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Microsoft’s Xbox One wins early sales battle on Black Friday

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the most popular video game console on Black Friday, according to a survey of early shoppers by shopping market research firm InfoScout. (Black Friday, Microsoft, Xbox One)

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Enemy  +   729d ago
If true, then that's because the PS4 sold out a long time ago. There were still Xbones in stores available for purchase.
Abash  +   729d ago
Yup, I dont think Sony could readily supply US retailers with PS4s on black friday considering they launched the PS4 in Europe the very same day
UltimateMaster  +   729d ago
A shit ton of people would have bought a PS4, if they could.
It's all sold out and Sony is releasing PS4 in Europe.

Told them to start shipping out the first batch of PS4 in August, not this late, buy they didn't listen. Oh well.
xHeavYx  +   729d ago
This is only a 3000 survey Target and Wal-Mart.
The 2 biggest video game stores in America /s
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GutZ31  +   729d ago
In North Carolina at least, Target had 0 PS4's this Black Friday.

I can't say about the rest of the US, but I know Walmart had a bit of stock, but quickly ran out. Gamestop seemed to be the only ones that overstocked a bit on both systems, as even at 3AM, people were bringing in PS4's and XboxOnes.
Sharky231  +   729d ago
I was at my local gamestop at mid night on Black Friday. The total before I left was 15 PS4 to 0 Xbox one. They did sell one 360 though! I feel this survey could be full of sh*t!
ovnipc  +   729d ago | Well said
Why hate so much on xbox. Both consoles are great and selling well. We need both competition its good we as gamers benefit from ms and sony to compete and make better games and better experience.
Prime157  +   729d ago
The store I work at had 27 ps4s and 29 xbones. By 3am we sold all ps4 and only 8 xbones. By 8pm, we still had about 7 or 8 left from what I was told (I worked midnight to 8am.
HammadTheBeast  +   729d ago

So you honestly believe that the X360 and PS3 would've sold more if PS4,s had actually been available?
mikeslemonade  +   729d ago
SMH at the disagrees. I don't care about disagrees for personal vendettas but I just think those people are dumb because they actually believe in this spin. Yea the X1 sold more but like everyone else said the PS4 was out of supply. There were no PS4s avalible at Best Buy all day, but part of the midnight mystery was the X1 was in stock.
maddskull  +   729d ago
i think that this survey is just lies even if you look at the numbers the xboxes are the same and the playstations are the same and the xbox one won by 1%
gaffyh  +   729d ago
Sample size is too small, it is based on a survey of 3000 people at random. At least NPD is based on actual sales in a few stores and then extrapolated from there.
Gekko36  +   729d ago
I don't think anyone other than internet gremlins like us really care about this.

I've got my X1 so really don't care who buys what this "Winter Solstice".
alexkoepp  +   728d ago | Well said
Sony fanboys are funny, "It's just because they had Xbox One in stock"

And had Black Friday gone to PS4, "Well everyone knew the PS4 would sell more, duh!"
loulou  +   728d ago
If that makes you feel better enemy, then its all good suppose
gta2800  +   728d ago
I called every single gamestop in my area at 7am asking about the ps4 and they all would say they sold out but when i asked about the xbox one they all said they had them in stock. Even went to the mall at 12pm and they still had a lot. I am not exaggerating either. I was actually surprised there were so many xboxs out there.
mikeslemonade  +   728d ago

Nothing wrong with that logic. Both statments would be true on each circumstance.
x713hitsquad  +   728d ago
@gta2800. So were u interested in getting an xbox, or did u have nothing better to do than than to call a bunch of places to check out their stock? I figured if u wanted an xbox u would have gotten it at the first place u called. If not u are a very dedicated Sony fanboy.
CryofSilence  +   728d ago

Curiosity is a powerful force that should be pursued. Whether he intended to buy one of either console is irrelevant. However, mocking one's curiosity is what should be shunned. Don't make assumptions about another's lifestyle based on what limited information is provided on an anonymous internet forum board.
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gta2800  +   728d ago

U mad? Lol

I was actually looking for a PS4 but would ask them what about xbox since I was already talking to them. I was just curious lol
VforVideogames  +   728d ago
well said , you get a bubble.
Sarcasm  +   729d ago
Yup, trying to find a PS4 is hard enough already after launch. Trying to find one on Black Friday just wasn't going to happen.
Rainstorm81  +   728d ago
LMAO i have a friend who refused to preorder a PS4 back in July with me, he thought he could walk in day 1 and buy 1...LLS...when that failed he said oh ill just get one on Black Friday......Now he is looking like an idiot still searching while everyone else we know have their PS4s

Some people never listen
Ashunderfire86  +   729d ago
Thanks for stating the obvious so articles like this can take a backseat.
Kryptix  +   729d ago
The PS4 sold out on launch day, meaning that there were no additional PS4s to add to the Black Market stock. On the other hand, the left over Xbox Ones added to the Black Market stock and since there were no PS4s left after quickly running out...gamers only had the choice of buying the Xbox One. Just explaining it.
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Rainstorm81  +   728d ago

