Sony’s quarterly financial results are in, revealing that the PlayStation 4 is sitting at a tidy 82.2 million consoles shipped to retailers.
During Q1, Sony shipped 3.2 million PS4 consoles to retailers bringing the total up to 82.2 million units, which is actually down by around 100,000 units year-on-year. This comes as no surprise considering the console is in its fifth year of sales.
Sony has revealed its sales estimates for the end of the fiscal year (March 2019) which now sits at 17 million, which is actually up 1 million from their previous forecast in March this year.
As pretty much every person and their dog owns a PlayStation 4 now it comes as no surprise that PS4 software sales were sky high bringing in 472.1 billion yen in this quarter which is up by over a billion yen year-on-year. The company also revealed that digital sales are on the rise too, with 43% of the 40.6 million units of software sold during the quarter were digital.
The only area which has fallen for Sony is PlayStation Plus subscribers which have dropped from 34.2 million to 33.9 million, though with titles like Fortnite and H1Z1 being big crowd-bringers to the console, neither of which require a PS Plus subscription, it’s once again hardly a shock.