3 Million Xbox Ones Sold In 2013, Did PS4 Sell The Same?
Sony's confirmed goal was to sell 3 million PlayStation 4 units by the end of 2013.
They still haven't announced whether or not they managed to hit that goal, but Microsoft has revealed that they sold over 3 million Xbox One units as of December 31, 2013.
Microsoft's new game console launched on November 22 in North America, the UK, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain and New Zealand, and it was the fastest-selling console in the US in November. It hit the 2 million mark on December 11, and it seems the remainder of the holiday rush pushed the Xbox One over 3 million. At last check, Sony had reported that the PS4 had sold 2.1 million units worldwide by the start of December. So...how many did they sell in the month of December?
It's difficult to say. While the demand definitely was there, availability may not have been. Sony admitted to a "limited" amount of PS4s being available in December, and many gamers who didn't pre-order one have had a lot of difficulty locating a system. This may mean that Sony falls short of their intended 3 million goal, although perhaps they did manage to sell an additional 1 million units in December. Also, don't forget that the PS4 has yet to launch in its home country, Japan.
Do you think the PS4 outsold the Xbox One worldwide in 2013? Do you think it even outsold the Xbox One in the US?
1/6/2014 9:53:24 PM Ben Dutka