Walmarts in my area said they had around 20 PS4 for Black Friday.....that aint shyt
Pogmathoin  +   728d ago
Its funny how everyone here suddenly work at brick stores, and say have lots of X1's in stock, yet check online, and none available. Yet when new Ipad or Iphone is released, the online sites are suddenly correct, but never in the case of X1, its a convienient lie....
AngelicIceDiamond  +   729d ago
@Enemy Yeah, and that's a good thing. More consoles for everyone.
MichaelLito79  +   729d ago
The pendulum continues to swing in Xbox one favor. Its the system and games. Its also known that MS has ramped up production on Xbox one for holidays. Not what fanboys are spreading re system not selling.
imt558  +   729d ago
Sony prepared PS4 consoles for EU, AU and SA launch. That's the reason for small number of PS4 on Black Friday.
Chevalier  +   729d ago
No stores had PS4, the only reason Bestbuys had them was because some customers ordered and they didn't pick up and were put up for sale. They got small shipment of Xbox One.
Bzone24  +   728d ago
The Walmart I went to on Black Friday had PS4s. They held them back the same way they held back the Xbox Ones. Both were sold out within minutes. Don't know how many of each console were available though.
mrmarx  +   729d ago
Key words "if true"
T-Dawg6  +   728d ago
Ever think Microsoft just dealt with supply better?
Ju  +   728d ago
MS had left over supply from launch. Sold about 300k less there which might have swapped over to Black Friday, plus MS must have had re-supplies. I rather think all PS4's are fresh shipments in contrast. To say it dealt supply better isn't really the case. Demand plays in favor of MS. And yet, it would be interesting to see what the actual numbers are. If it's e.g. <500K, Sony still wins (sold 50% what XO sold). But if more this goes towards MS. I doubt MS could re-supply faster than Sony. Especially because Sony was probably allocating another 1M to Europe (launch day).
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AnthonyJrWTF  +   728d ago
I think everyone on N4G is blinded by real logic.

This is most likely the truth here, Microsoft has been stating for a long time that they're pumping out the supply.
avengers1978  +   728d ago
No one has any real numbers from Black Friday yet.
I was at GameStop for there midnight opening, they had gotten shipments of both PS4 and XB1 first come first serve, they had 22 PS4 and 9 XB1 consoles. The first console bought was an XB1, but after that PS4 was going quick and sold out with 4 XB1s left. By the time I left there was 1 XB1 left and, the person behind me was there to get it. Every phone call the manager answered during that time was to ask if they had PS4s about 9 calls in all. So judging by just that one location in NW OHIO is say the PS4 won Black Friday... Is this an indication of how it's going every where, I don't know, but it makes articles like this pointless, everyone's out there doing there own survey. Until some real numbers come in speculation is simply that.
Chevalier  +   728d ago
I work at a EB games (1 of top 3 sales in Canada during black friday) and worked all weekend as well and we turned away so many people and fielded so many phone calls about PS4 it wasn't funny. We still have preorders we're waiting on Sony to fill too. Our Xbox Ones had really low numbers and MS hasn't even filled our remaining orders yet and it's a small amount too. If my store had a couple hundred PS4 we would have sold them all. I even went to Best Buy across the street to buy stuff after a shift and talk to a friend and he told me they reopened PS4 orders and already had over a hundred people order. Would explain why I had people kept asking me to preorder PS4 and me explaining "pre"-order means no we don't take orders AFTER an item is released.
Gamer666  +   728d ago
Agreed. This is a simple supply and demand issue at this time. Both systems are in demand, it just so happens that MS has more systems to sell.
Flames76  +   728d ago
The walmarts in my area all had the PS4.Bottom line more people want the X1 it has better games and its the better sysytem.The excuse you gave makes no sence at all.Of course ther X1 was in the store to purchase it was black friday and mirosoft made sure the stores had them to sell.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   728d ago
Go walk into a Walmart or Targets Superstore and you will see plenty of ps4s available.
SoulSercher620  +   728d ago
Walked into both, there were none.
Khajiit86  +   728d ago
Is not true in my area. All stores sold out almost immediately out of ps4s and still had x1s. I still have not got my ps4. Im hoping tuesday at wal mart. That is what the manager told me
TheFutureIsBlue  +   728d ago
I don't believe this article. I saw more people walk out with ps4s than xbones at my gamestop. The general public think the same so it goes the same with the whole world = Everyone want's dat ps4
Skattman  +   728d ago
None in the Baltimore area (Xbones).
JackISbacK  +   728d ago
just go away and play games games on your ps4 ,just stop talking shit,i have noticed 1000 times bullieng xb1 on its articles and just dont give stupid reasons ,both were sold out before and what sold was all new stock ,we know ps4 is great but it does not means it will sold most or will crush xb1 ,buddy competition is high ,don't underestimate them master chief's on his way,times been stoped in quantum break,legends have been written in fables and many titans have falled. oh nathan is also prepaering for his another jump you and me will not be dissapointed from sony,but please stop fanboyism and enjoy games.
3-4-5  +   728d ago
This is According to a Survey....

So they ask 100 people and assume that means that is how it is for 2 million people.

Survey needs to be of at least a million people to be even close to accurate.

Survey's are always only like a few hundred people, as if that represents anybody in full...

