Sony announced that between the start of April and end of June, the company has shipped 3.2 million Playstation 4 consoles. Ever since the PS4’s inception back in 2013, the console now has a total lifetime shipment of 100 million. That puts it in the ranks of the Playstation and Playstation 2. As for the Playstation 3, it only managed to ship just over 87 million units over its lifetime.
To put things into perspective, the Nintendo Wii was the only other console that ever broke the 100 million mark and it took around six years and eight months to achieve the same goal. According to Niko analyst Daniel Ahmed, the PS4 reached the 100 million shipment mark faster than any other console or its competitors.
This might be a big victory for the PS4, but its life cycle might be coming to an end soon. However, there are still key games left for the PS4 – Death Stranding, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, and more.
With news of the PS5’s speculated release, the upcoming console showed off faster load times and significant performance upgrades. This might be due to improved power and a high-speed SSD storage. Other features of the PS5 include backward compatibility, 8K support, disc and ray tracing.