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Sony PS4 hits 40m sales mark, doubles reported Xbox One tally

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Sony has announced it has surpassed 40 million PlayStation 4 console sales.

In a press release on Thursday the bullish firm hailed the ‘significant milestone’ for the console, which went on sale in late 2013. Sony also revealed software sales were up to 270.9 million as of May 22.

“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."

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Whether House’s mention of expanding the PS4 platform is a reference to the rumoured PS4 Neo remains to be seen.

The 4K enabled console with greatly improved innards is expected to be unveiled at next month’s E3 2016 showcase in Los Angeles.

Whether these 40 million PS4 owners are going to be left behind by a much better machine is currently unclear.

The PS4’s latest landmark comes after new estimates suggested Microsoft’s Xbox One console had been half as successful as its new-gen rival.

EEDAR stats released in April claimed the Xbox One had surpassed 20 million global console sales.

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