Such ignorance
Death  +   728d ago
They asked 3000 people that bought consoles on Black Friday from Target and Walmart. Of these 3000 people, 61% left with an Xbox One or Xbox 360.
xprs22  +   728d ago
Funny how people find so many excused for Sony. Wish they'd use those same rationales for Microsoft. They say, "Xbox ain't sellin..." bullshit called. Both consoles have selling well and having trouble staying on store shelves, yet nerds find imaginative ways to express Xbox's failure.
nosferatuzodd  +   728d ago
yeah because theres no ps4 anywhere ofcourse grasping a straw much ms
Death  +   728d ago
Yet 15% of the people surveyed were able to get a PS4. Funny how that worked when you just said there were no PS4's to be had.
BallsEye  +   728d ago
Or maybe...MAYBE...some people actually preffer xbox one over ps4? Enemy, you've earned a title of sony nazi on this site.
TAURUS-555  +   728d ago

sure cuz there were many xbox1s left in the stores on the other hand there were no PS4 along time ago.
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GT67  +   728d ago
lol, well i'll be damn. if this was even remotely true
INFOSCOUT must be in MS payroll to announce this hog-wash. article next to this one say SONY won BLACK FRIDAY
sheesh what editors would do for love of money. never realize lying can be soooooooo expensive.
chuckyj1  +   728d ago
This wasn't based on what's available... It was based on what shoppers wanted...

Fanboys need to chill this was a survey... Who cares... If this get's you pissed off...

You really need to re-evaluate your life.
NewZealander  +   728d ago
so you are saying all the people that bought X1 only did so because of a ps4 shortage lol, both consoles are insanely popular and some people just might buy X1 because thats their first choice, shocking i know!
Flames76  +   728d ago
Have plenty of PS4 at the walmart stores here but no Xbox One.Seems like that crazy theory just went out the window
Jughead3416  +   729d ago
Has anyone heard any sales figures for the European launch? Wonder if they hit a million sales there too.
Sarcasm  +   729d ago
They shipped 300,000 units to the UK alone, it's entire plausible that they might have sold all of them. We won't know until some sort of press release comes out.
sskspeedmaster  +   729d ago
gratz microsoft..
Utalkin2me  +   729d ago
Man this stuff is amazing, kind of reminds me of Halloween 3. The mask with the chips inside to control people.....*cough*....*cough*. ...above me.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   729d ago | Well said
@Master A simple statement like "gratz microsoft.." and get that many disagrees is evidence of overall animosity and bias towards Xbox on this site and it gets worse and worse everyday. And that's fact because nobody can say otherwise.

What also is fact is this site isn't for everyone community wise. Since I'll get disagrees for stating something that's PAINFULLY obvious can anyone prove me wrong?
Utalkin2me  +   729d ago
I mean guy seriously. Some people have common sense and some don't. I know it seems rude to say that, just being honest. I can link probably 50 articles of Ms doing things the shouldn't in the gaming community. I mean if you have been following the last 6 months anybody with common sense would understand.
jessupj  +   729d ago
Yes, but there's a perfectly logical and rational reason why a statement like "gratz microsoft" gets lots of disagrees.

Some people have convieniently forgotten about the anti consumer DRM (among HEAPS of other things) that MS tried to enforce on gamer, but it's apparants a lot of people haven't and rightly so.

In the history of this amazing industry said DRM was arguably the single worst atrocity a publisher has committed by far. If MS was successful they would have destroyed console gaming as when know it.

So when someone says grats to a company like MS that did what they did, naturally a lot of level headed gamers are going to disagree with that.

I love gaming with a fiery passion and I will not forgive and I will not forget. Maybe if 10 years go by and MS has continued to put the gamers first to make profit... maybe then I might consider trusting them again with my gaming needs. But considering they keep talking about their DRM and the future I won't be holding my breath.
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Hicken  +   729d ago
You act like this is something new. It's simply that the company benefiting has changed: it used to be Microsoft, and now it's Sony.

Were you around for the overall animosity and bias against Sony on this site that got worse and worse every day? This site wasn't for everyone community wise back then, either.

I'm tired of hearing, "Oh, leave Microsoft alone. Why all the hate?" particularly from people who weren't saying the same while Sony was suffering under the same conditions. But tell me: were you absent from the planet this year? Did you miss how royally they sought to screw gamers? How, rather than clearly explain themselves, they insulted gamers(you folks aren't ready for the future, so we have to show it to you; if you don't have internet, get a 360)?

At every step, they gave core gamers reasons to hate them; should we now forget all that happened and just jump right in bed with them?

Even I, who hate Microsoft, was willing to give them a new chance with the new gen. I knew for a fact there was no way the DRM rumors could be true. Just gimme some core support and a gaming-focused console, and I'm all in.

So much for wanting my money, eh, Microsoft?

And I'm far from the only one. Which is why you see such disdain for them right now. If you're gonna whine, lament that Microsoft put themselves in such a situation.

Cuz that's the real fact: they did it to themselves.
ToyboxDX  +   729d ago
@ AngelicIceDiamond
The point is, there's nothing to congratulate. The reason XBone is selling more is because there are more leftover stocks from the initial launch.

And the reason PS4 sell lesser is because it is practically sold out.

