Sony’s PlayStation 4 has outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One by greater than two to 1, Brazilian courtroom paperwork have revealed.

In Brazil, Microsoft is attempting to defend its Activision-Blizzard deal in opposition to the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), and as a part of that ongoing authorized case, courtroom paperwork have been shared, containing some fascinating tidbits of data. Unlike Sony, Microsoft hasn’t been sharing official {hardware} gross sales numbers for fairly a while, however the brand new courtroom doc now seemingly reveals what a number of analysts have been saying not too long ago – Microsoft’s console bought lower than half of Sony’s console since its international launch in 2013.

The courtroom paperwork have been noticed by outlet Gameluster and roughly translated by a member of the outlet’s workers.

“Sony has surpassed Microsoft in terms of console sales and installed base, having sold more than double the Xbox in the last generation”, web page 18 of the official courtroom doc reads.

While no precise numbers have been shared, we all know that, as of July 2021, Sony bought greater than 116 million PlayStation 4 items since its launch in 2013. This would suggest that Microsoft managed to promote ‘only’ round 58 million Xbox One items. Of course, “more than double” is a fairly broad idea, however this quantity sits round what market analysis agency Ampere Analysis mentioned again in 2020.

According to Ampere Analysis information, on the finish of Q2 2020, the put in base of PS4 (all variations) stood at 111 million, Xbox One (all variations) at 51 million, and Nintendo Switch (all variations) 57 million”, analyst  Piers Harding-Rolls wrote. “Sony has built a formidable global brand in PlayStation over the last 25 years. While Microsoft will be more competitive next cycle, especially in the key battleground of continental Europe where the company lost ground during the Xbox One cycle, the PlayStation brand still resonates more strongly than Xbox outside of the US and UK markets where the situation is more balanced. This is unlikely to dramatically shift during the next cycle however strong Microsoft’s positioning is.”

Selling round 58 million items of a console is in no way unhealthy, however nicely under its predecessor – the Xbox 360, which bought greater than 84 million items. For reference, Microsoft managed to promote round 24 million unique Xbox consoles, and its Xbox Series X|S presently sits at round 12 million bought items since launching in 2020.

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