Gaming PS4: hallucinating sales, but that does not beat the PS2

PS4: hallucinating sales, but that does not beat the PS2

Sony no longer counts the sales of its PS4, thus taking stock of the almost 9-year career of its console.

The PS5 has now been out for over a year and it’s time for its big sister to let go. If Sony had to resume production of PS4 to compensate for the lack of PS5 at the start of the year, it obviously no longer counts its sales, signing somewhere the death warrant of its console.

The PS4, the queen of the 8th generation

It is therefore time for the firm to take stock and, as Daniel Ahmad, specialist in the Asian market, points out, the PS4 has sold over 117.2 million copies. A dizzying number well ahead of the PS3 and its 87.5 million unitsbut still worse than those of the cult PS2 which displays more than 155 million consoles sold. It not remain that the PS4 is positioned as one of the best consoles of the Japanese brand and has marked an entire generation, outclassing Microsoft and its Xbox One.

False start for the new generation

Now it’s the PS5’s turn to shine, but things are much more complicated than at the time since between the pandemic and the very big geopolitical tensions, new generation consoles have a hard time getting out of production factories. Despite everything, at the start of 2022, the PS5 had already sold more than 20 million copies, while the Xbox Series was around 14 million (figures recorded 18 months after the release of the consoles).

Good on the other hand, the outsider Nintendo, who is still surfing quietly on his side, literally breaks the house with more than 111 million Switch sold, a figure in constant evolution since its release in 2017. The latter should also surpass the PS4 by the end of the year.



Source: JVL

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