Analyst Expects PS4 Lifetime Sales to Hit 100 Million

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is on course to sell north of 100 million units worldwide, according to analyst firm DFC. 

Word comes by way of the company’s market forecast through 2020, predicting that Sony’s current-gen system will “command a dominant position over the next five years.” In doing so, DFC believes the PS4 will place alongside the PS2 and PSOne by breaking past the milestone, hypothetically becoming the sixth console to do so — joining the DS, Game Boy, and Nintendo Wii. It’s worth noting that PS4 sales in 2015 matched the company’s own projections. 

When it comes to virtual reality, however, DFC was cautious, claiming that “overall VR is not expected to have a big impact on the console market.”  

“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.”

What do you make of DFC’s sale projection for PlayStation 4 and virtual reality?