The Sales Gap Increases – Playstation Outsells Xbox 3:1 in Q1 of 2014

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Sony has revealed their latest financial report for their hardware, and the results are somewhat staggering.

The report is clear – the Playstation 4 has outsold the Xbox One for the sixth month in a row, and we’ve gotten a few more metrics to throw at you as well. Not only is the PS4 still on top, at this point both the PS4 and PS3 have outsold the Xbox 360 and Xbox One three to one, in Q1 of this year.

Sony did not confirm how many PS3’s versus PS4’s were sold, instead they opted to state that combined sales totaled 3.5 million units in the first quarter of this year. In comparison, last year there were sales amounting to roughly 1.1 million units in the same period.

Microsoft’s financial report declared that in their first quarter, a total of 1.1 million Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles were shipped, meaning the aforementioned Playstation consoles have outsold both the Xbox platforms, three to one.

Lastly, Sony confirmed that ¥257.5 billion (roughly $2.5 billion dollars) were earned in sales from Sony’s Games & Network Services division, numbers that are clearly from the launch of the PS4.



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  1. nonscpo
    August 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    So I guess this is the trend we should expect this gen?

  2. Firion Hope
    Firion Hope
    August 2, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Hadn’t seen this posted anywhere else, quite interesting. I’m firmly on board the PS ship this gen so good news for me I suppose.

  3. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    August 3, 2014 at 12:21 am

    It’s kind of crazy, especially if you’ve been following sales and both platforms since the beginning of the previous generation. I never thought I’d see the day when Playstation was back on top, although the USA will always be a crazily competitive market… the rest of the world is pretty much dominated by PS though :P

  4. Firion Hope
    Firion Hope
    August 3, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I knew for a while it was going to be leading but even 2 to 1 seemed insane for howmany hardcore fans 360 managed to earn. I like to think a lot of it is still due to the DRM backlash thing.