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Submitted by Abriael 325d ago | news

PS4 Black Friday Bundle Outsells Xbox One Equivalent Soundly at GameStop; Ranked 2nd and 7th

It’s doubtless that Black Friday is a strategic date for shopping in the United States, so it’s not surprising that leading retailer GameStop decided to provide a rich bundle for both the PS4 and the Xbox One.

Turns out the PS4 Bundle is outselling the Xbox One equivalent rather soundly. (PS4, Xbox One)

black0o  +   325d ago | Well said
not surprised at ALL ..

sony's problem is meeting the demand, if there were more units they may ranked #1
Abriael  +   325d ago
It's already amazing that it beat so many games priced so low.
Eonjay  +   325d ago
To be completely honest, I don't think Xbox One can beat PS4 on Black Friday. Its because Black Friday is the day where people search for the lowest price. Had Gamestop built similarly priced bundles, there may have been less discrepancy. Price is one of Sony's main advantages that the Xbox 360 used to have over the PS3.
xHeavYx   325d ago | Trolling | show
Pogmathoin   325d ago | Trolling | show
cleft5  +   325d ago
I can't wait to see the sales numbers for the PS4 versus Xbox One. Something tells me that it will be a huge win for Sony.
GTgamer  +   325d ago
@PS4beaver
That was the most pointless/random thing ive seen today thanks for that-_- perfect way to waste a bubble.
Bigpappy  +   325d ago
I am not predicting either way. There is a good chance this could be a indicator of how the sales will end up.

I would caution though that this is GameStop Online.
1) Most people don't shop online for Black Friday.
2) GameStop online is not a popular site for most console buyers to shop. Amazon is actually the place the eBay is where most people buy online.

So I will advice waiting a few days to here real numbers.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   325d ago
First thing the guy said when I entered gamestop a few hours ago was " if your looking for the Xbox One we have plenty sir but sorry no PS4's " I just had to laugh Like no thanks dude just here for the $29 ps plus 12 month card :D
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Destrania  +   325d ago
Haha, nice.
prodg52  +   325d ago
Amazon has now matched gamestop with the $29 ps plus cards so you don't have to fight the crowds today just for plus!

Edit: They also dropped Ratchet and Clank:ITN to $20
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Abriael  +   325d ago
LOL. Your gamestop clerk has a sense of humor.
Flames76  +   324d ago
At my gamestop they have the PS4 but cant keep the Xbox One in stock
BoriboyShoGUN  +   324d ago
Nice story flames, I highly doubt that unless you live in a Microsoft community for employees.
TheTwelve  +   325d ago
We bored with Playstation Domination stories yet?

Naaaaahhhh....
GrandTheftZamboni  +   325d ago
We now bathe in tears of fanboys (those other ones)!
diablocody  +   325d ago
PS4 came out Friday, it is now 12:30pm Saturday here in Australia. Just went to these stores in my area:

JB Hi Fi
EB Games
Target
Big W
K Mart
Dick Smith Electronics
Harvey Norman

All 7 have Xbox One's available from day one
All 7 are sold out of PS4's
Only JB Hi Fi have places available for the second shipment which should be between 20th and 24th of December. The other 6 are sold out of their second shipment and should have stock in January

The best numbers comparison will be next year when both consoles are readily available but at this point PS4 should easily be 3 or 4 to 1
xprs22  +   325d ago
This really is a dumb article. Both systems have sold out so that would say that Microsoft obviously didn't send out as many consoles as the PS4
TheRacingX  +   324d ago
not really, I went to 2 gamestops in my area and both had at least 2 xbones in stock at 2pm on friday, when I asked about PS4 the kid said they were long gone....I believe PS4 demand is higher
Khajiit86  +   324d ago
I accidently clicked agree sorry was meant to be a disagree. Every store in my area has 0 ps4s. Few have xbox ones. Wal mart sold out of black friday ps4s in 5 mins but they still have x1s.
bubblebobble  +   324d ago
i am a sony fanboy at heart, but i do think xbox have made a great console no question, but where they have gone wrong is making kinect mandatory. if they had not done this the console could have been about £100 cheaper which would have put the console about the £329 mark £20 cheaper than sony maybe if microsoft have a tuff start i think they may revert to this. to me this does seem like a very silly mistake i think any kind of marketing would of suggested this, they should of known this. another oversight in my book was not having halo as a launch title this one game alone would have sold 2 or 3 million day 1 consoles
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   324d ago
Not surprised at all either. Dual shockers has been on a PS4 hype train this whole time.

