Sony’s latest financials have revealed that 82.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles have been shipped worldwide and that in a few months, lifetime sales of PlayStation 4 should have exceeded those it’s predecessor. The PS3 shifted around 84 millions units and as Sony flogged over 3 million PlayStation 4’s in the last quarter the record should be broken soon.
Sony also reported that God of War and Detroit had exceeded sales expectations and boosted hardware sales, and the hope the forthcoming Spider-Man game will have the same effect. The only smudge on the balance sheet is PlayStation Plus, which lost 300,000 subscribers in the past quarter, down to 33.9 million subscribers.
Overall the games and network arm of Sony, aka PlayStation, is the biggest earner for the company by far. Sony note that a lot of the profit came from sales via the PSN as gamers slowly move towards digital purchases rather than physical discs.