PS4 and Xbox One to hit “100 million units by 2020″, DFC Intelligence estimates

Tuesday, 11th February 2014 19:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

DFC Intelligence expects “major” growth in 2014, and are forecasting up to $77 billion in game revenue compared to $68 billion in 2013.


According to information handed to GI International, by 2018 DFC believes the will reach $96 billion, thanks to the “core gamer spending more than ever.”

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are both expected by the firm to hit 100 million units by 2020 with “price and strength in Europe” giving PS4 a slight edge.

The firm believes PS4 “could easily become lead platform for Western and Japanese developer and publishers,” with the firm’s David Cole suggesting price cuts could come slower than expected on next-gen systems.

“We modeled price cuts into that but we think they are going to happen fairly slowly and there are likely to be more bundles versus just a straight price cut. We think they will do their best to maintain a solid price point,” he said adding that the firm was being “conservative” with its estimates.

The DFC Intelligence will be released in full this week.



  1. Erthazus

    by 2020 I won’t play any of these systems or even know they existed.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    Crazy talk.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. LB

    @Erthazus Non-sense.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. salarta

    @Erthazus So you’ll have amnesia and stop playing consoles made by Microsoft and Sony? :P

    #4 7 months ago
  5. undermyrules

    in 2020 i will have the weakest laptop bought for surfing and will be more powerfull than 10 ps4 and xbox ones LOL

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Obernox

    Erthazus must be planning to erase console existence by using time travel!

    #6 7 months ago
  7. antraxsuicide

    It’s completely feasible. 260M consoles sold during this past generation, and with the Wii U’s current sales projections, it’ll be lucky to see 30M total sales. That leaves 230M to divide up for the other units, which would easily give them 100+M unit sales.

    #7 7 months ago

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