The PlayStation 4, which went on sale in late 2013, has been Sony’s fastest selling game console, the Japanese electronics manufacturer said. It hit sales of 20 million consoles in March.
The console helped Sony book its highest second quarter operating profit in eight years.
By comparison, Microsoft said that sales of Xbox One last year were 10 million. Microsoft hasn’t released an exact figure since November 2014.
Meanwhile, sales of Nintendo’s Wii U, which was released a year before the Xbox One and PS4 in November 2012, reached 10.73 million by September 30, according to the company.
The sales boost came after price cuts of the console in Japan, the US and Europe. In October, Sony dropped the price of the PlayStation 4 in the US from $400 to $350.
Andrew House, president and global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony’s game division said in a statement, that Sony was committed to bringing engaging games and entertainment services to users worldwide.
“PS4 continues to be the premier platform for game and interactive entertainment innovation.”
New titles coming soon to PS4 include Dragon Quest Builders, Ryu Ga Gotoku Kiwami, Bloodborne The Old Hunters Edition, and Gravity Rush Remastered.