PS4 sales break 100 million, PS Plus subscribers at record high

Sony's PlayStation 4 has sold over 100 million units worldwide.

Published Oct 30, 2019 5:27 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST
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Nearly six years after launch, Sony's PS4 has now sold-in more than 100 million units worldwide.

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Today Sony announced its Fiscal Q2'19 financials, confirming a new total sales milestone for the PlayStation 4. As of the second quarter, PS4 shipments sit at 102.8 million, meaning the PS4 beats all other legacy consoles except for the PlayStation 2.

Sony shipped 2.8 million PS4s in Q2'19, down 28% year-over-year from Q2'18. The company expects hardware revenues to slow down throughout the rest of the fiscal year as it ramps up its next-gen PlayStation 5. The Games and Network Services segment, which includes PlayStation hardware, services, and games, only accounted for 21% of Sony's total revenues throughout Q2'19.

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Sony PlayStation Earnings At-A-Glance

  • Games and Network Services revenue - 454.4bn yen ($4.23 billion), down 17.4% YoY
  • Games and Network Services profit - 65bn yen ($605 million), down 28.3% YoY
  • Game sales - 226.88 billion yen ($2.09 billion), down 31% YoY
  • PS4 hardware sales revenue -126.78 billion yen ($1.17 billion), down 71% YoY
  • Services revenue - 84.37 billion yen ($780.83 million), up 8.3% YoY

Game sales and add-ons were also down by 31% YoY to 226.88 billion yen ($2.09 billion) in the quarter. Total software sales are also down 18% to 61.3 million units, but digital game sales made up 37% of total software purchases, up from 28% last year.

PlayStation hardware made 126.78 billion yen ($1.17 billion) in Q2'19, down a tremendous 71% year-over-year and accounting for nearly 30% of total Games and Network Services revenues.

On the flips side, Sony's services saw a nice uptick. Total services revenues are up 8.3% YoY to 84.37 billion yen ($780.83 million). PlayStation Plus members skyrocketed to a record high of 36.9 million, up 7.5% YoY.

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