PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Worldwide Sales Neck-And-Neck?
Sony recently announced that around 2.1 million PlayStation 4 consoles had been sold worldwide. That's great.
But not to be outdone, Microsoft announced today that the worldwide tally for the Xbox One has surpassed 2 million. That means the two consoles are essentially tied right now.
For clarification purposes, that 2 million number represents units sold-through to consumers and on average, over 111,000 units have been sold per day. That's a "record-setting pace for Xbox," and Microsoft is further reporting "incredible engagement" with the system: 83 million hours in games, TV and apps since the launch on November 22. There have also been over 1 million paid transactions on Xbox Live so far. Xbox One owners have unlocked over 39 million Achievements already, too.
Looks like my prediction has already come true. If the two systems are just about tied in the worldwide count, what are the chances that Xbox One outsold the PS4 in the European territories? In contrast, what are the chances that the Xbox One has currently sold more units in the US, which is what I've been saying would happen all along? We know what the right answer is, now don't we? And don't give me that supply-and-demand nonsense because even Microsoft is saying that Xbox One is sold out in most places right now; both systems are tough to find.
12/11/2013 11:35:42 AM Ben Dutka