One day ago, Sony announced that it sold through more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles globally as of April 6.
Today, Microsoft announced that it has shipped — not sold — more than 5 million Xbox One’s to retailers worldwide.
While Sony has a firm lead on global sales, it is also leading in the U.S. The NPD Group released its video game statistics for March today and noted that the PS4 led hardware sales in the U.S. for the third month in a row.
Meanwhile, Microsoft reported today that it sold 311,000 Xbox One units last month, which is 60 percent more than the Xbox 360 sold at the same point in time. And though the Redmond-based company finished behind Sony for the third consecutive time in monthly U.S. console sales, its popular Titanfall game was the best-selling title in March.
But despite the highly-anticipated release of Titanfall on March 11, Microsoft was still not able to jump ahead of Sony in the console race — both on a monthly basis, and since launch day. While there were more Xbox One units sold in November and December, Sony has proven to be more popular in the U.S. as of late.
The PS4, now available in 72 countries, has cost $400 since launch. Microsoft priced its console at $500, but has since offered special Titanfall bundle deals that technically make the Xbox One, which is available in 13 markets, cheaper than the PS4 when including the cost of Titanfall by itself.