Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has been a hit ever since it was released back in 2013. It is still going strong.
The company has even released a more powerful version of the console in the PlayStation 4 Pro and a thinner, lighter version called the PlayStation 4 Slim. And now Sony has announced that the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2017 was the best year yet for PlayStation 4 sales to date.
Sony shipped 20 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2017. This is a new high for the console in any year. The total number of units that have been shipped since the console was launched in 2013 now sits at around 60 million. Not bad at all. In fact, the company announced in May of last year that lifetime shipments for the PlayStation 4 had reached 40 million units. By December, it gave us another number, when the overall shipments topped 50 million units across the world.
So the PS4 is still going strong. The gaming division earned Sony the most revenue out of all of its business units with an operating profit of $1.21 billion after taking in $14.7 billion in revenue. No surprise there really. Sales climbed by 6.3 percent and profits saw an increase of 52.9 percent. Shipments may decline a bit this year, with a forecast of 18 million units shipped by March 31st, 2018. But that is still outpacing the PlayStation 3, which sold more than 71 million units after four years. Very good news for the company.