After being on the market for a little over five years at this point, Sony has now announced that the PS4 shipments have hit a staggering number: 96.8 million units worldwide. This means the system is now about three million units shy from hitting triple digit numbers. Given the fact that its incoming successor won’t be releasing this year, it has more than enough time to hit that milestone and beyond within just a few months.
This news from the release of the company’s recent financial report, dated April 26, 2019. More sales data include:
- PS Plus subscribers now 36.4 million worldwide
- Sales up 1% to $78 billion
- Operating income up 22% to 8.1 billion
- $20.8 billion dollars made from Gaming & Network services
- $2.8 billion operating profit
Overall, it’s clear that Sony’s finances are continuing on an upward trend despite the PS4 now being a relatively aged platform. This shows just how successful the system truly is.
For comparison, the PS3 finished its life with 80 million units shipped. The PS1 sold 102.49 million units worldwide. The PS2 is still the king at a massive 155 million units sold worldwide. Thus, the PS4 is still holding on as the third best-selling Sony home console of all time; PS2 numbers may very well be out of reach, but it will likely usurp the PS1’s position sooner rather than later.