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Septic  +   248d ago
I'm quite surprised about the third party stuff selling better on the X1. The first-party titles not so much because the X1 has the better launch titles but why third party party titles? Maybe its because of the two week lead? Not sure.
DarkLordMalik  +   248d ago
Since Xbox 360 was the best selling system in US and many people used Xbox Live and had friends there, i think it has got more to do with the transition from Ghosts 360 to Ghosts XB1 and same for BF 4.

PS4 has sold reasonably well but its predecessor, the PS3 wasn't really much popular when it comes to these third party ports.

The next COD and BF game sales will shed a better light on this situation.
Kayant  +   248d ago
Edit -

"The next COD and BF game sales will shed a better light on this situation." - This

Actually this is rather interesting didn't see the part about both being combined..... That would mean it sold quite a lot in december to catch up because PS4 had quite a lead in november ---> http://venturebeat.com/2013...

Not sure about numbers just using chart positioning here.

US is going to be really interesting to watch going forward.
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Chris_GTR1  +   248d ago
I think it might have to do with killzone 4 or w.e number they're on now. might not have been the best game but it's a fps so it competes
Lukas_Japonicus  +   248d ago
It's quite obvious why X1 games sold better in December, the X1 sold more units than the PS4 in the month of Dcember, it's only logical that people are buying games with those consoles (duh).

For example, let's say the X1 sells 1 million units in December and the PS4 only sells 500k, then let's presume people buy one game with each system, you have 1 million games sold on the X1 and 500k on the PS4. It's not rocket science, whoever sells the most BRAND NEW consoles is obviously going to have the most BRAND NEW game sales to go with those consoles.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   248d ago
Double post, damn, what is up with this site today?
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NewMonday  +   248d ago
@septic
The numbers are for exclusives and 3rd party combined and the XBone has more 1st party games right now

This is Greenberg talking he can't help but spin, and from his info we can tell games like N4S, FIFA, Lego and AC4 sold better on PS4 or he would have mentioned them, and it is no surprise Cod and BF4 soldslightly more on XB1 because of exclusive maps and heavy advertising
Prophet112  +   248d ago
Just curious but does this include digital sales on SEN?
There where a lot of Christmas Specials for the PS3 versions during Christmas and I know a lot of people who bought the PS3 versions(mainly BF4)online and then paid for the PS4 upgrade because it was cheaper.
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mewhy32  +   248d ago
Darklord is right about the xbox live thing. Since many were already on live they just bought xbox one to play with their friends that had live. that makes since.
fanboybeatdown  +   248d ago
@lukas

LOL your post makes absolutely no sense at all.
Sony has stated that they remain the cumulative sales leader for Nov+dec in NA.

Also, Sony was only barely outsold in December, which would mean that the 1 for 1 attach rate would not make a big difference to games sold for ps4 and xbo in dec.

According to your logic, Sony should have sold more games as they cumulatively have more consoles sold and their numbers in Dec were not far behind.

They didn't, though. (duh)

You are just fumbling for excuses, aren't you?
:)
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   248d ago
@fanboyfailtobeatdown

More consoles sold = more games sold, that's basic logic. Not my fault if you have top deviate away from the topic to try and prove a point.

"According to your logic, Sony should have sold more games as they cumulatively have more consoles sold and their numbers in Dec were not far behind. "

Sigh, that's not my logic at all. We aren't talking cumulative game sales and the NDP numbers aren't reflecting cumulative game sales either.....so why are you talking cumulative? In the month of DECEMBER ONLY, the X1 outsold the PS4.....hence the X1 had more game sales in that month. Duh. Try sticking to the topic (December sales only).

You're just fumbling for off topic points and non existent arguments, aren't you? :) You should change your username.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   248d ago
@fanboyfailtobeatdown

More consoles sold = more games sold, that's basic logic. Not my fault if you can't understand that are have to twist it into Sony vs MS to prove your point.

"According to your logic, Sony should have sold more games as they cumulatively have more consoles sold and their numbers in Dec were not far behind. "

Sigh. We aren't talking cumulative game sales though and the numbers from the website aren't reflecting cumilative game sales either.....why are you? In the month of December ONLY, the X1 outsold the PS4.....hence the X1 had more game sales in that month. Duh

You're just fumbling for off topic points and non existent arguments, aren't you? :)
nightsurge  +   248d ago
@Lukas

Ok so all those people that bought PS4 and Xbox One in November bought 0 games in December... glad we have your "logic" on here.

