In the UK, at least, the next generation console war has yet to really heat up, although that will change on Friday, when the PS4 finally hits our shelves. However, for the rest of the world, the competition is very much on. Sony enjoy high levels of sales and success, and it is unlikely that anybody wanting a PS4 that hasn’t yet ordered one will be able to get their hands on a unit until after Christmas.
Microsoft has also enjoyed a successful start to its new generation, having sold more than a million units in the first 24 hours of its release. What’s more, of the 16 titles released with the console, 14 of them have entered the top 40 games chart.
The sales figures for the Xbox One mean that it is outselling its predecessor, the Xbox 360 at a rate of two to one. 80% of all consoles sold in the last few days have been the One, and sales don’t yet seem to have dropped off completely.
There have been some problems for the Xbox One and its early adopters, however. Some users have complained that the machine, which is supposed to be whisper quiet, emits a loud noise as the disc is first placed in the device. Some users have also complained that the discs do not work at all.
Microsoft has said that 60 million zombies were killed, nearly 4 million road miles were covered, and 8.5 million Ryse foes were killed, all within the first 24 hours after the system’s release. Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, and Ryse: Son of Rome were the games used to help achieve the targets