The PlayStation 4 console from Sony is a huge hit for the company and has now reached the milestone of 100 million sales. Sony revealed in his last income that the company sold 3.2 million PS4 devices in the quarter that ended June 30, which means that exactly 100 million have now been sold. Sony was previously on the 96.8 million PlayStation 4 consoles after the previous quarter.
Although sales of the PS4 may be slowing down, it is still the fastest home game consoles to sell 100 million units, according to Daniel Ahmad, Senior Analyst at Niko Partners. That is faster than both the PlayStation 2 and the popular Wii console from Nintendo. The PlayStation 4 reached this milestone after only 5 years and 7 months and less than 3 years after passing 50 million sales.
This makes PlayStation 4 the fastest home console that reaches 100 million units sold.
Faster than both the PS2 and the Wii that were just behind.
It took PS2 a total of five years and 9 months. PS4 was only 5 years and 7 months. pic.twitter.com/g4Bk8sckYf
– Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 30, 2019
Sony PS4 sales have been consistently strong in this generation, with 19 million sold in 2017 and 17.8 million last year. Sony has also revealed that the share of digital downloads has exceeded the 50 percent limit, which means that more people are now buying digital games than physical disk images.
The next generation of PlayStation from Sony, probably the PS5, now appears to be launched in the fall of 2020. Sony promises that the PS5 will support 8K graphics, 3D audio, SSD storage and backward compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 titles. The PS5 also uses an eight-core CPU based on AMD & # 39; s third generation Ryzen line, and includes a GPU that supports ray-tracing graphics. Sony also provides some kind of disk support on the PS5.
Microsoft is also preparing its Xbox Project Scarlett console for vacation 2020. Like the PlayStation 5, it also supports 8K graphics, SSD storage and ray tracing. It is still unclear how many Xbox One consoles in this current generation have been sold because Microsoft stopped reporting numbers years ago. Analysts estimate somewhere between 30 million and 60 million, showing that Microsoft must do its job to compete with Sony next year.