Sony’s latest financial report has revealed that the company has sold 22.3 million units of the PlayStation 4 worldwide ever since the console was released back in 2013, this works out to more than 44,000 units sold per day or roughly one about every two seconds. Sony provides proper sales figures as opposed to numbers that just show how many units were shipped to retailers, so here 22.3 million means that this many units were actually sold to customers across the globe.
The financial report does go into specifics about PS4 sales, Sony sold 14.8 million units during the year ending March 31st, 2015. Sony now expects to sell an additional 16 million units of the PlayStation 4 before March 31st, 2016.
While this console continues to perform well the company’s handheld console sales are under pressure. Sony actually witnessed a drop in combined PSP and PS Vita sales for the year ending March 31st, 2015 from 4.1 million to 3.3 million units.
In terms of revenue the company’s gaming division is now its biggest earner, bringing in a total revenue of $11.5 billion during the fiscal year, the significant improvement primarily being attributed to the success of the PlayStation 4.
Ever since the PS4 was launched in November 2013 it has continued to outsell the Xbox One which arrived at the same time. Microsoft has even had to cut the price multiple times whereas Sony hasn’t felt the need to, the numbers show that at $399 customers are more than happy to purchase the PlayStation 4.