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PlayStation 4 Tops an Estimated 100 Million Units Sold to Consumers

PlayStation 4 Tops an Estimated 100 Million Units Sold to Consumers - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2019 / 6,942 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment at the end of July 2019 announced it had shipped 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles in its lifetime as of June 30, 2019. Two and a half months later Sony's eighth generation home console, the PlayStation 4,  has now sold over 100 million units to consumers, according to VGChartz estimates.

The PlayStation 4 reached the milestone for the week ending September 14, 2019. The console sold 221,443 units to bring its lifetime sales to 100,062,220 units.

Breaking down the sales by region the console has sold an estimated 40,932,584 units in Europe, 30,104,007 units in the US, and 8,381,826 units in Japan.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013 in North America and Europe, and in February 2014 in Japan.

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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GoldenHand80 (on 25 September 2019)

Death Stranding, MediEvil, Shenmue III, The Last of Us part II and Ghost of Tsushima will boost the sales to 120 million

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gemini_d@rk GoldenHand80 (on 25 September 2019)

Final Fantasy 7 boost

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yo33331 GoldenHand80 (on 26 September 2019)

@GoldenHand80 yes, it will :)

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GoldenHand80 GoldenHand80 (on 26 September 2019)

Ah sorry forgot about FF7. It will indeed boost sale figures of ps4

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siebensus4 GoldenHand80 (on 26 September 2019)

Nope. This late in a console life cycle we won't see a huge hardware boost because of new software launches. On the other hand new hardware like a PS4 super slim and a cheap price should push hardware sales with good legs.

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Azuren GoldenHand80 (on 27 September 2019)

@siebensus4 Try to keep in mind we're in uncharted territory as far as console generations are concerned:

  1. Mid-Gen refresh happened across two home consoles with a significant power boost.
  2. Nintendo had to mulligan their home console with...
  3. The introduction of a hybrid home/handheld console.

    While I think about 20m is wishful thinking for the short term, it is certainly possible in the long term if Sony keeps their promise to continue supporting it.

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GoldenHand80 GoldenHand80 (on 27 September 2019)

The new games will definitely give a boost to ps4 sales. Also black Friday and Christmas holidays will increase the sales of PS4 quite significantly. The transition between ps4 and ps5 will take a lot longer than that between ps3 and ps4. Most likely the production of standard ps4 will stop and Sony will continue making and selling PS4pro as a cheaper alternative to ps5 which is expected to be very expensive. So reaching 120 million isn't impossible

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yo33331 (on 25 September 2019)

It will be a piece of cake to pass the wii and PS1 .. by the end of november with blackfriday both of them will be done ..
as for gameboy within the next whole year it should be passed .. then PS4 have last 3-4 years to go to the top alongside DS and PS2 for the crown, it will be interesting battle

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paulrage2 yo33331 (on 25 September 2019)

Today PS4 shipped number has probably already above Wii and PS1, but we need to wait new Sony figures.

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trunkswd yo33331 (on 25 September 2019)

Gameboy will take a bit of time, but it should have no problem passing it before Sony stops selling the PS4. DS and PS2 will be a tall order unless it has the same legs as the PS2.

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trunkswd yo33331 (on 25 September 2019)

I forgot to add that it depends on when Sony drops the price of the PS4 as it is still $299. $50 permanent price cut this holiday will help keep sales from dropping much year-on-year. $100 price cut and good bundles could be enough to push sales up year-on-year.

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yo33331 yo33331 (on 26 September 2019)

@trunkswd No, it will not pass it with the end of it's life.. it will pass it by the end of the next year .. because with this christmas PS4 will be around 105M to 107M so this year PS4 will make around 16M, next year a little drop will come at 14M or 13M at worst, so 107+13 = 120M by the end of the next year, gameboy is 118M.

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Barkley yo33331 (on 26 September 2019)

@yo33331 13m is too high for a "worst case" when the PS5 launches next year cutting the PS4's holiday sales in 2020. Expect the drop to be larger. PS4 will get to 130m lifetime, but it'll be difficult to sell 13m next year.

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yo33331 yo33331 (on 26 September 2019)

Barkley @ I disagree, because price cut is just around the corner .. also look at the PS2 the year that ps3 came out 2006 made around 15M, PS5 will be at least 500$ maybe even 600$, so there will be a good difference between the two .. it will do 13M.

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SwitchUP yo33331 (on 27 September 2019)

The ps4 has a ZERO chance to come close to the ps2 and ds. The end of this generation will kill the ps4..... EXACTLY like the ps4 did to the ps3. Different times man. So you really think it will sell around 50 million more? Sure, the ps4 will hit 110-120, but mo way in hell it just blazes it's way to the top. There is literally zero chance.

