Report: PS4 to outsell Xbox One this holiday

International Data Corporation says PlayStation 4's lower price point will help platform edge out Xbox One; console sales expected to grow in 2013 for the first time in four years.

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Thatguy-3101749d ago

Fanboyism aside I think it's common sense to see why this isn't a surprise. Overall Sony has a strong presence in the gaming industry. If it weren't for the 600$ price tag/1 year late start this gen would have played out the same way. Let's just say PS4 will follow the same path as the ps1-ps2. The Xbox One isn't going to bomb or anything but it sure isn't going to be as big as the 360 was.

AngelicIceDiamond1749d ago

I believe the recent hauntings of the DRM and general higher price point has allot to do with it.

Sony needs the PS4 to sell really well I'll be picking mine up hopefully soon.

P0werVR1749d ago

Yes. Sony very much needed this break than Microsoft.

Without a doubt Microsoft was coming into this very strong with strong lineups and features. Too bad with their terrible communication.

thrust1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

Am willing to bet the Xbox one will be bigger I.e sell more than the 360!

Same goes for the ps4 aswell. Ofc sellng more by how many we will have to wait and see.

AlexanderNevermind1749d ago

Not surprising as I remember seeing a similar article on n4g earlier in the week.

Pre-Orders told this story a long time ago. I've found little to no articles showing customers are canceling their PS4's for X1, even after MS' 180.

@ AngeliciceDiamond,

you can factor in devs singing the praises of the PS4 and the perceived power advantage as well.

TechMech21749d ago

Well said. I enjoy both Sony and Microsoft systems. While I'm buying an Xbox one first, I think its obvious to everybody that ps4 will sell better overall. It's cheaper, has more exclusive games, more first party developers, and more power. I'm just sticking with Xbox one for halo.

TheFallenAngel1749d ago

That's what I been saying for years. If it wasn't for the 1 year head start and $100 cheaper, it would had been a totally different story.

SaturdayNightBeaver1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

Dude im playing since those golden days of PSone , any normal person know that Playstation is the only true way of gaming.

nukeitall1749d ago

I think people will be surprised by the wider audience MS is drawing. These aren't the people that are going on websites answering polls, or in in heated console debate.

The Wii showed no signs of massive adoption, but word of mouth kept it going. Is the price a barrier?

Sure, but when your child is screaming for the latest console and you find something the entire family can enjoy as opposed to that one child then the value just increased immensely.

The first few weeks and part of this holiday is about core gamers. Casual and young gamers are about holiday and moving forward.

Ezz20131749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )


pretty sure every single site i go to
gamers want the ps4 alot more than's not even funny
GS,IGN.GT,GF,Neogaf,N4G etc etc the list go on and on

it's not just N4G

DragonKnight1749d ago

@nukeitall: Give up the PR schtick man, for once. You know that the Xbox One doesn't have a wider audience. Parents aren't going to pay $500 just for a camera.

DigitalRaptor1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

@ nukeitall

This is why I say, most people see logic. Others see it, but step around it.

So you're expecting that "wider audience" who already invested in Kinect and 360, to pop down $500 for a camera that poses no real additional value to them? Microsoft can't sell their console to gamers over the competition's console with supposedly better features, so why would their attempts at selling these additional extras to a "wider audience" (many of the proposed features aren't even ready for or compatible with most global regions), be more fruitful?

Parents buying an Xbox for their kids is about as "wide" as it's going to get. You think a kid is going to want to share his gaming console that was gifted to him, with his family who want to watch TV and movies?

PS4 does those same things, those same things, bro. Sony has been known in the gaming/tech space for their great home cinema/media hub/entertainment center capabilities and that reputation goes places.

thechosenone1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

Hell yeah.

Ju1749d ago

Parents buy what's cheaper. Simple.

Sono4211749d ago

can we just... give up on nuketail..

UltimateMaster1748d ago

How is this news?
It's a fact we knew for months.

nukeitall1748d ago

You can deny it all you want, but that is reality. The casual market is far bigger, and price isn't everything.

It is said value it brings to the entire family when it comes to how "wide" a market is. MS is casting a really wide net here.

You don't really think junior asking for a next generation console (even a PS4), but mommy and daddy goes to the store sees Xbox One with fitness apps, TV features and Sports aren't going to be more appealed by this?

Suddenly juniors super expensive toy could now be a family entertainment.

Remember Toyota is the largest car manufacturer in the world, but I can still buy a comparable Ford for less.

Price isn't everything, but it is a factor!

SmokingMonkey1748d ago

My game stop;

over 200 Ps4 reserved

over 40 bone reserved

Badassbab1748d ago

I don't think the PS4 will dominate like the PS1 and PS2.

5th Generation (Wikipedia)
PS1 102.5 million
N64 33 million
Saturn 9.4 million

6th Generation (Wikipedia)
PS2 153.6 million
Xbox 24 million
Gamecube 22 million
Dreamcast 10.6 million

7th Generation to date (Wikipedia)
Wii 100.04 million (30/06/13)
Xbox 360 78.2 million (30/06/13)
PS3 78.0 million* (28/06/2013) *PS3 now in second place according to VG Chartz*.

