PlayStation 4 expected to sell through 100 million units

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Every month, we hear about how the PlayStation is doing well – and how it’s on course to eventually take over the planet. It’s well deserved, because it really is a lovely little machine that’s a better successor to the legendary PlayStation 2 than the PS3 was.

And just like the PS2, it’s expected to hit a 100 million units sold. According to research company DCF intelligence, the PlayStation 4 will have sold through a hundred million units by the end of 2020. And it could happen – especially if the machine starts to hit real mainstream pricing in a few years. DFC says that Sony will “command a dominant position over the next five years.”

If it does reach that milestone, it’ll be one of just 6 consoles to do so; joining the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, DS, Wii and Gameboy.

DFC also believes (probably quite rightly) that on both consoles, digital revenue is set to increase dramatically. By 2019, they say, at least half of each console’s revenue will be through digital distribution.

One aspect of future console gaming they’re not quite as bullish about? Virtual Reality. While pundits of the technology believe Virtual Reality will be the next big thing in games, DFC’s stance is a little more muted.

“Overall VR is not expected to have a big impact on the console market,” the firm said. “Sony has the biggest VR play with the PlayStation VR but that is only one of several reasons why the PlayStation 4 is expected to be the leading game system over the next few years. VR could actually help the PS4 expand its audience over the next few years but it is currently not crucial to the overall forecasts as DFC is taking a conservative attitude towards the market.”

Last Updated: February 25, 2016

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Yet it still can’t play as many movie formats as the Xbox 360…

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    100 million fools on earth? I thought there would be more

    • You can do better.

      • Commander Admiral Chief

        Not in the damn mood I’m in at the moment.
        Grumpy cat looks like a bundle of joy compared to me now.

        So while I can do better, I’ll settle for you my friend

        • Then we are not friends 😛

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            Yeah sorry about that, I’ll try to look at cat gifs to cheer me up.

            Either that, or I’ll have to hit a few co-workers with a big foam clue-bat so that they can get a flippen clue!

          • DO IT!

    • Hammersteyn

      Trumps not president yet

      • Commander Admiral Chief

        Oh snap

      • Commander Admiral Chief

        Oh snap

    • Hammersteyn

      Trumps not president yet

    • Darren Peach

      I’t also doubles as a very inefficient ninja star that proves to be very effective at dishing out headaches to members of the master race 🙂

  • HairyEwok

    The PC master race has some betrayers then. Calling out filthy console peasants, then at night they go and mingle with them. SHAME ON YOU! XD

  • Pieter Kruger

    Compulsory Dr.Evil meme…….
    (Hit Refresh)

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      No image….is it still loading on XBOX?

      • Pieter Kruger

        I asked Cortana to fetch the image off Bing…ERROR ERROR ERROR….give it a couple of weeks!LOL!

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          Lol dat bing!

      • Hammersteyn

        Hue hue hue

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          😀

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      No image….is it still loading on XBOX?

  • HairyEwok

    Do Xbox even have any VR prefs in development or are they just sitting this one out and playing it safe? I know there’s holo lens but thats more Augmented than VR.

  • Hammersteyn

    Easily

  • iusedtobe(a)regular

    This year is going to be a missive year for Sony because it will launch the PS4 into overdrive with the exclusives that are releasing and the exclusives that are predicted to be announced at E3, not to mention on going signs and rumors of the TLOU2 and a new Crash Bandicoot. Good times ahead.

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