Submitted by MariaHelFutura 180d ago | article

Social Media Data Predicts Playstation 4 To Outsell Xbox One 2:1

LS writes "The question that everyone is asking is quite simple. Which will you be buying? Will you buy a Playstation 4 or an Xbox One? It’s a question that we sought out to answer and the stats speak volume. According to social conversations on Twitter, the PlayStation 4 is expected to outsell the Xbox One 2 to 1. The social conversations also showed us that 17% of people intending to buy a console are still undecided on which one is right for them. But that’s not all we uncovered, check out our latest infographic for the full results." (PS4, Xbox One)

djplonker  +   180d ago
Is anyone going to be surprised by this info?
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Angels3785  +   180d ago
Not really...
HelpfulGamer  +   180d ago
I'm surprised it's 2:1 not 4:1.
mikeslemonade  +   180d ago
5:2 by the end of this generation. I'd say just under 2:1 early on.

Feels great to be #1 every generation since PS1 haha
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GT67  +   180d ago
Im surprise this is posted at all.

no brainer......

in 2014 3:1
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HugoDrax  +   180d ago
Good for Sony! they could use the positive news. I wonder what FORBES list has to say about this? Hahahaha outselling a company on one product is fine and all, but overall assets, sales, profits and market value is what truly matters.


#38 SONY


? SONY ?


#506 SONY

The information I posted above is the real war companies are having N4G, while you fanboys continue to live in your bubble thinking it's a war regarding two entertainment devices hahaha!

"Men lie, Women Lie, Numbers don't"
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OrangePowerz  +   180d ago
It's a gaming website not a financial website. The market value in that regard is unimportant.
sobekflakmonkey  +   180d ago

The only reason you're saying any of that is because you know the PS4 is ahead right now, it's a desperate attempt to save some face, yeah, all of that may be true, but it has nothing to do with video games, that of which we are all talking about, and Sony seems to be dominating at the moment...so that's all that matters to us, so suck it.
mikeslemonade  +   180d ago
Don't care.. Sony is #1 in the games division so I get to play overall the best games just by owning one system.

If you play games the PS4 is the best value and the best "bang for your buck".
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djplonker  +   180d ago

Thats because m$ overcharges for thier crappy software linux is the future!

plus microsoft just buy out brands 6 billion for nokia yeah genius..... go back under your bridge mr butthurt troll and have fun with your xbox 720p
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HugoDrax  +   179d ago

True! It is a gaming website not a financial website, thus why do people care about the sells numbers to begin with on N4G? What is the title of the article?

"PS4 to outsell XB1 2:1" KEYWORD: OUTSELL


I like how everyone keeps saying the financials don't have anything to do with video games, yet everyone keeps talking about SELLS? Also, save some face? lol coming from someone who will have both PS4 and XB1 at launch I'm trying to save face? No sir....You all are the ones on the defensive lol, I'm not a fanboy so please stop it.


If I play games? lol okay, and PS4 being the best bang for my buck is your opinion. I'll add to the fact that I own every console so don't say I'm a fanboy. Guess what else? I have a PS4, extra dual shock, KILLZONE reserved for November 15th at GameStop. Do you need proof? Of course not, but I would be happy to oblige.


"go back under your bridge mr butthurt troll and have fun with your xbox 720p"

Now you my sir are a FANBOY! Who says I won't have a ps4 on November 15? Shows who's the butthurt troll, I stated facts yet I'm a troll. So come the 15th, will you have a PS4? I know I will. Please don't make me post a picture of my GameStop receipt either....You would be the butthurt fanboy once you see my games list, minus Second Son and Watchdogs..
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NateCole  +   180d ago
I am will be surprised if this happens in NA. It still is MS to lose in NA. They have a very strong following in NA.

The rest of the world is a very different story though.
k-dillinger  +   180d ago
im sure they are talking mostly about na its gonna be more worldwide obviously
djplonker  +   180d ago
hey us europeans have to wait 14 days longer so sony could try and steal that market so just prentend like it will work and hopefully that 2 weeks means they can get ahead in that market!
Angels3785  +   180d ago
Saw this from halfway around the world
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quinten488  +   180d ago
Good Call,Good Call! PS4 will dominate next gen.
thrust  +   180d ago
Am getting the xbox one because it suits me more!

am just wondering why it matters who has sold more consoles at the end of the gen?
Nexus38  +   180d ago
because this site has gone downhill, the users are so fussed on what their consoles rival is achieving it is hilarious how people get so mad, about other peoples opinions, and to think i used to enjoy browsing this site, now it's just sonyggers all mindlessly agreeing with each other kinda of like a group forcing laughing together :)
Swiggins  +   180d ago
Implying this site was ever uphill to begin with...

