We're still dealing with rumors of an upgraded PlayStation 4, but in the meantime the original model is doing great for Sony Computer Entertainment. At a part of its financial earnings report for the fiscal year ended on March 31, 2016, Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 has shipped 40 million units to date, with 17.7 million of those coming from this fiscal year.
For the year, Sony's Game & Network Services division - which houses the PlayStation side of the company - hit 1.551 trillion yen ($13.8 billion) in revenue, up 11.8 percent from the previous fiscal year. Operating income came to 88.7 billion yen ($789 million), almost double the previous year. The fourth fiscal quarter of 2015 saw sales of 315.5 billion yen ($2.8 billion), up 9 percent year-over-year.
The network side of the Game & Network Services, which includes all sales through the PlayStation Network, including games, movies, and music, came to 529 million yen ($4.7 billion), which actually puts it slightly ahead of all the money Nintendo made during the same period. For the fiscal year, Nintendo's sales overall came to 504.4 billion yen ($4.5 billion). It's unknown how much of that is tied up in PlayStation Plus subscriptions, which PS4 owners need to have for basic online services. A Microsoft comparision is much harder, given that the fiscal years don't line up and Xbox is a part of the Personal Computing division, which includes Windows OEM sales.
Basically, Sony is currently dominating in comparison to other platform holders. Assuming Nintendo's NX doesn't completely upend the table - which is possible - Sony is comfortably in the lead for this hardware generation.