Sony Has Shipped 100 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Worldwide

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Sony has officially sold 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles. The company neared the 100 million mark back in April when it had sold 96.8 million units. And with the latest earnings report, Sony is reporting that the company has sold a total of 3.2 million units since April, bringing the total number of PlayStation 4s sold to 100 million.

With Sony’s next-gen console launch just around the corner and PlayStation 4 sales tanking, this is obviously a big deal for Sony.

This also makes the PlayStation 4 the fastest console to reach the 100 million milestone, according to analyst Daniel Ahmad. PlayStation 2 and Wii were just behind the PlayStation 4, but the PlayStation 4 became the fastest console to sell 100 million units in just 5 years and 7 months, compared to the PlayStation 2’s 5 years and 9 months.

Sony says the digital game download numbers have also surpassed that of physical games, and that’s been expected considering the steady growth in the sales of digital games as compared to physical copies.

Either way, the milestone here is massive for Sony. And although sales of the PlayStation 4 have already slowed down quite a bit, things will pick up once again for the company once it launches the PlayStation 5. 

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  • Stooks

    30 July, 2019 - 9:41 am

    <p>I call mine the "MLB Show machine" or dust collector when I am not playing that game. Makes an okay BR player as well, but I can't remember when I last used a BR.</p>

    • Ron Diaz

      30 July, 2019 - 9:06 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#445972">In reply to Stooks:</a></em></blockquote><p>If the PS4 is a dust collector what is the Xbox One? A boat anchor? A door stop?</p>

  • Bats

    30 July, 2019 - 9:44 am

    <p>PlayStation 4 tanking? You are definitely turning into Paul Thurrott Jr. with your user of words. Tanking denotes failure. PS4 is clearly anything but that. You should've used words like dropped or slipped. Looks like you're on your way to being a fake news reporter.</p>

  • Skolvikings

    30 July, 2019 - 12:07 pm

    <p>Can't say for sure why, but I switched from an Xbox 360 to a PS4 and I love it. I plan on getting the PS5 whenever that comes out.</p>

    • Dryloch

      30 July, 2019 - 9:32 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#446005"><em>In reply to Skolvikings:</em></a></blockquote><blockquote><em>The PS4 install base will be the biggest hurdle for Microsoft beating the PS5. Sony will definitely make it compatible with PS4 so most users PS4 owners will go with PS5 over the next Xbox. I will buy both but I waste too much money on electronics anyway.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • Rug

    Premium Member
    31 July, 2019 - 7:25 am

    <p>I feel this is a little bit like Windows Phone. Just a bit slower. This was Microsoft’s battle to lose and they did. If Xbox One was more like it is today when they launched, it could have been them on this chart. The Kinect and the focus on media (that never happened either) caused to cost too much and not be powerful enough. </p><p><br></p><p>Its still my favorite console. I don’t have a PS4,3 or 2. I’m hoping the new streaming world will allow me play my games on lower end devices. I’d love to be able to play Halo 5 on my iPhone, Surface. </p>

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