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More than 40 million PlayStation 4’s have now been sold

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We’ve already told you that Sony has a lot of faith in the PlayStation 4 – and that they plan to sell another 20 million of the things by the end of April next year. Right now, the console is outpacing the mighty PlayStation 2 at the same point in that console’s lifecycle (though I doubt it’ll ever reach the sales figures that machine managed before it went away).

That faith is well placed, because the PlayStation 4 has now reached another milestone. The system has now sold-through (that’s sold to consumers!) more than 40 million units. So says Sony, in a chest-thumping press release. The numbers include lifetime sales up to March 31.

“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 in the PR.

“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.”

We have no idea what sort of numbers Microsoft’s Xbox is doing, especially since they stopped reporting those numbers in favour of engagement ones, but the industry still guesses that the numbers are in Sony’s favour at a ratio of two-to-one. I really wonder what affect the soon-to-be-unveiled PlayStation 4 Neo and the supposedly 50% more powerful Xbox One Scorpio will have on the industry – and PlayStation 4 sales –  as a whole.

Last Updated: May 26, 2016


  1. Darren Peach

    May 26, 2016 at 14:16

    When I grow up, I wanna be a Sony shareholder.


    • HairyEwok

      May 26, 2016 at 14:24

      Just imagine what power you will have if you had a time machine, go back in time and buy a good sum of Sony’s shares when they were still unpopular and cheap.


      • Darren Peach

        May 26, 2016 at 14:27

        Screw that. I would go back and buy Coke a Cola shares.


        • miaau

          May 26, 2016 at 15:15

          Or even locally, PicknPay shares.


  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 26, 2016 at 14:23

    • Captain JJ bound

      May 26, 2016 at 14:27

      Oh. Neo! I thought it was a priest and I was like: “aw daymn scorps, you gonna be choking on holy water”


  3. oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

    May 26, 2016 at 14:23

    40/100 million


    • Strawman Jim

      May 26, 2016 at 15:23



  4. Captain JJ bound

    May 26, 2016 at 14:26

    I’d love to know how Sony is able to get info such as this…which is to end customer. The chances of it being correct isn’t very big. They might’ve sold 40mil a month ago already, or might still be a few ten thousands out.
    Either way. Good job Sony 😀


  5. Strawman Jim

    May 26, 2016 at 15:26

    That domination! All hail SONY!


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