You even directly contradict yourself! "More consoles sold = more games sold" and yet the Xbox One has more games sold in December AND total 2013 than PS4...
TheGreatAndPowerful  +   248d ago
@Kayant So COD and BF4 didn't sell better on Xbone. I'll take Venturebeat over a little site like the one above any day.

http://venturebeat.com/2013...
Lukas_Japonicus  +   248d ago
@nightsurge

"Ok so all those people that bought PS4 and Xbox One in November bought 0 games in December... glad we have your "logic" on here."

Lmao.....what?! How did i even remotely say that? Some people have serious reading comprehension problems on this site....i don't even.....

I didn't contradict myself because im talking STRICTLY ABOUT DECEMBER, not cumulative 2013.....what is wrong with you people? NPD is strictly referring to December, im talking strictly December, everyone else is talking strictly December....apart from you and fanboybeatdown.

"More consoles sold = more games sold"

It's pretty obvious i was talking about December, given that the NPD numbers and these articles are talking strictly December too.

My logic would be wrong if the topic was cumulative sales.....but it's not. Word of advice to people, if you're going to try and sound smart and argue a point, at least stick to the topic, read and re-read the persons comment who you are replying too. Unless you purposely are trying to make yourselves look like fools.
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truefan1  +   248d ago
I'm not gonna lie, I love when articles come out like this and it makes all the ps4 fanboys scramble for their excuses. What they should also notice is that it's not some XB1 gloating party either, a few fanboy comments, but nothing to bad. now if this article was reversed it would be ridiculous with all the ps4 fanboys. All in all go XB1, just imagine the spike in sales when Titanfall comes out in march and Halo 5 holiday 2014. The $100 more expensive is selling better and more people are buying more games with more choices, I LOVE IT. PS I'm American, so really I only care about the English speaking countries just in case we end up in the same lobby on live. Lastly, so much for resolution gate, the so called lesser version of BF4 and COD sold better on XB1.
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nightsurge  +   248d ago
@Lukas it is just sad how you keep failing so hard... trying to pretend you are more intelligent, yet you still keep arguing under the false assumption that those who bought a console in November did not buy games in December.

We understand your comment is talking strictly NPD December. It is you that keeps failing to understand our comments. Console sales that occurred in November = more game sales in December! That is where your "logic" keeps going wrong and what we are trying to get through your thick skull... Sony had ~200k console lead for November. That's a lot of consoles that people could buy games for in December, yet Xbox One still took the edge. From the talk of how close the December console sales were, Sony should have been much closer or maintained their software lead but they did not.
Death  +   248d ago
@Lucas,

Click the link. COD and BF are YTD numbers. According to NPD both are selling better on the Xbox One. First party games are also selling much better on the Xbox One according to the story. Keep in mind this is NA only. Impressive still since the PS4 has sold more consoles in the States.

I understand your logic about console sales creating more software sales. The two consoles sold pretty much the same amount in December according to NPD. Microsoft can claim victory in December, but it's by a few thousand units. The software totals don't even come close though.
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Kleptic  +   247d ago
listen to you guys with 'Xbox Live' being the reason for anything...XBL equipped machines have been the least played systems for BF4 from the get go...

PS3 and Ps4 still lead BF4 player counts daily in console terms (with the PS3 often topping PC), and have since release...the xbox one has averaged the least amount of people playing bf4, with the 360 not doing a whole lot better...

currently the xbox one only has ~27k players...while the PC, PS3, and PS4 all double that (or at least nearly in the PS4's case right now)

dig around the site, you can find more averages month to month...just saying, many are aware of BF4 player counts plummeting because of piss poor service from both DICE and EA...and if that happens...its pretty obvious that the xbox one will be the first to have the bottom fall out...

http://bf4stats.com/
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ABizzel1  +   247d ago
Congrats MS, but stop with the spinning.

You have more exclusives on the market than Sony, so exclusive software sales you should win, as well as the PS4 being out of stock nearly most of December due to the EU and Korea launches.

When people buy their new consoles they more than likely buy at least 1 game with it. XBO was in stock all of December so that means they're sales were going to be up in the US, compared to the PS4 which was down and up a each week due to stock issues.

When you look at the Worldwide numbers you lost EVERYWHERE. Don't spin it for you to feel better. You did good, and if you take out Kinect you'll do even better with a lower price, and being able to ship consoles to other regions much faster like the PS4.
dedicatedtogamers  +   247d ago
Since the 360 sold nearly double what the PS3 did in the USA last gen, the fact that the PS4 and X1 are neck-and-neck (or slightly ahead, or slightly behind, depending on who you believe) should be making Microsoft sweat bullets right now.

