The new Microsoft Xbox console will support ultra-high-resolution gaming and virtual reality.
The sales figures are a relief for Sony as it grapples with weak sales of smartphones and TVs.
Japan's Sony plans to reposition the video console warhorse as a hub for a network of streamed services.
The software firm appears to be the latest US company targeted by China for an anti-trust probe after it confirmed a visit by Chinese government officials.
The distributor believes the availability of Xbox One will bring the best line up of exclusive blockbusters.
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Pricing will start from R6 300, with the Microsoft Kinect going for R8 000.
Japan's Sony and China's Shanghai Oriental Pearl will set up two joint ventures to make and market Sony's PlayStation games console in China.
Microsoft has sold over five million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November.
Sales have outpaced those of PlayStation 3, doubling the number the older version sold in about the same time frame after its launch.
The Microsoft Xbox One's features include music, live TV, movies, sports, apps and Skype
The company surpasses its full-year sales target ahead of PlayStation 4's release in Japan next week.