Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Sony (NYSE:SNE) are off to the races in the war for console supremacy. And if a recent report is any indication, it appears Microsoft and Sony are matching one another in the early innings of this high-profile storyline.
Microsoft keeps pace
Until last week, Sony was more proactive in releasing data regarding the health of its PlayStation 4 console sales, which appear to be chugging along at a healthy clip. On Dec. 4, Sony fired a shot across Microsoft's bow, saying its total PlayStation 4 sales had reached 2.1 million through Dec. 1.
Microsoft certainly wasn't in a hurry to answer. However, Microsoft finally answered back, saying Xbox One sales had surpassed 2 million units as well. Also, of equal importance, it had achieved this figure in nearly the same number of days as Sony.
Looking at the bigger picture
This most recent news from Sony and Microsoft paints their respective console sales as matching one another blow for blow.
However, this might not be the ultimate sign that Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 launches have been proven successes, That, as tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner discusses in the video below, may take much longer to ultimately prove.
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