It’s time for budgets for companies, and after Nintendo distributing 22.86 million Switch consoles worldwide, it’s up to Sony to announce its financial results, from which we learn that PlayStation 4 has reached 86.1 million units distributed worldwide.
Sony Corporation announced that PlayStation 4 has reached 86.1 million consoles worldwide, as of September 30, 2018, which includes the distribution of PS4 Standard, PS4 Slim, and PlayStation 4 Pro.
In the second quarter of the current fiscal year (1 July – 30 September) a total of 3.9 million PlayStation 4 were shipped, down by just 300 thousand units compared to the same period of the previous year.
Sony has also increased the forecast for the close of the 2018 fiscal year, predicting to distribute 17.5 million units. Subscribers to the PlayStation Plus reached 34.3 million at 30 September 2018, an increase of 6.2 million compared to the 2017 fiscal year.
As for the software, 75.1 million units were sold in the second quarter, with an increase of 5.4 million compared to the previous year. It is interesting to find that 28% of sales were digital, compared to 27% last year.
Although the rumors on PlayStation 5 are increasingly insistent, Sony plans to continue to work hard to support PlayStation 4 in the coming years, the desire is to maximize profits derived from the hardware market, according to some analysts the company may soon announce a $50 price cut on PS4 and PS4 Pro, just in time for Black Friday.