But Sony fans have told me this whole generation that sales in the USA don't matter. All those months and years in a row that Xbox won was said to not matter. USA isn't the only place.

lol boy do sales matter now. Too bad launch game reviews don't! ha ha!
GuruMeditation  +   324d ago
I think you've entirely missed the point. USA sales mean nothing on their own for either company, America is not the world. PS4 isn't just banking on the states, it is giving the competition a sound thrashing the world over... so in this case, sales do matter. As for launch reviews, they matter much less than sales. More sales=more dev engagement=great games to come. Poor launch titles just mean a mediocre start, little else.
phil_75  +   324d ago
I know, only on Xbone can you get a 1/10 game!
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   324d ago
If the USA didn't matter on their own then Sony wouldn't of released in the USA first and only. They even stiffed the Motherland out of first dibs.

USA is THE most important place in the World for your games to sale. Sony knows this too. They were rattled that MS dominates the USA.
AO1JMM  +   325d ago
Ahhhhh yes my stock prices are skyrocketing...... Oh wait.

Price makes a huge difference.
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jessupj  +   325d ago
I actually do have stock with Sony lol.

Only $1,000 worth, but any time some smart ass MS apologist says something about defending Sony so much because I have stock, I can say "Yes sir, I do have Sony stock. Lawyered".
mediate-this  +   325d ago
You dont have stock. Listen i get it, sony is great, micro is great too lol. But to lie about having stock in sony just sounds immature. If you have stock prove it, otherwise you dont have to lie.

Fanboys are crazy with their lies. Be a gamer not a liar. Sony is on top because they are making the right moves. Ps2 days are near, so dont jimx them with your fake sony stock lies.
dragon82  +   325d ago
Why can't he have stock in Sony? A guy I work with also bought $1000 worth of shares a couple months back in preparation for the PS4 launch. The stock price was decent and everyone knew it was going to be a huge success at launch. I actualy wish I had grabbed some when he did.
DK_Kithuni_71  +   325d ago
The PlayStation 4 is kicking ass and taking names. So far it looks like Sony has already won this generation. Good times ahead for gamers.

#12 on the list - the Xbox 360 E with Halo 4 + Tomb Raider - is one hell of a deal at $199,99

Bought the bundle myself here in Europe this week. Not as good as the PS3 but one hell of a deal.
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LGM313  +   325d ago
$199 for the PS3 super slim with TLoU and batman kills the xbox bundle.
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DK_Kithuni_71  +   325d ago
As I said. Not as good as the PS3.

Xbox 360 and PS3 owners should really get "the other" console at these prices. I love my PS3 and the exclusive games. But at the $200 mark I get to play Halo, Gears, Forza too.

Same goes for the Xbox 360 croud. Get the PS3 and enjoy Uncharted, Resistance, InFamous, Little Big Planet, The Last of Us, Ratchet & Clark, and, and, and.
rainslacker  +   325d ago
There are a lot of great deals out there for PS3 this black friday. I was quite impressed. I think the PS3 and 360 will be pretty popular this season just because of the promoting it's going to get in place of the more expensive consoles which are mostly unavailable. Which is usually what happens the holiday after a new system launches.
LGM313  +   325d ago
The only thing is, there are no new FP games for the 360, for the ps3 ww have TLoU, gt6 etc...
SirBradders  +   325d ago
As much as i love what sony as a company stand for with their playstation brand never count the competition out.

Healthy competition is always welcome because it will always make Sony up their game even more so then they already are and that means as gamers we win even more.

Im not saying go buy an xbox but there is always the uninformed, people who like gimmicky features and/or their ip's which will probably be few in numbers in the long term but will definetly help the competition.
Prime157  +   325d ago
Online only?
L0Lcano  +   325d ago
Brack friday bunduruu!
FlameHawk  +   325d ago
It's funny how its the business type of websites that are getting it wrong lol.
GTgamer  +   325d ago
Just a waste of predictions lol when we all knew what was gonna happen.
Abriael  +   325d ago
The business type of websites are the ones most likely to have a horse in the race.
rainslacker  +   325d ago
Those business type websites also go based on MS track record, which for the the most part is pretty solid. Oddly enough, it's their electronics division which usually falters with many of it's products, and you would think those business type websites would be aware of that, as well as all the other substantiated reports floating around about what is popular.
5eriously  +   325d ago
Most of them are just "shilling" for M$. M$ s'got a big purse!

