CES: PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One by 1.2 million units

PlayStation 4 won the battle of the consoles in 2013, outselling rival Xbox One by around 1.2 million units.

According to Sony Computer Entertainment President Andrew House, who spoke at a CES press conference, Sony's PlayStation 4 sold 4.2 million units through the end of 2013.

Meanwhile, Microsoft sold three million of its Xbox One consoles in 2013.

“The momentum of the PS4 system keeps getting stronger and we couldn’t be more thrilled gamers worldwide are enjoying the incredibly immersive gaming experiences along with deep social capabilities and entertainment provided by our network ,” said House. “After a remarkable launch, we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and continuing to explore the power of the PS4 system by adding new features and services, including PlayStation Now, in 2014.”

Both consoles launched in November 2013 and reported sales reaching one million within the first 24 hours of availability.

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Jennifer Faull

Jen Faull is deputy news editor at The Drum with a remit to cover the latest developments in the retail and FMCG sectors. Based in London, she has interviewed major business figures including top marketers from Mondelez, Unilever, Tesco, and Lidl.

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