Analyst: Xbox One Likely to do Best in North America

PlayStation 4 may be the quickest-selling console in industry history, but Microsoft’s Xbox One kept it competitive, selling a staggering two million units in 18 days, officially making it the second quickest-selling console ever released.

“The Xbox One is a system that is likely to do much better in North America than the rest of the world”

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Stsonic1593d ago ShowReplies(4)
Bigpappy1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

To be fair, lots of people were speculating that PS4 would rule in N.A. I think when NPD shows the sales numbers, the reality that X1 has already passed PS4 in N.A will be clear.

Majin-vegeta1593d ago

Lol keep dreaming buddy YOBO.

GameNameFame1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Pappy the reality is that you are in a bubble of denial and desperation.

This article is not even about PS4 and Xbox One.

Gaming1011593d ago

The article is about the x-bone doing better in NA than in Japan and Europe, it has nothing to do with a comparison with PS4. Sales numbers are already in and PS4 is outselling the x-bone by an extremely wide margin in most regions.

ShinMaster1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

@ Bigpappay

Xbox One doing better in N.A. than the rest of the world and Xbox One doing better in N.A. than the PS4 are two different things.

The article isn't even comparing it with the PS4.

NewMonday1593d ago


do you honestly believe that ?!

"least worse" is the better term to describe the XBone fortunes in USA.

ravinash1593d ago

If the reports are anything to go by, the onl thing holding the PS4 back in it's sales is the stock.
So it's a bit hard to tell how much demand there is if they can't make enough to cover the sales and preorders.

once there is enough stock so that they are staying on the shelves, then we can start looking into who is selling the best and which is more in demand.

tigertom531592d ago

It been pretty clear that Microsoft has been providing more consoles to North America then Sony. Sony has been sending more consoles into other regions for their released while Microsoft seems to be more focused on small amount of regions. Talking to store they have been getting a larger and more steady supply of X1 Consoles good example of that was black Friday which stores had 4 to 1 over Sony system...

tigertom531592d ago

Second week US sales are also in. The PlayStation 4 was severely supply constrained, which accounts for its big drop off. There was just 86,654 PS4's sold in its second week. That brings the total sales to 1,070,866 in the first two weeks. There were 306,507 Xbox One's sold in its second week. That brings the total sales to 1,039,076.

Biggest1592d ago

I hope that everyone is reading the statement. It says that the Xbone will do better in NA than IT will in the rest of the world. It doesn't say that the Xbone will do better in NA than THEY will. It is comparing the Xbone in NA to the Xbone in the rest of the world.

Don't be silly, folks. This is not a claim in favor of the Xbone over anyone but the Xbone.

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Kingthrash3601593d ago

ps4 will win US...its just saying x1 will sell the most in the US...not more than ps4..smh. kinda like ps4 will sell the most in japan between it and x1.
man sombody give this guy a towel.

UnholyLight1592d ago

Article says North America. Doesn't that include Canada??

Where I'm at in Canada they didn't do a midnight launch for PS4 because apparently there wasn't the same demand as for Xbox One. At least that's what I was told when I asked why PS4 wasn't going to be a midnight launch. Honestly that surprised me

Stsonic1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Call up your pappy and get him to snap you out of this dream.

pyramidshead1593d ago

Bookmarked. How do you like your crow served?

guitarded771593d ago

The article is about where XBOX One will perform best, not competition between X1 and PS4.

TheFallenAngel1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Did you even read the article? It says that the bone will sell more in the USA than the rest of the world. It doesn't say that the bone will sell more than ps4.

guitarded771593d ago

I think 90% of the commenters missed that.

BX811593d ago

Reading is too stressful for some. It's a lot easier for their small minds to make this about xb1 vs ps4.

Godmars2901593d ago

Reading articles such as these are rather pointless - since they mean nothing.

replying to some of the comments are funny though.

Godmars2901593d ago

"Domination" should not be a concern to the average gamer. Viability maybe, but not even then really.

If one console does well, sees clear true profit, then its only going to be around for as long as competition can keep afloat, possibly rushing out its next system just to exploit its new-ness. Or the loser will fold up, close shop, and unless someone new comes along the "winner" of the cycle will get full of themselves and screw up.

The short of it is the industry is in a mess and the thing you're hoping for, that the XB1 will become the PS2 in terms of popularity, likely isn't going to happen.

And right now you're not even getting internet bragging rights.

Bigpappy1593d ago

Not sure your comments were aimed at my comment. But you have been around long enough and can be rational so I will add this response:

I never mention "Domination" and don't expect the X1 will globally out sell PS4. I am very confident it will beat PS4 in N.A though. May be even a few places in Europe. Based on the 2M sold, I think when the NPD numbers are released, they will show X1 passed PS4 in NA over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That is my take. we shall see is I am right or wrong when those numbers are released.

Eonjay1592d ago


Can't argue with that. Its your opinion and its based on historical data. I don't really think the historical data is going to hold up due to price changes but we shall see. The report should be out today.

