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PS4 sold “twice as many” consoles as Xbox One, says Microsoft filing

Yikes.

The PS4 sold “twice as many” consoles as the Xbox One, Microsoft has stated in court papers filed in Brazil.

First spotted by GameLuster, the documents (as translated by Google Translate) state that “Sony has surpassed Microsoft in terms of console sales and installed [sic] base, having sold more than twice as many Xbox [One consoles] in the last generation.”

According to Eurogamer, Sony had sold 116 million PS4 consoles worldwide as of January 2022; industry analyst Daniel Ahmad said that figure rose to a total of around 117.2 million as of March 2022. Using some (extremely) simple math, that would put Xbox One console sales at around 58 million units as of the start of this year.

The papers were filed as part of legal proceedings surrounding Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard; you can read more about shots fired back and forth between Sony and Microsoft here.



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