The PlayStation 4, as of May 22, has surpassed forty million units sold worldwide, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced today.
As well as its strong figures for units shipped, the PS4’s software sales have continued to increase both digitally and physically, collectively standing at 270.9 million copies sold as of May 22.
Sony, who posted the news on its website, is largely crediting the PS4’s success due to it “offering users a vast array of exciting software titles from third-party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS).”
“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,” says Andrew House, CEO and president 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.”
The recently released Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End also receives a mention from Sony, praising the first-party title’s successful opening week with over 2.7 million units sold worldwide (not to mention securing a second consecutive week at the top of the UK sales charts).
The PS4, which has now spread its influence to over 120 countries, passed thirty million units sold worldwide in November 2015, exactly two years after it first launched in North America and Europe in November 2013.
In January 2016, Sony confirmed that the PS4 had passed the 35-million mark after a strong holiday season.
Despite the ongoing rumors of a PS4.5 in the works — something that isn’t being supported by all developers — Sony’s momentum for keeping the PS4 on track to become the best-selling console of all time won’t be stopping any time soon, especially with E3 around the corner.
As for E3, Sony’s plans for next month’s gaming convention have already been revealed. You can find out the date and time for Sony’s much-anticipated E3 media briefing here.