The PlayStation 4 has become the second best-selling console of all time, surpassing the original PlayStation, which sold 102.5 million units. Sony says that it sold 2.8 million PS4s this quarter (this includes the PS4 Pro), on top of the 100 million mark it hit last quarter. That’s down 1.1 million units from last year, but was enough to push it to 102.8 million, just above the original PS.
It has a ways to go to catch the PS2 though which sold 155 million units.
With the PlayStation 4 at the end of its life unit sales down, but gaming revenue and profit dropped as a whole by 17 percent and 35 percent over 2018. Sony expects 2019 PS4 sales to be less than it originally forecast by 1.5 million units.
Holiday sales might also be down compared to last year, since Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 is will arrive for the 2020 holiday season. Gift-givers might choose to go for more PS4 games, as they’ll be compatible with the new console. Upcoming PS4 titles that might get some extra sales are Death Stranding, The Last of Us 2 and Shenmue III.
Sony saw a slight drop in sales over the very same quarter last year, but recorded a record 279 billion yen ($2.56 billion) profit.
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