PlayStation 4 overtakes the original PS to become the second-best selling console of all...

Humza

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The PlayStation 4 reached its peak a while ago, hitting the 100 million sales milestone last July and cementing its lead in the current console generation. The fourth iteration of Sony's gaming console has been a huge hit for the company, with sales figures now surpassing that of the original PS as well as the Nintendo Wii, which sold 101.6 million units at the time.

Despite this success, the PS4 is still the second-best selling console of all time, standing in the shadow of the formidable PlayStation 2, which sold a whopping 155 million units in its lifetime and is likely going to keep the crown for the forseeable future.

The current console generation is coming to an end, so the PS4 might just have to accept a formidable second place as hype around the upcoming PlayStation 5 builds every passing day.

And yet, there's plenty of life left in the PS4 to keep things interesting with big exclusives. The much awaited Death Stranding -- a timed exclusive -- is coming next week, while Naughty Dogs' The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch Productions will be gracing the console next year.

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Vulcanproject

TS Evangelist
Sony now hold the top three best selling home consoles of all time. PS2, PS4 and PS1.

Four of the top five with PS3 included.

Not bad for a company that Sega and Nintendo didn't take very seriously in 1994.
 

Stoly

TS Rookie
Sony now hold the top three best selling home consoles of all time. PS2, PS4 and PS1.

Four of the top five with PS3 included.

Not bad for a company that Sega and Nintendo didn't take very seriously in 1994.
To think that the PSX was never meant to be...
 
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Fox God Records

TS Rookie
Gameboy as well
118.69 million.
The ps4 is not in the top 3.

5 second google gave me that info. Shitty story strikes again.
Nintendid what sony playstayshuns

btw, I have ps4 and I love it. Just crappy reporting as usual.
OH NOES!

If only either the DS or the Game Boy were consoles and not handhelds. Even *IF* you want to include them in the console category, the numbers for the DS are for all models of DS (DS, DS Lite, DSi, and DSi XL combined). Sales of the Game Boy family of handhelds tops 200.20 million units across all models (GB, GBC, GBA, and their variants).

So...
All models of DS = 154.02 million units.
All models of Game Boy = 200.2 million units.
All Models of PS = A hell of a lot more than that.
PS1 - 102.4M
PS2 - 155M
PS3 - 87.4M (so far)
PS4 - 102.8M (so far)
Total - 447.6M

Don't be bringing that weak sauce in here.