The PS4 is already the second best-selling desktop console in history, leaving the original PlayStation and Wii behind
Six months ago we talked about the segment of desktop consoles and the units that each of them had sold. Sony’s PS2 was (and is) the clear historical market leaderBut the PS4, in fourth place then, was not far behind the original Wii or PlayStation.
The latest sales data from Sony have just confirmed what seemed inevitable: the PS4 is already the second best-selling desktop console in history. It will be difficult for it to catch up with the PS2, but it will be increasingly marking distances with its immediate competitors, the original PlayStation and the Wii, which are now relegated to third and fourth place respectively.
The 100 million club
The PS4 already entered the select group of 100 million at the end of July 2019, but at that time it was still I was slightly behind of the PlayStation and the Wii.
That has changed following the announcement of Sony’s quarterly results for the quarter ending September 30. In these data it is revealed that in those three months it sold 2.8 million consoles, which makes the historical total now amounts to 102.8 million units.
With that number exceed 102.5 million units of the PlayStation, but also the 101.6 million units of the Nintendo Wii. The achievement is spectacular, although the PS4 sales rates are likely to decline in the coming quarters.
The blame, of course, is on the PS5, which Sony has already confirmed that it will launch in late 2020. Even so, the PS4 still has a long way to go, and there are games like ‘Last of Us Part II’, ‘Ghost of Tsushima’ or ‘Death Stranding’ that will undoubtedly continue to enliven the catalog of a console that has managed to surpass the Xbox One by far (at least in units sold) .
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