From there I'm sure you can do the maths, right?

As of now there is close to 1.2 million PS4 sold in US and about 790K XBone sold in US, so you tell me which has the larger sold amount?
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Death  +   728d ago

First off, the only "core" gamers Microsoft pissed off were Sony gamers like yourself. As such, I don't think they wanted your money anyway. I would hope Microsoft was developing the Xbox One for Xbox fans more than they were for Playstation fans.

As for the super scary DRM monster that keeps you up at night, it was there to make it so we could rip games to the HDD and not need disc verification to play. They scrapped that feature for me so you could sleep at night, so just say thank you and get past it.
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JessiePinkmanYo  +   728d ago
AngelicIceDiamond-Well said, and honestly Im pretty much done here. In an earlier statement I made about my connection on BF4 playing on my X1, I get a wild pack of retards who just disagree because I said it happened on the PS4 too. I have all three consoles, but Im done with the fanboy shit on this site. Its rampant, more here than most others. If you don't own stock in Sony, MS or Nintendo, WTF should you care if "your" console sells more?
dmeador  +   726d ago
a. Put in my own class name
b. Show data in pop up box when click on link

@jessupj, others

The only "logic" is that there are a lot of people on this site that dont like xbox/Microsoft, and are going to disagree with literally anything that’s says or implies something positive about them. They want them to fail, plain and simple. This is why this site is horrible. Very few people having discussions like you guys are trying to , and mostly rabid fanboys.

You don’t like DRM? Awesome, maybe you guys can get mad at a company that has it on their console. Lots of narrow minded people who lack a little foresight here.

1) The X1 selling 34 consoles the entire year would be horrible for gaming.
2) They are doing well, and this is after they changed the policies that so many people had so much fun getting angry at. They will realize it was a good move
3) They won't risk the backlash they had again with DRM
4) People will always try and find ways to prove their assumptions are correct
5) @Utalkin2me, I'll spot you some, can you link me to 20 that Ms is doing that they "shouldn't"?
6) @jessupj, some people have conveniently forgotten there has been more than one generation before this, and all the lies Sony told people
AngelicIceDiamond  +   729d ago

"So when someone says grats to a company like MS that did what they did, naturally a lot of level headed gamers are going to disagree with that."

"Level headed" people on N4G no I don't think so lol. No, its just simple fanboy nature of this site. I don't really know anybody here that's "Level headed."

"I love gaming with a fiery passion and I will not forgive and I will not forget. Maybe if 10 years go by and MS has continued to put the gamers first to make profit... maybe then I might consider trusting them again with my gaming needs."

In other words you'll never play on MS console that's fine. Sounds like a statement that anyone else would make here. Meanwhile I'll enjoy watching Titan Fall, Quantum Break. As well as Uncharted and other surprises Sony show off. I don't let anything get in the way of great gaming. I just play the games and have a conversation.

I'm not tryin to defend DRM (god no) but it seems like over a million of People were perfectly fine with pluggin in their X1 for the update.

I guess a million+ people and potential future X1 buyers have internet access to update the console. I dunno, I just find it funny. Like almost everyone who buys X1 has internet.
Rainstorm81  +   728d ago
With more gamers like you MS would've kept their initial strategy.

One true fact is not everyone with an X1 or PS4 for that matter, has or will always have the internet.

I'm a huge gamer owned every major console since NES....and MS is among thee worst console producers ever...after owning the Xbox and 360 it seems like they don't care to make games anymore, MS game studios hardly releases anything (timed exclusives aren't exclusives to me) will be a good while before I jump in with the X1. At least a 200$ price drop and a change in their gaming strategy

Gamers need to have self restraint and stand up for what they don't agree with, no matter how fun the games look.....that's my view anyway
cyphertech  +   729d ago
My wife was trying to buy a PS4 all of this week and last week and every website and local store was out of PS4s. They had no idea when they'd get new ones and pretty much just told her to check in later. They did have Xbox ones though, so go figure.
VforVideogames  +   728d ago
where so I can get one?
cyphertech  +   728d ago
Go to Fort Hood, Texas. Show your military ID and walk right into the PX.
Riderz1337  +   729d ago
"Microsoft’s Xbox One was the most popular video game console on Black Friday, according to a survey of early shoppers by shopping market research firm InfoScout."

So we are basing this on a survey? Lmfao...What??? I even dug a little deeper and found this:

"The data is based on InfoScout’s consumer research. The company interviewed the first 3,000 shoppers at Target on Thanksgiving and Black Friday."

That's awesome, they SURVEYED 3000 people and came to the conclusion that Xbox One sold more. *Facepalm*
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Einhert  +   729d ago
And why should anyone give a crap about this kind of news?

Sickens me when I see people congratulating giant corporations on performing well in sales just because they happen to be of their brand or some other small minded tribal mindset.

As Reggie once famously said......

Don't be a corporate apologist or a flag waver for these people that want to squeeze every last penny, by all means support the product you like.

And for the sake of humanity stop caring about these console wars like you have any sort of stake in them at all.
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tiremfej  +   729d ago
I'm not sure why you have two bubbles but I gave you one for that. People really get worked up over it. God forbid MS came to the party prepared and knew they could push the consoles to homes this holiday.

