At this point it’s just rubbing it in, but EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen has released numbers this past week suggesting that Microsoft has sold only about 29.4 million Xbox One consoles by the end of 2017.
That’s less than half the 73.6 million-plus PlayStation 4’s sold during roughly the same period. Microsoft itself hasn’t spoken about its consoles sales numbers for nearly four years, but these updated numbers were released during an EA earnings call earlier this week and are reliable.
The numbers were calculated when Jorgensen revealed both the PS4 & XB1 had sold 103 million units combined at the end of calendar 2017. In a statement in January, Sony PlayStation confirmed the PS4 had sold 73.6 million units as of the end of 2017. The Xbox One numbers were calculated from there.
In a statement sent to Variety, Microsoft claims those sales numbers are inaccurate, but declined to say how or by how much. EA previously indicated the Xbox One had sold 18-19 million consoles as of the end of 2015. That means only 10 million XB1 consoles were sold in the past two years, while in the same period over 37 million PS4’s were sold.
The most recent figures put the PS4 as having sold 79 million units to date, closing in on the 84 million mark both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 reached in total sales. Neither will come close to the PS2 which remains the best selling console of all time with 155 million consoles sold.
Source: Digital Trends