The PlayStation 4 Has Officially Sold 100 Million Units Worldwide

Sony has hit another milestone with the PlayStation 4, and it’s happened just in time for the end of this generation of consoles.

Announcing its Q1 2019 consolidated financial results, Sony revealed that the iconic PlayStation 4 has broken through the 100 million units-sold-worldwide mark – an undeniably huge achievement.

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For PlayStation fans, it’s not too surprising to see the PS4 hit the 100m sales record thanks to the console’s stellar line-up of exclusive titles.

God of War 2018, Marvel’s Spider-Man and Days Gone are just a few of the exclusive titles launched on the PS4 in the last 12 months, and with the likes of Death Stranding and The Last of Us: Part 2 also on the way, it’s easy to see why the console continues to ship in big numbers.

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Hitting 100 million sales has come at a good time too, as this generation of consoles is slowly coming to an end.

Both Microsoft and Sony have announced a 2020 release for their next consoles: Xbox’s Project Scarlett and what we presume is the PlayStation 5.

Earlier this year speaking with CNET, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan was asked about the idea of the PS5 being Sony’s last console, and the answer wasn’t exactly brimming with confidence.

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“I actually don’t know. I’ve been around a while, and I sat there in 2012 and listened to all sorts of smart people tell me about mobile and that the PlayStation 4 was going to be the most terrible failure ever,” admitted Ryan.

“The logic was actually hard to fault. But we believed in that product then, we believe in this next generation product now”, Ryan added. “Who knows how it might evolve? Hybrid models between console and some sort of cloud model? Possibly that. I just don’t know. And if I did know, I wouldn’t tell you.”

Following the reveal of Google’s Stadia earlier this year, tech experts and analysts seem to think that this is the first real step in replacing consoles.

Personally, I’m really hoping there’s still life in console gaming!

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