CGI-Quality1593d ago

There's a slim chance the X1 wins in NA, but if you think it happened it November, you will be sorely mistaken. But, I'm sure you know that, you just don't want to face it, given your history.

OT: Captain Obvious is not amused.

Bigpappy1593d ago

X1 leading in NA doesn't mean they won NA. Just like PS4 leading at launch doesn't mean they won the sales battle. We have a very looong way to go.

CGI-Quality1593d ago

BUT, right now, nothing suggests that the X1 will catch up at all, which is why I don't get your hastily assembled assumption (outside of partisanship, of course).

Sarcasm1592d ago (Edited 1592d ago )

The one thing that suggests the X1 caught up is simply because the PS4 just isn't much stock in the U.S.

Everytime it seems like there's stock, it's gone right away.

My sister is starting to pull her hair trying to capture one, and was even asking me if she should drop $500 on a craigslist one. I keep telling her to look at the local retailers closely and she keeps missing it lol

MizTv1593d ago

What are you talking about?
Have you seen the numbers?

Evilsnuggle1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

You must excuse pAppy xBoned720 fanBoys don't think with logic They think with the heart. If they used logic they would buy A PS4 it is the superior game console in every conceivable way. Better frame rate ,better resolution,better lighting and better anti alias On every single multi-platfrom game so far. PS4 will out sell xBoned720 PS4 60% to 40% xBoned720 in the USA .PS4 will out sell worldwide 4 to 1

MorePowerOfGreen1593d ago

When things like Cortana possibly using other mobile devices in concert with XB1 and windows 8.1, it will make the Apple's Siri craze look like warm-ups.

Once again people are underestimating MSFT with their dedicated cloud compute servers, once that stuff takes off no competition has a hope of competing. XB1 will be putting out PC level graphics that match later PC hardware due to the azure servers being much more powerful that any home gaming PC. XB1 games will look better way late in this generation with revolutionary size with unheard of social features.

Majin-vegeta1593d ago

Lol i think you been hitting the green a little too mcuch XD.

Dark_king1593d ago

You forgot the /s mark on your post there.Cloud computing will never be used to increase the graphics by any real measure.Will help with CPU task sure but GPU task don't fool yourself.

Foxhound9221593d ago

Oh boy, another ignorant comment that is bleeding with denial and delusion. I didn't know there will still fanboys believing the cloud nonsense. Wake up buddy, and do some research about "teh cloudz"

GarrusVakarian1593d ago

"XB1 will be putting out PC level graphics that match later PC hardware due to the azure servers being much more powerful that any home gaming PC. XB1 games will look better way late in this generation with revolutionary size with unheard of social features"

You are the most delusional fanboy ive ever come across, ever. Servers are not a substitute for raw GPU power....what is the matter with your brain?

GW2121592d ago

MisterX? Is that you? Yeah, it's you. I know it.

Shnooze1592d ago

What the fuck have you been drinking.

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JsonHenry1593d ago

When the Xbox1 is subsidized through cable providers in the coming years it will most certainly take the lead because it will be the cheapest in competition. Assuming you like cable/satellite TV contracts in order to get a cheaper Xbox1.

Mikeyy1593d ago

Still wont count as sales, Have you ever had cable/satalite? If you cancel your service, they take the equipment back, you pay monthly for it, and NEVER own it.

So its not cheaper if you have to pay the cable company an extra $20 a month to rent an Xbox one, for ever, only to loose it once your bill gets outragous and you go to switch services to rebundle.

JsonHenry1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Umm, yes. I own my cable modem. I own my satellite receiver/DVR. Hell, I even own the Dish outside. They won't be taking them back if I cancel my service.

Although I did have cable TV a long time ago and they did want their box back or I would owe them like $50.

Also- when it is an option at the top end of their package deals I am sure they will charge you for the Xbox1 and it is yours to keep much like my higher end DVR and my higher end DOCSIS 3.0 modem. Both cost me a little more (less than retail though) but both are mine to keep.

So yes it will count as sales.

GW2121592d ago

99.9% of cable and satellite customers DO NOT OWN THE HARDWARE. I am not sure who your cable provider is but if it's any major name (or minor for that matter), you are mistaken and you do not own your hardware.

Source: I am the former CEO of a cable system.

JsonHenry1592d ago

No, I own mine. And so do a lot of people that do the math and don't want to pay a rental fee that will cost more in the long run. I bought mine about ~4 years ago for around 160.00USD on a special sale through a 3rd party installer.

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Clarence1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Yeah ok. Once Sony is able to keep the PS4 in stock it's a wrap. NA will belong to Sony.
Plus the article is just saying the xbone will sell better in NA then anywhere else. Doesn't mean it will outsell the PS4.

JeffGUNZ1592d ago

It's way to early to tell for ANY system. This is launch figures. Their is no way these types of numbers will continue for the next ten years. Eventually, these numbers will drop and it will start to trend of which console is able to keep a steady flow and which company will start to dip. We really will have no idea for a few years, after 1 year, we may start seeing some sort of levels, but to call it one way or the other THIS EARLY in the cycle is premature at best.

