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Submitted by MariaHelFutura 772d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation 4, Xbox One Christmas Sales Show Sony Winning The Holidays

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the last generation consoles were all big sellers over the Holiday season. According to retailers, the PS4 outsold the “Xbone” almost two to one. It seems Microsoft just made too many mistakes to even outsell the console that reinvented the launch hardware failure. (Industry, PS4, Xbox One)

miyamoto  +   773d ago | Well said
"As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the recent Killer Instinct tournament showed us all that Microsoft never really did remove the DRM from their games. In the last round of the tournament, all of the players involved had to stop and sign in on Xbox Live just to prove they owned the game before the competition could finish. This may only be on first-party Xbone titles, but it’s enough to show us that Microsoft was at least partially lying about taking out DRM."

hellvaguy  +   772d ago
Dont u have sign in to play all digital download games online?
Hicken  +   772d ago
I dunno what it's like on the current gen, but it wasn't necessary to do so on PS3 or Vita. Only played Rock Band and Lost Odyssey on 360, so I don't know how it worked there.

On PS3- and Vita as well, I'm assuming- the copy you download pretty much comes with a built-in timer. Between that and the OS, it keeps track of whether or not your license for a digital game is valid, whether you sign in or not. As long as the relevant account is present on the hardware, you're good to go.

I dunno what the hell Microsoft is doing with the XB1, but it's definitely gonna make tournaments like this more trouble.
riceking  +   772d ago
well i know on ps4 you don't have too unless it online only.
Volkama  +   772d ago
The tournament organiser bought the game once and downloaded it to multiple consoles for the sake of the tournament.

On the One your account has a "home" console. The digital content you buy can be accessed by your home console, by anyone. It can also be accessed on another console if your account is signed in to Live.

Somebody else cannot play your library of games on their own console without you signing in.

It's all fair and all ethical. But even after the tournament organiser came out to confirm what happened some people throw the term 'DRM' around like it is the ultimate evil.
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nukeitall  +   772d ago
There is so much mis-information in that article, it is amazing it got approved, but then again, it is MariaHelFutura propaganda stuff.
zeee  +   772d ago
As much as I love my ps4, I can't stand this article.

Seriously, why is this even here... approved?
GT67  +   772d ago
to ALL gamers on this site. like to APOLOGIZE for being SNES,PS1 gen gamer wishing for this gen be as ps1-ps2 gen after realizing my era is gone and dead i TRULY apologize. my time is up.... far as enjoying rpg,platform,side scrolling games once upon a time they reign gaming landscape.i must admit i know nothing about first person shooters and open world landscape gaming never laid hands on those games felt like to much real life military. open world racing Criterions Hotpursuit,Mostwanted, Ghost games NFS RIVALS games like those never end the race constant racing is a turn off/ basically this is a apology letter to all. sounding foolish or out of place in this NEW gen of gamers.

one old school gamer retiring after 34 years or
my gaming could go on with RETRON 4 play yesteryear games of my gen.

now i understand why im now to 3 bubbles out of touch with this gen thanks guys for bashing me im now woke. i wish ALL of you fun experiencing what developers have to offer this generation as they did in my era.
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MysticStrummer  +   772d ago
@GT67 - You're judging the generation already? That doesn't sound like someone who has been gaming as long as you claim. Sure, FPS is still big, but there will be great games of all kinds just like there always has been. You say you've never laid hands on some other genres... well... maybe you should try them before bailing out.

OT - Last gen, PS3 would do well all year but 360 would come on strong during the holidays. This gen looks to be very different so far. We'll see if that trend holds in the coming days/months/years.
hazardman  +   772d ago
Yes any digital purchase requires you to go online. The drm issues was for every game at one point. When MS did 180. The drm then only went to digital purchases.

Or leaving it up to developers. As you now see with NBA2K14.
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Bruce_Wayne  +   772d ago
I can imagine that Microsoft's face is identical to the one on your avatar.
showtimefolks  +   772d ago
sooner rather than later MS will bring back many of these policies under different terms and different names to deceive casual consumers. What scared me the most was how some blind stupid idiot/fanboys were saying only xbox one is the next gen console since it has all those restrictions and drm policies or always online etc,

now down to sales, i live in new orleans and almost every store in my area has xbox one's sitting on the shelf while ps4's i am being told sell out within minutes of being available. Bestbuys around me always have lines on sunday morning if or when ps4's are gonna be available

sony said they expect to sell atleast 5 million and i wouldn't be surprised if they are already close to it, i think its a real possibility that ps4 will sell 12-15 million within first year. Just imagine when more games come out early next year how the demand will even get higher

than we have launch in Japan which sony will win hands down
cyhm3112  +   772d ago
Sony can sell 20m if it can produce that much. MS probably 6 if it is lucky.
Prime157  +   772d ago
Look, I agree, the xbone is an easy find. I also have hated Microsoft since the d3d campaign if not since I grew up on a Mac while all my friends owned win 3.

