Sony’s PlayStation 4 (PS4) games console has become the quickest to reach a hundred million unit sales mark, surpassing the previous record set by Nintendo’s Wii.
The PS4 was launched in November 2013 and has since then racked up a hundred million sales in 5 years and 7months — that is 2 months quicker than the Nintendo console, according to Engadget report.
Sales of the console have been robust for nearly all of its life, and it’s actually last quarter that they have begun to tail off considerably. This may be as a result of the fact that Sony’s next-generation console (PS5) is scheduled to launch next year, with support for ray-tracing 8K, SSD storage, and PS4 backward compatibility, according to reports.
In total Sony sold-out 3.2 million PlayStation 4 units throughout the quarter ending 30 June 2019, and the company is somehow expecting sales to decline more than it had previously expected for the rest of the year.
Sony also announced that it sold more games as digital downloads than physical game discs for the very first time throughout the quarter. Digital download sales have been rising swiftly over the previous few years, however, this announcement is likely to plunge the longer-term future of physical disc sales into doubt.