With the supply issues, it was a long shot that PS4 would outsell X1 in the USA, specifically with Microsoft diverting stock to the USA. And yet, PS4 is still sold out while X1 is available everywhere. And yet yet, PS4 has matched the X1 in North America.

Obviously, early sales mean very little, but instead of declaring this a "win" for Xbox (which sold nearly double what PS did in NA last gen) this should be correctly interpreted as a sign that Microsoft is losing their foothold in their last strong territory.
Death  +   247d ago
@Abizzel,

No offense, but you are the one spinning. Sony and Microsoft sold approx the same amount of consoles in December. It's a difference of a few thousand.

Microsoft has 30% more retail exclusives selling almost 300% more than Sony. They are also selling more third party games. This is being done with a smaller install base and a $100 higher console price. That is not an easy feat to accomplish. The $100 higher price should be cutting into game sales. Instead customers are buying more games.

@Dedicated,

Sony doesn't have supply issues. They choose to spread the supply they have over a much larger area. This is their marketing strategy and not a supply problem. There are less PS4's in North America because Sony sent less to the region by choice. In my opinion that was a mistake since almost half of the sales in North America occur in the fourth quarter, but that is what Sony wanted to do.
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SilentNegotiator  +   247d ago
It's just US numbers...why should this be a surprise to anyone?
Skip_Bayless  +   247d ago
Zombie statistics and spin here. Stupid Aaron Green burg says "these numbers are not only December since the X1 launched in late November so these numbers should have LTD". That's just spin there. And no the NPD did track the one week of X1 in November.

X1 is losing, end of story.
JokesOnYou  +   247d ago
"Last #NPD fact : 1st/2nd party (exclusives) SW sales for #XboxOne 1.5M units vs. 599K for PS4. Led by Dead Rising, Forza 5 and Ryse."

hmmm, So not only did Xbox One outsell the ps4 in terms of consoles sold for their *1st full month head to head in the worlds *largest single market the US but Xbox One also has a higher attach rate for you game sales with higher totals but even beat ps4 with more 1st party game sales.....lol, so much for all those "tv, tv, tv" comments. Looks like my fellow X1 gamers are *gaming more than the ps4 folks. Actually I think digital is a huge factor this gen for full retail games, more so on X1 imo....I know myself and others prefer conveniences of all digital so far.
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Skip_Bayless  +   247d ago
^Nice Spin

In JokesonYou's house the X1 outsold the PS4 by 1:0. And the games for the month of December in JokesonYou's house is 3:0. Therefore Sony's PS4 must be faltering.
JokesOnYou  +   247d ago
Skip nowhere did I say or imply ps4 is "faltering" or doing poorly. I just think it's sort of funny that so much of n4g is filled with how sony is crushing micro *in between* the announcements of official data....which is why I don't even bother commenting on so many of the hit seeking headlines amymore to give context to the BS so many crap sites like cinemablend and n4g member bloggs write to post here.

This is worth commenting on since its an official source and when sony announced ps4 was at 4.2m vs X1 at 3mil? I said congrats to sony but also no one wanted to hear that X1 sales were very impressive in comparison with only being on sale in 13 markets vs sony sales in 43. That's a huge distinction even if you believe ps4 would still outsell X1 in every single one of those markets only a extremely delusional sonyfanboy who sleeps with a ps blanket would believe 30 more markets wouldn't lead to alot more sales for X1's overall total WW.

Yeah so call me what you like but this is why I like whenever official numbers are released from either side because it makes all the fanboy talk of "a" killing "b" look stupid. Im proud of the fact I predicted long ago after the reveal of the X1 and the following months that all the BS polls wont matter much once the console WITH GAMES launched and folks get their hands on it...lol wheres all those scary NSA stories now?

I mean it's the same old thing the n4g analyst right now swear X1 sales are poor in other news but they conveniently ignore all the facts and just go off ps4 beating X1 in Belgium or Netherlands or whatever countries X1 isn't on sale....or assume they know actual #'s for territories they are both sold but have no links with up to date sales.
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SITH  +   247d ago
The problem was there were no battlefield 4 and call of duty games available on store shelves to match or exceed xbox one sells.

