When the Sony PS4 and Xbox One were announced, industry watchers as well as gamers alike were definitely interested in seeing just which of the two consoles would come up tops in due time. The Nintendo Wii U, of course, can be said to be a non-starter in this race if one were to take into consideration the graphical prowess of current generation consoles as a comparison point. Well, Sony has reported some mighty impressive figures from their Q1 2014 financial report, with word that the PlayStation platform has outsold the Xbox platform 3 to 1.
Do bear in mind that when we talk about the PlayStation platform, it points to a combination of both the PS3 as well as the PS4, while the Xbox platform would include the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. A total of 3.5 million PS4 and PS3 consoles were sold in Q1 alone, which was an increase from 1.1 million one year back. As for the PS Vita, PSP and Vita TV sales, those are counted separately, seeing a relatively modest increase to 750,000 this year from last year’s 600,000 figure.
Does this mean that the war is over? Not quite, as there are still some years left to go for the Xbox One and PS4, and the battle can only heat up in due time.