Xbox One sales pass 5m units as PS4 hits 9m, report claims

UPDATE: Microsoft has clarified that Harrison was referring to the previous 5m shipped figure and was not citing new numbers.

ORIGINAL STORY: A new report has seemingly confirmed some updated sales data for both PS4 and Xbox One.

International Business Times reckons that in an interview with Edge, Microsoft’s corporate VP Phil Harrison has said that Xbox One sales are now north of five million units”.

The same article also quotes PS4 sales as having hit 9m.

The most recent official figures had PS4 at 7m units sold worldwide and Xbox One at 5m units shipped – both correct as of mid April.

If these new numbers are correct then PS4 has extended its lead over Xbox One – the latter of which launches in several new markets in September and recently underwent a second price cut.

MCV has contacted both Sony and Microsoft for verification of the new figures.

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