The PlayStation 4 is an absolute banger of a console and now, nearly six years after it first hit store shelves, it’s become the second best-selling console in video games history.
Sony recently unveiled its financial results for Q2 2019 (the three months that ends with September 30), and the company revealed some seriously impressive figures for the PS4 considering it’s in the final year of its lifecycle.
According to Sony, the PS4 shipped 2.8 million units worldwide in Q2 2019, which is just slightly down from its Q1 2019 report of 3.2 million units shipped.
Despite the small drop in numbers, the results for Q2 have confirmed that the PlayStation 4 is the second best-selling console ever, coming up just shy of the numbers garnered by the ever-iconic PlayStation 2.
The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling console ever with over 150 million units sold, now followed by the PS4, with the original PlayStation coming in at a close third.
It’s huge news for Sony, who deserves a pat on the back for consistently giving us some of the best consoles on the market.
The next console from the company was recently confirmed to be called the PlayStation 5 (no surprise there), and it’s aiming to be on store shelves by the holiday period of 2020.
As this generation of consoles starts to wind down in preparation for the new launches from Sony and Microsoft, there’s still a tonne of exciting games on the horizon for PlayStation gamers.
Death Stranding is now just a few days away from launch, whereas 2020 will see PlayStation 4 exclusives, The Last of Us Part Two and (hopefully) Ghost of Tsushima also hit the console.
Here’s hoping that the launch – and lifecycle – of the PlayStation 5 will be just as successful as its predecessors, though we really wouldn’t expected anything less of Sony.
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