Sitting at 22.3 million sold as of March 31, Sony’s financial results for the first quarter this fiscal year (April 1 – June 30) have revealed that the PlayStation 4 moved another three million units, bringing its lifetime total to 25.3 million sold worldwide.
The three million sold in Q1 FY15 is actually an increase over the 2.7 million sold in Q1 FY14.
Because of the PS4’s early success this year, Sony has raised its fiscal year forecast from 16 million to 16.5 million, meaning that Sony expects to have sold 38.8 million units by March 31, 2016.
While Sony didn’t reveal PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita sales during the quarter, the PlayStation division overall saw a 12.1% increase to $2.365 billion, which is in large part due to PS4 software sales and PS4 accessory sales, though the decline in PS3 hardware and software was listed as a negative.
Looking at PS4 sales vs PlayStation 2 sales, the PS2 needed two years and eight months to reach 20 million sold, while the PS4 took less than two years to reach 25 million.
Do you think the PS4 will crack 40 million by March 2016?