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PS4 vs. XBox One: Sales Reach Over 5.3 Million Worldwide

Feb 20, 2014 07:59 AM EST | By John Nassivera
Xbox One, PlayStation 4

Sony announced its PlayStation 4 console has sold over 5.3 million units.

The sales include consoles sold from the console's release on Nov. 15 to Feb. 8, according to Extreme Tech.

PS4s have yet to be released in Japan, the home country of Sony. Sales are expected to increase even further when the console will be sold in Japan starting Feb. 22, Extreme Tech reported.

Sony CEO Andrew House stated his excitement for the PS4's success in the console sale wars, PC Magazine reported.

"I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season," House said. "We are delighted that according to the NPD Group's latest data, PS4 was January's top-selling console in the United States. The PS4 system's momentum just keeps growing stronger, and we are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation fans."

Over 1 million consoles were picked up by gamers in the first 24 hours of PS4's launch on Nov. 15, according to PC Magazine. Sales reached 2.1 million worldwide by early December.

PS4 continues to beat Microsoft's Xbox One in sales, according to The Verge. 3.9 million Xbox Ones have been sold worldwide as of Jan. 23. With Sony already selling almost double of Microsoft's sales, Sony is expected to pull further ahead once the consoles reach Japan.

Sony's previous prediction was to be able to sell 5 million consoles by the end of March. Extreme Tech reported Sony's current success can lead to close to 10 million PS4s sold by the end of 2014.

Sony may still experience competition with Microsoft and Nintendo, The Verge reported. Nintendo has about 6 million sales with its Wii U console over a year since its release. Microsoft sees success for the Xbox One from the release of Respawn Entertainment's "Titanfall," with the new beta opened to players recently. "Titanfall" will be released on March 11, and is the most anticipated next-generation video game today.

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