Sony Sells 4.2 Million PlayStations to Take Early Console Lead

Sony Corp. (6758) sold 4.2 million PlayStation 4 game consoles through Dec. 28 to grab an early lead from Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and the competing Xbox One.

Andrew House, chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment, announced the initial sales tally today at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Microsoft said yesterday consumers bought more than 3 million Xbox One players in 2013.

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