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Sony Reveals Hardware and Software Figures for PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, and PSP

Sony Reveals Hardware and Software Figures for PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, and PSP - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2019 / 11,016 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment has released the lifetime hardware and software shipment figures for the PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PSP, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. Sony also announced there are 36.4 million PlayStation Plus subscribers as of March 31, 2019.


Here are the hardware shipment figures:

  • PS1 - 102.4 million (As of March 31, 2012)
  • PS2 - 155.0 million (As of March 31, 2012)
  • PSP - 76.4 million (As of March 31, 2012)
  • PS3 - 87.4 million (As of March 31, 2017)
  • PS4 - 96.8 million (As of March 31, 2019)

Here are the software shipment figures:

  • PS1 - 962.0 million (As of March 31, 2012)
  • PS2 - 1537.0 million (As of March 31, 2012)
  • PSP - 331.0 million (As of March 31, 2012)
  • PS3 - 999.4 million (As of March 31, 2017)

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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Bristow9091 (on 27 April 2019)

If the PS3 sold 999.4m games by March 31, 2017, is it safe to assume it's passed the 1b mark by now? :o

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BraLoD (on 28 April 2019)

The king of home consoles.
As low as they are they should have disclosed Vita sales, it was a failure but it doesn't deserve to be forgotten.

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HylianSwordsman (on 27 April 2019)

I just realized they didn't give us Vita hardware or software. Even though they've stopped production and thus would know. Are they ashamed? Or did they just forget, like I did until now?

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VAMatt HylianSwordsman (on 27 April 2019)

I'm sure they wouldn't use the word ashamed. But, they only want to release good numbers. And, Vita is clearly their biggest miss

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VAMatt HylianSwordsman (on 27 April 2019)

It's their only miss, really.

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Indeed. They have an amazing record with hardware. I was just joking about forgetting Vita, I do really wish we could get some complete data. I'm very curious what the official Vita numbers are. Miss or not.

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VAMatt HylianSwordsman (on 28 April 2019)

We'll, if they ain't gonna give then with all thus, I doubt we'll see official numbers for Vita anytime soon.

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Jranation HylianSwordsman (on 29 April 2019)

Even Nintendo release Wii U Numbers.

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dx11332sega (on 27 April 2019)

Is vgchartz gonna adjust sales figures ?

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trunkswd dx11332sega (on 27 April 2019)

I've adjusted PS3 and PSP sales as VGChartz reported on weekly figures for them. We never did that with PS1 and PS2, so I can't easily adjust them. Talon is going to work on a fix, so we can update them. The Platform Totals page has stopped updating figures, so we are looking into getting it working again.

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dx11332sega dx11332sega (on 27 April 2019)


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MARCUSDJACKSON dx11332sega (on 27 April 2019)

So Talon didn't retire LOL

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yo33331 dx11332sega (on 28 April 2019)

trunkswd i don't know why you are fixing psp and ps2 numbers, this is until 2012th what matters ? I mean it's obvious that there is more units than 155m for ps2 and 76m for psp, don't fix them, also for you to right 80.7m for psp there is a reason, you've getting the numbers week after week for the psp and then calculated them that are 80.7 so don't change them at all, sony is wrong here they have to come out and say total lifetime sales not until 2012, because psp and ps2 sold until 2014, so their mistake, don't work around their mistake.

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estebxx (on 28 April 2019)

What do you guys think the PS4 total sales will look like?

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Evilms estebxx (on 28 April 2019)

If Sony is doing the right thing by 2023, the PS4 can do the 130-135 million.

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yo33331 estebxx (on 28 April 2019)

120m at worst, 150 at best, with good luck and good marketing 160m is not impossible

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estebxx estebxx (on 28 April 2019)

I also think 120 million is a given since Sony has forcasted another 16 million units for this year, which would put the PS4 at 112 million in one year from now, and that would be the year when the PS5 comes out so we can expect PS4 sales to decrease considerably, however even if sales fall off a cliff and we see a reduction of 50% in sales that would still be another 8 million units sold which would put the system at 120 million.

And there is also the fact that sony keeps their consoles in the market for a very long time (for over a decade), so the PS4 is still gonna be in the market selling some units 3 years from now, of courses sales would be very much down but every unit sold counts.

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Evilms (on 27 April 2019)

For the PSP the 76.4 million as March 31, 2012. But we know "82 million PSP's in the wild" by Shawn layden (ign interview 17/11/2014). Ending production as June 2014. It's weird that Sony didn't update the PSP numbers.

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KLAMarine Evilms (on 29 April 2019)

Can you link that IGN interview?

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pikashoe (on 28 April 2019)

So the ps1, ps2 and psp are a little overtracked on here and the ps3 is bit undertracked.

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curl-6 (on 27 April 2019)

Piracy really hut PSP's software numbers

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Mr Puggsly curl-6 (on 28 April 2019)

Certainly, but generally speaking mobile consoles sell less software.

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mjk45 curl-6 (on 28 April 2019)

Mr Puggsly is right, historically mobile consoles when compared to home consoles at the equivalent hardware numbers point sell around half the software , there are quite a few reasons why but Rol is the person with those answers.

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Evilms (on 27 April 2019)

For the PSP the 76.4 million as March 31, 2012. But we know "82 million PSP's in the wild" by Shawn layden (ign interview 17/11/2014 ). Ending production as June 2014. It's weird that Sony didn't update the PSP numbers.

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HylianSwordsman Evilms (on 28 April 2019)

Yeah that's really weird. Why did Sony undersell themselves with old data? Production has long since ended, surely they know the exact numbers of PSPs ever sold to retailers by now, which is the effective number sold through. Why can't they just give us complete data?

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Mnementh (on 27 April 2019)

Poor forgotten Vita.

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siebensus4 (on 27 April 2019)

It seems that the 3DS can still catch PSP...

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siebensus4 siebensus4 (on 28 April 2019)

Hmm... Nintendo's forecast for the 3DS in this fiscal year is 1m. And another 1m until it discontinues seems still possible for me.

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VAMatt siebensus4 (on 28 April 2019)

Possible, maybe. Likely, definitely not.

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Jranation (on 29 April 2019)

When sony doesn't even acknowledge the Vita.....

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Doctor_MG (on 28 April 2019)

Those PSP software sales really puts it into perspective. While the PSP sold respectably, the fact that Sony was banking on software sales while selling hardware at a loss must have really hurt them. The DS sold three times as much software, and that was to the purported casual market. Piracy really limited the PSP, which influenced Sony to create those expensive memory cards, which influenced the death of the Vita and so on.

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Kuksenkov Doctor_MG (on 28 April 2019)

So the Vita's failure was rooted in shady people's tendencies to pirate things. Screw pirates and illegal players.

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Jranation Doctor_MG (on 29 April 2019)

The 3DS didn't have them expensive memory cards. Why cant the Vita just use normal microsdcards

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HylianSwordsman (on 27 April 2019)

Whoa...This actually puts the PS2 and DS painfully close...just 0.1 million from a tie.

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Whoops, nevermind, was looking at the VGChartz platform totals. Nintendo's official numbers would have the DS a whole million behind. Still insanely close. Also this would give the 3DS a tantalizing, but tiny, shot at beating the PSP.

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yo33331 HylianSwordsman (on 28 April 2019)

you serious ? the PS2 is between 158m and 160m now.. this is until march 2012, vg chartz says 157.68 so it's around 158m and the DS is 154, or 155 at best still 3 or 4m behind, which is not little ;)

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