We will have to keep tabs on them to see their egg on face retraction!
GrandTheftZamboni  +   325d ago
Either that or they're just idiots. Probably both.
phil_75  +   324d ago
In a word, yes!
Belking  +   325d ago
Totally bogus. No results from Black friday are even available yet.
CGI-Quality  +   325d ago
So bogus, you have nothing to refute it with. I don't know why you bother half the time, but then, I don't know why even bothered replying to you.

OT: I expect this to be the case all over and throughout the entire 8th generation. Sony just got it right this time. Then again, had the PS3 launched @ $399, they never would have gotten any home PlayStation wrong!
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wenaldy  +   325d ago
Bogus should be your signature word.
GTgamer  +   325d ago
Belking aka the Bogus king
5eriously  +   325d ago
@Belking ["+ 51m ago
Totally bogus. No results from Black friday are even available yet."]

Your about to receive a huge awakening! The results will come soon! Be prepared!

Still so butthurt about this Sony successful launch hey! I thought by now you will be very busy playing on your own personal eXB0Ne???????
Must be a sad sad panda bear!

Apart from a few desperate's I take note that most trolls disappeared from these PS4 threads since the PS4 release in USA and now EU. They just cannot create or fake any more information or distort any facts now that the truths are out. A few others remaining just cannot give it a rest tho!
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Clarence  +   325d ago
Stop it. I bet you actually thought the xbone would outsell the PS4.
ajax17  +   325d ago
Just Dance is #1?? Wait, what??
Visiblemarc  +   325d ago
Really cheap leisure/mass appeal title.
azshorty2003  +   325d ago
Really?! I would've thought it would be the PSN cards, since people are buying multiple.
rainslacker  +   325d ago
Just dance is a very popular title. Surprising to many hardcore gamers, but it sells COD numbers, and actually makes a lot more on micro-transactions.

It's one of the most lucrative franchises in the industry.
ajax17  +   325d ago
Wow, well I'll be a sonofa...
GamersHeaven  +   325d ago
Console wars over welcome back to world domination sony.
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mcloving  +   325d ago
my local gamestop only had one ps4 left for $600 plus
GrandTheftZamboni  +   325d ago
No PS4 left at BestBuy I checked in Toronto. There are some Xones.
greenart  +   325d ago
will see, looks interesting
Trekster_Gamer  +   325d ago
Good for Sony. I am perfectly happy with my XB1!
Merry Christmas for gamers indeed this year!
ShowGun901  +   325d ago
wow hope everybodys enjoying their consoles!

been having a blast with my ps4, and one of my friends got one on black friday... that makes 3 of my ps3/360 friends with a ps4, 0 with xbones. who cares about worldwide sales lol thats our sales lol
Goku781  +   325d ago
Everyone sing!

Bow down, bow down, before the power of PS4
Or be crushed, be crushed, byyyyyyy, it's mighty GPU!!!!!
ShowGun901  +   325d ago
someone been playing black flag? cause i can totally hear pirates singing that LOL
dragon82  +   324d ago
Is it bad that I find myself singing those songs while playing?? lol
kydrice  +   325d ago
no one can resist the brack friday bunduru.
ajax17  +   325d ago
Bubbles for funny! :D
UncleGermrod  +   325d ago
I truly hope that over time, the xbox one's overall plan will play out. I for one did not mind the higher price, and planning to buy both made choosing which one to get first much easier. But for the general public, especially moms/dads, there isnt much reason to buy the more expensive console. It's crazy to see how badly MS misjudged the market with xbox one. I thought that going into this generation, we would see a hard fought battle. But ever since e3, it has been quite clear that xbox one simply cannot hold its own.

I think the x1 will continue to sell very well, and once halo drops there will be a big boost in sales. But i feel it is safe to say that MS will play runner up for this generation. maybe the gap will close a bit, but the next time MS will get a chance to take the top spot will be 6-8 years from now when new consoles come around again.

