The public now has a good idea of the sales of Playstation 4 since its launch, as data shows the company hasn’t reported its PlayStation 4 console sales since March 2022.
Sony had a lot to prove with the release of this console in 2013 as it followed the bumpy path of the PlayStation 3 generation. The PlayStation 3’s steep launch price of $600 was a difficult barrier for gamers to overcome. time to access it.
Fortunately, Sony had learned from its earlier mistakes, as the Playstation 4 it was critically acclaimed, proving that it was now more consumer-friendly than ever, while also being praised for its support of independent game developers.
The Playstation 4 It was a huge generation leap, as the console had better performance and fidelity than its predecessors thanks to the new APU, rather than the infamous Cell micro-architecture. The console saw various iterations of its design, such as the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, the latter with support for 4K resolution. Although it should be noted that the PS4 Pro could not play movies in 4K, which caused a debate among the community at the time of its launch.
Still, the ability to Sony learning from its mistakes put PlayStation back on the map as a strong competitor in the video game industry, which is now revealed in data showing the final total number of shipments of Playstation 4until March 2022.
Analyst Daniel Ahmad has shared on Twitter a graph that reveals the world sales of Playstation 4 from 2013 to 2022. Fans can see an exponential increase in console sales from 2013 to 2016, and then a decline, as the chart shows the number shrinking from 2017 to 2022.
In total, the number of PlayStation 4 units sold is 117.1 million, according to the data presented. By comparison, the Nintendo Switch has sold 107.65 million units as of March 2022, and is suspected to overtake the PlayStation 4 in sales. But despite the high number of PS4 sales, PS5 could surpass the number of PS4 units sold in the coming years. Only time will tell.