Sony has bought over forty million PlayStation four consoles

Sony has sold over 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles

Sony has introduced a brand new milestone in PlayStation four gross sales: forty million. And it says it plans to promote one other 20 million by April subsequent yr.

Anybody with a primary information of math might’ve labored out the milestone from the corporate’s annual incomes report final month, the place it introduced it had bought 17.7 million PlayStation 4s over the previous yr. Add that to 2014’s 14.eight million and 2013’s 7.5 million and that is — you guessed it — forty million.

The forty million determine covers gross sales as much as and together with March thirty first, and Sony clearly did not cease promoting PS4s then. That is why as we speak’s announcement now states “greater than” forty million. In actuality, given the tempo of gross sales, we’re in all probability a pair million over that by now. Both approach, the information has the added bonus of being some constructive PR as we head in the direction of the annual E3 convention.

Though Microsoft stopped reporting Xbox One gross sales, third-celebration statistics had the console at 20 million gross sales in February. If that is correct — Microsoft hasn’t confirmed or denied the determine — then the PlayStation four has outsold the Xbox One by round two to at least one.

Sony is rumored to be saying a brand new model of the PlayStation four, codenamed Neo, at E3 in June, previous to its launch later this yr. The brand new console would exist alongside the PS4 as a extra highly effective various able to displaying 4K content material. The Neo would definitely assist Sony meet its aggressive goal of promoting 20 million consoles this monetary yr.