Just a day back, Sony announced that it had sold close to 7 million units of the PlayStation 4 since its launch in November of last year. That was indeed pretty decent sales numbers for a console that went on sale worldwide in November 2013.
However, Sony's biggest rival in the home console business Microsoft seems like losing the battle, if one asked to believe at the latest figure shared by the software giant.
We had heard that Microsoft was able to sell 3 million units of Xbox One in 2013. Now, the company has more updated information to share that would help you to analyze how the Xbox One has fared against the Sony PlayStation 4 in the worldwide home console market.
Microsoft has shipped 5 million units of the Xbox One to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday.
Originally, the Xbox One went on sale in 13 countries, including the US, the U.K and other key European markets. In fact, Microsoft had got a full week in advance to sell the Xbox One before the Sony PlayStation 4 was released. On the other hand, Sony sold a whopping 7 million units of the PS4 as of April 6 and is struggling to keep enough demand in the global console market.
Believe it or not, the Xbox One is still outpacing Xbox 360 by 60 % during the same period. This could mean that gamers have well accepted the next-generation gaming consoles. Yes indeed, Sony's PS4 gaming console is a success so far. The console sells for a $100 ( about Rs. 6,000) less than the Xbox One in the U.S market.
At the same time, one should not ignore the fact that Sony's PS4 console is available in 72 countries worldwide, whereas the Xbox One has been made available in a handful of countries. The street is abuzz with rumors of Microsoft bringing the Xbox One in another 26 countries, including India, by September of this year.
Xbox One exclusive title Titanfall, which went on sale in March 11, captured the top spot in March software sales (only US market) as per the latest data released by NPD group. It is currently second best game for the console.
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