PS4 Sales Compared to The PS1, PS2 and PS3

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Sony have outdone themselves with their Next-Gen consoles, the PS4. The previous generation of consoles was dominated by Microsoft but the table have turned.

Since the PS4’s release in November, Sony have sold more then 5.3 Million units and that’s just the beginning. The sales of the PS4 have been better then all it’s predecessors. The sales data over time of all four home consoles by Sony is given below:

PlayStation:

4 months (one territory) – March 31st, 1995 – 0.85 million
10 months – September 30th, 1995 – 1.77 million
16 months – March 31st, 1996 – 4.26 million
22 months – September 30th, 1996 – 8.07 million
28 months – March 31st, 1997 – 13.50 million

PS2:

1 month (one territory) – March 31st, 2000 – 1.41 million
7 months (one territory) – September 30th, 2000 – 3.52 million
13 months – March 31st, 2001 – 10.61 million
19 months – September 30th, 2001 – 19.58 million
22 months – December 30th, 2001 – 24.99 million

PS3:

1 month – December 31st, 2006 – 1.7 million
4 months – March 31st, 2007 – 3.5 million
7 months – June 30th, 2007 – 4.2 million
10 months – September 30th, 2007 – 5.5 million
13 months – December 31st, 2007 – 10.4 million

PS4:

1 day – November 16th, 2013 – 1 million
2 weeks – December 1st, 2013 – 2.1 million
1 month – December 28th, 2013 – 4.2 million
3 months – February 8th, 2014 – 5.3 million

If we look at the data given above. We see that the PS1 took ten months to sell 1.77 million units, PS2 took seven to sell 3.52 million. PS3 needed four months to move 3.5 million units. But the PS4 has surpassed all of them. Selling 5.3 million unit in just 3 months. It took the PS4 2 weeks to do what the PS1, PS2 and the PS3 couldn’t do in a month. Very impressive. The PS4 came out 3 months ago and it has already done so much. It will be interesting to see what it can do at the end of the year or even mid-year.

  • Manoj Varughese

    As per the Sony’s forecast, 5 million was for the end of fiscal year which is on March 31st. And now they are already ahead, I guess things are looking to be impressive for Sony on PS.