Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has hit the 100 million sales milestone, making it one of the biggest hits for the company.
Sony revealed in its latest earnings that the company sold 3.2 million PS4 devices in the quarter ended June 30th, meaning exactly 100 million have now been sold in total.
While sales of the PS4 might be slowing down, it’s still the fastest home game consoles to reach 100 million unit sales – that’s faster than both the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo’s popular Wii console, TheVerge writes.
The PlayStation 4 reached this milestone after just 5 years and 7 months, and less than 3 years after passing 50 million sales.
This makes PlayStation 4 the fastest home console to reach 100 million unit sell in.
Faster than both the PS2 and Wii which were just behind.
It took PS2 a total of five years and 9 months. PS4 was just 5 years and 7 months. pic.twitter.com/g4Bk8sckYf
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 30, 2019
Sony’s PS4 sales have been consistently strong throughout this generation, with 19 million sold in 2017 and 17.8 million last year.
Sony also revealed that digital download share has passed the 50 percent mark, meaning more people are now purchasing digital games than physical disc copies.
Sony’s next-generation PlayStation, most likely the PS5, now looks set to launch in fall 2020. The company is promising that the PS5 will support 8K graphics, 3D audio, SSD storage, and backwards compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 titles.
The PS5 will also use an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line, and include a GPU that supports ray-tracing graphics. Sony will also ship some type of disc support on the PS5.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is also lining up its Xbox Project Scarlett console for holiday 2020. Like the PlayStation 5, it will also support 8K graphics, SSD storage, and ray tracing.