Microsoft announced Monday that the company sold over 3 million Xbox One consoles between the November 22nd launch and the end of the year. In response, rival Sony is out today with its own numbers for the PlayStation 4. Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House told the audience during Sony CEO Kaz Hirai’s CES keynote that the company sold “more than 4.2 million” PS4’s as of December 28th.
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The company also announced software sales for the PS4 of 9.7 million “through the holiday season.” That figure includes both physical retail sales and online PlayStation Store purchases.
The sales figures for both consoles are on the high end of industry expectations, and point to a strong start for this new generation of gaming.