Lol
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a08andan  +   248d ago
Well Americans are really conservative and brand loyal so I always doubted ps3/ps4 would outsell the Xbox brand. But the race is much close so far this gen than previous gen!
a08andan  +   248d ago
Probably should have said: "..outsell the Xbox brand in the US" as that is what I meant ^^
BX81  +   248d ago
Americans... conservative?.... How dare you sir!
extermin8or  +   248d ago
Last I checked stock aklowing ps4 was still ahead console sales wise in the usa... after all it sokd a million just in the usa in its first day-the xb1 sold a million split between usa and eu, in total xb1 sold 3.something million and ps4 is on what like 4.5 so since launch if xb1 sold say 2.5 million approx and ps4 sokd another 3.5 split mainly between the usa and eu.... unless xbox sold almost all of that in usa they would at the very least be about even? Even if there was like a 60:40 split usa:eu for xb1 and vice versa for ps4 then they should still be even. It seems more likely that as ps4 has kz as a launch title ps4 pkayers only pick up one of the two fps' s mentioned above. Xb1 has no fps launch title-so their owners are buying both cod and bf4. Makes sense?
Death  +   248d ago
Americans conservative and brand loyal? Typically blanket generalizations like that are never accurate. Check the PS1 and PS2 numbers by region and you will see Americans bought a significant portion of those consoles. If Americans were brand loyal like you seem to think, there would be no Xbox One.

As for conservative, I would love to see it here in the U.S, but unfortunately we have become a much more liberal nation in the last decade or two.
ALLWRONG  +   247d ago
"Well Americans are really conservative and brand loyal"

America has more consumer brands choices than anyone, everywhere.

Nice try though
a08andan  +   247d ago
@allwrong: Obviously I was talking about consoles. Not brands of all types and products.. The US has always been the nr 1 area for the Xbox brand.
SITH  +   247d ago
You have no clue what Americans are. Brand loyal my ass with so many things made in China, and so many people buying foreign made everything. Conservative my ass.
aiBreeze  +   248d ago
I don't think it's that surprising that FPS games sell better on Xbox One. The X1 controller is far better suited plus all the dedicated servers talk of X1 would be enough to make serious FPS gamers choose X1 over the PS4.
Silly gameAr  +   248d ago
No.
aiBreeze  +   248d ago
Honestly I don't even know if PS4 has dedicated servers but for me, that would be the biggest deciding factor if I was buying a console for FPS games. EA run their own servers so Battlefield wouldn't be a problem but I'm not sure about COD.
Kayant  +   248d ago
@aiBreeze

COD atm is using their hybrid solution they announced some time ago on all platforms.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   248d ago
The PS4 controller is perfect for FPS's now. The handles and triggers are perfect. I think you are mistaking the DS3 for the DS4.
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liquidhalos  +   248d ago
Not true sorry
UnHoly_One  +   248d ago
The DS4 is not perfect for any genre of game if you prefer the left stick in the primary position like most Xbox gamers do.
VENOMACR1227  +   248d ago
Bubble for you sir.

The 360 and X1 controller have been the better controllers for FPS because of the stick layout. The PS4 controller is an upgrade, but the X1 I still like better, just feels more comfortable and natural.

The dedicated servers, we havent seen them yet. Hopefully Titanfall will use them.
The_Infected  +   248d ago
The US is obsessed with Xbox nothing surprising here.
Sayai jin  +   248d ago
Obsessed? Or did the people just buy what they wanted, whether it be XB1 PS4?
MxRBrobaFett  +   248d ago
I like to put peanut butter on my x1 and rub my nipples around in it. Does that make me obsessed with it? Yes
DanielGearSolid  +   248d ago
It only sold better in the US
lifeisgamesok  +   248d ago
I guess resolution difference ain't the end of the world huh N4G ;)
Prime157  +   248d ago
Because most us ps4 buyers bought their stuff in November.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   247d ago
Boy so much for all you Sony fanboys telling all us xbox fans on this site how nobody would buy a console 100 bucks more and less powerful. Looks like people want the console with the better launch games.

So two months in, and MS already takes back the USA. I remember the first month of November when Sony fans 180'd and started to like NPD numbers again... and now...well.. ha ha ha.
ifistbrowni  +   247d ago
perhaps it's because x1 users actually play games instead of sitting on N4G all day waiting for xbox news to beat down?

Honestly, im tired of the ps4 crowd 'round deez parts. Xbox sold more games, great. No reason to be upset/make excuses. Who cares...? I can't believe console wars continue to go on after both consoles have released. I participated a few weeks before they launched, but now that they're out... i've been playing the games.

Congrats to Microsoft. I own 2 games for x1 and 4 for ps4. So i contributed to both stats. Good for me.

