It would be an understatement to say that the PlayStation 4 has done well in the market. Right from the moment both consoles were released in November 2013 the PlayStation 4 left its main rival, Microsoft’s Xbox One, far behind in sales. That momentum has continued since then, so much so that Sony today announced that PlayStation 4 sales have now crossed a whopping 40 million units.
It was less than six months ago that Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 had sold 35 million units across the globe. At this rate, it’s selling about one million units per month worldwide. That’s impressive, to say the least.
It merits mentioning here that these figures represent actual units sold to customers and not just units that Sony has shipped to retailers. It has really sold 40 million PlayStation 4 units to end customers as of May 22nd, 2016. Sony points out that this is the fastest-selling console in PlayStation history.
PlayStation 4 software sales remain strong as well, with over 270.9 million copies sold cumulatively in retail stores across the globe as well as through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store.
Sony’s console is far ahead of its main rival. It was revealed back in January this year that Microsoft has sold around 19 million Xbox One units, the company has regularly been running promotions and offering discounts to bring a surge in sales. It’s now expected to launch a smaller and cheaper Xbox One next month.