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PS4 worldwide shipments tops 102.8M, becomes second best-selling home game console of all time

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Congrats to PS4 for becoming the second best-selling home console (fourth if considering handheld)

Sony also altered its previous forecast that it will sell 15 million PlayStation 4s in fiscal year 2019, which runs from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, to 13.5 million PlayStation 4s.

Here's a list of the 10 best-selling consoles in history:

  • PlayStation 2: 155 m
  • Nintendo DS: 154,02 m
  • Game Boy / Game Boy Color: 118,69 m
  • PlayStation 4: 102,8 m
  • PlayStation: 102,49 m
  • Wii: 101,63 m
  • PlayStation 3: 87,4 m
  • Xbox 360: 84 millones
  • Game Boy Advance: 81,51 m
  • PlayStation Portable: 80 m

https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/library/presen/er/pdf/19q2_sonypre.pdf#nnn

Last edited by polofresco - on 30 October 2019

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Not possible. Consoles are dead. Mobile gaming is all that matters now.



Yeah, Sony did overship the PS4 last quarter to break the 100M barrier.
That forecast drop tho... moving TLoU2 to FY 2020 is that big of an impact?



Congratulations to PS4, what a beast!



Last edited by Evilms - on 30 October 2019

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over 1 billion software wow!



Radek said:
over 1 billion software wow!

Indeed it is phenomenal, knowing that only the PS2 has achieved this feat in the past.



As expected, Sony did indeed overshipped last quarter to reach that milestone. Going from 15'0M to 13'5M is a huge drop. It seems Sony won't produce too much deals this holiday season either. So PS4 should end the year selling 14'5M to consumers by the end of the year and then a huge drop during Jan-March 2020 compared to 2019. This seems to be due to TLOU 2 being pushed back to May. Despite all of this, software numbers remains super impressive and total profits are even higher than a year before, so good news for Playstation brand.

People pay too much attention to hardware total sales...To me is even more important the amount of software sales you have. That represents better how really important is the console to consumers and developers, and Sony have the 4 best selling software consoles of all time, including handhelds. That's why trying to give lessons to Sony about tactics they should do about exclusives, 1st party portofolio, adquisitions, ... it's just super ....."unnecessary" to be polite. They're the best doing this thing, by far, and they have been the best since the last 25 years. They'll do fine with PS5....

PS4 now will enter the farewell season of its life. It seems Sony doesn't care about discounts so probably won't see any even until PS5 launch. The console will still sell/ship around 115M by the time PS5 launches, at least, and it's most certain the console will reach 120M lifetime in the end. Software sales will be close to 1500M too, and profits coming from PSN section will put total software profits way ahead of what PS2 accomplished.

It's the best succesful/profitable console Sony has ever made, and there's really nothing more to say.

Last edited by colafitte - on 30 October 2019

Looks like i was right in saying they overshipped last quarter (Q1-flat, Q2-down ~28%).

With that said, these are still great numbers, over 100 million hardware and over 1 billion software is a huge achievement and their subscription services are showing solid growth.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

BraLoD said:
Yeah, Sony did overship the PS4 last quarter to break the 100M barrier.
That forecast drop tho... moving TLoU2 to FY 2020 is that big of an impact?

I think TLOU is only part of the drop because there is no way that game alone was going to cause 1.5 million people to buy a PS4 in just over a month.

I would have to assume a downward forcast was going to happen regardless but TLOU delay made it somewhat worse.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.