Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that sales of the PlayStation4 (PS4) game consoles have topped 40 million units.
The PS4 is the fastest-selling console in PlayStation history, launched in November 2013. Sony said PS4 software sales also remain strong, with more than 270.9 million games sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store.
Sony expects to ship another 20 million PS4 units during this fiscal year, begun in April. The Interactive Entertainment unit is projected to contribute nearly half of the company’s overall expected operating profit for the year.
“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 lineup of games, bringing our virtual reality system, PlayStation VR, to market and providing groundbreaking features and network services.”
The PS4 is currently available in 124 countries worldwide.