Worldwide total shipments for PlayStation 4 have reached 96.8 million, Sony announced in its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2019.
A total of 2.6 million PlayStation 4s were shipped during the third quarter, which is up 0.1 million from the same period the previous fiscal year.
Sony shipped a total of 17.8 million PlayStation 4s in fiscal year 2018, which is down 1.2 million from the 19 million shipped in fiscal year 2017, but 0.3 million more units than Sony’s forecast of 17.5 million.
Sony forecasts it will sell 16 million PlayStation 4s in fiscal year 2019, which runs from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
Here are a couple of additional statistics:
- PlayStation Plus subscribers topped 36.4 million as of March 31, 2019, which is up 2.2 million from the previous fiscal year.
- PlayStation 4 software sold 54.7 million units in the fourth quarter, which is up 2.7 million from the previous fiscal year. 45 percent of those sales were full game software digital downloads, compared to 43 percent the previous year.
Very good sales for both HW and SW.
Hardware selling above the Sony forecast (17,8 instead of 17,5) that had already been raised from 16 million to 17,5 million.The console will probably reach 100 million shipped at some point this summer.
The most impressive thing for me, though, is the forecast for the next FY. A forecast of 16 million seem insane for a console that is heading into it's last 12-18 months, with a pretty soft drop YoY (17,8 to 16). For me that can only mean that maybe even 2 out of the 3 big games Sony has, probably TLOU2 and Death Stranding, will release in the next 12 months.Last edited by HollyGamer - on 26 April 2019