So far the defining console of the 8th generation, the PlayStation 4 has reached a new worldwide milestone in sales.

In December last year Sony announced that the PS4 had sold 35.9 million units worldwide, the number of units sold has now reached the 40 million milestone and Sony expects that number to go up by an additional 20 million units before the end of the next fiscal year.

Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment went on record to say:

“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. 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.”

As of the 27th of May, the PS4 sits in 13th place on the VGChartz chart of best-selling consoles while the Xbox One sits at 19th place with a global total of 20.99 million units sold. The top spot is still held by the legendary PlayStation 2 with a global total of 157.68 units sold.

Do you think the PS4 will ever outsell its grandfather console and if so what place do you think it will take on the global sales chart? Let us know in the comments.