PS4 Officially Becomes Second Best-Selling Console Of All Time
The PlayStation 4 has finally managed to outsell the original PlayStation and the Nintendo Wii, officially becoming the second best-selling home console in history.
This is according to Sony's second-quarter earnings report, which reveals that the company shifted 2.8 million PlayStation 4 units between July and September this year.
You might remember that the console hit the 100 million milestone three months ago, bringing the grand total to 102.8 million and seeing it shoot to second place ahead of the original PlayStation's 102.5 million and the Wii's 101.6 million.
It's worth noting, however, that the PS4 still lingers in the shadow of the PS2's eye-watering 155 million. Unless Sony decides to start selling units in Poundland, I don't see the PS4 - or any other console - coming close to toppling the mighty PS2.
With the PS4 nearing the end of its lifecycle (Sony recently confirmed the PS5 would be arriving before the end of 2020), being able to take the crown for second-best selling home console of all time is a lovely note to end on. That the best-selling console is also a Sony product is probably the icing on the cake for the company.
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Of course, the PS4 isn't quite finished yet. We've still got The Last Of Us Part 2 to look forward to, which was recently pushed back to May 29 2020. We've also been assured that the samurai open world adventure Ghosts Of Tsushima is still on track to come to the current-gen console, though I have my doubts about that.
Looking a little further ahead, we still don't know too much about the PS5, though a recent job listing from Sony has suggested it will be the "world's fastest console," while PlayStation boss Jim Ryan confirmed the next-gen controller would have a few cool new features, including haptic feedback (replacing the traditional rumble) and adaptive triggers.
Looking a lot further ahead, Sony recently filed trademarks for the PS6 all the way through the PS10. This obviously doesn't mean for certain that the company intends on releasing another five PlayStation consoles in the next 25 years, of course.
Anything could happen in a quarter of a century, after all, but it's nice to see that Sony is planning for the future and the possibility that Nintendo or Microsoft might one day try to swipe the name PS7 for one of their consoles.
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