@lukas, the article link isn't working for me right now. But, using your theory, the ps4 should have more games sold. Simply because it has sold more, all-time. Now, if the article is only basing this off of the month of december, the title is misleading and im sorry for cutting down your theory (which would then, make sense).
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norman123  +   247d ago
I had to log in and thumb up this post. good LOL for first paragraph.

Sony fans spent more time on here to knock down any Xbox negative news than playing the actual games. or they spent more time to stare at pixel count.

There is a thread on Neogaf complaining no good game to play on PS4.
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Delive  +   247d ago
Did anyone take into account the free games for the ps4?
scott182  +   247d ago
Better first party games on x1 is opinion that can't be backed up with metacritic at this point, better thid party ports is a fact. Seeing as how resolution is hard to debate...

Congrats to Microsoft on great sales.
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3-4-5  +   247d ago
People by more 3rd party titles when there aren't as many good first party titles.

Hence why more are bought for the XB1.

I'm probably getting a PS4, but as of now, neither are a must have until there are more games.
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   247d ago
Well here says otherwise..

http://www.vgchartz.com/pla...

http://www.vgchartz.com/pla...

Also lol what are they thinking with this? What if xbox even somehow outsold ps4??? Huh? Does it make more people turn to and buy Xbone? I don't even....
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Gamer1982  +   247d ago
This is about attach rate not about sales as its about games sold (not one game ALL). Also shooters selling better on Xbox? Really?? It only just outsold PS4 in the US (COD and battlefield sales) and this is a place where MS DOMINATED last generation selling nearly twice the amount of games. So that explains the numbers..

You can make facts tell any story if you find the right facts.

Lets also not forget PS4 bundles were so hard to get hold of in the USA as Sony focused there stock worldwide where as MS pushed it in US. We can argue until we are blue in the face about sales of consoles but does anybody else think these numbers are ironic??

I mean MS claim they want and all around console not just a gaming console yet PS4 is obviously getting used for games less than xbox one meaning its used as more of an entertainment device right now. Weird twist of events..
snookiegamer  +   248d ago
This has got to be good news right?

Well done Xbox. You'd expect the system to flourish in its own territory. I'm happy both systems are doing well :)
Bigpappy  +   248d ago
Reading all of these post analyzing the good news is making me dizzy.
snookiegamer  +   248d ago
I'm into PS3/4, but as far as this Xbox news, I give credit where it's due.

Curiously, some people have given disagrees for congratulating Xbox, doing well in it's own territory, and for hoping both PS4/Xbox One do well.

Like REALLY?? Lulz ;p
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mhunterjr  +   248d ago
It's pretty strange, but Xbox 360 had a slightly higher attach rate despite the ps3 having the better exclusives when it was all said and done.

For whatever reason it seems like Xbox folks are more into buying things....

I think the fact that several free and f2p games were available to ps4 owners also played a part in this.
mcstorm  +   248d ago
I think its more to do with the type of gamers and also xbox live.

People who bought a 360 tended to get it for online play and because there mates had it so they would go out and get the same games as each other like BF, Halo COD ect.

A lot of people who got a PS3 tended to get different types of games and play more SP and if you look at the numbers for games like FF, MGS, UC, LOF, GOW you can see that.

I think it all depends on the gamer but last gen live was the better service for online and the 360 had over 3 quarters of its users as a gold account.

I don't know what PSN is like on the PS4 as I don't own one yet but it will be interesting to see what happens this time round for the 3rd party games like COD, BF ect.
extermin8or  +   248d ago
Psn is drastically improved. Really the improvement Is noticeable only issues are that DICE are morons and have no party system for joining lobbies together, they even acknowledge the OS based cross game oarties but dont allow you to use them.... AC4 has its owb party but also has some intergration with the OS one and killzone has done the great job of just intergratingnrhe cross game party into its multiplayer but as a first party game I expect nothing less.
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mcstorm  +   248d ago
@extermin8or good to here its improved but Sony now need to show users it has and even though it has improved has it improved enough to match Xbox live or even be better than it?

