The fastest-selling console in the world
Unbelievably big and fast sales of the PS4. Will Sony be able to break its record of 100 million
with the release of PS5?
Sony shipped 3.2 million PlayStation 4 units between the start of April and the end of June, the company announced Monday. That brings total lifetime shipments since its 2013 launch to 100 million, making it Sony’s third console, after the PlayStation and the PlayStation 2, to join that club. The PlayStation 3, the odd Sony out, shipped just over 87 million units over its lifetime.
Sony has even more to chortle about: The PS4 reached 100 million shipments faster than any other console, including those of its competitors, according to Niko analyst Daniel Ahmed. It hit that milestone in five years and seven months, faster than the PS2’s five years and nine months. The Nintendo Wii, the only other console to break 100 million in shipments, took around six years and eight months to do so.