The PlayStation 4 (PS4) defends its position as the most dominant console on the market as it outstrips the competition during the three month period between 1 April and 30 June.
With 3 million PS4 units sold in Q1, an 11% year on year increase, Sony has more than doubled Microsoft’s sales including the combined results of both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles, which sold a total of 1.4 million units.
Worldwide, 25.3 million PS4 consoles have been sold since its release, in comparison to Xbox One’s November 2014 count of 10 million. In response to their domination of the console market, Sony has increased their financial year forecast figures from 16 million to 16.5 million units sold.
Price drops, new models and hotly anticipated exclusives have pushed the PS4 way ahead of its competition. Will future exclusives such as Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian and Ratchet and Clank, as well as the Project Morpheus keep the PS4 on top?
But it’s not all lost for Microsoft. Future plans for the Xbox One should give it a significant boost to their sales. Major exclusives for the Xbox One are going to be released over the upcoming months, such as Forza, Halo 5 and Gears of War. Their exclusivity deal with Oculus Rift should also generate a significant number of sales.