ShinMaster1593d ago

Article says that it'll do better in N.A. than in the rest of the world.
Not better in N.A. than the PS4.

Not the same thing.

Hank_Schrader1593d ago

Somehow Bigpappy you wrote the exact opposite of what will happen smh.

Kryptix1593d ago

lol It's not even being compared to the PS4 in the article. It's stating that North America will buy more Xbox Ones than any other country.

Anyway though, in NA alone, the PS4 sold 1 million in 24 hours and the Xbox One needed more countries to achieve 1 million, so what do you think?

Truth hurts, but if you're blind now, you'll eventually learn someday. Why do you think Greenpowerz, the biggest Xbox fanboy on this website doesn't post anymore? He learned the truth, that's why he closed his account.

ShinMaster1593d ago

Unfortunately, people like him respawned as "MorePowerOfGreen" :/

Kryptix1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )


True, but as the number of liars and blind people grow on N4G, the number of people that think logically grows even more.

What I don't understand is that why do some people not know basic mathematics or can't tell right and wrong.

But once they see the truth posted everywhere, they'll eventually know, unless they really aren't who they are but actually act blind to stir something kind of troll in the internet universe. MisterX might be a good example.

DoesUs1593d ago

Greenpowerz is MorePOG btw...he's been around for 7 years under many id's......been banned many times.

Kryptix1592d ago (Edited 1592d ago )


Didn't know that...damn, he really is more pathetic than I thought he was. lol

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xavierbigdaddy19721593d ago

What buttcrack you smoking, where is the link to your opinion

deecee331593d ago

American console likely to do well in America...In other news, water is likely to be wet.

nosferatuzodd1593d ago

NewMonday let him live in his fantasy this what i commend microsoft on they can relese any lies and xbox fanboys just believe it without a second you know the deal

Why o why1593d ago

[email protected] about autopilot damage control.....I doubt you're even getting paid for your services...lmao

Ot.. no doubt NA will be the x1's best region. Europe and Asia were always playstation zones baring the uk and even there was debatable. Not too sure about Australasia

frostypants1592d ago (Edited 1592d ago )

The analyst says the One will do better in the US than the rest of the world. That's not the same thing as saying it will do better than the PS4 in the US. Reading comprehension seems a lost art on N4G.

ABizzel11592d ago (Edited 1592d ago )

To be honest I don't know if the PS4 will "win" NA, although it doesn't really need to win, as long as there's parity (like the Wii and 360) then they've won on WW sales easily with a +30M in EU, JP, and RoW sales, and the fact that it's cheaper and more powerful than the XBO is going to give it a bigger lead in those territories (especially since it's much cheaper compared to the PS3 launch price which still went on to win those locales).

I see NA being closer to a tie. The NA market (specifically the US gamer) is a fickle market. NES won it, SNES won it, PSOne won it, PS2 won it, 360 won it (just barely beat Wii this year by a couple hundred thousand), and if the 2 console win tradition continues than XBO should win it but they have a lot of work to do getting that price down (subsidize and they win NA), and getting the all the features working.

But we'll see.

S2Killinit1592d ago (Edited 1592d ago )

the reality is clear from the number of disagrees you got bro...
that must be a record

medman1592d ago

Haahahahahahahahahahahahahghag hahgaghahhahahahahgagagagagagag agahahahahahahagaghaghghgahgahg hag!!!! Thanks for the laugh big pappy!!!

seanpitt231592d ago

The only reason Xbox is catching up is because there are no ps4s anywhere to be seen. just wait till the new batch comes in.

Blackdeath_6631592d ago

XBone will not dominate NA, it also doesn't matter if it did or not. what matters for MS is to increase the value of the product and do so quickly

3-4-51592d ago

Isn't this saying out of all the counties XB1 is in, it will do the best in NA, NOT that it will be the best console sold in NA.

I believe they are just stating WHERE their strongest market with their new product is.

I could be 100% wrong though.

MadMen1592d ago


You may be right, time will tell, and history shows favor to Xbox in the US.

But this site is lop sided, not much good it does on here, facts put people in denial mode.

lodossrage1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )


What reality is that? Because it sure as hell isn't the reality that the NPD showed yesterday.


That's EXACTLY what it's saying. You read it correctly.

Bigpappy1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )

Yeah, that was my error. NPD does not reflect cyber Monday's numbers. So we will have to wait until newer number are shown. But I will concede that PS4 is still ahead in the U.S. until numbers show different.

@3-4-5: my prediction had nothing to with what was said in the article. It was based on Sony having shortages in the US and there gains coming from launch in Europe, while M$ gains were coming mostly from sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With the X1 numbers going over 2 mil, it made sense to me that Xbox will move ahead of PS4 in US. But NPD did not report Cyber Monday as that was December 1st. Black Friday alone did make it very close and my assertion that Cyber Monday might have put X1 ahead is not far fetched.

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Treian1593d ago

Go home analyst, your drunk.