Sony has made an announcement this week that worldwide Playstation 4 sales have reached more than 20.2 million, as of March the 1st. The company’s latest games console is doing very well, and is certainly in a strong position as it battles Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U (which is not doing nearly as well).
Playstation 4 sells 20 million, beats Xbox One
“We are so grateful for the enormous support from PlayStation fans worldwide, and we are truly humbled that gamers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play,” said Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House.
Besides the impressive sales figures, Sony also mentions the very strong games lineup, and states that’s an important indicator that momentum should continue to increase further. However, not all the exclusive games titles have been standouts. The Order: 1886 for example has been highly praised for its amazing console graphics, but heavily criticised for its boring gameplay.
Microsoft last reported its Xbox One shipments in November last year. At the time, the console had just reached 10 million units, though it’s sure to have shipped a few more million since then. Executives from the software giant have hinted that Xbox One sold well in the holiday quarter (it outsold the Playstation 4 in the US in both November and December) – although they admit there is more to be done to beat Sony.
Sony, which now holds the Playstation business in higher esteem than ever, won’t just sit back and let Microsoft take the crown – it’s still very early days in this next-gen console war.
Are you a keen gamer? If so, do you prefer the Xbox One or the Playstation 4, and why (or perhaps you prefer PC games)? As always, we love to hear your comments, so let us know which you think is the superior machine…