By John Kessler
Yesterday it became known that Microsoft has sold about 6.5 million new generation Xbox game consoles since the start of sales. This is the best indicator in the history of the company. However, the level of PlayStation 5 is still a long way off.
At Sony, despite the pandemic and so on, things are doing even better. At least in terms of the implementation of game consoles. PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition have sold 10 million units since the start of sales. At the same time, over the last quarter, the manufacturer sold about 2.2 million consoles. Sony said the PS5 is selling faster than the PS4.
In parallel, the company shared the successes of console games. Since November last year, 6.5 million copies of Spider-Man: Miles Morales have been sold. This is the undisputed leader. At the same time, the third-person shooter Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart sold 1.1 million copies in a month.
Recall, unlike Microsoft, Sony officially sells its consoles in Ukraine. The recommended cost of the PS5 was UAH 16,799, and the version without a Blu-ray drive was estimated at UAH 13,499. True, it is unrealistic to buy consoles for that kind of money.