As the next generation of video game consoles is looming on the horizon, the leader of the current era managed to pass a major milestone. Sony’s PlayStation 4 became the fourth video game system for the living room to reach 100 million unit sales, joining two of its predecessors along with Nintendo’s biggest success, the Wii.
According to Sony’s latest earnings report, the company sold 3.2 million PS4 devices in the quarter ended June 30th, bringing the total to an even 100 million units. As the following chart shows, the Japanese electronics giant had previously achieved that milestone with the PlayStation 2 and the original PlayStation, which sold 158 and 104 million times during their lifetime, respectively.
and Microsoft are approaching the end of the lifecycle for the PS4 and Xbox One, respectively, with both companies rumored to prepare for a fall 2020 launch of their next-generation consoles. While the next PlayStation will in all likelihood be called PS5, the next Xbox is codenamed Project Scarlett.