At any rate what does it matter? It matters because parents will buy what is on the shelf for their kids. It is economics. Sony made a logistical error and under estimated the competition. They should have had a better handle on demand and the ability to supply it.
Bigpappy  +   729d ago
It matters only because many here were saying X1 was not selling and that everyone was waiting to receive the PS4. Which, I will add, is blatantly untrue.

There is very high demand for both consoles in the US. Sony is winning the power argument, but that is not the biggest factor to drive sales of a console. Doesn't even work for cars.

X1 has features that you can not get on PS4. I understand some are passionate about Sony and there farm of developers, but you are letting your loyalty blind you to the fact that they are many people who will see these consoles in action, and go for X1, never giving a thought about which one has more power. Then they are other who believe that the console with the most power is the one that will be the best to own, and will go for the PS4. So they both have their buyers.
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Einhert  +   729d ago
WHO CARES bro, honestly it really does not matter to you nor anyone else who is a gamer.

Yeah Sony great, first party devs yeah great.

Now videogames need to happen, not sales gossip.

N4G as a community needs to sit down and look at itself, re-evaluate itself and understand its name.

Last I checked it stood for News 4 Gamers, not shareholders.

SOny/MS will get my congratulations when they release an unmissable exclusive experience that makes me want to rush out and get their respective console.

Couldn't give a rats ass about how they are selling, so long as they come with good VIDEO GAMES.

And to the above I dared to say I didn't like aspects of Uncharted so I was auto crucified on the spot by the sacred heart church foundation of Naughty Dog.
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imt558  +   729d ago
Which features? I do not have to buy a camera for PS4 to have voice commands.
strickers  +   729d ago
They have cheerleaders. The PS4 will win this gen by a country mile worldwide and you know it.
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BX81  +   729d ago
I agree, too many kids running around making a big deal over numbers that line someone else's pocket. Let's see some great games so I can cheer about that. I like that both companies are in close contention so they can keep each other balanced but I'm not gonna jock ride Sony or ms.
BLAKHOODe  +   729d ago
Stock probably was a factor, but I also think you have a lot more uninformed parents out buying consoles on Black Friday who are not aware of - or care anything about - specs. All they know is their kid plays Xbox.. there is a new Xbox out.. get that one.

You also have to keep in mind that prior sales were dictated by early adopting, HARDCORE gamers, who weren't going to wait till Black Friday.
BX81  +   729d ago
Are you implying the only person who would chose a xb1 would do so because they are uninformed? That's what I got out of your comment, maybe I'm wrong?
jessupj  +   729d ago
To be frank, mostly yes.

Any level headed, informed gamer is going to see the significant power difference of the PS4 and know that will not only translate into better visuals, but also improved gameplay. There's also the cheaper price and the fact Sony has focused on gaming right from the start.

And if anyone's concerned about the future of the industry they wouldn't support a company like MS that tried to destroy it with DRM.

As far as I can see, if you're a gamer there's very little reason to choose an xbone over a PS4.
BLAKHOODe  +   729d ago
Not really. I was basically saying parents are not going to go through the trouble of learning anything about the consoles. They are just going to stick with what they already know. For example, my little girl likes Monster High dolls. I couldn't tell you much about them, but I know she likes them, so she'll get a few for Christmas.
vega275  +   728d ago
I'm sorry to say blackhood. but your wrong in your assumption of why anyone bought the xbox one. many people know of the power difference, but just don't care as you and many of the fanboys on this site.

Many of the people i know (who are informed adults) bought it cause they like the games that are out over the ps4 line up or because they enjoyed the 360. so it was only natural that they upgraded to a xbox one.

i keep coming to this site and reading that people can find xbox one's everywhere yet i can't find any where I'm at and I've been all around NYC looking. including these so called wal-marts, target,gamestop, or whatever mom and pop store that people on this site claims still has some but in reality DON'T.

I honestly think many on this site can't stand the fact that xbox one is selling better than they thought or would have hoped. the power of a system isn't the only reason why people buy them or should like them. if that was the logic why is the nintendo DS selling better than the ps vita ever has the fact that sony now has to bundle it with the ps4 just to sell them.
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BLAKHOODe  +   728d ago
You lost me at Fanboy.

I don't know why so many people on this site, who may have a valid opinion, are so quick to point fingers and yell FANBOY, not even knowing who they are pointing and yelling at. Take a look at my avatar. It's my Xbox Live gamerpic that I recently made with MY Xbox One! I also have the Xbox 360 and - OMG! - a PS3 and PS4.

If I'm a fanboy.. I'm doing it wrong.
vega275  +   728d ago

I wasn't callIng you a fanboy. What Im saying is most of the people buying the xbox one. Isn't concerned with power as you and many fanboys on this and every other site seem to be. But that many people I know seem to like the games or the service it provides.

