Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced that its PlayStation 4 has now sold more than 40 million units to consumers worldwide as of May 22, 2016, continuing to demonstrate the fastest-selling console in PlayStation history.
PlayStation 4 software sales also remain very strong, with more than 270.9 million copies sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store.
“We are truly grateful for the enormous support from our fans and partners across the globe, which helped us achieve this significant milestone in such a short span of time,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “We will strive to deliver even more exciting gaming experiences to our users, further driving the momentum and accelerating the expansion of the PS4 platform and its business this fiscal year by offering an unparalleled line-up of games, bringing our virtual reality system, PlayStation VR, to market and providing ground-breaking features and network services.”
This year alone saw the release of PlayStation 4 Exclusives Ratchet and Clank and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which recorded remarkable global sales of over 2.7 million units in just one week. The PlayStation 4 software portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated games including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Paragon, Gran Turismo SPORT, Gravity Rush 2, and The Last Guardian. The independent development community will also continue to deliver a variety of innovative new titles for PlayStation 4 including Headlander, No Man’s Sky and The Tomorrow Children.