Is Kazu Hirai, CEO of Sony’s Computer Entertainment division just bullish on the future performance of his own products or is a recent statement of his a case of wishful thinking? Interviewed by the Financial Times, Hirai said his vision for the PS3 is to outperform the PS2 sales-wise by 2015.
So far, the PS2 (released in 2000) has been sold over 140 million times world wide. The Playstation 3 made its debut in America and Japan in 2006 and found 14.27 million buyers worldwide after 20 months. However, in order to fulfill Hirai’s dreams Sony would have to sell almost exactly this many units every 12 months over the next 7 years.