PS4 Shipments Have Now Passed 96 Million Units Worldwide
Sony has divulged the latest sales numbers for the PS4 following the end of its most recent fiscal year.
Sony released its financial reports for the 2018 fiscal year earlier today and in the process divulged the latest shipping numbers for the PS4.
In total, Sony revealed that 17.8 million PS4 units in total were shipped to retailers around the year over the course of the fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2019. From this number, we can deduce that 2.6 million units were shipped to retailers in this most recent quarter meaning that the new lifetime shipping numbers for the PS4 now sits at 96.8 million. The total continues to inch ever-closer to the coveted 100 million total, a benchmark it will surely pass in the coming months.
As for this upcoming fiscal year, Sony also provided its new projections for what to expect. For the entirety of FY2019, which will come to an end on March 31, 2020, Sony says it expects to ship 16 million PS4 consoles. This is a decrease of nearly 2 million compared to this past year, but this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. With the PS4’s life cycle beginning to wrap up, and news of the PS5 already being divulged by Sony themselves, it makes sense that numbers for the PS4 will begin to dip a bit. Still, 16 million is a pretty huge number, even for a down year. We’ll see if Sony can hit that projection.
Lastly, Sony also mentioned in its report that FY2018 saw both an increase in software sales for the PS4 in addition to the number of subscribers of PlayStation Plus. As a result, overall sales for the year increased by a hefty 19% compared to FY2017. Even with PS4 sales beginning to come down just a tad, Sony is still doing more than all right.