On Thursday, April 28, Sony released their financial report via NeoGAF for the 2015 Fiscal Year, and in the report we learned that the PlayStation 4 has achieved a new sales milestone despite having its worst sales quarter since the system launched in late 2013. The company shared that PS4 has shipped more than 40 million units worldwide, with more than 17 million PS4 sold during the 2015 fiscal year. Though selling at a brisk pace worldwide, sales of the PS4 have dropped when compared to previous years as the PS4 just posted its worst quarter since launch.
With more than 40 million PS4 units shipped worldwide as of March 31, 2016, with 17.7 million shipping in the 2015 fiscal year – which ran April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, the PS4 had an overall strong year for Sony. However, the PS4 had its worst quarter having shipped just 2.3 million units during the previous quarter – January through March of 2016. Sales for the quarter are comparable to the fourth quarter of 2014 – covering January through March of 2015, when the PS4 shipped just 2.4 million units.
Despite having a weaker quarter, the PS4 remains the dominate home console platform worldwide. With a demanding lead over the competition and strong exclusive software, like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End from Naughty Dog, releasing in the near future, the PS4 looks to continue its dominance on the home console market for the foreseeable future.
Rumors suggest a stronger PS4 is in the works – currently codenamed Neo, and could release as early as spring 2017. The new PS4 would feature a more powerful GPU to support 4K resolution. Expect an official announcement to come during E3 2016 at Sony’s press conference.