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Sony VP: PS4 sales stats about internal goals, not war with Microsoft, Xbox One

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Sony marketing vice president John Koller said that the PlayStation 4 sales figures released this week is more about the company continuing to achieve the goal of growing its install base rather than one-upping Microsoft and the Xbox One, according to a report today from GameSpot.

Sony announced it had sold-through 4.2 million PS4 units in 2013 during International CES this week, a day after Microsoft revealed it pushed out 3 million Xbox One units. You can read that full Examiner report by clicking here.

Koller, in an interview with Computer and Video Games, said the recent sales figures in which Sony outpaced Microsoft in next-gen console sales before the New Year, doesn’t really matter a whole lot.

“We look at it really just introspectively,” Koller said. “The ‘4.2 million’ number is important because it gets us further toward our goal. And that goal is the largest install base we can possibly get –– to encourage publishers and developers to continue to make great game experiences for PS4.”

Sony Corp. CEO and president Kazuo Hirai championed a similar sentiment in an interview with BBC Breakfast today, downplaying the company’s accomplishment in the console gaming arena.

“I’ve always said that a console business is a five to 10 year proposition,” Hirai said.

You can read that full Examiner report by clicking here.

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