Sony: Our new PlayStation 4 console sold 4.2 million units through the end of 2013
Microsoft announced Monday that they sold 3 million units of the rival Xbox One
The PlayStation 4 retails for $399; the Xbox One retails for $499
The Sony PlayStation 4 had a week of lead time in the United States, coming out in North America on Nov. 15. The Xbox One was released in 13 countries on Nov. 22, and the PlayStation 4 was released in Europe and Australia Nov. 29.
Both companies announced the respective consoles had sold one million units after the first day of availability.
The PlayStation 4 retails for $399; the Xbox One retails for $499.