Sony’s PlayStation Surpasses Microsoft’s Xbox And Becomes The Dominant Hardware Maker In The Videogame Market  

Sony celebrates that PlayStation managed to surpass Microsoft’s Xbox and this is an important milestone.

Now, Sony Playstation is the dominant hardware maker in the video game market. The tech giant surpassed Microsoft during this generation after it lagged during the PS3 and Xbox 360 period.

The PS4 and PS4 Pro games include some top exclusives, and it was recently reported that more than 84 million consoles had been sold so far.

Now, according to the latest predictions, PS4 outsold the lifetime sales of the Xbox 360.

Analysts are estimating that the PS4 managed to sell more than 86 million units by the end of November and it beat the Xbox 360’s over 85 million units.

It’s also worth noting that Uncharted 4 is one of the best selling first-party titles of this generation for PlayStation.

So many more consoles have been sold since the game was released and with titles such as The Last of Us Part 2 to come, it really looks like this record could be still broken.

Sony and Microsoft in statistics 

VGChartz has looked at PS4 sales by regions, and they found which titles have proven to be the most successful ones.

“Breaking down PlayStation 4 sales by region, it has sold 34.77 million units in Europe, 26.33 million units in the US and 7.21 million units in Japan,” the report explains.

“The Xbox 360 sold 45.14 million units in the US, 25.87 million units in Europe and 1.67 million units in Japan. Breaking down sales in Europe even further, the PlayStation 4 has sold 5.60 million units in the UK, 6.01 million units in Germany and 4.77 million units in France,” according to the latest reports.

“The Xbox 360 sold 9.14 million units in the UK, 2.67 million units in Germany and 3.58 million units in France. The best-selling PlayStation 4 game is Grand Theft Auto V with 18.77 million units sold to date and climbing, while Kinect Adventures was the best-selling Xbox 360 game with 22.10 million units sold,” the reports state.

Rada Mateescu
After finishing Theatrical Journalism at the Faculty of Theatre and Television in Cluj-Napoca, Rada reviewed movies, books, theatre pieces and she also wrote articles from the IT niche as a content editor for software producers. At the moment, she is working with various online advertising firms.

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