That's a huge market Sony has to re-capture to reach the all conquering days of the PS1/PS2 era. I personally doubt they'll be able to conquer the market like before even if it does seem like MS keeps making one cock up after another.

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Ezz20131749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

you won't believe how shocked i was when i saw this headline
i really can't believe that the most powerful console and 100$ cheaper than the rival is going to outsell it rival

i have just...ahhh, let me take a moment head is still spinning

thrust1749d ago

I love all this most powerful console stuff, the majority of people will never notice the difference!

I know people who cannot see the difference from SDtv to a HDTV hahaha

Ezz20131749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )


never judge console power by launch titles
we will notice the difference in multiplat games
in this wave or the next wave
and then you have sony's 1st/2nd party which will show the gap in power

and those ppl who can't tell between SDTV and HDTV...need to do eyes check
because the difference is pretty clear for everyone with eyes

HugoDrax1748d ago




You guys are not gamers at all, speaking that non sense. Since when does that have anything to do with gaming? If you play one console, you're a fanboy. No way I'm missing out on great games because I hate MS/SONY lol, so childish.

Here is a thought, wasn't the PS3 the most powerful console compared to Wii? And X360? How did that work out for the general public? My thoughts exactly! only people who visit gaming forums/sites give a sh*t about specs. The general public has no idea MS had to change their policies, because they don't care.

You all forget one thing about MS, and that's their ability to MARKET. Example, I was watching an MLS game four days ago. The Seattle team had XBOX ONE written across the front of their uniforms, and everyone in attendance had an XB1 jersey on. I couldn't believe it myself, but it just shows you how MS will spend as much money as it takes to sell their product. I thought KINECT 1 was a failure, especially according to gaming sites. Yet it sold over 25 million units, I guess if that's considered failure, hen what is considered success?

While you all pick sides, I'll be enjoying KILLZONE at launch and Dead Rising/RYSE/Forza at launch.

GreenRanger1749d ago

@ Lukas
You forgot to add the obligatory Nicholas Cage picture!

GarrusVakarian1749d ago

Haha, damn how could i forget.

GryestOfBluSkies1749d ago

this is some high quality reporting...

Magicite1749d ago

But there actually are a lot of people who dont know this or even disagree.

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Beastforlifenoob1749d ago

No i think the WII U will beat them both
LOLOLOLOLLOLL (kiding if you havent noticed)

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Knux1749d ago

Most shocking news ever!

01animeking1749d ago

pretty obvious MS practically gave them the lead

True_Samurai1749d ago

Really don't care I'll be picking up my x1. Maybe a ps4 down some years

LackTrue4K1749d ago

so your picking a
this year over a PlayStation4®?!?!

True_Samurai1749d ago

That's what you have on the regular I bet :-$

The_HarryEtTubMan1749d ago

That sucks. Enjoy your kinect.

Hicken1749d ago

You won't get a PS4 ever. No need to pretend.

JamieL1748d ago (Edited 1748d ago )

LOL, just like you will never get a Xbox, yet you go in article's trolling MS by saying sh!t like "MS will have to prove this, that and the other to convince me to get one", when you and everyone else on this site know good and well that you will never want or get an Xbox no matter what. Why is it ok for you to do this, but not True_Samurai?
Oh never mind I know, it's because you are a hypocritical, irrational, illogical troll with a chip on your shoulder, who thinks you and your opinions are the center of the universe. Do you even realize what a joke you make yourself look like daily around here? I'm sure you don't care, but it's pathetic.

MasterCornholio1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

Of course the console with the best lineup will sell the most this holiday season.

Not to mention its a 100$ cheaper that it's competitor and the Wii U pales in comparison to it IMO.

Nexus 7 2013

xDHAV0K24x1749d ago

$100 isnt a big deal to me. Especially when cell phones are expensive as hell. You drones would drop anything for the latest iphones

MasterCornholio1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

I'm an android user with a 350$ Motorola RAZR I and a 280$ Nexus 7 2013 tablet.

I don't buy overpriced products which is what the Xbox One is in my opinion.

How dare you call me an Apple user.

P.S My next phone will either be a Xaiomi Mi3 (380€ for 64GB) or a Nexus 5 ( around 350€)

Nexus 7 2013

PSnation41749d ago

Xbone... Ifruit.... u sir dont use ur money wisely

thrust1749d ago

I go for network and gameplay, so Xbox live for me.

Price and specs not to bother about not when they are so little.

blackbeld1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

I am an Apple user and happy one too.

I check N4G with my MacbookPro 13" in Safari with full screen!

My iPhone 5 is great still wait for the iPhone 5s :)

And guess what I gonna get my PS4 at launch with KZSF.

Why? Because I want the best of the best.

Magicite1749d ago

Im actually still using old button phone with no additional features (camera, internet, games)

Beastforlifenoob1749d ago

The iphone sucks balls

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