This is a lot more impressive considering the Xbox One is only currently available in 13 markets and has missed out on Japan and other very video-game focused areas of the world that Sony has been able to tap, though both consoles are not available in Japan until 2014.
In addition to the late launch and small regional launch, the Xbox One also costs $100 extra as it comes with Kinect. We are not sure how much Microsoft rounded up the Xbox One unit sales, but on the same side Sony could have rounded up PS4 sales.
Microsoft has always had a stronger foot in the US market against Sony, who normally do better in Asia. This generation, both console manufacturers have left Asia out and Microsoft has put the Xbox One out into the European market earlier.
This may have been vital for early sales in Europe, especially with the move to have the Xbox One and a free copy of FIFA 14 shipped out to all Europeans. Microsoft has been criticised for being anti-consumer in the long run up to the launch of the two consoles, but it looks like the end results pitch both console manufacturers level in sales.
Both consoles are suffering from a lack of games at the launch, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are both suffering from a lack of solid exclusives and the ones available have had meagre reviews – leading many to wonder if buying a console in 2013 is worth the money.
This may have made a few consumers sour about the next generation, but with both getting one million sales in 24 hours and a few more million before Christmas, we can see plenty of developers wanting to get their biggest titles out on the consoles.