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PlayStation 4 sales reach 100 million units, Sony confirm

Published: 07:22, 30 July 2019
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Sony shared their financial results for the first quarter of 2019 fiscal year - 01 April to 30 June 2019. More than 3.2 million PlayStation 4 units were sold in Q1 2019, which means that the grand total as of 30 June is 100 million units.

Even though we're getting closer to the next generation of consoles, Sony have revealed that their current flagship PlayStation 4 is still doing pretty great on the market. In fact, it reached a huge milestone in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019, which is the period between 01 April 2012 to 30 June 2019.

In their financial report, Sony claim that PlayStation 4 sold more than 3.2 million units worldwide in the already mentioned period. This means that PlayStation 4 has reached the grand total of 100 million sold units as of 30 June 2019. This is, of course, the number of sold units since the console launched back in November 2013. 

While PlayStation 4 sales did reach a big milestone, year-on-year sales decreased by 3 per cent, as confirmed in Sony's report. This is due to lower sales of games, partly offset by an increase in PlayStation 4 hardware sales and network sales such as PlayStation Plus subscription service.

Sony also shared their expectations for the current fiscal year by saying that sales are expected to be lower than the April 2019 forecast, primarily due to lower than expected PlayStation 4 software sales, mainly from non-first party titles, as well as lower than expected PS4 hardware unit sales.

The company's operating income is expected to remain unchanged from the April 2019 forecast due to the impact of cost reductions and an increase in revenue from PlayStation Plus sales.

PlayStation Plus subscriber count is now at 36.2 million which is down by 2 per cent when compared to the previous quarter. However, when compared to Q1 2018, the number of subscribers is significantly higher.

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You can find Sony's FY2019 Q1 Earnings Announcement  on their official website for a closer look at these and other sales numbers and forecasts for the fiscal year 2020.

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