Sony has revealed that it sold 17.7m PS4 consoles in its last financial year.
That number was better than forecast and represents PS4's best year yet.
That brings total sell in for the machine to 40m units, Twitter's ZhugeEX calculates. At the same stage in its lifecycle, the PS2 had sold 33.2m units (while PS3 stood at 22.7m and the PSOne 13.5m).
The most recent Xbox One sales estimate pegged sell in at 18m units, meaning PS4 is now extending its lead over Microsoft's machine.
In the same period, Nintendo sold just 3.26m Wii U units, total sales of which have now hit 12.8m units.
Revenues from PSN alone hit $4.9bn for the year – that's more than Nintendo's total company revenue for the same period. PlayStation profits reached $786m.
Sony's Games & Network Services enjoyed an 11.8 per cent revenue jump, too.
PS4 Sell In per FY— ZhugeEX (@ZhugeEX) April 28, 2016
FY2015 was above the forecast of 17.5m.
Sony expect FY2016 to be higher
PlayStation 4 has sold in 40 million units*— ZhugeEX (@ZhugeEX) April 28, 2016
At this time:
PS3 was: 22.7m*
PS2 was: 33.2m**
PS1 was: 13.5m**
Sony's PlayStation Network sales hit 529,000m yen which means that PSN generated more revenue than the whole of Nintendo (504,000m yen).— ZhugeEX (@ZhugeEX) April 28, 2016
Yes, you're reading that right. PSN generated more revenue than all Nintendo revenue in FY2015/16.— ZhugeEX (@ZhugeEX) April 28, 2016