It has been two years since the start of the latest generation of video game console wars with the release of both Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. Due to some PR fumblings, weaker specs and an initially bigger price point from Microsoft, Sony’s PS4 sprinted ahead out of the gate and hasn’t slowed down.
Microsoft has been playing catchup ever since, improving its interface and making some fan requested adjustments along with offering more straight up game exclusives than Sony has. That hasn’t changed the dynamic much though as this week Sony has revealed that it has sold over 30.2 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide as of November 22nd.
The studio has dubbed this the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history. Microsoft hasn’t disclosed how many Xbox One units they have sold in a long time, but a report over at VentureBeat last month from tracking groups indicates that the number is hovering around the 15 million mark.
With the Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales the biggest time of the year not just for game sales but console sales as well, we’ll have to wait and see how that impacts numbers early in the new year.