Its not to throw into question weather your a fanboy or not. But the question of your assumption that people buying it are uninformed or just buying for their kids sake when its not the case at all.

this obsession that people from this site need to come up with some kind of explanation as to why the xbox one is selling well is stupid. no one is standing at the door of every gameshop just to ask people as to why they are buying a xbox one. feel the need to make an excuse as to why someone would. rather than except the fact that it is because they hoped it didn't or by some pray to god that it won't outsell the ps4.
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tiremfej  +   728d ago

Or maybe the kids actually want a X1 or their parents want to but them a X1. Add to the fact that X1 is out advertising PS4 with in game graphics and such...and it makes a huge difference in public perception. Hence when you go to a store and see a X1 on the shelf, or you come back it might not be, it creates the illusion of demand. Economics 101.

PS4 being sold out at the moment is a good thing, not coming around until after the holidays is a major mistake. A LOT of consumer dollars spent from now until X-Mas. So X1 being on the shelf at the moment is not a bad thing, however I'm not sure where you're claiming this is true in Miami you can't find either anywhere...

I'm actually an informed adult, in fact I am way too informed, and quite honestly PS4 doesn't have anything I want.
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BLAKHOODe  +   728d ago
Both are sold out where I'm from, too. And seeing how you are posting on N4G, I would assume you are informed. Although, I think there has been a lot of bad information posted here at N4G in the last several months.

I'm actually very pro-Xbox One. Until I got it, I wasn't too sure about it, because like many, I started to believe the PS4 hype.. and I'm not knocking the PS4 by saying this. I have the PS4 and I love the PS4, but ever since I got my Xbox One, it has been the most used of the two. It's on all day long, as we watch TV, Netflix, Vudu and Hulu through it - services (with the exception of TV) I use to use my PS3 for. I know how convenient the Xbox One makes switching from one entertainment option to the next is. In fact, I've put over the Xbox One to quite a few friends who are gunning for the PS4, because they don't realize the Xbox One truly is worth that extra $100. But I have also tried to inform my friends on why a PS4 might be better for them, too. So, I'm pro-BOTH and I'll continue using BOTH, even though the Xbox One seems to be used a lot more currently.
Belking  +   729d ago
We won't find out till early next year how sales went. Even though Xb1 is more expensive, it will dro well.its the must have item this holiday.
Allsystemgamer  +   729d ago
That's why it's ranked so low on amazons wish list right? Cuz it's the must have?
GarrusVakarian  +   728d ago
"its the must have item this holiday."

You, me and millions of others know that's not true. PS4 is the must have item this holiday, next holiday and in the holidays to come.
DigitalRaptor  +   728d ago
"its the must have item this holiday."

It's cute seeing people push their personal fantasies as fact. PS4 is the player's choice console this coming generation. For the gamers, for the developers and for the consumers, PS4 comes up trumps.
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SoulSercher620  +   728d ago
Must have item? You're joking right? Any sensible gamer would know to stay away from the Xbone hence why the PS4 outsold it and there was a LOT of stock left over.
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itisallaboutps  +   729d ago
I knew this was going to happen. You are getting people throught that door in black friday and people are going to buy regardless for chrismass presents. More than likely parents. Since the ps4 was sold oyt. Like i seriously expected it and it is no suprise
PudgeySan  +   729d ago
This is in the states where The PS4 Sold out already and you probably won't get one unless you had a pre-order but didn't get one at launch.. The Xbone Sold 700 000 ish Ones in the states and there was plenty left over. It's clear these are those boxes. Plus this is only 2 stores and in the states.
Bigpappy  +   729d ago
Do you know that at times, in the US, there are more console sold on Black Friday alone than at launch. The U.S is the biggest gaming market in the world. From Black Friday to Xmas is the biggest selling period for game in the US. This is why M$ always launches in before that date.

Sony made a big mistake if they were not ready with supply in during this period. We'll have to see if sales in Europe were enough for an offset or propel them further ahead.
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Allsystemgamer  +   729d ago
Yet the ps4 is still ahead by nearly 3:1...
gamertk421  +   729d ago
3:1 according to whom? People are just pulling numbers out of their asses now, lol.
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moparful99  +   729d ago
"Sony made a big mistake if they were not ready with supply in during this period."

So its a mistake to sell more than you had expected at launch? News to me.. No console in the history of consoles has ever sold a million or more in the first day.. Sony managed to do this in North America alone.. They had to ensure they had product for the European launch so to do this they weren't able to resupply they US.. So how exactly is this "Sony's fault"?
tiremfej  +   728d ago
It's a serious logistical mistake for Sony yes, to not produce enough consoles, for after launch. They knew their pre-orders in advance. They screwed up.

