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PS4 Shipments Overtake PS1 and Wii Lifetime Sales

PS4 Shipments Overtake PS1 and Wii Lifetime Sales - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2019 / 3,037 Views

Sony earlier announced shipment figures for the PlayStation 4 have surpassed 102.8 million units lifetime as of September 30, 2019.

The shipment figures for the PlayStation 4 are enough to surpass the lifetime sales of the original PlayStation and Nintendo Wii to make it the second best-selling home console of all time. It is only behind the PlayStation 2, which sold over 155 million units lifetime. 

It is also now just 16 million units away from surpassing the lifetime sales of the Game Boy, which sold over 118 million units lifetime. The Nintendo DS is the best-selling handheld with just under 155 million units sold. 

Stay tuned to VGChartz as we will report when lifetime PlayStation 4 units sold top consumers will surpass the original PlayStation and Nintendo Wii over the next couple of months. 

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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Evilms (on 30 October 2019)

it was inevitable.

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Amnesia (on 30 October 2019)

The Switch still have a realistic probability to take the 3rd place.

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Ganoncrotch (on 30 October 2019)

Greatness has come.

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HylianSwordsman (on 30 October 2019)

I thought PS1 had 104.25 milllion sold? Isn't this like a month premature to talk about it passing PS1? I mean it's inevitable either way, but they're going to have to write another article in a month saying it passed PS1 again. And then probably another article a month after that when it passes PS1 in sold-through sales. Again, I know it's inevitable, but can't we just write one article per milestone, and save it for when the console actually passes another in sales of hardware sold through to consumers?

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