JUST IN TIME BEFORE THE PS5
With the current-gen console lifecycle drawing to an end, a final new figure solidifies the fact that Sony has simply owned this generation as with many others. While the PS2 remains the best-selling console of all time, without a doubt, the PS4 has finally risen to the second-place spot after succeeding the Wii and original Playstation figures when passing 102.5 million units.
- PlayStation 2 – >155 million
- PlayStation 4 – 102.8 million
- PlayStation – 102.49 million
- Wii – 101.63 million
- Playstation 3 – >87.4 million
Now that’s quite the top 5. If there’s one thing we can take away before heading into next-gen, it’s the fact that exclusives sell consoles. This is the undisputed lending fact, apart from other factors of course, which has earned the PS4 it’s rightful place. Exclusives such as GT Sport, Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Part II are some of the top examples in this regard. Not to mention Death Stranding which is yet to come out, and looks to boost the sales a touch further.
What about other current-gen consoles? Well, the Xbox One sits at an estimate of 41 million units sold, while the Nintendo Switch occupies the space right below at 36.87 million. Do note, however, that the Switch has only been on the market for 2 years now, compared to the 6 years of the PS4 and Xbox One, and looks to project incredible figures in a similar time should sales be maintained.
All-in-all, if you’re not excited for the PS5 yet, you should be. I’m certain that Sony has a bunch of awesome exclusives lined up for release to help sell the console – something which the company certainly knows how to do. Then again, they make it too easy with titles such as The Last of Us II.
I don’t know who’ll suffer more – our wallets or Microsoft.