The PlayStation 4, which initially saw release all the back in in 2013, recently reached the incredible milestone of 100 million worldwide units, sold.
According to Sony’s latest earnings report, the PlayStation 4 has shipped a staggering 3.2 million units worldwide, during the first quarter of the fiscal 2019 year, a notable jump from its 2.6 million units sold from the previous year. Combining the total sales, which include all models of the PlayStation 4 (96.8 million units) Sony has impressively sold 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles, since the launch in 2013.
The impressive sales numbers have now made the PlayStation 4 the fastest-selling console to reach the 100 million unit sales milestone — outperforming both the PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo Wii. Other notable sales numbers include an increase in digital game purchases, which saw a 53% favour over physical releases, marking the first time in the PlayStation 4’s lifetime, in which digital sales have eclipsed physical ones.
Despite fierce competition from Nintendo and Microsoft, Sony has continued to support the PlayStation 4 with great exclusives such as, Spider-Man PS4, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4 and arguably, the strongest lineup of virtual reality titles available on a single platform.
With the PlayStation 4 still growing strong with yet-to-be-released titles, such as the Final Fantasy VII remake, Death Stranding and The Last of us 2, PlayStation 4 players still have a lot to look forward to before the inevitable release of the PlayStation 5.