Oh lol
Axe99  +   180d ago
Well said - as long as both platforms have a healthy enough install base that will support development, being #1 or #2 isn't important, and both look like they'll start plenty healthy, which is good for everyone :).
mkis007  +   180d ago
To me, when a console, like the ps2 did, dominates, more exclusive third-party games are released and not tied down by development parity.
mcstorm  +   180d ago
@thrust Well said im doing the same but for me the WiiU has more im interested in over the next few months than the PS4 and the Xbox one put together.

I want all 3 to do well come the end of the generation though as its better for us gamers to have competition.
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   180d ago
That's just launch, and we all know what happens from there... Friends, tell friends, that tell friends.

(side thought/ramble, Sub7imin4lly when I see blue, I think sky, ocean, cal,m.. when i see Green, I think dragon, money, snake.)
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Funantic1  +   180d ago
Social media is reliable? Lol
Sci0n  +   180d ago
Social media is very reliable its the people who actually game and who you deal with day and day out voting and and filling out the mini surveys. Both sony and microsoft look to the social media figures to see how well they are doing. If you won't believe the numbers and the people you won't believe anyone and will remain blind to the truth forever like most xbots are.
tubers  +   180d ago
3:4 X1:PS4 in NA.
black0o  +   180d ago
naah it's more like

2 X1: 3 PS4 -NA-
Swiftcricket  +   180d ago
Well that's an improvement for MS. It was looking like 4:1 earlier this year.
misterbe3  +   180d ago
It's all about the games, and both platforms will have great games.

If one sells more than the other, so what. If they both make a profit, then both platforms win.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   180d ago
2:1 us being very generous towards M$
MightyNoX  +   180d ago
I'd say 3:1 but yeah, pretty much given at this point.
Swiggins  +   180d ago
You can twist the numbers however you want...they mean absolutely nothing at this point.

People often forget that "sales" are a marathon, not a dead-sprint.

In 2006 people "predicted" that Sony would be out of the console market within a couple of years.

Here we are 7 years later and the PS3 is not only still here but has surpassed the 360.

The PS4 will absolutely have superior sales for 2013, but 2014 is a complete crapshoot at the moment, for all we know either Microsoft OR Sony could go completely under within the year.

Gonna be an interesting year, that's for damn sure.
Max-Zorin  +   180d ago
I'll be playing games on both systems while this website continue to play multiple sequels of sales and arguments about graphics.
mkis007  +   180d ago
One thing that intrigues me is that Microsoft had a year to itself with the 360 to beef up its library, then the year the ps3 launched had a lot more games only on xbox. How did Sony pull this off, catching up and surpassing them. It is probably beaten into our heads a lot, but it really seems like this launch timing parity can only favor Sony.

I just don't see how the gap wont be wider, kinect 1.0 was released in error in my opinion, they killed the fad before its prime.
hyperfire21  +   180d ago
Sony did catch up in worldwide console sales.. but MS is ahead in game sales overall.
hyperfire21  +   180d ago
Why would you anonymously disagree dummies? If you follow vgchartz which mentions slightly higher ps3 console sales than xbox 360.

Then vgchartz also mentions higher xbox 360 total game sales to ps3:

xbox 360: 826.26 million
ps3: 749.26

Tired of you PS fanNERDS
mhunterjr  +   180d ago
I strongly DOUBT Sony would be able to sustain a 2:1 lead for any significant amount if time. I think even sony would be surprised. First of all, they'd have to ship twice as many consoles as Microsoft during the holiday period, which is frankly, highly unlikely. Then they'd have to fend off the inevitable MS price drops, bundles, and maybe even subsidized cable bundles . Sony will have less flexibility here since MS isn't taking a hit with the hardware costs atm.

Twitter INTEREST in PS4 over xb1 may be 2:1 but their are too many logistics involved in this business for that to translate into directly into sales.

I'm not sure why anyone would view a sample consisting exclusively of twitter users to be a scientific representation of the entire gaming public.

Just being objective here. If I had to guess, I'd say 4:3 Sony.
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hyperfire21  +   180d ago
I thought about this outselling thing. I think they could outsell now IF they had the stock. I dont think they have the inventory to outsell xbox and I'm sure both systems will sell out with similar amount of units.

Who knows about the long term but for now I'm sure they will be neck and neck in console sales.

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