The Christmas sales war between the PS4 and Xbox One has concluded, revealing some interesting detailed results. Figures show that in the UK the PS4 beat the Xbox One in sales speed, shifting consoles almost twice as quickly.
Retail studies have shown that Sony sold 530,000 units in the first 30 days of the PlayStation 4’s availability. This stacks up against Microsoft selling 364,000 Xbox One consoles since the device was released. The PS4 sold 45% faster than the Xbox One in the UK, showing an initial preference in the early stages of next generation take up.
Globally Microsoft has sold over 2 million consoles to date, Sony sold over 1 million PS4s on launch day in the US alone, confirming they had reached over 2 million at the start of December. We are still waiting for Sony to post fresh sales figures for the PS4; however it would not be surprising if they had doubled. Pre-Christmas sales indicated that the PS4 was winning the sales fight against the Xbox One.
In terms of profit, reports have suggested that Sony has made £180 million in gross revenue so far based on the available sales numbers. Microsoft is not so far behind with £140 million, although the Xbox One is £100 more expensive than the PS4. Once Sony update their figures it will give a better indication of which way this intriguing gaming battle will go.
Which console did you opt for, the PS4 or the Xbox One? Perhaps you bought both or are still undecided on which one you want to buy? Let us know what you make of these sales figures and which games machine you prefer by leaving a comment.