Sony is once again way more ahead than Microsoft in terms of consoles. A report from EA claims that PlayStation 4 sales double Xbox One’s in 2018.
According to EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen, Microsoft sold 30 million Xbox One copies by the end of 2017 as a contrary to PlayStation 4 which sold 73 million plus during the same period.
However, a Microsoft representative approached Variety and claimed that the numbers were false. However, he/she would not reveal the actual number.
“The projections are inaccurate. Regardless, we are focused on delivering amazing gaming experiences to players on all devices and engagement is our measure of progress. We just announced a record start to the year with Xbox Live monthly active users up 13% to 59 million.”
Microsoft itself has not been talking about Xbox’s sales numbers since the last 4 years. This is probably due to the fact that Sony crushes it with their PlayStation consoles.
Jorgensen stated that the console sales for Sony and Microsoft are growing to 130 million consoles by the end of calendar 2018 from 103 million at the end of calendar 2017. However, he did not mention and split the numbers.
However, it is easy to predict the numbers. A statement from Sony the PS4 has now cumulatively sold through more than 73.6 million units globally as of December 31, 2017.
This means that 29.4 million Xbox Ones to fill the gap between Sony’s announced 73.6 million PS4 sold and Jorgensen’s comment that 103 million.
One of the reasons why PS4 sold more than Xbox One is because of its lower starting price and the fact that Sony’s PS4 games have the ability to trade or loan your games to a friend at a time while Microsoft was pushing an innovative but poorly communicated system of digital rights and limitations.
Looks like we are going to have another competitor for gaming consoles. This time it will be Google to join the party. So, how is this Google console going to be? Curious? Find out the answer here.
However, the low sales figures do not mean Microsoft is giving up. In fact, reports claim that Microsoft is hiring game designers to focus on developing entire new game projects.
Edited by Devi