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PS4 sold over 40 million units worldwide

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SAN MATEO, CA, May 26, 2016 – 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 FINAL FANTASY XV (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD), Nioh (KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.), Ryu ga Gotoku 6 (SEGA Games Co., Ltd.), 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 DOWNWELL (Devolver Digital), Jotun (Thunder Lotus Games) and Push Me Pull You (House House 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.
http://www.sie.com/en/corporate/release/2016/160526.html
 

Acquiescence

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PS4 software portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated games including FINAL FANTASY XV (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD), Nioh (KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.), Ryu ga Gotoku 6 (SEGA Games Co., Ltd.), Gran Turismo SPORT, Gravity Rush 2, and The Last Guardian (SIE WWS).
Barring GT Sport, that line-up right there makes my nipples hard.
 

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Gravity Rush 2 and The Last Guardian reconfirmed for 2016, best news of the PR.
 

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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
Attach rate of 6.77 games per console.
 

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Awesome... Hope it continues to do well. The more its user-base increases the higher the chances PS games from Japan gets localized. And that's really 90% of what I care of. :)
 

Kudo

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PS4 keeps on being impressive, well deserved and congrats to Sony.
Can't wait for those games, this year is just clearly getting started.
 

Skeeter49

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Now start giving Kat the attention she deserves. Weird Persona 5 wasn't on that list, since they even mentioned Yakuza 6.
 

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Notice how Horizon is not mentioned but TLG and Gravity Rush 2 is? Delayed confirmed.
 

Mung

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Remember when consoles were dead and PS4 would flop because the WiiU was selling like shit? Good times.
 

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Sony expects to sell 60 million units by next year...shieet...

PS4 will have almost been to PS3's send off number at that point
 

xorx

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All of the retail games mentioned are Japanese.

Hmm thats true but I dont know why they would only list Japanese retail games. Doesnt really make sense. Considering they talk about Western games in the next sentence.
 

ZehDon

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Damn. Nearly half what the PS3 sold, and we've still got PSVR coming, the PS4k, plus all of the new games using techniques the developers learned during the first few years.

Looking forward to the delicious graphs.
 

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Hmm thats true but I dont know why they would only list Japanese retail games. Doesnt really make sense. Considering theybtalk about Western games in the next sentence.
Downwell is Japanese, although it has a western publisher. There aren't a lot of Japanese indie games.