The PS4 is the second best-selling console of all time according to a recent financial report from Sony. With sales hitting 102.8 million as of September 30 2019. To put it into perspective, only the PS2 has sold more with 155 million units. With the PS4 lifetime to date sales hitting 102.8 million, it has surpassed the Nintendo Wii (101.63 million) and the PS1 (102.49 million) respectively.
It’s commendable for Sony to hit this sales milestone with the PS4, more so when you consider there hasn’t been any major price cut in its biggest markets this year yet. Perhaps its indicative that consumers are willing to pay for the value on offer what with bundles aplenty.
Sell In for Sony's PlayStation 4 reached 102.8 million as of September 30th 2019.
This makes it the second best selling home console of all time, having surpassed Wii (101.63m) and PS1 (102.49m) in the past quarter. pic.twitter.com/56TfkItUbv
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 30, 2019
PlayStation sales in India: PS2, PS3, PS4, and PSP
Interestingly, Sony’s global track record with PlayStation consoles somewhat mirrors how well it has done in India too. The PS2 India sales were close to a million while the PSP sold around half of that. The PS3 hit 350,000 eight years after its launch.
As for the PS4, it stands at around 400,000 sold in the country. No PS1 sales data exists as Sony only launched its consoles in the country with the PS2 while the company never revealed how well the PS Vita did aside from saying its sales were lower than every other console it launched in India. Nintendo doesn’t have an India presence and Microsoft’s troubles in the nation are well documented leaving Sony the de facto choice for many.
Throw in a price drop exclusive to the region as well as renewed supply of the PS4 Pro, and it appears that Sony’s aggressive efforts to court developing markets may be an attempt to stem the global slowdown of PS4 sales in light of the PS5’s holiday 2020 launch.
The company reported gaming revenue and profit dropping by 17 percent and 35 percent compared to last year. Furthermore, Sony’s 2019 PS4 sales forecast has been lowered by 1.5 million units to 13.5 million. Last fiscal year, the company sold 17.8 million units.