As of a month or so ago, Microsoft had sold around 4 million Xbox One consoles globally
. Sony's PlayStation 4, which launched right around the same time pre-Christmas last year, has gone on to sell over 6 million units. Announced today, Sony has said that it's latest and greatest console/home entertainment unit has sold 6 million units globally, with software sales nearing the 14 million mark. To be frank, those are impressive numbers for both companies, but Sony's decision to undercut the Xbox One by $100 seems to have helped out in the ever-present race to outsell the other.
It's a stark change of things, as the Xbox 360 was the leading home console seller
for months on end in the run-up to the next-gen launches. As for specifics surrounding software, Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA14, Battlefield 4, and Assassin's Creed: IV Black Flag are amongst the top movers, with Killzone Shadow Fall itself selling 2.1 million copies.
As of today, the PS4 can be purchased on shelves in 57 countries, and it's worth remembering that Sony also doesn't charge for access to its online suite of services, whereas Microsoft asks users to pony up for Xbox Live. It'll be interested to see if the momentum keeps up, particularly if we see a price drop leading into the 2014 holiday season.