Sony Plans to Ship 20M PS4 Consoles in Current Fiscal Year

Sony Plans to Ship 20M PS4 Consoles in Current Fiscal Year - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 May 2016 / 7,090 Views

Sony has released its financial results for fiscal year 2015, which ended March 31st, as well as provided forecasts for the current fiscal year.

Sales and operating revenue decreased 1.3 percent to 8.1 trillion yen, while operating income increased a massive 329.2 percent to 294.2 billion yen.

The Games & Network Services saw revenue increase 11.8 percent to 1.55 trillion yen and operating income increase 40.6 billion yen to 88.7  billion yen.

Sony shipped 17.7 million PlayStation 4 consoles during the 2015 fiscal year and plans to ship 20 million units in the current fiscal year that runs from April 1st, 2016 until March 31st, 2017. That would bring total shipments of the console to around 60 million units.

Sony also expects revenue from the PlayStation 4 to increase 8.3 percent. This includes hardware and software sales.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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CartBlanche (on 24 May 2016)

It will undoubtedly hit that target and I dare say surpass it, based on current trends. Consoles sales are slowly approaching 3:1 on the monthly basis world wide. The only country where it is actually a race is the US, where PS4 is slightly ahead than the Xbox One. In Europe the monthly sales are 3:1 for PS4, if not higher. In countries like Germany the ratio is closer to 5:1 for PS4. Let's see what E3 brings to the table from all the major vendors.

Kerotan (on 24 May 2016)

Worldwide domination.

Seventizz (on 24 May 2016)

I'm not sure I'm buying a ps4 this gen as nothing exclusive looks appealing for my taste. My PC and Xbox One are serving me just fine.

Chazore (on 24 May 2016)

And apparently you get downvoted for simply sharing your preference and opinion. This site will never change at this rate.

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Qwark (on 24 May 2016)

Yeah some things never change on VGchartz, anyway since Ratchet and Clank and Uncharted 4 have launched is the PS4 more attractive to buy. When PSVR and Neo hit the PS4 only becomes more appealing for the mass especially after a price cut. So a yoy rise in sales is expected and 20m isn't that farfetched.

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Skratchy (on 24 May 2016)

Some Americans just love their Xboxes, I guess. Is it Halo?

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Seventizz (on 25 May 2016)


Who said I was American? I'm Canadian. And no, it's not all about Halo. It's software that suits my playstyle, it's features and convenience, it's innovation, it's playing with my friends, and that damn controller is hot!

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Sprash (on 25 May 2016)

@Seventizz so canada isn't part of america?

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Sprash (on 25 May 2016)

where are the downvotes? all I see is a +1 rigth now.

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Hynad (on 25 May 2016)

And the endless whining and complaining by Chazore never ends.

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Raven (on 25 May 2016)

The user above has been moderated for this comment

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