Sony announced today in its most recent financial results that the company has now shipped over 100 million PlayStation 4s — making it the fastest home console to reach that milestone. It took the console just five years and seven months to hit that figure.
During the period between the 1st April and 30th June, the report shows 3.2 million PS4s were sold to retailers around the world, proving that there is still a significant demand for Sony's flagship console.
However, sales have been slowing down. At the end of Sony's fiscal year, the console shifted 17.8 million units down from the previous years 19 million, with Sony projecting sales of around 15 million by the end of the financial year. This is likely down to the PS5 releasing next year.
Although sales of the console have tapered off slightly, the Game & Network Services segment of the report showed some pleasing results for Sony and performed well during Q1. This was largely down to PlayStation Plus sales through the Playstation Store. The Game and Network Services is, in fact, Sony's most significant form of revenue, bringing in 32% of the company's profits in Q1.
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