CES isn’t usually much for gaming news, although Sony’s PlayStation Now announcement was certainly welcome. On top of that news though, both Sony and Microsoft have updated us on sales figures for their two new next-gen consoles.
Microsoft went first earlier in the week, announcing 3 million Xbox Ones sold in 2013. Sony’s announcement came at Kaz Hirai’s CES keynote yesterday, confirming 4.2 million PlayStation 4s sold before 2014.
Sony has a clear lead, then, but let’s put things into perspective a little. Firstly, Sony had a week’s headstart on the One in North America when it launched in November. That said, Xbox One had the same advatnage in Europe, although it hasn’t launched in quite as many territories.
It’s encouraging stuff on either side – sales of these consoles have been pretty healthy so far. Let’s hope 2014 keeps up the momentum for the next-gen systems.