Sony has officially stopped reporting updated sales figures for the PS4, which means that the monumentally successful console stops its lifetime count at 117,2 million units sold, making it one of the best-selling consoles of all time. At the other side of the console market, Microsoft stopped reporting sales figures for its hardware a few years ago, bringing us to the end of the year, which means we had to keep in mind estimates.
Microsoft explained how sales in the Xbox One were increasing rapidly. The company is defending its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard in Brazil, and in documents submitted to the authorities who spoke about the company’s competition with Sony in the console space, it said, Sony has surpassed Microsoft in terms of console sales and install base, adding that the PS4 sold more than twice the Xbox One version in the previous console generation.
This would leave the Xbox One somewhere in the mid-to-high 50 million units range, which is not just the estimated value of a analyst’s point of view as well. Of course, the gap between the two consoles isn’t surprising to see, but it’s good to have a official word from Microsoft given the lack of concrete numbers for Xbox sales.
The Nintendo Switch is currently almost 112 million units sold and it is likely to take over the PS4 in the coming months.