The PlayStation 2 from Sony sold around 155 million units in its lifetime. That’s enough units for every man, woman and child in Bangladesh and have enough left over to cover Albania. This might not be the best analogy but I guess you get the idea. Sony has sold A LOT of PlayStation 2’s over the years.
The PlayStation 4 though did come out the gate really fast selling over 4.2 million units between its release date on November 15th and December 28th 2013, does this mean it has what it takes to match the PS2’s sales? Probably not, but it never hurts to dream.
“As we all know, unfortunately the sales of the PS3 didn’t even get near the sales of the PS2. It may be difficult for a home console now, but I think we shouldn’t say it’s impossible unconditionally,” Sony Computer Entertainment Japan President Hiroshi Kawano told Inside Games. “However, I believe it’s possible to expand the popularity of the PS4 by providing a rich gaming experience and making use of the fusion of network service and high performance that is possible only on home consoles.”
The plan for the PS4 he said is to continue to promote the unique features of the consoles which some people still don’t know about. “When we talk on whether it’ll match the sales of the PS2 numerically, we’ll have to do our best in the future,” he said.