‘Playstation 4’ News: Almost Ten Million Units Shipped In Just A Quarter

By Danny Smith , Updated Feb 08, 2017 10:08 AM EST

As part of the 8th generation of video game consoles, Sony Computer Entertainment's "Playstation 4" reveals the most number of units shipped in three months. They reveal that by the end of the year 2016, they shipped 9.7 million "Playstation 4" units. These numbers are 1.3 million more than they did last year in the same quarter and said to be their most in a quarter since launch.

According to Gamespot, Sony confirmed that "Playstation 4" brings worldwide sales to 53.4 million during the holiday as it sold a 6.2 million "Playstation 4" consoles since the 2013 launching. Meanwhile, shipment numbers stand at a total of 57.1 million units. During its fiscal year, Sony expects to ship 20 million PS4 systems, so that by March 2017 the console's lifetime shipment tally will come up to 60 million. To come up with these numbers, 2.9 million units were needed to be shipped in the first three months of 2017. Even though these numbers of consoles were not sold through customers but consoles delivered to retailers.

The best fiscal year that Sony ever had in the history of the "Playstation 4", the Polygon said. This is because of high revenue and sold consoles more than in any quarter since November 2013, the launching of the system. On its fourth year of availability, "Playstation 4" sold almost 60 million units worldwide compare to the 80 million "Playstation 3" units sold worldwide, which was seven years after its initial launch.

Before "Playstation 4's" lifecycle is over, more than 100 million PS4 units will be sold worldwide as predicted by the analyst. "Playstation 4" have gone multiple iterations done by Sony, the console gone Pro, which features more powerful hardware but first with a slimmer model. The strong performance of the software was one of the factors why its sales increases, besides the fact that it has a cheaper price.

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