Sony marks a new milestone as it has sold a total of 100 million PlayStation 4 units as of the second quarter of 2019.

The milestone now makes the PlayStation 4 the fastest home game console to date despite that Sony is seeing a slowdown in its sales.

The company's latest earnings report shows that for the second quarter of 2019, it has sold an additional 3.2 million PlayStation 4 units. Sony has already sold 96.8 million PlayStation 4 units as of March this year, thus, reaching a total of 100 million units sold as of June 30.

Sony indicates a steadily strong sales with 19 million units of PlayStation 4 sold in 2017 and another 17.8 million units in 2018.

It also revealed that digital download sales now exceed the 50 percent mark. It means that more gamers choose to buy digital games over the physical disc copies.

PlayStation 4 Now Sells Faster Than PlayStation 2

In a tweet on Tuesday, Daniel Ahmad, senior analyst at Niko Partners, said that the current-gen gaming console sells faster than the PlayStation 2 and the popular Nintendo Wii. According to Ahmad, Sony's PlayStation 2 hit the 100-million unit sales in five years and nine months.

PlayStation 4, on the other hand, only took five years and seven months to hit the 100-million unit sales and less than three years to reach 50 million unit sales.

Next-Gen PlayStation Console Coming Next Year

Meanwhile, The Verge reported Sony will debut its next-generation gaming console PlayStation 5 in fall 2020. The highly anticipated gaming console will be powered by an 8-core CPU based on AMD's third-gen Ryzen line, with a GPU that enables ray-tracing graphics.

The PlayStation 5 will also be equipped with 8K graphics, 3D audio, and SSD storage. Sony will also feature backward compatibility with the PlayStation 4 games. Sony's rival Microsoft also looks set to launch the Xbox Project Scarlett console for the holiday season next year.

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