How Does Sony's PlayStation 4 Launch Compare With Microsoft's Xbox One?

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It's now been roughly two weeks since tech powerhouse Microsoft launched its answer to Sony's long-awaited PlayStation 4.

Both Sony and Microsoft matched one another during the first phase of their respective console launches, selling 1 million devices each in the first 24 hours of availability. 

After day one
However, since then, it's less clear as to which device is selling better.


Between the two tech giants, Sony has perhaps been the more proactive in disclosing sales metrics for the PlayStation 4. Sony recently divulged that it had sold a total of 2.1 million PS4s, with around 700,000 of those unit sales occurring in markets outside the United States.

Microsoft, on the other hand, has been significantly more tight-lipped on its Xbox One sales. In all fairness, Microsoft might understandably be avoiding revealing sales figures because of the inevitable comparison it will receive against Sony, which probably isn't fair, since Sony's PlayStation 4 has been on sales for one week longer than Microsoft's Xbox One.

Either way, this is a key storyline for tech investors to watch going into the holiday season, which technology and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner discusses in the following video.

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The article How Does Sony's PlayStation 4 Launch Compare With Microsoft's Xbox One? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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