The Playstation 4 has officially sold over 100 million units worldwide as of June 30, 2019.
Sony revealed in it latest earnings that the company has sold 3.2 million PS4 consoles in the quarter ended June 30th, that means that exactly 100 million have now been sold in total. Sony was sitting at 96.8 million consoles after the previous quarter.
This makes PlayStation 4 the fastest home console to reach 100 million unit sell in.
Faster than both the PS2 and Wii which were just behind.
It took PS2 a total of five years and 9 months. PS4 was just 5 years and 7 months. pic.twitter.com/g4Bk8sckYf
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 30, 2019
While sales of the PS4 might be slowing down, it's still the faster game console to reach 100 million sales. According to @ZhugeEX, That's faster than both the Playstation 2 and Nintendo's Wii console. The Playstation 4 reached the milestone after five years and seven months, It took the Playstation 2 five years and nine months to reach that milestone.
Sony's Playstation 4 sales have been consistent throughout this generation, with 19 million sold in 2017 and 17.8 million in 2018. It's also interesting to note that in Q1 FY2019, The Playstation 4 game software digital download ratio was 53%, meaning that more people are now purchasing digital games than physical disc copies.
Sony's Playstation 5 now looks set to launch in the fall of 2020. Reports say that the PS5 will support 8K graphics, 3D audio, SSD storage, and backwards compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 titles. The next gen console will also use an eight-core CPU based on AMD's third-gen Ryzen line, and include a GPU that supports ray-tracing graphics. Sony will also ship some type of disc support on the PS5.
Microsoft is also lining up it Xbox Project Scarlett console for the holidays of 2020. Similar to the Playstation 5, it will also support 8K graphics, ray tracing, and SSD storage. Due to Microsoft stopping reports on the Xbox One sales figures years ago, it is unclear how many of the Xbox One consoles have been sold in this generation. Analysts estimate somewhere between 30-60 million, showing that Microsoft has its work cut out to compete with Sony next year.