PS4 Exceeds 100 Million Units Sold Officially; 1 Billion Games Sold
Sony has published its latest fiscal report, where they regulate the growth of its current domestic platform of PS4. It has made history.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has released its new financial report Q1 FY2019, where it becomes official that global PS4 sales exceed 100 million units. The Japanese firm manages to overcome this three-figure barrier faster than any other domestic platform before; faster, therefore, than PS2 and Wii.
In addition, in the period ended June 30, more than 1 Billion games sold are already declared. During the last quarter, 3.2 million units of the platform were dispatched, counting all the models, a figure lower than that of a year ago and that redefines the company’s total sales target for the current fiscal trend, which remains now in 15 million units from April 2019 until March 31, 2020; the forecast in April was 16 million.
PS4 has needed five years and seven months to reach 100 million; PS2, the best selling console of all time, needed five years and nine months.
An interesting aspect that is extracted from the report is that the percentage of income from digital sales (PS Store) is already above 50%; It is the first time that it is located above half of the total amount billed in the Japanese house. Specifically, 53% of PS4 video game sales between April and June 2019 were digital.
The future of PS4 now goes through the publication of the three major first-party projects announced for the coming months: Death Stranding (November 8), The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima. From there, the story is yet to be told; but its successor has already presented its credentials.