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Xbox 360 and Wii owners have migrated to PS4, Sony says

"31 per cent of PS4 owners didn't own PS3, but did own an Xbox 360 or Wii"

Research shows that a significant number of Xbox 360 and Wii owners have migrated to PS4 during the early stages of the latest console cycle, according to Sony.

In a newly published PlayStation interview, Worldwide Studios senior VP of product development Scott Rohde cited data from industry tracking firm Nielsen to back up the company's claim.

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"Everyone in this industry always tracks that kind of stuff," he told CVG. "It's always fascinating to look at all this data. So, two of the things I can talk about - because they're true. 17 per cent of PS4 owners did not own a last-gen console. That in itself is a pretty shocking number.

"31 per cent of PS4 owners did not own a PS3, but they did own either an Xbox 360 or Wii," Rohde continued. "Now, those are some pretty amazing numbers. And that's why, again, I think we're doing things like bringing The Last of Us to PS4, because there's a huge percentage of those people who never got to play it and that's a shame."

Sony recently said that PS4 sales stood at seven million units as of April 6, while Microsoft said in late April that Xbox One shipments totalled five million units. Both platforms launched in November 2013, one year after Wii U. As of March 31, lifetime Wii U sales totalled 6.17 million units.

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