Like I say ive not used PSN on the PS4 so I cant say it has or has not but good to here it has improved.
whitefang1988  +   248d ago
I think this will be the trend for casual gamers. I know a lot of people who bought the x1 solely because they had the 360.
And why not if your friends game on it too?
For me I did get both but I saw it as a chance to have my main console the ps4 (if true free backward compatibility was their it would have been a different story)
So far I prefer the PlayStation been in the uk the TV and streaming doesn't really effect me, I only have Netflix. But I'm excited for titan fall and halo 5 on xbox.
pyramidshead  +   248d ago
It's worrying that for the amount of stock that MS stuffed the NA chains with that it didn't sell more than what it did :/
Volkama  +   248d ago
Try not to stress about it, it's not good for your health.
mhunterjr  +   248d ago
Why is it worrying? In history, the only console to ever perform better at retail is the ps4.... And that's 100 bucks cheaper. The xb1 is doing just fine.
Bigpappy  +   248d ago
Yeah. Why worry so much about Xbox sales? Are you an investor?
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pyramidshead  +   248d ago
It seems like they could have used that one year head start they had last gen that's all. Looks as if the playstation brand is more of a force to be reckoned with this time around and is there to stay quite prominently. You'd think Xb1 would be pasting the PS4 by now.

@ The rest of you. cba'd to waste bubbles. Never said I was personally worried that's you fault for assuming ;), but should have probably made it clear that I was looking at it from an Xbox perspective.
mediate-this  +   248d ago
Watch he will make up some sort of elaborate lie, saying he owns stock in micro or sony just to prove a point
DC777  +   248d ago
Everyone I know plays COD and Battlefield on XBox. It's the sole reason they have an XBox for the community of playing online with their buddies. Hard thing to change although I'm sure a few jumped ship to ps4. Anyway the community XBox has for those games can't be beat.
infectedaztec  +   248d ago
I literally bought the XB1 to play battlefield. Sure it has a higher resolution on the ps4 but I just prefer first person shooters using the XB1 controller (thought the dualshock 4 is a huge improvement). Plus the FPS genre is much stronger on the Xbox (Titanfall and Halo this year).

The PS4 has its merits too. I think for story driven games Naughty Dog are where its at (though I'm excited to see what Quantum Break will bring to the table).

One thing I've noticed though is that the BF4 community is alot quieter than the BF3 one. Thats good in that you dont get as many annoying gamers but its also harder to communicate tactically too
extermin8or  +   248d ago
I tend to be in a party with mates on ps4 but the thing is... I honestly dont have a clue how to uae the ingame chat heard a couple of squad mates chat abit before but they cant hear me and ive checked the settings...
PS4isKing_82  +   248d ago
I knew xbox would keep north America. And every time I said it on here, I was banned for for days up to two weeks at a time.

But regardless to all that, I can't wait to get my xbox one.
OrangePowerz  +   248d ago
PS4 is still ahead in the US, the reason X1 sold more is because you couldn't find many PS4 consoles at stores.
Team_Litt  +   248d ago
Couldn't find many games either? What's the excuse for that?
OrangePowerz  +   248d ago
With next gen upgrade programs and digital buying becoming more popular the NPD can't say what the actual attach rates are for each console since they only have the retail numbers.

That doesn't mean that the X1 didn't sell more games or has a higher attach rate, but we won't know if that is the case from the NPD data.
extermin8or  +   248d ago
Tbf this also doesnt count digital however looking at the prices of cod and bf4 k really hope digital sales arent too large a numbers...
Death  +   248d ago
To be fair you would acknowledge both consoles offer their games in digital form. Neither are counted. If the retail numbers were close, maybe this would be a factor if you really felt there was an advantage in numbers on the PS4.

What is troubling is the amount of first/second party games reported.

1.5 million on the Xbox One vs 599 thousand on the PS4. This is the area Sony needs more sales in since it is where they make up the most for lost profit on the hardware. It will be interesting to see how launch impacted both companies financials.
1lawrence  +   248d ago
But there still behind in North America
Team_Litt  +   248d ago
And yet managed to sell more games than everyone else. Are the PS4 games in short supply as well?
extermin8or  +   248d ago
@teamlitt this is just for bf4 and cod.... there are other games out like AC4, the first party games etc.
Flames76  +   247d ago
No their not both the PS4 and Xbox One has sold 2.2 million units here the the states.Damn do you guys even look at the facts before you post?
Fishy Fingers  +   248d ago
You don't get banned for voicing your opinion if it's done in a respectable manner. Users don't have the power to ban others, only mods, so maybe just use a little more tacked in future.

On a more positive note, enjoy your new system when you get one.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   247d ago
Users flag members they don't like with bubble downs and reports. You would have to be naive to think anybody short of being a pro Sony loyalist won't be attacked where the pro Sony mods finishes the job. Many of which use to be the same trolls from 2005-2007

To the article...

