Really cool it's going to eclipse the PS1 sales but I have to admit I was hoping it had a chance at beating the PS2.
FY 2013 - 7.5M
FY 2014 - 14.8M (22.3M Total)
FY 2015 - 17.7M (40M Total)
FY 2016 - 20M (60M Total)
FY 2017 - 19M (79M Total)
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FY 2018 - 18M (97M Total)
FY 2019 - 16M (113M Total)
FY 2020 - 12M (125M Total) (PS5 has now launched and PS4 sales slow)
Then maybe over the next 4 years it does another 10m?
Total sales of PS4 ends up around ~134m or so.
So I dont think it ll beat the PS2 in total sales.... However I can see it going over 130m, which isnt a bad number at all.
At the end of 2018, PS4 will be nov and dec 2013 plus 5 years. If estimates are correct (and they seem low) It will sell 96 million consoles. (leaving PS3 and XBOX 360 totals far behind)
PS1 sold 82,3 in the same period.
PS2 sold 87,5 in the same period.
Wii sold 95,85 in the same period. (And 99,9 the following year, it just dropped sales like a piano)
So , if everything is as it looks, PS4 will be the fastest selling console for a 5 year period. (plus nov and dec of the year before).
I think It´s hard for PS4 to sell more than PS2. PS2 was followed by a really expensive 600 USS PS3, and many bought a cheap PS2. PS2 DVD had wider use than Blue Ray. And 2008 stock crisis made people skip on buying expensive stuff. Also XBOX and Gamecube didn´t sell well. A lot of things have to happen in order to keep PS4 sales going like PS2 did after PS5 launches, but who knows...
Edit; At the end of 2018, PS4 will be nov and dec 2013 plus 5 years. If estimates are correct (and they seem low) It will sell 95 million consoles (79+16). (leaving PS3 and XBOX 360 totals far behind).
So it will be neck to neck with Wii 5th year after lauch holidays and if they up their forecast, then will be the fastest selling console for the period. Nice race at year´s end.
Last edited by CrazyGPU - on 27 April 2018