Sony says it has shipped a total 108.9 million PS4s worldwide as of December 2019. Sales were down 20 percent in the last quarter due to lower PS4 console and game sales, which Sony attributed to the PS5 announcement and the PS4 being in its seventh year. 

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



I find I’m buying more games now than I have the entire generation, and there are still enough I’m looking forward to so I don’t see myself slowing down. It seems like the end of the generation can be when you get killer games. I remember that happening in previous generations too.

Prices come down at the end of a generation too, more Hits releases, and more casuals can get in, I would think.