I don't understand this news. Are PS games in short supply too, Sony? or is the software telling us why people are buying the XB1 despite the damage done to it and the price difference?
scott182  +   247d ago
^
No, COD in 1080p is not in short supply... I guess sales matter again, and that is what makes a game good. Just so we are clear.

p.s. You are aware of Micro's advertising budget and supply in the US correct? It alone stomps Sony's worldwide ps4 advertising budget, including Micro's cod contest with a 1 million dollar prize.
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Tripe_Down  +   248d ago
A winner without competitor ...
mhunterjr  +   248d ago
The same could be said for the ps4, which is selling in 40 markets that dont yet have Xbox Ones.

Bottom line is, folks only want to use the numbers that are convenient for their cause, and dismiss the ones that aren't....

Why can't we just give credit when it's due, and aay good job.
scott182  +   247d ago
Sony is in 53 markets? I didn't know that. If Microsoft had a revelation that releasing outside of their 13 major territories woul bring them many more sales, you could bet your car they would.

I offer congrats to micro for doing great in the US, like usual. But there are facts that can't be ignored no matter how much people try. Such as the ridiculous stock issue for hardware and Micros ridiculous advertising budget for their console and games. Including the deal Micro has for the COD contest with a 1 million prize.
mhunterjr  +   247d ago
@scott182

There's no doubt that being on more countries would mean more sales for MS. But their struggles with manufacturing xb1's is well documented, as well has their struggles with localizing various aspects of their UX (kinect voice recognition, Xbox one guide etc)

They actually had planned to launch in many more markets, but pulled back at the last minute. And some of the markets they are in now don't even have all of the key features available.

It's pretty clear to me that they aren't in more markets because they are/were unprepared. Not because they don't see money in it.
scott182  +   247d ago
@mhunterjr

As well as Sony's stock problems for hardware being well documented. Sony has a legit problem keeping the PS4 in stock, and that is being spun to no end by people who can't admit it. Sony is in more territories, but it is keeping stock low in major territories as a downside.

It is clear to me that Sony wants to be in more territories than micro, but it is not for explosive sales, as they have very little left to sell to the main markets. Sony has a small advertising budget and they want to get there brand out there to the world, and let it do the advertising for itself.
OrangePowerz  +   248d ago
I don't think the numbers include the upgrade program. Also they don't contain digital sales. The majority of games I bought are digital and only a few of the games I bought for next gen are disc.
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ruefrak  +   248d ago
The fact that they don't include digital sales means that in general, these numbers are rubbish. I know I buy way more games digitally now than on disc, and I'm sure I'm not alone.
Flames76  +   247d ago
you seem slow
andreasx  +   248d ago
Probably because the third party titles are more popular than the exclusive titles on the Xbone, I could imagine people would rather buy battlefield or cod than ryse or DR3
Edward75  +   248d ago
That would be a good excuse, but it goes on to say that first party titles sold better in the US compared to PS4 first party titles.
OrangePowerz  +   248d ago
X1 had more first party games, if you have more of something you will likely sell more combined.
green  +   248d ago
@orangepowerz: i am confused. Last gen, Sony fans and fanboys said that 360 exclusives sold more than PS3 exclusives because Microsoft had less exclusives. Now for the PS4 it is the opposite? Which one is it?
Bundi  +   247d ago
@Orange, no matter how you slice it, the exclusive attach rate is higher on One.
There is a 900k gap between the exclusive software sales to the favour of a console $100 more expensive and fewer consoles in total sold.
testerg35  +   247d ago
green, yup.. I remember the excuse that 360 games sold more because there were too many options on the PS3.
Qwagy UK  +   248d ago
Good news for Microsoft in there home territory, although having both consoles one really stands out as the more powerful. No prizes for which console I'm referring to!
PS4isKing_82  +   248d ago
Woohoo go Microsoft!!!! Can't wait to get my awesome new Xbox in a few months and play my copy of forza 5 I got for Christmas :)
Mr_Writer85  +   248d ago
Does this included digital downloads?
DarkLordMalik  +   248d ago
These figures are from NPD and they don't count digital downloads, i think.

Edit Below: NPD = US Sales only.
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Mr_Writer85  +   248d ago
Thanks

Is this world wide or just US?
Adolph Fitler  +   248d ago
I'm surprised about BF4, as I thought PS4 had the better version? I guess that doesn't really determine sales though, as why would people want to play a game the way the developers intended it to play & look, when you can just stick to blind loyalty.

