Back in May, it was reported that the PS4 has shipped over 110 million units worldwide since its launch back in 2013. In Sony’s latest financial report though, it was revealed that the PS4 has now reached over 113 million shipments worldwide, meaning over 3 million PS4 units have been shipped since the previous financial report.
This also means that even though the PS5 is on the horizon, there’s still interest for PS4 units, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic that meant people had to stay at home. After all, video games are a great way to spend time indoors.
Aside from reaching another major milestone, Sony’s financial report also revealed that there are 45.8 million PlayStation Plus subscribers as of September 30, 2020. Meanwhile, Sony has recorded 80.9 million units sold of PlayStation 4 software, including first-party and third-party games. Both the PS Plus and PS4 software units sold numbers are higher than in the previous fiscal year.
Given that the PS5 is about to release in select countries in just two weeks, we expect that the PS4’s shipment record won’t increase as much anymore. Still though, the PS4’s shipment milestone is impressive as it makes it the second-most successful home console, only behind the PS2.
While the PS4 is a massive success, the PS5 is also shaping up to be a big hit in its own right.