In the battle for console supremacy currently under way between Japanese electronics giant Sony (NYSE:SONY) and software powerhouse Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), the hypothetical scoreboard currently reads...

Sony 6 million, Microsoft, well... a lot less than that.

Truth be told, few know exactly how many Xbox One's Microsoft has sold since its debut late last year. However, as was implied once again this week, Sony appears to be pulling ahead more each week in the race to control this major tech market.

Diverging directions
On February 18, Sony let slip that it had reached 5.3 million PlayStation 4 sales. That figure was impressive in and of itself, as Sony had said it had originally hoped to reach 5 million PS4 sales by the start of March. However, the most recent sales figures paint PS4 sales as actually accelerating. Sony owes the recent PS4 sales surge in large part to a highly successful launch in its home market of Japan, in which it apparently sold some 370,000 since it launched. Quite the feat any way you slice it.

Source: Sony

Microsoft has remained tight-lipped lately regarding the health of its Xbox One sales. And although it has its hands full with its well-publicized management reshuffling, rumor has it Microsoft's Xbox One sales remain mired somewhere closer to 4 million units sold, as tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner discusses in the video below.

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