Even though it is "last gen" 360 outsold PS3 by a wide margin as well, don't forget there are two very very viable platforms out there yet. It will only bolster next-gen sales...such low PS3 sales, which would be butter to the bread as far as profit goes is not good.
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coolcal  +   729d ago
WHO CARES!! you people act like you have stock in SONY!!! Gammers are the MOST IGNORANT fans I've ever seen!! Im to the point of not even playing games or even talking about them anymore!! Sony is always Boasting about how much POWER there systems have( PS2, PS3) True gamers would know that, PS3 they said the same thing.. Power, Power, Power!! and you dumb ass Fanboys fall for it every time!! The PS3 was very POWERFUL right, so why was the difference very marginal compared to the weaker xbox360. POWER doesn't make a good game or system! It's the Talent working on the Games. What good is it to have all that POWER if there is only one or two developers with the Big backing to support making the system meet it's potential? PS3 has only been out for 7 years, Xbox 8, to this day there is only one or two games that show case the difference between the two systems graphically!! Xbone will be fine , PS4 will be Great as well, But you so called gammers and Stupid ass GAME Journalist and web sites(N4G) need to stop all the bull shit bickering and enjoy the damn games!! realize that competition is good for the Gammers. NO offense but, I don't want an Eastern company trying to make games for the West. Microsoft knows its customers…Western gamers!! We like the Big guns and Action stories and zombies and cars and Gladiator type entertainment. Just look at the XBOX one launch line up! Sony makes great eastern games, but when they try to make games for the west they fall short EVERY TIME" except for Metal Gear Solid"!! Bad voice acting, Bad multi player, Bad pacing of stories. This is why Sony fan boys are sooo happy to have Bungie supporting the sony system. There both great systems but going in very different directions. Microsoft/ Nintendo sets the trends, Sony just tends to steel ideas and beat you over the head about " Look at the POWER!! Wake up Sheep!!!
POWER doesn't equal Talent or Innovation!! If you can, or when the time is right…Get BOTH!!! Im not biased to Nintendo But EVERYONE lets them off the hook!! "Lets beat up the Western game system"… Real gamers know that Video games Started in the West!! so while you dumb ass so called Gammers sit back hoping and praying the Western gaming system" Xboxone " Fails, Guess what….? Don't hold your Breath!!!
Smootherkuzz  +   729d ago
I agree to just enjoy what ever console you choose. Are you sure video games started in the west? I had pong, sega 3d, sega gen, sega mega cd, sega saturn and dreamcast, ps,ps2,ps3, nat, GameCube, atari, atari xx00 which all I thought was east. I could be wrong. So as you can tell video games has been in my house for many years. I like what xb1 has to offer and a step up from xbox 360. Will I buy new ps? No, really don't need it. But If thats your cup of tea then enjoy. Game on.
Freedomland  +   729d ago
Mess of nonsense ideas.


But but we play games on the consoles.

Microsoft is the worst of the lot, shameless company, they can do anything for money and profit, look at all the 180s and how about blu-ray, they bashed it in the previous generation, now praising it.
No vision and sense of direction, just one direction money, money and money.
jessupj  +   729d ago
I actually do have a little bit of Sony stock :) I bought it when it was low because I saw they were focusing on the gamers and it would only eventually rise.

I feel smug. Do I look smug? I feel smug.

And next time please use paragraphs. I only bothered to read your first sentence.
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Grave  +   729d ago

I think you need to step away from the computer, take two deep breaths, and relax.

If you get this worked up over gaming you might want to reconsider your hobbies. Maybe try painting?
starscream420  +   728d ago
It's nice to see some reason once in a while instead of fanatical fanboys.....I have both systems-why so I can play the games the best of both worlds. I could be wrong but I think some of the ps4 fanboys feel good at pointing out the ps4 has a bit more raw power,due to ps3 let down......(I owned one of those too) The ps3 let down I'm referring to is their loss of sheer dominance they enjoyed with the ps2. The success of the ps2 is what built these fans that try to tear at fans who choose Xbox. I like both systems BUT I'm so sick of the Microsoft haters
SoulSercher620  +   728d ago
Please write only a few sentences next time, not a novel. No one has the time to read all that drivel.
TheFallenAngel  +   729d ago
How can it be the most popular console when everyone is talking about the PS4? I have seen moms asking for PS4s at gamestop and get a disappointing sorry we are out of stock.
Bigpappy  +   729d ago
If you were out of stock for X1 you would have disappointed moms asking for that too. I can tell you that my nephews and nieces asked their moms for Xbox Ones over wii-u and PS4. Why you asked? Mindcraft, arcade games like feeding frenzy and Kinect. Yep, they got 360's late when they got tired of the wii. Played nothing but Mindcraft, arcade games and Kinect games. So now they what X1.
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Allsystemgamer  +   729d ago
What's mindcraft?
moparful99  +   729d ago
You mean "Minecraft"? The very same game that is coming to the PS4? and your nieces and nephews don't represent the majority..
iceman600  +   729d ago
"Microsoft’s Xbox One wins early sales battle on Black Friday"

meanwhile sony has already won the war.
cabbitwithscissors  +   729d ago
It doesn't make sense to push products on Black Friday especially since the successful sell out of PS4s during launch...Christmas is the next potential date for a huge sale for PS4.

Anyway, I'm sure that a lot of PS3s and xbox360s were sold on Black Friday.
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Bigpappy  +   729d ago
Black Friday is the launch day for Christmas shopping my little friend. That's what all these console sales are for.
deadfrag  +   729d ago
You should get a job at microsoft m8,you sell there fish better then them!
mhunterjr  +   729d ago
Christmas is the next sale date? Most stores are CLOSED on Christmas. Black Friday is the unofficial start of the holiday shoppig period. You want your items to sell during the lead up to Christmas Day.

