It’s no secret that the PlayStation 4 has been and continues to outsell the Xbox One. It was reported that even after Microsoft dropped Kinect from its bundle (reducing the price of its hardware in the process), the PS4 still managed to outsell the rival platform. While it’s still much too early in the “console war” to declare a winner yet, it’s not at all surprising when Sony announces yet another sales milestone — which is exactly what the company did at this year’s Gamescom.
Taking to the stage during the big event in Cologne, Germany, PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan announced that Sony’s PlayStation 4 has managed to sell over 10 million units worldwide.
Not one to let media and fans speculate, Ryan immediately followed up and confirmed that 10 million was the number of PS4s that had been sold through to consumers since the console first launched last November. That means that the company has shipped well over that many into countless stores as well, although Sony didn’t delve into those details during its press conference.
The platform holder went on to announce several other things during its stint on the German stage and further detailed existing titles arriving in 2014 and beyond. With Tearaway Unfolded and The Order: 1886 being standout games during the presentation, not to mention the exclusive portions of key third-party titles, there’s still plenty of momentum for the company to make use of.
Although the loss of Rise of the Tomb Raider earlier this morning (the game is now an Xbox One exclusive) was a major blow to longtime fans of the series, Sony has established an immense install base for its current-gen platform that’ll keep things flowing smoothly. That said, it’ll be interesting to see how such a major third-party exclusive shapes the landscape of the ongoing competition.
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