In the last thread, I thought the PS4 was a lock for 120 million units.
Now? Not so much.
From 2014 to when it ceased production - The PS3 sold just a tad over 6 million units.
If the PS4 does the same thing, that would put it at just under 121 million units lifetime. But so far, it's sales have consistently been tracking lower than the PS3 from late 2013 into the first weeks of 2014. Right now, it's already down by close to 200k units in comparison.
And with the PS5 facing a strong surplus of shortages, Sony has all its attention squared towards trying to catch up with demand. It's all eyes, all hands on deck for the PS5. As a result, the PS4's legs are being cut off from underneath it and its decline is being accelerated. To the put where not only do I question its ability to reach 120 million units, I'm not even sure if it'll be able to pass the Game Boy at this rate, which currently sits at 118,69 million units. The PS4 is just a little less than 4 million away from that, which doesn't seem like much, but given the rate at which sales have dropped already, it's looking like it's going to limp towards that mark instead of blowing right past it like we originally thought. IF it even reaches that mark.