Microsoft has confirmed in documents to a Brazilian regulator that the Playstation 4 has been sold much more than the Xbox One. With this, the tech company recognizes that the major competitor Sony has been more successful in recent years.
Gamers worldwide are familiar with the age-old discussion between PlayStation and Xbox fans. One prefers the Sony game console, while the other can’t imagine a game without an Xbox controller in his hand. It is the first time that one of the parties involved has expressed itself about the competition. “Sony has surpassed Microsoft in console sales,” Microsoft writes in the documents. “More than twice as many PlayStations have been sold than Xbox consoles in the previous generation of consoles.”
Microsoft finally admits Xbox One sales were less than half of the PS4. We've known this for a while, but now Microsoft has admitted the obvious. Details here: https://t.co/vR5JEDhIEI pic.twitter.com/mUfcJUqtdf
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 15, 2022
The company does not give precise numbers, but it is known that a total of about 117 million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold. From a simple calculation, it can be concluded that no more than 58.5 million Xbox One consoles have been sold worldwide. Besides the fact that Xbox One has lost the competition to PlayStation 4, the game console from Microsoft has also been surpassed by the Nintendo Switch, of which 111 million have been sold to date.
The documents were filed by Microsoft with a Brazilian regulator over its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Microsoft wants to take over the company for more than 66 billion euros but needs approval from various countries.
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