Rumor: Sony to ship 16 million PS4 units in 2013
According to reports coming out from DigiTimes, Sony anticipates that PS4 will reach an annual shipments of 16 million units in 2013. If this report is TRUE, then this will be the largest launch of any console in history.
The anonymous source stated that "PS4 will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron Technology, and the player have just begun the processes of request for quotation (RFQ) for the related components. Therefore, the component shipments are unlikely to start until August, but should allow the machine to show up before the year-end holidays in 2013."
So far in past seven years, Sony has shipped 150 million units of PS2, 100 million units of Playstations and 77 million units of PS3.