Global unit sales of Sony PlayStation 4 consoles 2014-2020

As of August 2020, cumulative sales of Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console had risen to almost 113 million units. Sales trends for the PS4 have been somewhat unusual: the device sold more units in the third and fourth years after its release than in the first two. Even as the console begins to age, strong sales during the holiday season have ensured that Sony continues to sell millions of units of its flagship gaming console each year.

PlayStation

Sony’s PlayStation brand has been one of the biggest names in the console gaming market since the release of its initial console in 1994. Both the PlayStation 2 and initial PlayStation sold over 100 million units during their respective lifetimes, with the PS2 ranking as the highest selling console of all time with over 157 million unit sales. As the console gaming landscape has changed, Sony has introduced generation after generation of successful PlayStation products and expanded its offerings into related markets such as handheld gaming devices and online gaming networks. As of August 2020, the PlayStation Network had around 113 million active users and provides subscribers with access to games, streaming services, and even social networking features. Sony recently announced plans to release its next-generation PS5 console in November 2020 as the company looks to continue the success achieved by its PS4 console.

Cumulative unit sales of Sony PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide from August 2014 to August 2020

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Release date

September 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

August 2014 to August 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to August 2020 come from earlier articles.

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