Ever since it released on the market in 2013 (yes, that long ago), Sony's PlayStation 4 console has been selling incredibly well, backed by strong first-party games like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, along with other third party favorites. This week, it reached an all-new high in sales.
The company announced that it expects to sell an additional 20 million PS4 consoles through the rest of the current fiscal year, although it's already at a great selling point, since it's sold 40 million systems worldwide as of May 22, 2016. In addition, more than 270.9 million copies of PS4 software, including digital and physical games, have been sold, too.
"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."
There's still a ways to go for the PlayStation 4 to reach the best selling PlayStation 2 numbers, since it cleared 155 million units worldwide at the end of its lifecycle. Still, PS4 is at least doing better than PS3, so that's progress.
Congrats to Sony for reaching this new sales high for the PlayStation 4!