PS4 has shipped 82.2 million units worldwide

82.2 Million PS4 Shipped by June 2018 Prediction by March 2019 Increased to 96 Million Units

PS4 Expected To Have Outsold Lifetime Sales Of PS3 Within Months

The company also stated that revenue went up by 5.1% to ¥1.95 trillion (~$17.42 billion), highest than the market expectations of ¥1.87 trillion (~$16.71 billion).

Annual sales are now projected to rise slightly, with operating profit unchanged.

The upward revisions were largely due to foreign exchange gains, brisk sales of PlayStation 4 software and the growing value of its shares in top streaming platform Spotify.

For the April-to-June quarter, it reported a net profit of ¥226.4 billion, up from ¥80.9 billion a year earlier.

And it seems to be the popularity of the console which is keeping SONY in the green, as when it released its Q1 results, and showed it had beaten earnings estimates.

In May Sony unveiled a $1.9-billion deal to buy industry titan EMI Music Publishing.

Operating profit was ¥195-billion (US$1.75-billion) in the June quarter, the Tokyo-based company said Tuesday, compared to analysts' average projections for ¥145.4-billion. To that end, Sony has been expanding businesses promising stable revenue streams, such as online gaming services and music content libraries, while minimizing the impact of the volatile sales cycles of game consoles and other electronics gadgets. This month brings some particularly heavy hitters for anyone with an active PlayStation Plus subscription, including the gritty Mafia III and a selection of other great games that you may have missed out on.

Sony's PlayStation 4 family of consoles have now shipped more than 80 million units globally, the company recently announced.

Sony also noted that 40.6 million games shipped over the April-June period, and digital downloads made up almost half of all games sold, sitting at around 43 percent overall.

According to the President of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, they will never forget how they got here with the PS4 and they'll keep in mind while working for the next-gen console. Previously, the company had forecast that net income would be ¥480 billion (~$4.2 billion) on sales of ¥8.3 trillion (~$74.14 billion).

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