Best Buy PR: “We’ve Sold Many More PS4′s Than Xbox One’s”

Dylan Z of iGR reports: "While covering Best Buy's Ultimate Gamers Showdown, Madden 25 tournament. I inquired as to which next-gen console was currently selling better at the retailer, I was given a statement by Best Buy's Senior PR staff that was on-site."

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allformats1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

Truth we already knew. But it's great to hear it from an official source.

It also makes Major Nelson's lies look even more blatant. How Xbox fans don't see through this spin is beyond me...

But whatever, the King has returned. As ever, watch your throne.

Hatsune-Miku1342d ago

Well ps4 is the best and most powerful console on the market

zeal0us1342d ago

There's no arguing about it the PS4 is definitely the most powerful console on the market in terms of specs. However the best is matter of opinion.

Glorious God Gamers do not have to worry. We get the best of ALL worlds.

Pixel_Enemy1342d ago

I was at Target doing some Christmas shopping just now and I saw they were sold out of PS4s and had 5 Xbox Ones on the shelf. Glad I preordered my PS4 and got it launch day.

Bigpappy1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

double post

Bigpappy1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

All this parading a bout 1 Best buy store saying they sold more PS4 in Minnesota. Should have gone to New York and L.A. It makes no sense reporting something like this, which could be completely made up, when the real numbers don't support the notion being promoted.

The fact is X1 is doing just as well as PS4 or better, in the U.S. at a higher price point. So you can talk stock levels and who says this and that. Don't mean a darn thing. The sales numbers are the only facts here.

Sony started before M$ and is responsible for stocking PS4, just as M$ is responsible for X1 stock supplies. Not a good excuse.

scott1821342d ago


I agree you shouldn't go off of one or two best buys to declare which system sells better. But Best Buy’s Senior PR team works for corporate Best Buy, not a single store, that's why it is significant.

I am curious to how you know MS is doing as good or better than Sony in the US? We don't have updated numbers from Sony, only from Microsoft. Are you basing that off of hope or fact?

On the price point, the PS3 outsold the 360 worldwide since launch at a more significant price difference...

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Saigon1342d ago


I saw like 10~15 in a cage hours ago at Target and to my surprise they didn't have any PS4s; shock.

OttoniBastos1342d ago

@zeal0us: I'm a sony guy,but i agree with you! Been the most powerful console in the market doesn't mean sell more.Playstation 1 & 2 e nintendo wii won their generations and they were the weakest ones.

mikeslemonade1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

A medium sized city in Minnesota is more representative than LA and NY actually. Because when you add up all the cities in the midwest which behave generally in the same way it's a bigger number than LA and NY.

Also arguably larger cities are more in favor of PlayStation because there's more minorities and more democratic people that research in what they buy. The PlayStation gamer is more more diverse when you include the asian gamers coming from the RPG side, the latino population which is a bigger presence coming from the PS1 and PS2 days, and African American in which you get the sense they also prefer PlayStation just slightly more but a lot of them switched to xbox 360 last generation. However in general bigger cities you see a bigger ratio in favor of PlayStation while in the midwest people are generally less informed about news.

And lastly this article debunks Major Nelson. It's shipped not sold 2million.

PeaSFor1342d ago


look like im a god now, thx for the info.

KratosGod31342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

I live in Downey, CA and I went to 4 different tartgets, GameStops and Best Buys around the LA area and they do have a lot of Xbox One in stock but none PS4 systems. I'll probably have to wait till next year around March or April when the PS4 demand slows down.

Why o why1342d ago

Autopilot spin defence mode again there bigpappy. ?

You're hopes and wishes are not in sync with real world reality. Its ok though....... this site isn't fun if there isn't some form of 'major' delusion.

tw0qwk1342d ago

not for long steambox is coming.

Prime1571342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )


I've said this many times on many sites... I worked midnight to 8am on black Friday. Columbus, not surrounding areas, Ohio. Heavy 360 store that had 29 xbone and 27 ps4.

Ps4 sold out by 3am. X1 sold 8 by then. When I asked my boss how many x1 were left at 8pm she said, "around 7 or 8; I don't get it."

JokesOnYou1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

Bigpappy also this is another unsourced rumor from a blog site claiming "Senior PR staff said", basicly no more creditability than any random fanboy writing the opposite saying he called Bestbuy corporate. Bestbuy policy doesnt officially divulge sales to public...I also noticed the writer gets defensive and engages any negative comments that don't believe him in the comments section like William Usher at cinemablend....sites like this also were constantly running with those negative production issue rumors for X1, so many kinect spying NSA stories, UI is broken, eSRam yield issues, etc. Conveniently these same blogs have forgotten those lies and now looking for new hit headlines. I might as well ask all the n4g marketing experts, n4g analysts, and n4g game devs who sold more at Toys R Us in Tibet. lol

GiggMan1342d ago

@ Jokes, "Who sold more at Toys R Us in Tibet?"

I just checked, Sony did :-)

mewhy321342d ago

"Well ps4 is the best and most powerful console on the market "

I agree.

DonMingos1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

Wow, Bigpappy and JokesOnYou to the rescue...

Where are Nukeitall and PSbeaver? I miss to see the family reunited.

Meery Christmas to you guys!

ToyboxDX1341d ago

@ Bigpappy , funny you should say sales number are the only facts here.

