Twice As Many PlayStation 4s Sold As Xbox Ones!

In one of its official documents, Microsoft has confirmed what analysts have been predicting: the 2013-released Xbox One sold half as much as Sony’s PlayStation 4.


The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) is keen on Microsoft, as the company is planning to buy Activision Blizzard. Several documents have surfaced on the government body’s website, which is relevant to us because Microsoft stopped officially disclosing Xbox One sales shortly after its launch, while Sony only omitted such disclosure of PlayStation 4 in its first fiscal quarter report this year (April to June 2022).

On page 18 of the document, Microsoft writes, “Sony has surpassed Microsoft in console sales and installed base, having sold more than double the Xbox in the last generation.” About 116 million PlayStation 4s have been sold so far (from last July), leaving Xbox One at about 58 million. While the phrase “more than double” isn’t so precise, Ampere Analysis’ analyst, Piers Harding-Rolls, cited a similar figure in his analysis in 2020.

He wrote, “According to Ampere Analysis data, at the end of Q2 2020, the installed base of PS4 (all versions) stood at 111 million, Xbox One (all versions) at 51 million, and Nintendo Switch (all versions) 57 million. Sony has built a formidable global brand in PlayStation over the last 25 years. While Microsoft will be more competitive next cycle, especially in the key battleground of continental Europe, where the company lost ground during the Xbox One cycle, the PlayStation brand still resonates more strongly than Xbox outside of the US and UK markets, where the situation is more balanced. This is unlikely to dramatically shift during the next cycle, however strong Microsoft’s positioning is.”

Approximately 58 million sales are not bad, but the Xbox 360 has reached roughly 1.5x more with sales of over 84 million (which is a landslide ahead of the original Xbox’s 24 million performance).

Source: WCCFTech

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