It seems like only yesterday that Sony and Microsoft launched the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, but actually almost a full year has passed since then. The PS4 has been leading in terms of sales almost since the very beginning, however the Xbox One is not giving up without a fight even though it doesn’t appear to have made any significant progress as of late. Back in April, Microsoft announced that it had shipped more than 5 million consoles while Sony was saying that 7 million PS4 units had already been sold as of April 6th. Fast forward a few months and we can see that this gap is widening more and more with each passing month.
According to the latest reports, Sony managed to sell a total of 11.45 million PS4 units until now while Microsoft was only able to sell 5.79 million Xbox One consoles. The reports also mention that the Wii U sold 7.35 million since its launch back in November 2012. The results are a bit surprising considering that Microsoft has been putting a lot of effort as of late into supporting its console with monthly updates and various promotions. The Xbox One even managed to sell more than 100.000 units in China just in its first launch week which is certainly a good sign for Microsoft. However, it seems like the Xbox One is still nowhere near the PS4 when it comes to sales and I don’t expect this to change any time soon.
On the bright side, the Xbox One is closing in on the Wii U and has managed to outsell it in September for the second consecutive month so there is still some hope. As EA pointed out earlier this year, the real PS4 vs Xbox One fight will take place this Holiday when both consoles will be one-year old. Well, the Holiday season is closing in fast so we’ll know soon enough if the publisher’s prediction will turn out to be true.
Author: Jason Moth