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The PlayStation 4 has now passed 100 million consoles sold!

The PlayStation 4 has now passed 100 million consoles sold!”

At the end of the company's financial year on March 31, 2019 Sony had shipped 96.8 million PS4 units, with 94.2 million sold through to consumers.

Following its launch in November 2013, PS4 has piled on an average of 1.1 million consoles each month.

According to video game analyst Daniel Ahmad, the PS4 has now become the fastest console to hit the 100 million mark, surpassing both the PS2 and Nintendo's Wii.

The PS4 sailed past 90 million units at Christmas, riding high with off the back of some very popular first party games including God of War and Marvel's Spider-Man. It barely beat out the PlayStation 2 on that front, as the PS4 took five years and seven months while the PS2 took five years and nine months. This peaked at around 105,000 a day during the holiday season of October 1 through to New Year.

Sony has delivered its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, and in them, it revealed that the PlayStation 4 has hit a major milestone.

More news: Apple might release two additional iPad models this year

Sony also announced today that it has downwardly revised its annual hardware sales forecast from its previous guidance.

The downward revision of the forecast for game software sales is mostly due to third-party sales, "especially in free to play games".

There's still a little way to go to match the PS2's 155m lifetime total though.

It's not just hardware hitting landmark figures either.

PlayStation 4 software sold 42.9 million units in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, which is up 2.3 million from the same period the previous fiscal year. That's nearly 9.5 games sold per console, and the Q1 results show that just over half of these are now digital downloads.



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