EA Predicts 10 Million Next-Gen Console Shipments by April 2014

According to a Seeking Alpha report, EA is predicting that total PS4 and Xbox One shipments will be around 10 million units by April of 2014. This is according to EA's Peter Moore, who talked at length about the next-generation of consoles and EA's plans for both of them last night during a conference call to discuss the company's latest quarterly financial results.

"When I talked to our friends at both Sony and Microsoft, and I'm trying to get some indications in the numbers that are going to be available for sale by the end of our fiscal year on March 31 and I aggregate them, I think I can squint and see ten million units combined, very easily," said EA chief operating officer Peter Moore during the company's second quarter earnings call last night. "Both Sony and Microsoft are proposing that this could be their best launches ever as regards their production numbers and their ability to globalize this business quickly. I want to remind everyone on the call, this is the first time that we've had two major console launches in the same couple of weeks, never happened before with a magnitude that we're seeing."

Moore goes on to EA is confident that it has positioned itself to smoothly transition to the new generation of consoles with a line-up of games that should do very well including Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, NBA Live 14 and Need for Speed: Rivals. All of those games will be released on PS4 and Xbox One in November during the launch window.

"Overall, we feel very bullish," he said. "We've got the right product at the right time. We have not had some of the problems some of our fellow publishers in the industry have been getting. Our quality title's ready for next-gen.

The PS4 launches November 15 in the US and November 29 in Europe It will retail for right around £349 / €399 / $399. The Xbox One releases November in 13 markets for £430 / €500 / $500.

Source: CVG

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