Until then, i for one am really loving my xbox one, and cant wait to nab a ps4 this spring.
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Veneno  +   325d ago
You think MS won't try to rape gamers again in 6 to 8 years? Sony has Microsoft all figured out. Sony took a hit last gen, but obviously they have realized what they need to do and I don't think they will slip up again. Microsoft on the other haand seems like they will never learn.
jgrigs09  +   325d ago
People are acting like it's the final sells. When Christmas hits, that's when the sells will boom. I guarantee there will be a significant change in the difference by next year. It will be closer than you think
thekhurg  +   325d ago
Nah.
vickard   325d ago | Trolling | show
Hicken  +   325d ago
Dude, if you have NOTHING to back up such claims, stop making them. This is like the third time I've read this comment or something very similar from you, and the lack of ANY basis in reality is annoying.
azshorty2003  +   325d ago
I honestly didn't even know what the Xbox bundle was. I kept seeing the PS3 one plastered in every ad and on every website. I don't recall seeing an Xbox one.
vikingland1  +   325d ago
My gamestop only had 4 ps4's and I was 7th in line:( So I bought Xbox One and I must say I am enjoying it. Good gaming to all which ever console you get.
MasterCornholio  +   325d ago
Please tell me you were planning on buying both in the first place. Because if you really wanted a PS4 you could have waited for the second shipment instead of buying an Xbox One.
vikingland1  +   324d ago
Yes I was planning on buying both,but I was wanting a PS4 first. Oh well, I am enjoying my XBO. I will definatly get a PS4 in the future so no worries .
cell989  +   325d ago
I was in line for the BestBuy 12:00am Mystery deals and they only had the Bone :(
ShinnokDrako  +   324d ago
So PS4 was outselling, is outselling and will outsell the Xbone?
No real news here, just facts and obvious things.
Even for those against Sony, i don't think that a bit of hatred or rage comments could stop the PS4. "We'll see the official numbers!" and we saw them. "We'll see when they release the official data!" and we're seeing it. "We'll see....!!!" ok, i guess the same thing will happen. PS4 > Xbone.
If i'm wrong, good for M$ and its lovers.
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Sh0ckWav3  +   324d ago
hopefully this will make MS get there act together, like SONY had to do with the ps3...
etownone  +   324d ago
Umm.... Xbox One is sold out everywhere, like the Ps4

So, not sure how this is news
Grave  +   324d ago
Went to my local Gamestop yesterday and the dude said the PS4s were gone immediately when the store opened, but it took him most of the day to sell all the Xbox Ones.
Sitdown  +   324d ago
So what you are saying is that both sold out?
Grave  +   324d ago
That's exactly what I am saying. While both consoles are hot right now, there does seem to be much more demand for the PS4 from what I've seen.
kingmushroom  +   324d ago
I got so lucky to get a ps4 in gamestop, cus I didnt want to enter freaking walmarts
Hell. And also because they only had 5 in stock and plenty of x1s, yes! I win.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   324d ago
My Gamestop has plenty of 1's in stock which I found kinda odd but 0 PS4's they go so fast when we get them in it's crazy! SONY is on a roll with the PS4 IMO
AceBlazer13  +   324d ago
The stores in my country are selling ps4s ridiculously high, cause they are so hard to find available.Xbones on theother hand, i can go get 1 anytime i so damn please.
GamersHeaven  +   324d ago
Not surprising at all seen plenty of bones on store shelfs near me.
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Izzy408  +   324d ago
No surprise here. What people also have to take into consideration is that the people who are buying the next-gen consoles right now are mostly hardcore gamers. And what do most hardcore gamers prefer right now, the PS4.

So it makes sense that the PS4 is outselling the X1 by a good margin. However, once the casual gamer begins getting into the mix, that's when the X1 should begin to gain some ground. How much ground? That is to be seen. But overall, as long as both consoles don't flop like the WiiU, then there is no real reason to give a crap about the numbers.
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S2Killinit  +   324d ago
Toatally agree with you. Very wise indeed. I do want to add however, that personally i hope that the industry doesnt get hijacked by the casuals. I dont have anything against xbox, but i really hope microsofts game plan doesnt win out and prove successful. I dont want angry birds, and microtransactions to be the focus of the future. So gamers FTW
PharaohX  +   324d ago
I got both so who cares! I am enjoying games on both. There is in fact room for both to be successful!! Why are people so eager for the Xbox One to fail???

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