PS4 is now the second best selling console of all time after the latest update by Sony. Here’s how the console compares to PS1 and Nintendo Wii.
PS4 launch in Holiday 2013 and it had a record-breaking launch at that time. The console is continuing to do well for Sony although sales have begun to slow down with the transition to next-generation approaching soon. Sony has already announced the PS5 which is releasing in Holiday 2020 or almost seven years after the launch of the PS4.
PS4 has continued to do well for a home console and it has finally outsold Nintendo Wii and PS1 after the latest shipment figure was shared by Sony. According to their Q2 FY2019 fiscal result, Sony has shipped 2.8 million units of PS4 which brings the worldwide total shipment to 102.8 million. This is ahead of the PS1 at 102.49 million and Nintendo Wii at 101.63 million.
PlayStation 4 now has sold more than one billion software which is only second to the PlayStation 2. It also ranks second-best in the all-time list for software sales. It will be hard for the PlayStation 4 to top the record set by PlayStation 2 because it will need to keep selling well for years to achieve this feat. PS2 still holds the record for the highest-selling console of all time and has shipped more than 150 million units worldwide.
Sony has some major exclusives planned for the PlayStation 4 at the end of its life cycle. This includes the upcoming Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part 2, and Ghost of Tsushima, which still doesn’t have a proper release date. There are also rumors the PS5 will support backward compatibility with the PS4.