[CES 2014] It has been a while since Sony has talked about PlayStation 4 sales statistics. Microsoft knows that too, and it broke its silence yesterday to announce that in 2013 the company was able to sell over three million Xbox One units, after it was launched in mid-November. We knew that it was just a matter of time before Sony came out with a number of its own, and as it turns out, the number is bigger than Microsoft’s. At CES 2014 today, Sony has formally announced that during the time the PS4 was available in 2013, the company sold over 4.2 million units around the globe.
Though it warrants mentioning here that the PS4 had a bit of a head start. Sony launched its new gaming console on November 15th whereas the Xbox One came out on November 22nd, but the former was launched in fewer markets than the latter, which was initially offered in 13 markets. In two weeks after launch, Sony was able to sell 2.1 million units around the world while in the first 24 hours of availability, sales topped 1 million units. The figures are impressive, there’s no doubt about that, and they’re bound to climb up in 2014, the year has just begun. The PS4 vs Xbox One battle isn’t ending anytime soon.