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The War for Christmas: PlayStation 4 sales top 2 million, XBox One selling out 'every' unit

Sony has sold more than 2.1 million PlayStation 4s since debuting the console on Nov. 15, with roughly half of those sales coming from the U.S. and Canada alone and in the PS4's first 24 hours in stores.

The PS4 is now available in 32 countries.

"It's an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn't have done it without you," wrote Sony's president and CEO Andrew House on Tuesday. "I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence.

"The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible lineup of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead."

Meanwhile, in Microsoft land, chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Medhi says every copy of the company's new XBox One has been sold, although he didn't reveal any specific numbers.

The new XBox was released just a week after Sony released the PS4 as the two console gaming giants gear up for the gold rush known as Christmas.

"Eleven days in we are seeing record breaking sales and are selling every Xbox One we can make," Mehdi wrote in an emailed statement (All Things D). "Demand is far exceeding supply in the 13 countries we've launched and we are sold out at retailers around the world."

Ho Ho Ho.

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