PS4 Shipped 20 Million Units in FY16, 78 Million Total Predicted by FY17 End

Sony reports 60 million units shipped in lifetime.

Posted By | On 28th, Apr. 2017 Under News


As part of its financial results for the fiscal year ending on March 31st 2017 along with its fourth quarter results for the same, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4 had shipped 20 million units during the fiscal year, which is in line with previous forecasts. In total, the PS4 has shipped 60 million units as of March 31st this year.

Interestingly, Sony has also forecast the number of PS4 units that will be sold for fiscal year 2017 which ends on March 31st 2018. The number is set at 18 million units. Adding it all together, Sony anticipates the PS4 to ship 78 million units by the end of FY17.

“Shipped” isn’t necessarily the same as sold but it does represent demand for the product. It’s not like the PS4 is hurting for sales – it sold 53.4 million as of January 1st 2017 and Sony also reported that the PS4 Pro has done extremely well since launch.

Whichever you slice it, the PS4 juggernaut rolls on. What are your thoughts? Let us know below.

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  • DA-ROOSTER

    People criticized Microsoft when they used shipped units with the Xbox One numbers but now Sony is doing the same exact thing so now using shipped unit numbers instead of sales numbers is okay because Sony is doing it

    • Troy Marcel

      Yes, because people love to hate Microsoft

    • Mr Xrat

      And for good reason.

    • Holeybartender

      Oh,waa! They can because it is irrelevant by now.Sony has won the console war. Microsoft bowed out 2 years ago.Sony has a substantial lead over Xbox,why beat a dead horse? The only thing to keep track of and brag about is NPD sales and Sony is still trouncing Microsoft in those sales numbers. It’s over,deal.

    • Dougdec92

      Well when daddy Phil saw he was trumped, he decided to hold on to dear xboxlive numbers to feel relevant, Sony has handed MS rear to them and eventually they’re going to hit their mark

    • Mr Xrat

      It’s always shipped in financial reports, Kirk Da Moron.

  • The truth-ier

    Shipped is said when the sales are not as impressive as you want them to be, shipped is the anticipated demand, not the actual demand….sigh, i assume he has never passed college business.
    OK, sony is in black basically, and there is nothing interesting about forword looking projections, because they have all types of disclaimers just in case it does not happen, and whats interesting is MS makes more in one quarter (income) then Sony does in a year. For those who actually know how to read a balance sheet….videogames dont make that much money.
    FYI, a reduction in income or profit does not mean a loss, it means didnt make as much.

    • Dougdec92

      Errm Phil loves using xboxlive numbers to still feel relevant, Sony has won the console war so deal with it, in the gaming department Sony by logic will make more than MS, we are talking about video games not their whole outlet, if that’s the case then apple doesn’t have a console to its name, Google doesn’t have a console to rival even the switch but but they do kick MS in the backside, then again Sony shows MS how it is done, not all about the money but about the brains so next time give a better answer than Phil would do man.

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    • Dougdec92

      Why, you’re a videogame developer?, and you do have a couple of balance sheets right?, tell that to ea or activision

  • Starman

    LOL more smoke and mirrors…but a bunch of naive gamer’s bought into the propaganda….FACTS

    • Dougdec92

      Ohk bro, hold on to dear xboxlive numbers cos daddy Phil says so, I bet it keeps you warm at night.

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    PS4 dominating
    Switch dominating
    Xbone…? Oh, no one cares about that.

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