On Thursday Sony
announced it has cumulatively sold more than 7 million units of its Playstation 4 console. Meanwhile, Microsoft has reported no real sales figures for Xbox One, but has announced 5 million units shipped to retailers since the console launched. These numbers have renewed interest in the next-generation console wars, leading many to again question which of the three is the winner.
These numbers have renewed interest in the next-generation console wars, leading many to again question which of the three — Playstation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo’s Wii U — has really come out on top. But ultimately, does it matter? The new generation of consoles can be considered a success for almost everyone involved (well, maybe not Nintendo), including especially consumers.
Breakdown analysis: Microsoft (MSFT) on Thursday said it has sold more than 5 million Xbox One units to retailers around the globe, according to an update from Yusuf Mehdi, head of the Xbox division’s marketing, strategy and business. Citing NPD Data, the software giant, who hadn’t provided sales figures since early January, said it sold an estimated 311,000 Xbox Ones.
UPDATE 2-Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:15am IST Link this (Adds comparisons with PS3 and Xbox One sales, details about software, in paragraphs 1, 3-7) By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 (Reuters) – Sony Corp said on Wednesday it sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 videogame consoles.