PS4 Sales Overtake 40 Million Units Worldwide; 270.9 Million PS4 Games Sold

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced with a press release that the PS4 has sold through (to customers) over 40 million units as of May 22, 2016, remaining “the fastest selling console in history.”

Strong software sales were also boasted, with over 270.9 million copies sold at retailers and on the PlayStation Store.

CEO Andrew House accompanied the press release with a statement:

“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. 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.”

With only two years and a half of the shelves, this is certainly a strong showing for Sony’s console. It’ll be interesting to see if this momentum will be carried over if the rumored PS4 Neo/4K proves real.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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