The other factor here is Sony's double edge sword of offering free 2 play even without a PSN sub, & then with a sub, the free games offered in sh1tloads by Sony.
Just have a look at the list of games PSN subscribers have had the ability to own since it's inception on PS3. I', sure many PS4 owners out there LIKE ME, that have bought masses of titles on PS3, only for them to appear a few months later on PSN+ for NOTHING, are reluctant to buy every game they want now, as waiting can be a fruitful experience.
Then there is the fact Ghosts got bad reviews & was panned critically, as people are finally getting Burnt out on a staling IP, same could be said for BF4, plus it's well documented online problems wouldn't help sales.
And, many PS4 owners were also anticipating Watchdogs MORE than any other launch game, only for it to slip, & to a lesser degree, Driveclub... Many PS4 owners are also more interested in getting Infamous:SS when it launches, rather than litter there collection with samely FPS's, that haven't evolved enough from last gen.
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Team_Litt  +   248d ago
It was never going to be a fair battle with PS4 only offering one flagship title and one no hope in hell title. Kill zone I suspect took the lion's share of that 600k units, I cannot imagine Knack selling anything over 150k.

Funny, last gen it was said that 360 exclusives sell more than PS3 because there are less of them to choose fro and ps3 sales are spread out. This time around, even with more to choose from, Xbox main exclusives have outsold their PS counterparts.
rafaman  +   248d ago
Haters gonna hate
Alsybub  +   248d ago
Attachment rates (the number of games sold per console) for both Xbox and 360 were always much higher than PS2 and 3. Looks like the trend is continuing.
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TheKayle1  +   248d ago
BUT BUT BUT...the pools!
jimbobbeers  +   248d ago
#4TheVoters
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KontryBoy706  +   248d ago
This is only the result of people not being able to find PS4s to buy and settling with XB1.
TheKayle1  +   248d ago
lol ..so i want a ps4 i go out ..i dont find it and buy an xb1 that i didnt want ..that cost 100$ more....yes .....sure....lol

ps. they dont reach to find also the sofwares? lol
Alsybub  +   248d ago
That would make sense if the Xbox One was outselling PS4, but it's not. There's more than a million more PS4s in peoples homes than Xbox One.

It's just that people are buying more games for their Xbox One than those with a PS4 are for their system.
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Flames76  +   247d ago
We have PS4s where i live at walmart and gamestop.Sorry but that excuse just isnt gonna work anymore
Goku781  +   248d ago
People that couldn't find a PS4 had to by something for Chirstmas right?
ELpork  +   248d ago
Glad to hear games are selling
Parsti  +   248d ago
And in Europe it's the exact opposite
Sayai jin  +   248d ago
Right, but this article is about NPD.
DoesUs  +   248d ago
You by games with systems, you don't have a system to buy, you don't buy any games. Simple.
Bundi  +   247d ago
And those that did buy? What's their excuse for not buying Knack and KZSF?
DoesUs  +   247d ago
They bought different games. WOW!
DarkAzureIIIX  +   248d ago
I don't think they're counting the $10 dollar upgrade from the PS3 to the PS4.
DanielGearSolid  +   248d ago
Greenburg is back... Smh
Ko_Uraki  +   248d ago
No Banderas gifs on neogaf in the NPD thread are a bad sign for Sony.
MilkMan  +   248d ago
REALLY! What a surprise. They don't call Xbox the Shooter Box for nothing.
TristanPR77  +   248d ago
Best selling console on the US and worldwide > best selling console on December.

It is obvious that the xbone benefits from the PS4 out of stock situation on December.
Alsybub  +   248d ago
I don't remember reading about PS4 games being in short supply for the millions that already own one. Especially when so many more people own a PS4 than an Xbox One.

If you assume that people typically buy the same number of games for either system then it would stand to reason that the PS4, with more than a million sales lead, should have more games sales than Xbox One. Numbers of consoles sold doesn't directly translate to software sales. As I said above, it was the same with Xbox and 360 over PS2 and 3.

As an example, if, on average, every PS4 owner bought two games but every Xbox One owner bought four then Xbox would have more software sales, even with the PS4 having that larger installed base. If that were the case then you could, possibly, make a wild assumption that it's because of the 1st party games being quite strong on the One at launch. So, let's say that both sides of the fence bought, pretty much, an even spread of third party titles (e.g. COD and BF4) but then Xbox One owners also bought Forza and Dead Rising, which both had strong review scores, then you can see how this is possible especially with Killzone being a highly traded first party game for Sony of which the sales would not be recorded for these statistics.

I'm not saying that's exactly what happens but it's logical.
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