It makes perfect sense to have console stock available for Black Friday, because that's a day when customers come with open wallets. It's the perfect time to get people to buy extra peripherals, redeemable cards, and software, which are far more profitable than the consoles themselves. But people won't buy those things unless they also get their hands on the console.
Smootherkuzz  +   729d ago
The fun is the same across all consoles.
Hicken  +   729d ago
Where's the part where I can report the article for the misleading title?
G_Hartley_  +   729d ago
Oh brother.. This article really lit a fire under the fan boys asses didn't it. I own a ps4 and love it. It does what it supposed to do, Play games. The xbox one is more of a Multimedia Hub and if you want that get it.. I know everyone will enjoy there respected consoles. So chill out fans boys, you're not going to change the world with your trolling
blacktiger  +   729d ago
That's what I was going to post. This whole thing about fanboys just amaze, or more like fanboys who defends or offends too much! Games should be treated with respect. I'm a Playstation Gamer and I was definitley pissed of at Xbox One policy with Kinect and 180 turn! Seriously it didn't affect me at all, because in my opinion at the time, I didn't understand Xbox Live with yearly cost, so I bought Playstation 3. Seriously I much more grateful decision as Microsoft is bad with customer service anyways. But I never had any pointing finger at them because you do seriously do great job at what they do. But their attitude will change. And all gamers should be happy for that.

I'm a gamer, the last thing I want is one Individual take over and becomes monopoly in Console Market, (The Candidate for CEO Elop, said he would kill off Xbox Brand.) And that isn't going to help gaming community at all. And as we consumer, no matter what Monopoly isn't good for affordable consumer. This is why PS4 is doing great in affordable, and policy on developer is more open minded business for independent developers, while Microsoft has been carried away with winning market, by over pricing their console and bad policy on Independent Developers.

And Now for good reason Xbox One will be a great console with good policy. I hope. And this is good. I wouldn't want Sony to win the market. Because they aren't, they are doing great job.
We should respect all gamers what they choose. It keeps game coming. And no, I'm not talking about games on Apps!
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bleedsoe9mm  +   729d ago
now if nintendo can get the wiiu sales up it will be good for everyone , a healthy 3 party console market is better for everyone no matter what console you own
Zichu  +   729d ago
What im getting from this is that most people aren't pro sony or pro ms. Whatever is available, they will just buy it.

I don't see how some people are disagreeing with people that say its good to have competition; because it's true. A sports team isn't going to train hard if they know the other team isn't going to put much effort into their training.
Sideras  +   729d ago
Where there be mongoloids, there'll be xbones being sold.
Black friday what a fucking thing, like the pinnacle of American absurdity.
coolcal  +   729d ago
Gammers on N4G are just plane STUPID!!! you can't reason with people on this site. a bunch of damn ZOMBIES that love to eat eat eat negative bullshit about Microsoft. Sony and Microsoft are both big companies that want your money for there product. Hey ZOMBIES it's called Business!! @Sideras
Wherever theres PS4 being sold you'll find one track minded, One console thinking, Zombies like yourself. Further more Absurdity is more like you bashing anyone who doesn't prefer the PS4.
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Majin-vegeta  +   728d ago
What's a Gammers is that a new word??
Spontogical  +   729d ago
Well if there are no PS4's to sell... what do you expect the figures to look like!?

Even the PS3 sold more.. why? because you can find them.

You can't find a PS4 atm lol.
medziarz  +   729d ago
looks like Microsoft had 2x the stock.

what ever both companies could have supplied, it would've sold out. PS4 sells out in the US in hours or minutes. The same goes for X1s. Console launches are crazy! It feels like both companies could've sold 6 millions each easily if they had them!

i think both might have made a big mistake not investing in extra production lines just for launch - that would've cost them a lot but would allow them to kick-start next-gen with close to 10 million each by the end of March.
result: more current-gen cross-gens dropped and more development for next-gens.
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medziarz  +   729d ago
if fact - X1 is still readily available in Gamestop's online store. looks like MS had already mostly met the demand. PS4 sold out in like 10 minutes during BF and is missing since.
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Hakoom  +   729d ago
thats because the ps4 is alrdy 1 mil sales ahead and no ps4s are left lol
TheEnigma313  +   729d ago
Another spin story about MS sales huh? We all know it sold more because the ps4 can't be found.
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lonewolfjedi  +   729d ago
this is a survey there's nothing to get happy or mad about people
sovkhan  +   729d ago
I take this for what it really is : a simple survey . No facts, no numbers.
mhunterjr  +   729d ago
Lol, finally ps4 for fanboys are beginning to understand the laws of supply and demand. Just a week ago, we were getting flooded with illogical comments about how MS 'only' sold 1million consoles in 13 territories.... Completely ignoring the issue of stock sent to these locations...

I've been saying it all along. A company simply can't sell more consoles than they can produce and ship.

I thinks it's logical to assume PS4 is more in demand. It's more powerful, cheaper, and has been riding a wave of great press. That's why the businessman in me is mind boggled that Sony didn't sell it for $500 at launch. With supplies so limited, demand for new consoles so high, and Christmas right around the corner, their price advantage won't be realized until at least spring, when stock is readily available.. At which point MS will counter with a Titanfall Bundle. The gamer in me loves $400 PS4, but I think Sony could have played the supply and demand game a little better. They are a struggling company after all....
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