New court paperwork have confirmed that Sony’s PS4 console sold “twice as many” units as Microsoft’s Xbox One throughout last-gen’s “console wars”.

Affirmation comes through Brazilian court papers whereby Microsoft is defending its acquisition of Activision Blizzard in entrance of the Brazilian competitors authority, CADE.

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As noticed by GameLuster and translated through Google Translate – so bear with me; this will not be a 100 per cent word-for-word translation – web page 17/18 (paragraph 46) of Microsoft’s personal revealed court papers state that “Sony has surpassed Microsoft by way of console gross sales and put in [sic] base, having sold greater than twice as many Xbox [One units] within the final technology”.

Again in January, Sony confirmed that greater than 116m PS4 consoles have now been sold worldwide, and lately gave a lifetime gross sales whole of 117.2 million, making it one of the crucial profitable consoles of all time, if not fairly eclipsing its hottest system, PS2. And whereas Microsoft has been extra reticent about its gross sales figures, if the claims within the Brazillian court papers are proper, which means Microsoft’s Xbox One system might have sold round half that quantity: someplace within the area of 50-60 million.

Curiously, the authorized paperwork additionally provides us perception into Microsoft’s personal perceived market place, and its need to push the “gamer-centric” Xbox Sport Move moderately than compete immediately towards Sony’s new-gen {hardware}, refuting claims that the “inclusion of Activision Blizzard content material within the Xbox Sport Move catalogue would signify a ‘tipping level’ available in the market”.

Microsoft additionally particulars its deliberate resolution to “mov[e] away from a method of ‘device-centric’ enterprise in direction of a extra consumer-centric” or “gamer-centric” service, like its subscription.

It additionally particularly makes use of the time period “console wars”, intimating that “on account of model loyalty”, Xbox is unlikely to compete efficiently with Sony’s {hardware} even within the subsequent/current-gen cycle as “PlayStation will proceed to have a robust market place”.

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