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Xbox One and PS4 shipments to exceed 10m by April, says EA Games

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EA Games expects strong Xbox One and PS4 shipments post-launch with over 10 million sold by April 2014.

A combined total of PS4 and Xbox One units will ship by April 2014 according to predictions made by EA Games.

Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer of EA Games, announced the developer’s predictions during the company’s second quarter earnings call.

“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 10 million units combined, very easily,” said Moore.

“Both Sony and Microsoft are proposing that this could be their best launches ever as regards their production numbers and their ability to globalise this business quickly.”

Moore added that EA Games is confident of its position for the Xbox One and PS4 launch especially due to the quality of its software line-up: Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, NBA Live 14 and Need for Speed: Rivals.

“Overall, we feel very bullish. 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 titles [are] ready for next-gen.”

Chief Executive Officer and Director of EA Games, Andrew Wilson, added that the games industry as a whole is changing, especially when it comes to customer consumption.

“Our industry is far more dynamic and diverse moving into this console transition than ever ebfore. The global player base for mobile games is expanding, and we’re also seeing strong performance in PC-based free-to-play games around the world. Our strategy is directly aligned to each of these key growth opportunities: next-gen consoles, mobile and free-to-play PC.”

Next, read our Xbox One vs PS4 comparison.

Via: Seeking Alpha

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