The PS4 and Xbox One are selling like the hotcakes, so much so that analysts at the NDP Group report they are performing relatively better than the Xbox 360 and PS3, and not just by a little...
Both current-gen consoles are selling at a faster rate than their predecessors ever did, having collectively outsold them by nearly 40 percent.
Analyst Liam Callahan stated
the following on the matter:
“...after 23 months on the market, combined PS4 and Xbox One sales are 40 percent higher than the combined 23 month totals for PS3 and 360.”
While Callahan’s assessment only takes into account the U.S. market, it’s nevertheless a strong indicator of the success that both Microsoft and Sony are enjoying around the world.
Sony, in particular, is blowing the competition away with the PS4, nearly outselling the Xbox One 2 to 1 globally. The U.S. market has traditionally been a bastion for Microsoft, but even it’s being dominated by Sony.
Console war aside, the fact that both the Xbox One and PS are performing better than their predecessors is good news for gamers and for the wider video game industry. With games like Halo 5: Guardians
, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
and Fallout 4
coming out before the end of 2015, you can bet their sales momentum will only continue.