Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has all but won this generation of console wars, selling 30 million units in the United States alone. | Source: AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAW
Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has all but won this generation of console wars, selling 30 million units in the United States alone. The Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation has also moved 8.3 million PS4 consoles in its home country of Japan, 7.2 million consoles in Germany, and 6.8 million consoles in the United Kingdom — making it the console to beat going into the next generation.
PS4 Takes a Victory Lap After Hitting New Sales Milestone
While sales figures for the PlayStation 4’s biggest competitor, Microsoft’s Xbox One, are nothing to scoff at, it has been estimated that the Xbox One was trailing Sony’s machine by approximately 47 million units worldwide to start 2019. It is highly unlikely that Microsoft — which no longer shares its console-sales figures — has closed the gap in any significant way.
PlayStation 4 sell through in the US has now surpassed 30 million, with the market accounting for approximately 30% of total PS4 sales.
Other top markets include:
UK: 6.8m pic.twitter.com/FfqxW9W96k
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 15, 2019
The PlayStation 4 now ranks as one of the best-selling video game consoles in history — sitting only behind its PlayStation 2 and PlayStation predecessors, as well as the Nintendo Wii.