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Sony's Current Crop of Consoles Have Sold Over 100 Million Units

Posted by Sammy Barker

That's the PS4, PS3, and Vita combined

Sony’s current flock of flagship formats are selling pretty strongly, if a new promotional video released by the platform holder is any indication. In the corporate clip – which focuses on the firm’s line of licensed peripherals and accessories – the company claims that combined sales of the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita have surpassed 100 million units globally.

While the sum is obviously included to tempt manufacturers into supporting its portfolio of hardware products, the snippet is interesting – especially considering that the organisation hasn’t been overly vocal about its sales numbers of late. The last we heard, the PS4 had moved seven million units worldwide, and the PS3 approximately 80 million.

It’s probably safe to assume that the former is nearing nine million these days, while the latter is almost certainly at about 84 million. That means that, based solely on our rough and speculative calculations, the Vita is probably hovering around the seven million mark. The handheld recently crossed the three million milestone in Japan, but has struggled a little overseas.

Still, given that the last official worldwide figures that we got for the Vita pegged it at about four million in early 2013, that seems like quite a reasonable increase for the portable machine. There’s also a possibility that our guesses are miles off the mark, so don’t take them as fact. How many units do you think that Sony’s various systems have sold? Do the maths in the comments section below.


User Comments (17)



jmburks said:

I would say 9 million for ps4 83 million for ps3 and 8 million for vita.



darkhairwarrior said:

Right now I'm disappointed with SCEA due to their silence about the Ratchet trilogy on Vita. It's a prime example how they're not even ****ing attempting to give a **** about the Vita



eaglebob345 said:

When do they usually release official numbers? And why does the PS3 count, aren't they going to drop support of it soon?



Gamer83 said:

To me this just highlights the dominance of the PSone and 2, which both achieved these impressive numbers alone. Different times though, and in some ways I'd say better.



Max04 said:

If they want ps vita number to increase more and more, they must bring back AAA games on ps vita and back on track.



get2sammyb said:

@Max04 It's a chicken and egg situation, though. You need a big install base to get the games; and you need the games to get a big install base.



Jazzer94 said:

Is this impressive though when you consider the PS1sold over 100 million and the PS2 sold over 150 million by there selves, and bragging about three systems total sales reaching over 100 million seems warped to me to hide underachievement of certain systems it's like if Nintendo made a video saying that Wii, 3DS and Wii U sales had passed 150 million gives the illusion that each one is selling healthy numbers when that isn't accurate.




Sony big wigs sure are giving themselves a lot of pats on the back this last week. The Vita is a failure... absolutely and totally, the PS3 almost destroyed Sony and they've had a good start with the PS4 due partly to Microsofts mistakes. They're not out of the woods yet. Let's hope this isn't them becoming complacent.



rjejr said:

The actual numbers dont matter, we all know PS3 is over 80% of that number, a million here or there dont matter for PS4 which is just beginning and Vita which isnt going anywhere.

Im ok with the 100m number though, PS3 still has a couple of years of life left. As long as it keeps getting Madden, FIFA, Skylanders and Disney it can keep going. I wonder if Sony has a $100 super duper slim waiting in the wings like the Wii Mini? Im pretty sure PS1 and PS2 both hit $99 before going away, and 12GB cant cost that much. And its not like theres anything wrong with it, playing Tomb Raider now and it looks amazing.

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