So here's the crystal facts, as of Dec 7 Sony sold 2.4 million PS4 whereas MS sold 1.9 million XBone.

How's that for a fact? I know it's hard to swallow for XBone fanboys, but as a former MS executive once said, #Dealwithit!

And the gap will only get bigger and bigger when the PS4 is released in Asia next week and Japan in Feb. Be prepared for the incoming shitstorm!

WooHooAlex1341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

Yep, at Walmart the other night, had a few Xbox Ones in the case, but completely sold out of PS4s.

Not exactly an accurate way to judge how they're selling but its impressive to see how well the PS4 appears to be doing so far.

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EBTpickle1342d ago

Confirmation from a reliable source is much better than rampant speculation, though.

Prime1571342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

Here, I'm trying to quit my job so I can repeat this as I have over many, many posts on n4g, disqus, kotaku, and the like... pasted from above...

--I've said this many times on many sites... I worked midnight to 8am on black Friday. Columbus, not surrounding areas, Ohio. Heavy 360 store that had 29 xbone and 27 ps4.

Ps4 sold out by 3am. X1 sold 8 by then. When I asked my boss how many x1 were left at 8pm she said, "around 7 or 8; I don't get it."

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zeal0us1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

Major Nelson is just repeating what the NPD declared.
Also fastest selling console =/= console sells the most.

You can have a product that sells faster than another product. While also having a product that sells the most overall.

Honestly people takes these sales numbers way too seriously. At the end of the day you still got to pay bills, work and etc. So why should it matter so much?

FITgamer1342d ago

The PS4 sold over a million units in 24 hours, while the Xbox One did just under a million in 9 days. Still trying to figure out how the "Xbox One is the fastest selling console in NA" according to Major Nelson.

mhunterjr1342d ago

He said fastest selling in US. Sony's 1mil was split between US and canada.

Mugen_mind1342d ago

People, Sony sold one million units in 24 hours in two countries while M$ did a million in 13 countries. So how does that add up to being equal and how many were actual sold in NA in 24 hours for M$? Side note, no lie I use to work for GameStop as a Manger and what I was told is that M$ counts systems in retail inventory as being sold because retail companies have to pay for those consoles in order to sell them in their stores.

badz1491342d ago


NOOONE can comprehend MS's logic! apparently, 900k comes after 1mil in MS world!

and for those still saying in US ONLY, Major "spin" Nelson said "NA"!

BISHOP-BRASIL1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

It's simple actually, MS said Xbox One is the fastest selling ON AVERAGE, not fastest selling at any given moment. So it's all in how many days you're counting when making said average.

ALERT: My numbers probably will be off as I'm not fact checking! This is just an example, ok?

Let's say PS4 sold more than 1m in 24 hours, but it's still around 1,5m for NA as there's been hardly any restocking... For the average you'll take 1.5m and divide by the 5 weeks since release. This will giive 43k PS4s sold per day.

Now let's say Xbox One had sold some 900k on it first weekend in NA (which already shows that this whole "fastest selling" is kinda nonsense) but they get to keep selling and are now at some 1.3m. With 4 weeks since release, MS would be at 46k Xbox One sold per day, so it's faster on a average (total number of days accounted).

Unfortunatelly, this holds little to no water... Not that it's MS's problem, but Sony simply can't met demand, so although technically being one week more in the market than MS, Sony didn't really have 5 weeks selling PS4... With luck they had barelly 2 weeks if you go and account how long they remain on stock. While Xbox One, with some eventual exceptions, was available throughout every day of those 4 weeks.

So although they are not lying (they are not even fluffing the numbers, mind you and it's not like Sony's restocking capability is of any concern for MS), the number here still doesn't represent demand, as most people would expect from the term "fastest selling".

Put more PS4s out there and they'll be gone in minutes (just happened today on Amazon), while Xbox One are still available just fine (which is not a bad thing for MS, actually), which means they'll keep steadily selling, while PS4 only receives short bumps before it's sold out again. So obviously PS4 demand is higher and it actually selling faster whenever it's available, but it's simply not available most of the time.

Quite frankly, this is nothing worth caring about anyway. Even total sold is a bit irrelevant right now for either MS or Sony... As much as Sony and MS can put out before next year will be probably sold by Xmas... We'll only see whatever trend is being setted actually translated into numbers next year, when production will no longer be a limiting factor and the early craze has worn off.

Visiblemarc1342d ago

@Mugen_mind, you're right on the money with that. I've believed they have a tricky way of avoiding the shipped vs sold-through distinction, it's something about the wording. The company is shady.

s1lentone1342d ago

@badz149 FYI MS = word smither.

BitbyDeath1342d ago

MS also lied about it selling well in Australia when it barely moved from shelves.

Xbox is still widely available here and has been since launch.

MS lie/spin, they are trying to create false demand where there is none.

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cleft51342d ago

A lot of people have their head buried in the sand right now and they just don't want to see the truth. Right now the Xbox is selling well enough, but that is too the early adopters. With that said, the truth is that Microsoft is meeting the demand for the Xbox One with enough supply and still being out sold by the PS4. Now what do you think is going to happen when the PS4 is readily available to whoever wants it and so is the Xbox One. When that happens Microsoft is going to be outsold by Sony vastly. By the time Microsoft can lower the Xbox One by $100 Sony will be able to lower the PS4 by the same amount if they want too. The PS4 is a mass market device at a mass market price the same way the 360 was when it launched.