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yo33331 yo33331 (on 27 September 2019)

I am not saying 100% PS4 will reach PS2, I just say that it has a chance .. it is not impossible.. and I am 100% that PS5 won't kill PS4 as PS4 killed PS3, I mean it will kill it but now with this worse number that PS3 was .. 7M after PS4 launch .. PS4 will make at least 20M at worst after PS5 launch, also have in mind that by the launch of the PS5 november 2020, PS4 will already be around 120M so with some 10 to 20M sold units after the launch PS4 will reach 140M very good chance for that, and if it will pass 150M to 160M to PS2, I can not say, but all I am saying is that is not impossible and it will not make sales like PS2 after PS3 launch .. it will make less.. just PS4 don't need it, PS4 need only about 30-40M after PS5, PS2 did almost 60M after the PS3 launch, with 30M sold PS4s after PS5 PS4 is hitting 150M, 120M until november 2020 are sure 100%

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Barkley yo33331 (on 27 September 2019)

@SwitchUP PS4 killed the PS3 because of many reasons. Chiefly would be lack of an official price cut which may not be the case with the PS4. The PS3's cheapest ever RRP was $299 with the launch of the Super Slim it never received an official pricecut after this. when the PS4 launched the RRP of the PS3 was $299 compared to the RRP of $399 of the PS4, ofc it would die. Even if the PS4 doesn't receive any more price cuts it'll likely be $299 for PS4 vs $499 for PS5, meaning a gap of $200 instead of $100. If the PS4 was cut to $249 or even $199 we could easily see it hitting 140m and beyond.

Basically it's future sales are entirely dependant on if sony lower the price, and by how much. Saying the PS4 will die with the release of the PS5 like the PS3 is premature.

Regardless 110m-120m is a completely unfeasible range if you actually meant them as min/max. It'll be at 107m sell-through by the end of the year and the forecast is 111.8m Shipped by March 31st 2020. 120m is worst case scenario.

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yo33331 yo33331 (on 27 September 2019)

@Barkley I absolutely agree with you. 120M total lifetime sales for PS4 is the worst worst case scenario, the normal more realistic one is between 130 and 140M, and the best optimistic scenario with luck and god's help is reaching PS2 - 160M

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TallSilhouette (on 25 September 2019)

Welcome to the 100M club, PS4. Now to surpass your great grandfather.

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trunkswd TallSilhouette (on 25 September 2019)

Don't forget the Wii, which is next in line. PS4 should have no problem outselling the original PlayStation before the end of the year.

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NathanSSSS (on 25 September 2019)

Congratulation! Now it's time to catch up and surpass the original PlayStation within the year.

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trunkswd NathanSSSS (on 25 September 2019)

The Wii is next in line then the original PlayStation.

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PAOerfulone (on 25 September 2019)

3rd PlayStation system to do it and the 4th home console alongside the PS1, PS2, and Wii. Should easily pass the Wii very soon. I'll say before the end of October. Then, it should pass the PS1 some time during the holiday season. I'll say some time in December, just before Christmas. Then it'll have all of 2020 to reach the Game Boy, which I think it should do just in time before the PS5 launches.

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StreaK (on 26 September 2019)

Nice! I've always said it would do 130 million and I still stand by this prediction. I feel any more than that could be a tough call...

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00Xander00 (on 26 September 2019)

and don't forget Cyberpunk 2077 ;). I predict 132.47 Million overall global lifetime PS4 sales prediction XD. The Last big PS4 games for this gen- Death Stranding, Final Fantasy 7, Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, MediEvil Remake, Shemune 3 ...and a possible cross-gen Resident Evil game (Resident Evil 8 or Resident Evil 3 Remake). Also, I keep getting the feeling that GTA 6 and (maybe Elder Scrolls 6 if they follow Rockstar's strategy) will be cross gen because Rockstar will have acknowledged the reason behind GTA 5's 100 Million sales and have had a whole generation to prepare. Also Bethesda's timing of the next Elder Scroll game makes sense and I'm sure Bethesda have also acknowledged the reason behind GTA 5's 100 million sales too. but it's just a prediction.

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Radek (on 25 September 2019)

Congratulations! Well deserved as well, 104 million by the end of the year.

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trunkswd Radek (on 25 September 2019)

Should be a bit above 104 million by end of year with the holiday season around the corner.

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Barkley Radek (on 26 September 2019)

PS4 was at 91.8m end of 2018, so 104m would mean PS4 only sells 12.2m in 2019. It should end the year with about 107m imo.

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gemini_d@rk (on 25 September 2019)

The King

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Rob5VGC (on 28 September 2019)

Could've been a perfect 100 million without issues, but the folks in California decided to target a certain audience. Tainted 100 million.

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