Nine months since debuting its PlayStation 4 console on Nov. 15, Sony has sold 10 million units to consumers worldwide.
The gaming giant just announced the updated statistic at Gamescom 2014. Sony revealed in February that it had sold 5.3 million consoles, so the company has sold nearly double that in the past six months.
Sony has outpaced Microsoft in the Xbox One vs. PS4 battle. The last official sales number from Microsoft came in May, when the company noted more than 5 million Xbox One’s shipped to retailers worldwide — not actually sold to consumers.
In the most recent quarter, the $399 PS4 outsold the Xbox One by a 3-to-1 ratio.
Meanwhile in the U.S., PS4 sales have exceeded Xbox One sales for the past six months. That includes June, despite the fact that Microsoft doubled its Xbox One sales in the month after it began selling a $399 version of the Xbox One without the Kinect sensor on June 9 — a $100 price cut from the Xbox One with Kinect.
In its most recent earnings report, Microsoft noted that it sold 1.1 million Xbox consoles to retailers worldwide in the past three months — that’s counting both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. It’s unclear how many were actually sold to consumers. Even with the Xbox One launching this past November, that means Microsoft only sold 100,000 more Xbox consoles compared to the same time period last year (when just the Xbox 360 was available).
In an effort to drive strong sales during the holidays, Microsoft today announced new bundle deals at Gamescom. The packages — which do not include the Kinect — range from $350 to $499.