Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

Here at Ars, we haven’t spent a lot of time and effort lately informing Ars readers about the ongoing sales battle between Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. It’s been abundantly clear for some time now that Sony’s system is well ahead of Microsoft’s in global sales. In fact, the PS4 also still sells the Nintendo Switch on an annual basis, despite being many years older.

But when Sony announced last night that the PS4 had passed the 100 million sales mark in less than six years, we thought it was worth putting that nine-digit milestone in some context. Here are some comparisons to help you understand just how important this level of sales (and pace) really is.

  • 67 months: Time for the Playstation 4 to sell 100 million units worldwide. (Source)
  • 69 months: Time for the Playstation 2 to sell 100 million units worldwide. (Source)
  • 79 months: Time for the Wii to sell 100 million units worldwide. (Source)
  • 113 months: Time for the original play station to sell 100 million units worldwide. (Source)
  • 51 months: Time for the Nintendo DS to sell 100 million units worldwide. (Source)
  • 134 months: Time for the Game Boy (and Game Boy Color) to sell 100 million units worldwide. (Source)
  • 31 months: Time for the iPad to sell 100 million units worldwide. (Source)
  • 44 months: Time for the iPhone to sell 100 million units worldwide. (Source)
  • 50 months: Time for Amazon to sell 100 million Alexa Compatible Devices worldwide. (Source)
  • 61 months: Time for Grand Theft Auto V selling 100 million copies worldwide. (Source)
  • 85 months: Time for Minecraft selling 100 million copies worldwide. (Source)
  • ~90 months: Time for mobile phone versions of Tetris to sell 100 million units of mobile phones worldwide. †Source
  • 123 months: Time for Netflix to get 100 million paid streaming subscribers. (Source)
  • 127 months: Time for Spotify to get 100 million paid subscribers. (Source)
  • 158 months: Time for Amazon Prime to get 100 million paid subscribers. (Source)
  • 36.2 million: Quantity paid PlayStation Plus subscribers from June 30, 2019.
  • 1 month: Time for pokemon go to reach 100 million monthly active users. (Source)
  • 1,5 month: Time for town village to reach 100 million monthly active users. (Source)
  • 15 months: Time for PUBG mobile to reach 100 million monthly active users. (Source)
  • 107 months: Time for League of Legends to reach 100 million monthly active users. (Source)
  • 155 months: Time for Roblox to reach 100 million monthly active users. (Source)
  • 94 million: Monthly active users for PSN as of May 2019. (Source)

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