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PS4 sales ranked against legacy PlayStation consoles

How does the PS4's 98 million sales size up against its predecessors?

By Derek Strickland on Apr 28, 2019 at 09:27 am CDT - 1 min, 12 secs reading time

Sony compares its recent PS4 sales milestone with previous generations to show how far the PlayStation brand has come.

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Sony's PlayStation lineup has always been popular, even as far back as the PS1's original launch in 1994. Fast-forward 25 years later and the same is still true: the PS4 has now amassed 98.6 million shipments worldwide and Sony sits as the reigning king of console gaming. But how big are these sales compared to legacy PS hardware? Pretty big.

The Japanese games-maker just updated their PlayStation sales data to reflect recent FY2018 earnings, showing some interesting results. The PS4 has overtaken the PlayStation Portable and the PS3 insofar as sell-in, but its outpaced by the original PlayStation. The PS2 still reigns as the top-selling console of all time and the current-gen PS4 is unlikely to beat it, especially with hardware forecasts dropping and a new next-generation PlayStation 5 on the way.

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Last updated: May 1, 2019 at 09:14 am CDT

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.


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