PS4 extending its lead?
The next generation console wars always do seem to boil down to one thing- sales numbers and performance. With the PS4 currently leading (at last count, it was at 7 million units sold; Wii U was at 6.2 million, Xbox One was at 5 million), it’s fascinating to see these three consoles duke it out.
Well, there’s a new report that claims that the PS4 has already sold 9 million units worldwide, while the Xbox One has sold 5 million (the previous 5 million figure was just shipments- actual sales to customers were probably lower than that). This would mean the PS4 has extended its lead over the Xbox One even more. Interestingly enough, this report does not mention how much the Wii U has sold, which is a bit of a shame, as all signs point to Mario Kart 8 and E3 having led to a bit of a revival for Nintendo’s console.
Phil Spencer, however, has clarified the original story, pointing out that the 5 million units figure is the shipment figure that Microsoft shared back in April for the console, and not updated sell through data. However, this still leaves the question of the PS4 sales, which if true, are highly interesting.
Regardless, we will learn the updated sales numbers for all three consoles within the next few weeks, as Sony, Nintendo, and Microsft all share their quarterly statements.