Sony has announced that the PS4 has shipped 100 million units lifetime to date. While this doesn’t mean Sony has sold 100 million PS4 consoles, it does indicate that it would be getting there soon enough. What’s more is, it has hit the 100 million shipment milestone faster than classics like the PS2 and the Nintendo Wii. For the quarter ending June 30, 3.2 million PS4 units were shipped to retailers.
”This makes PlayStation 4 the fastest home console to reach 100 million unit sell in,” tweeted Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad. “Faster than both the PS2 and Wii which were just behind. It took PS2 a total of five years and nine months. PS4 was just five years and seven months.”
In addition to this, Sony revised its forecast to 15 million units shipped between April 2019 and March 2020. This is one million units less than the previous forecast of 16 million, meaning that if they achieve this new goal, the number of shipments will reach 111.8 million units by March 31, 2020.
PS4 India sales
The widely accepted install base for the PS4 in India is around 400,000 units. This includes grey market sales of the PS4 and PS4 Slim as well as the PS4 Pro sold via various channels (official or otherwise) sold till date, which has seen it surpass the PS3 with which only mustered 350,000 units in its lifetime. It will be interesting to see if Sony India is able to propel the PS4 past the half million mark, particularly in the light of supply issues in the region.