Sony's 4.2 Million PlayStation 4 Sales Trump Microsoft's Xbox One

Sony's big product launch came a couple months ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that's currently taking place in Las Vegas, but it will likely draw the lion's share of attention in Sony's product lineup this year. We're of course referring to the PlayStation 4 (PS4), sales of which are a step ahead of Microsoft's Xbox One at this early stage.

According to Sony, cumulative sales of the PS4 through December 28, 2013 have reached 4.2 million units worldwide. That compares to favorably to the Xbox One, which has seen 3 million unit shipments to date. For what it's worth, the PS4 launched a week before the Xbox One, but that alone doesn't account for sales discrepancy. It seems that the PS4's lower price tag might be a deciding factor for some.

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"The momentum of the PS4 system keeps getting stronger and we couldn't be more thrilled gamers worldwide are enjoying the incredibly immersive gaming experiences along with deep social capabilities and entertainment provided by our network," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "After a remarkable launch, we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and continuing to explore the power of the PS4 system by adding new features and services, including PlayStation Now, in 2014."

As you would expect, games are flying off store shelves as well. By Sony's figures, PS4 software titles remained strong through the holiday season with more than 9.7 million copies sold in retail stores around the globe. No surprise that some of the top selling titles include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and Killzone Shadow Fall.
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