A new report by International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that PlayStation 3 sales have surpassed the Xbox 360's.
The report mentions that, despite Sony's console launching a year after the Xbox 360, it managed to leapfrog Microsoft's console on the sales front.
This only happened last December, despite Microsoft reporting sales of 750,000 during the annual Black Friday sales in the US late last year.
Worldwide sales for the PlayStation 3 currently sit at about 77 million compared to 76 million for the Xbox 360, according to IDC.
That said, IDC doesn't deny that the digital revolution is having an effect. The firm predicts that the volume of packaged game discs shipped will decline an average of roughly 3 percent per year through 2016, as console spending shifts into digital channels.
The report also highlights that just this past December, Sony's PS3 managed to surpass the number of Xbox 360s shipped worldwide (about 77 million vs. 76 million), despite the PS3 launching a year later. While many hardcore gamers are now waiting for the next-generation systens from Sony and Microsoft, IDC noted that Nintendo will still "find an audience" with Wii U, reaching global bundle shipments of 50 million by year-end 2016.