Sony has just announced that the PlayStation 4 has shipped 102.8 million units worldwide for the three months ending on September 30, 2019. That makes the PS4 the second-highest selling console of all time, bested only by one of its predecessors in the PS2, which stands at 155 million units. Third place goes to the original PlayStation, which shipped 102.49 million units, followed by the Wii at 101.63 million units.
A total of 2.8 million PS4 units were shipped during the second quarter of the fiscal year 2019. This was a decrease of 1.1 million from the same period for the previous fiscal year. That caused Sony to adjust their initial forecast of 15 million PS4s to 13.5 million PS4s for fiscal year 2019.
The financial results published by Sony also shared some interesting facts.
There are 36.9 million PlayStation Plus subscribers as of September 30, 2019, which is an increase of 2.6 million from the same period the previous fiscal year. PlayStation 4 software sold 61.3 million units in the second quarter of the fiscal year 2019, which is down 13.8 million from the same period the previous fiscal year, and 37% of those sales were full game software digital downloads, compared to 28% the previous year.
The healthy figures should bode well for the gaming giant, considering their next-generation console, the PS5, is fast approaching the horizon for a Holiday 2020 release.