Even Microsoft diehards are going to have to hand it to Sony for this one.
According to videogame analyst Daniel Ahmad (via GameSpot), the PlayStation 4 is now the fastest console to hit 100 million units shipped (it took five years and seven months), surpassing the lifetime sales swiftness of both the PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo Wii.
Here is an update to the cumulative global console shipment chart. The chart is launch aligned. Key points: PS4 surpasses 100m, faster than PS2 and Wii Switch reaches 36.87m, tracking inline with PS4 pic.twitter.com/o28T7l9f9j— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 30, 2019
It’s also interesting to note that the Nintendo Switch is on track to hit the same milestone as the PlayStation 4 in the same amount of time, which may change soon (in Nintendo’s favor) with the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite and the rumored, upgraded Nintendo Switch.
Although the launch of the PlayStation 5 is right around the corner (it’s expected to come out next year), the PS4 has plenty of big sales numbers in the offing still, thanks to the upcoming, PlayStation 4-exclusive releases of Death Stranding, The Last of Us: Part II and the Final Fantasy VII Remake.