Sony already has the latest financial data for its recently concluded fiscal quarter, completed March 31, 2019, ready. And, with them, we have some very interesting PS4 sales data: the console, as we already knew, is still being a success and sells at an excellent pace.
The number of video consoles that have reached the latest hardware of the Japanese company already rubs the 100 million consoles sold, and is placed specifically at 96, 8 million PlayStation 4 sold around the world.
This data, comparatively, offers interesting conclusions. On the one hand, 2.6 million consoles were sold in this quarter more than in the previous quarter and, in turn, 100,000 more than in the same final quarter (always in terms of fiscal years) for the 2017 period (ending in March 2018) . If we talk about totals, yes, fiscal year 2018 (completed in March 2019) you have led to the sale of 1.2 million consoles less than the previous one, mainly due to a very poor start-up.
Sony hopes to overtake Wii in the short termNext stop? The following goals to overcome seem to be very clearly fixed in the horizon of Sony. For starters, we have Wii with 101 million and the first PlayStation with 102 million. In the top management of Sony, of course, rely on the brands of both very soon, if the deadlines are met, it seems logical to think that it will happen in the short term.
Much further, logically, there would be other platforms such as, for example, the PlayStation 2 itself, which at the time came to sell more than 155 million video game consoles. A milestone in terms of desktop machines of the 21st century.
In line with the same data from Sony published today, we have learned that PlayStation Network has had the best year in its history. Of course, the successful data of PlayStation 4, yes, do not prevent Sony thinking about the future. In fact, and a few days before publishing these very positive numbers for the manufacturer’s coffers, the first details of PS5 were officially announced.