Microsoft remains to be actively feuding with governments to let its Activision Blizzard acquisition undergo. Chief among the many hurdles is Brazil’s CADE. More courtroom papers are making its approach to the web and it shines a lightweight on surprisingly completely different gross sales numbers between the PS4 and its generational competitors, the Xbox One.
As noticed by GameLuster, apparently, the lifecycle of the Xbox One hasn’t even met half of the PlayStation 4 all-time gross sales. Not solely is that this high-profile as a result of it shines a bit extra mild onto what console leads to one’s residence, but it surely additionally marks Xbox’s first time sharing console gross sales numbers in a very long time.
The console maker has refused to share console gross sales numbers relationship way back to 2015, in keeping with Game Informer. The cause within the public’s eye was as a result of gross sales wasn’t the be-all-end-all and Microsoft most popular to take a look at engagement for indicators of success.
Last 12 months, a report from Ampere Analysis indicated that Xbox was behind the pack, even fumbling behind Nintendo and its hybrid console. It was solely solidified earlier this 12 months when Sony launched the ultimate gross sales numbers for the PS4, marking a stellar 117.2 items.
This is definitely probably the way in which to save lots of this acquisition, funnily sufficient, as it is going to show even with Activision Blizzard beneath its belt, Sony’s PlayStation remains to be a hurdle Microsoft has to leap by.