Sony talks PS4 sales goals at the Tokyo Game Show.
Sony's PS4 hasn't even gone on sale yet, but the company is already talking about how many consoles it hopes to sell in the first five months of availability. Speaking at the Tokyo Game Show, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House said the company is hoping to shift five million PS4 units by the end of the company's fiscal year (March 31).
The PS4 will have to sell really well in those first few months, though, as it's only launching in the US and Canada on November 15. It'll hit the UK on November 29, but it's not going on sale in Japan until February of 2014. According to Reuters, Sony sold just 3.6 million PS3 consoles over the same period of time when the PS3 launched in November of 2006.
The PS4 packs an eight-core 64-bit x86 Jaguar CPU from AMD; a GPU with a unified array of 18 compute units, collectively capable of generating 1.84 teraflops of processing power; 8 GB of RAM; 802.11n WiFi; Bluetooth 2.1; USB 3.0; and an upgradeable 500 GB hard drive. It'll be priced at $399 when it does go on sale in November.