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Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold through 60.4 million units worldwide since its release in late 2013.

In a press release timed to coincide with the company’s E3 2017 media briefing, Sony has revealed some impressive sales numbers for the PlayStation 4, and its software.

Having passed the 60 million mark in March, the PlayStation 4 now sits at 60.4 million units sold as of June 11, 2017. Software sales on the system are also impressive, with more than 487.8 million games sold at retail and digitally during the same period.

Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription service, which offers access to online multiplayer, store discounts and free games, has reached 26.4 million paid subscribers as of March 2017.

Andrew House, president and global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, took a deep deep breath and said:

“We are very grateful for our fans and partners around the globe who have continued to support PS4. The PS4 platform is in its prime, with the industry’s best lineup of exclusive and partner titles slated to release this year, taking full advantage of the power of the PS4 system. We are committed to further expanding our overall PS4 ecosystem, by broadening the PlayStation VR content portfolio, as well as enriching our network services along with our ground-breaking software lineup. We remain steadfast in bringing the best entertainment experience to users worldwide and making PS4 the best place to play.”

The PlayStation 4 received a 4K compatible Pro variant at the end of last year, and is firmly ensconced in first place in this generation’s console war.

The console’s nearest competitor remains the Xbox One, and although Microsoft no longer reports on sales numbers, estimates indicate that around 26 million units have been sold as of January 2017.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the price and release date of their own mid-generation console update, the Xbox One X.

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