While both consoles had barnstorming launches in Australia, the Xbox One — according to most reports — did shift more units than the PlayStation 4 in the opening weeks. Now it appears as though the PlayStation 4 has overtaken the Xbox One to become the most popular console in Australia.
Sony just announced in a press release that now, as stock begins to filter into Australia, the PS4 has now overtaken the Xbox One in overall sales to date, from the November launch till the week ending 2 February.
It was always an interesting situation. Most reports suggested the PS4 had secured far more pre-orders than the Xbox One, but a shortage of stock enabled Microsoft to take an early lead. Now that units are coming into Australia more frequently, the PlayStation 4 appears to be going from strength to strength.
But interestingly — the Xbox One is still selling well. Usually one console tends to be successful at the expense of another, but with the current generation of consoles that isn't the case. It bodes well for the future of gaming as we know it. People still want consoles in their homes. I'd say that is a good thing.