The will go on to sell more than 100 million units worldwide before its lifecycle is over, according to a new report from DFC Intelligence. As , the PS4 would become the sixth platform in gaming history to reach that mark.
The others are the original PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Game Boy, Nintendo DS, and Wii. The and did not reach 100 million, instead falling about 10-15 million short.
As of January 2016, the PS4 had sold following its launch in November 2013. According to a, the console is “on path to reproduce the success of the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii.”
The PS2 is the best-selling console of all time with . The Wii, by comparison, has shifted by Nintendo’s latest count.
That report also predicted the system would , outpacing sales by a healthy 40 percent. In the DFC report, it was mentioned that PS4 sales in 2015 met the group’s forecasts, while the Xbox One and “fell just short.”
Microsoft has not announced a sales figure for the Xbox One (), but an . The Wii U, meanwhile, has .
One thing that could help PS4 sales improve further in the future is PlayStation VR. The headset, , “could actually help the PS4 expand its audience over the next few years,” the report said. At the same time, DFC said it is not expecting VR to have a significant impact on the overall console market anytime soon.
The DFC report further states that digital game sales will surge in the coming years, reaching $20 billion in annual revenue by 2019. At this time, around half of PS4 and Xbox One game sales will be digital, the report claimed. Indeed, digital is already becoming a bigger and bigger piece of the pie. For example, director Todd Howard recently said the game .
Additionally, the DFC report said Nintendo remains a “major player” to watch in the future. The company plans to start. The system is rumored to be a
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