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Sony increases PS4 sales projections post-E3

The system's warm reception at E3 has Sony raising its numbers

After an impressive performance at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony Corporation has raised its internal sales projections for the PlayStation 4. Sony Computer Entertainment chief executive officer Andrew House told the Wall Street Journal about the change in projections, but did not quantify those numbers. He noted that the console's popularity could lead to shortages at launch.

"Demand may well outstrip supply," he said.

Gamestop executives concurred with House's statement. On Amazon, the PlayStation 4 and its titles hold many of the top slots on the best-selling list in the games section. Sony is hoping to keep the momentum going heading into the holiday season.

"We're excited about the momentum," said Sony Computer Entertainment of America chief executive officer Jack Tretton.

Tretton also downplayed the threat of the mobile market, insisting smartphones and tablets are gateways into console gaming.

"I think there are more people going from smartphones to tablets to Call of Duty than those going from Call of Duty to smartphones and tablets," he said. "We're clearly betting that the future is very bright for the console."

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Mike Williams: M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.
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