Sony have announced that it has sold over 40-million Playstation 4 consoles worldwide since launching the device in November 2013. This number counts actual units sold to consumers, not just shipped. In addition 270.9 million PS4 games have been sold both digitally and at retail.

President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Andrew House is delighted, promising the console will continue to build on its already impressive momentum:

“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.

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.”