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Marth said:

Compared to VGC:

Console VGC sales Sony sales Difference
Playstation 104.25 102.4 +1,85M
Playstation 2 157.68 155.0 +2,68M
Playstation Portable 80.82 76.4 +4.42M
Playstation 3 86.90 87.4 -0.5M
Playstation 4 (not final) 94.90 96.8 -1.9M

Ofc PS4 still has units in transition and on shelves so i think the 2M difference are pretty fine.

Overall VGC has a tendency to overestimate Playstation hardware. And my guess is that its the same for the Vita which sold so bad that Sony does not want to disclose numbers.

Sony is still not revealing true numbers.

At the end of FY2014/15, Sony shipments were confirmed to be at 460m, with 370m being home console sales, 22.3m was PS4.

On August 9 2018, Sony confirmed 525.3m (+65.3m) Playstation sales. PS4 was at 81.2m. (+58.9m)

Now PS4 is at 96.8m, bringing Total Playstation sales to at least 540.9m. With those Sony sales in the graph added up we get 518m, leaving 22.9m for the Vita. And I must assure you the Vita did not sell close to that. I will also note that the PS1 sales for VGC are definitely wrong too.

Edit: Another tidbit is that Sony confirmed PS2 shipments of 155.1m in FY 2011/2012. And then Sony shipped 16.5m PS2 + PS3 consoles in FY 2012/2013. So them only confirming 155.0m is just odd.

Last edited by Farsala - on 26 April 2019