then one year later in North America, it would go on to sell a whooping 155 million units as of March 2012. Making the PS2 the best-selling home console of all time…

Now the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia, Hiroshi Kawano, has conceded that it is unlikely that a home console in today’s market may struggle to match the lifetime sales of the PlayStation 2.

While speaking with Inside Games, following the launch of the PS4 in Japan, Hiroshi Kawano said:

As we all know, unfortunately the sales of the PS3 didn’t even get neat the sales of the PS2. It may be difficult for a home console now, but I think we shouldn’t say it’s impossible unconditionally.

However, I believe it’s possible to expand the popularity of the PS4 by providing a rich gaming experience and making use of the fusion of network service and high performance that is possible only on home consoles.

When we talk on whether it’ll match the sales of the PS2 numerically, we’ll have to do our best in the future.

The PlayStation 4 hit store shelves last November, and so far has sold an impressive 5.6 million units globally.

Does the PS4 have a shot a matching the PS2’s sales? Let us know your thoughts