PS4’s huge success continues with 40 million units sold worldwide

Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 has sold over 40 million units globally since its launch in November 2013.

The last time we had an update on the PS4’s performance, Sony confirmed it had shipped 40 million worldwide. Sold however, indicates the number of units that have actually made it into consumers’ hands. 

In addition, the console manufacturer confirmed that nearly 271 million PS4 games have been sold digitally and physically around the world. 

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s President and Global CEO, Andrew House, commented: "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."

Earlier this week, Sony said that it aims to sell 20 million PS4 consoles during its current financial year, bringing the total number of systems sold to over 60 million by April 2017.

Sony has seen a number of major PS4-exclusive titles released so far this year, including Ratchet & Clank and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The lineup continues throughout the year with the likes of No Man’s Sky, Gran Turismo Sport, Horizon: Zero Dawn and The Last Guardian.

In addition, the format holder is gearing up for the release of PlayStation VR in October, which will retail for $399/£349. Meanwhile, rumors of an upgraded PS4 model, dubbed the PS4K or Neo, continue to do the rounds.