PlayStation 4 Shipments Top 60 Million Units

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Sony announced worldwide shipments for the PlayStation 4 have topped 60 million units. as of March 31, 2017.

20 million PlayStation 4 units were sold during the fiscal year, which ran from April 1, 2016 until March 31, 2017.

Sony’s Games and Network Services business, which is basically the the PlayStation business, reported profits of 136 billion yen ($1.2bn / £944m), its highest since 1998.

Sony forecasts it will ship 18 million PlayStation 4 units in the next fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. That would bring lifetime shipments to 78 million units.

The company said it expects its games business to see profits up just over 25 percent in 2017.

Although hardware sales are expected to decline slightly for the full financial year, online digital sales have become more important to the bottom line.

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