The PS4 was definitely met with a warmer reception than its Microsoft-constructed counterpart, the Xbox One. But just how popular will it prove to be? If you’re a betting person, one bookmaker is willing to take your cash and potentially give you more of it, if you can correctly guess the number of units the PS4 will sell in Australia in its first 10 days.
MMGN’s Ben Salter caught wind of Sportsbet’s offer, which you can check out for yourself. The precise (and awkward) wording is “How many PS4 will sell in first 10 days” and is accompanied by the disclaimer “Applies to the first 10 days of sale in Aus according to GfK. Bets void if they do not release such exact figures”.
So far, 40,000+ is proving the most popular number, with the odds sitting at $1.25.
Those looking to the history books for an indication, you’ll find the PlayStation 3 shifted over 27,000 back in 2007 during its first 10 days in Australia, though the console didn’t enjoy the warmest reception here. Sportsbet is offering $9 if you think it’ll hit this mark again.
I’m not much of a betting man, outside of the occasional low-stakes game of Texas Hold’em, so throwing your cash at this isn’t something I’d endorse. But hey, it’s your money.