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PlayStation 4 hits 40 million sales with no signs of slowing

02 Jun 2016

PlayStation 4 is the fastest-selling console in PlayStation history, after sales passed more than 40 million units worldwide, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) reports.

“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,” Andrew House, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and global CEO says.

“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,” House concludes.

SIE attributes its success to a range of 'exciting' software titles developed by SIE and third party developers and publishers.

High-selling games from the PS4 catalogue include Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which sold 2.7 million units in under a week earlier in May. Other major games on the horizon include Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix), Mass Effect Andromeda (Electronic Arts), Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco), Zero Dawn and Last Guardian (SIE WWS).

In addition, independent game developers will help enhance the PS4 game experience by making games such as Wonderstruck making Boundless, Ninja Theory making Hellblade and Supergiant Games making Pyre.

PS4 software has sold more than 270.9 million physical and digital copies, keeping sales strong across the PlayStation's global network in 124 countries.

SIE says it is committed to making more content and games for the PlayStation 4 console.

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