In February this year, Sony boasted about their Play Station 4 console selling big, reaching their goal of 6 millions units since its official release back in 2013. In a console – booming world, Sony wasn’t the sole provider, as Microsoft seems to be still very good at this game. The competition between them on the console market isn’t something new, but early reports (together with Sony’s official data release on units sold) suggested that Sony was more successful. However, Sony should have slept with one eye opened, as Microsoft is coming up fast from behind and winning the competition.
How come Microsoft XBox One sells bigger than Sony PS4?
This is a question that puzzled many specialists, especially since the Sony PS4 is $100 cheaper than the XBox, which, in a utopian universe, should ensure bigger, faster sales. However, tech experts consider that there is a combination of factors which led to Microsoft recent reports indicating that even with a hundred dollars more in price, the XBox One units made more money than the PS4s. Such factors include the price difference itself, not to mention that Microsoft played some very well chosen cards, and one of them is the release of “Titanfall”, an an Electronic Arts multi – player, first person shooter that is available only for Microsoft consoles. The ones who bought the XBox One are happy to play the new game on their new console, while the owners of the XBox 360 will have to wait a few more days to enjoy the new gaming experience powered by Microsoft.
According to a very recent article on the XBox company’s blog, numbers show that
Xbox One continues selling at a record-breaking pace with 258,000 units sold in the U.S. in the month of February
while Sony leads a powerful awareness and PR campaign, showing off the numbers put together by the NPD Group – PS4 is ranked number one in the month of March as the most successful seller in the United States.
The two tech giants are clashing on a battlefield that is worth $887 million this year, as the gaming world seems to spend more an more money on hardware, software and accessories, and the 9% increase in retail spending from the 2013 numbers show that both Sony and Microsoft are in for the big prize. While currently Microsoft XBox One Sells Bigger than Sony PS4, and Sony already announced a shortage of supplies in April, these numbers can easily change in the nearest future. In the meantime, gamers all over the world are just plain happy with the new options of hardware and software available for them.