Sony has announced today that its wonder console, the PlayStation 4, continues to crush the competition with its impressive sales numbers. Though the system hasn’t even been out for two full years, it has sold a total of 25.3 million units. 3 million consoles alone were sold in the three month period which ended on June 30.
Things are going so well that Sony is now revising its projections for console sales. It is now expecting to sell 16.5 million consoles this financial year, up from the original projection of 16 million (which itself is up from 14.8 million in 2014). By these projections, the PS4 may end up selling 38.8 million consoles by the end of March 2016.
The PlayStation side of Sony pulled in $160 million from revenues of $2.365 billion. This was mostly thanks to Sony dropping the production cost of the PlayStation 4. This led to a 12% rise in sales for the quarter, which meant a 350% rise in operating income.
As it stands, the PlayStation 4 is outpacing the PlayStation 2’s sales at this time. Consider the fact that it took that console, which is now the best selling console of all time, nearly three years to sell 20 million units. It’s hard to say whether the PS4 can match the PS2’s numbers in the long run, but right now it doesn’t seem that anything can stop its incredible forward momentum.
With the upcoming holiday season setting the system up to sell even more units thanks to a number of console bundles and third-party deals, it’s possible that the PlayStation 4 may sell even more than the updated projections say.