Sony’s PlayStation four console has been an enormous hit for the corporate, and it has now hit the 100 million gross sales milestone. Sony revealed in its newest earnings that the corporate offered 3.2 million PS4 gadgets within the quarter ended June 30th, which means precisely 100 million have now been offered in complete. Sony was beforehand sitting at 96.eight million PlayStation four consoles after the earlier quarter.
Whereas gross sales of the PS4 could be slowing down, it’s nonetheless the quickest house recreation consoles to achieve 100 million unit gross sales, in line with Daniel Ahmad, Senior Analyst at Niko Companions. That’s sooner than each the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo’s common Wii console. The PlayStation four reached this milestone after simply 5 years and seven months, and fewer than Three years after passing 50 million gross sales.
This makes PlayStation four the quickest house console to achieve 100 million unit promote in.
Sooner than each the PS2 and Wii which have been simply behind.
It took PS2 a complete of 5 years and 9 months. PS4 was simply 5 years and seven months. pic.twitter.com/g4Bk8sckYf
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 30, 2019
Sony’s PS4 gross sales have been constantly sturdy all through this technology, with 19 million offered in 2017 and 17.eight million final 12 months. Sony additionally revealed that digital obtain share has handed the 50 % mark, which means extra individuals at the moment are buying digital video games than bodily disc copies.
Sony’s next-generation PlayStation, most definitely the PS5, now appears set to launch in fall 2020. Sony is promising that the PS5 will help 8K graphics, 3D audio, SSD storage, and backwards compatibility with current PlayStation four titles. The PS5 may even use an eight-core CPU primarily based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line, and embody a GPU that helps ray-tracing graphics. Sony may even ship some kind of disc help on the PS5.
Microsoft can be lining up its Xbox Undertaking Scarlett console for vacation 2020. Just like the PlayStation 5, it should additionally help 8K graphics, SSD storage, and ray tracing. It’s nonetheless not clear what number of Xbox One consoles have been offered on this present technology, as Microsoft stopped reporting figures years in the past. Analysts estimate someplace between 30 million and 60 million, displaying that Microsoft has its work lower out to compete with Sony subsequent 12 months.