Sony Has Sold 100 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Worldwide
PlayStation 4 is now the fastest-selling console ever
Sony Interactive Entertainment shared the consolidated financial results for the fiscal year’s first quarter that ended on June 30. There, the company’s gaming division reports that PlayStation 4 shipment numbers reached 100 million units worldwide.
Last quarter, Sony reported that PlayStation 4 sales were at the 96.8 million mark, so it actually sells a bit slower than in the previous year.
Sony expects their console to have less 2019 sales than the company forecasted at the beginning of the year. After all, the 8th generation of consoles is at the end of its cycle — both Sony and Microsoft are expected to release their next-gen systems until the end of 2020.
Sony also revealed that for the first time, console owners are buying more games via digital downloads than physical discs: 53% of games purchases were made digitally compared to the last year’s 43%.