The PlayStation 4 is still apparently red hot according to the latest sales figures from Sony Interactive Entertainment. As of May 22nd, Sony's next gen console has officially topped 40 million units, sold through to consumers, worldwide.
As for PS4 software, there have been apparently almost 271 million digital and retail copies sold worldwide, which is also a pretty amazing milestone.
Read on for the official press release from SIE.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that PlayStation 4 (PS4) has cumulatively sold through more than 40 million units*1 to consumers worldwide as of May 22, 2016, continuing to demonstrate the fastest-selling console in PlayStation history. By offering users a vast array of exciting software titles from 3rd party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS), PS4 software sales also remain strong, with more than 270.9 million copies*2 sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of May 22, 2016.
"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."
On the software front, much anticipated title, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (SIE WWS), was released on May 10, recording remarkable global sales of over 2.7 million units in just one week. PS4 software portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated games including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Square Enix), Paragon (Epic Games, Inc.), Gran Turismo SPORT, Gravity Rush 2, and The Last Guardian (SIE WWS). The independent development community will also continue to deliver a variety of innovative new titles for PS4 including Headlander (Adult Swim Games), No Man's Sky (Hello Games) and The Tomorrow Children (Q-Games). *3
SIE will continue to expand the world of PS4 to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.
The PS4 system is currently available in 124 countries and regions*4 worldwide.
*1 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SIE. Sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 5/22/2016, in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 5/21/2016, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 5/21/2016, and in Asia collected 12/17/2013 – 5/22/2016.
*2 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SIE. Sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 5/22/2016, in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 5/21/2016, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 5/21/2016, and in Asia collected 12/17/2013 – 5/22/2016. Does not include add-on content.
*3 Title line-up differs by region.
*4 Number as of 4/19/2016.