79 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Shipped as of March 31

79 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Shipped as of March 31 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 May 2018 / 3,455 Views

Sony released its latest financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 ending on March 31. 

The company revealed it shipped 2.5 million PlayStation 4 units during the quarter to bring the total number of consoles shipped to 79 million units. Shipments for the quarter were down by 0.4 million compared to the same quarter in 2016.

For the 2017 fiscal year, Sony shipped 19 million PlayStation 4 consoles.

Games & Network Services revenue did see an 18 percent increase due to increased software sales and PlayStation Plus subscribers. Operating income increased 41.9 billion yen to 177.5 billion yen. 

Software sales were at 246.9 million units for the full fiscal year with a 32 percent digital downloads ratio. For the quarter 52 million games were sold, with a 43 percent digital download ratio. 


Sony as a whole during the 2017 fiscal year saw revenue increase 12.4 percent to $77.042 billion, while operating income jumped 254.5 percent to $6.626 billion.

Looking ahead to the 2018 fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2019, Sony predicts it will ship 16 million PlayStation 4 consoles. That is a decrease of three million units year-over-year. That would put lifetime consoles shipped at 95 million units.

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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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KazumaKiryu (on 27 April 2018)

Great news for the developers and the best games-console :) Software.. 246.9 million units, very impressive.

LivingMetal (on 27 April 2018)

I can't wait to see my PS4 Pro on a 65" HDR TV.

Soren0079 (on 27 April 2018)

Well I guess this puts the PS4 on track to outsell the Wii and Playstation 1. It'll probably beat the Gameboy as well unless they release PS5 next year. Sony seems to always break 100 million sold when they only have one console that they are focused on as they clearly don't care about the Vita anymore. Microsoft has Xbox and Windows. Nintendo has Switch and still the 3DS.

PAOerfulone (on 27 April 2018)

Do, VGChartz tracking is just about right, I presume. That would mean there were about 1.4-1.5 million PS4's in transit or in stores on the 31st.

Ruggarell (on 29 April 2018)

And it rightfully deserves the sales. The PS4 8th gen wise covers pretty much all of your needs for a game console game wise for the coming years. Especially of those of us who enjoy niche Japanese games.

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loy310 (on 27 April 2018)

Aint beating PS2 with low shipment like that this late in the cycle

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Errorist76 (on 28 April 2018)

PS2 was at 72 Million in the same time frame.

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Metroid33slayer (on 27 April 2018)

So PS4 shipped 2.5m this last quarter compared to 3m for switch but vgchartz hs PS4 winning every week this year lol.

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Train wreck (on 27 April 2018)

Shipped and Sold are different, that has been beaten to death on this site. Also we know that in Japan, Switch Just passed the PS4 year to date in mid April and the PS4 has won two of the three NPD for the quarter.

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pastro243 (on 27 April 2018)

It had shipments from last quarter, 73 sold vs 76 shipped if I remember. It's perfectly possible to sell more in a quarter than what was shipped in the same one, that's why it's sold more than NS even if it shipped less

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FentonCrackshell (on 27 April 2018)

You mad bro? I swear the gaming community is at its worst when Nintendo is doing well. Nintendo fans are always so toxic.

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Azuren (on 29 April 2018)

That's not fair, every community has toxic users.

Though I personally feel like some of the most toxic ones hail from the Nintendo Camp.

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