PlayStation 4 Now Has A Total Of 120 Million Active Users Reportedly

The PS5, on the other hand, has 50 million active users.

Story Highlights

  • Sony’s PS4 has an updated active user count of 120 million.
  • The information comes from the LinkedIn profile of a Senior Director at the company.
  • Recent cross-gen releases show that the console hasn’t been completely phased out.

The PlayStation 4 has now amassed a staggering 120 million active users. This information comes from the LinkedIn profile of a Senior Director at Sony (thanks @bogorad222). In August 2022, industry analyst Daniel Ahmed of Niko Partners reported that the console’s active user count was 117.2 million in a tweet on X (formerly known as Twitter).

PlayStation 4 has a total of 120 million active users.
PlayStation 4 has a total of 120 million active users.

Back in the day, Sony revealed in the fiscal year 2016 presentation that the PlayStation 4 had over 70 million active players. The user base’s exponential increase over the years can be attributed to a multitude of factors, including an impressive lineup of exclusive games and consistent software updates, leading it to become the second-best-selling console of all time.

What makes this new milestone seem possible is the situation seen in the last few years. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a global chip shortage which resulted in lower numbers of PlayStation 5 being in the market, people may have chosen to stick with and opt for the PlayStation 4 which was relatively more available and had a fleshed-out library.

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Logic dictates that PS5’s scarcity at the time played a prominent role in retaining and even leading to the PlayStation 4 gaining more users over time. Furthermore, as recent exclusives such as God of War: Ragnarok and Horizon Forbidden West saw a release on the older console in addition to titles like FromSoftware‘s Elden Ring & Armored Core 6 along with SEGA‘s Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, it is evident that the system hasn’t entirely phased out yet.

The PlayStation 4 Pro
The PlayStation 4 Pro

Another thing that’s worth thinking about is the user count that goes unreported. It’s no secret that over its lifespan, the PlayStation 4 was cracked which led to many people reaping those benefits. If we take that number into account as well, the current value of 120 million might see a substantial increase.

Elsewhere, rumors are flying around about the PlayStation 5 Pro being in the works; that’s all it is right now though—a rumor. We advise you to take it with a grain of salt and await official announcements.

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