However, I'm hating this article as there is simply no factual evidence. I agree (and want it to sell better) that ps4 sells better... I WORK AT A WELL KNOWN GAMING STORE IN CENTRAL OHIO, I also tell many stories of it selling better, just click my name and browse my comments if you don't believe me.

But this article is lacking the empirical data I want.

Edit: yes, I think the ps4 out selling, butrereading the article made me feel worse as the content didn't match the title... nothing was brought to the table.
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n4rc  +   772d ago
Simple question...

On one hand you say it's outselling and on the other you say there is no stock anywhere..

So which is it? You can't sell what you do t have
Flames76  +   772d ago
You seem slow have you not seen the sales chart?For the 3rd week in a row the Xbox One has outsold the PS4 2 to 1 in america.Im sorry but you should really not pay much attention to childish sony fanboy articles.Also you say there are Xbox One sitting on the shelves.Gamestop,walmart and best buy has all said that microsoft is keeping the supply of the X1 in weekly.You can go to the numbers and see for yourself fact instead of a BS article.As for the PS4 there just isnt any demand for it here so sony is shipping it in other countrys
n4rc  +   772d ago
I love getting disagrees yet nobody actually has anything to

Disagree with facts all you want, doesn't make it any less true
showtimefolks  +   772d ago

always nice when users on N4G turn their opinions into facts.

bestbuy and gamestops around my arear get ps4's in stock every 2 weeks and they go fast, there is always a line because stores advertise in advance

amazon had ps4's available for 13 hours last week, i think some 55000 consoles were sold within those 13 hours.

so yes ps4's are not in stock but each store gets enough every month to outsell xbox one's. one is sitting on the shelf while other when available sells out within hours

now that's only in new orleans, so other areas maybe different.
n4rc  +   771d ago
So your calling around every week asking?

And nice figure you pulled out of your ass for amazon sales..

Talk about turning opinions into facts..

You can't sell what you dont have... If it's outselling Xbox, then there is plenty of stock.. or there is no stock and it's not selling.. it's one or the other, it can't be both and that IS a fact
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Dehnus  +   772d ago
And Maria has a new buddy! This one keeps pushing something that everybody does with a digital download title. It was NOT played on the xbox of the person who owned the game, and some other people logged in. Ofcourse it asked if it could verify.

Steam does the same, if you log in with another account you cannot play the games on the first account. Unless that game happens to be DRM free and you add it from your HDD. In this case it also was the "good" people of Spawnfirst blowing it up.

If you really are anti DRM, you should buy LESS on steam and MORE on GOG. LIke many of us anti DRM people do, but don't whine at Sony or MS for having things in place that are comparable to what steam has.
MightyNoX  +   772d ago
Not this sheetu again


Neogaf post:


Except the lack of modding.

And the lack of communities that thrive on modding.

And the lack of low prices.

And the lack of control choices.

And the lack of customizable graphics.

And the lack of free online gaming.

And the lack of being able to download demos day one if you don't pay for online gaming.

But other than all of that IT'S JUST LIKE STEAM so why y'all actin' like y'all got a shaft in the aft?

I highly suggest you educate yourself because MS has you trained and trained well.
Volkama  +   772d ago
MightyNoX none of the points in your post even touch on DRM, let alone highlight differences between Steam and MS policy on it.

Do you know what DRM actually means?
Prime157  +   772d ago
Who is this Maria person... I get that there has to be an opposite of mister x, but Damn...

steam's drm wouldn't have kicked you from your tournament on a closed network or in offline mode... What don't you get about the implications... insert "always sunny" joke about how Dennis and Mac's boat implications are like MSFT's drm...
DCfan  +   772d ago
EVO guys are probably gritting their fingers for going with MS.
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hellzsupernova  +   772d ago
The xbone is already discounted at on online retailer here in New Zealand, and it's still not in the top ten, ps4 is back ordered until January or February and it's sitting at number 7 and this is overall not just the games section
HomerJDog  +   772d ago
who cares who's winning I'm tired of these articles.
zeal0us  +   772d ago
Fanboys who spend more time with comparisons than playing games cares about these articles.

Also the fanboys who like to boast about their console of choice in every N4G article cares about these articles.
SilentNegotiator  +   772d ago
Xbox 360's relatively small initial lead over PS3 got Microsoft a LOT of leeway on their policies with developers.

You SHOULD care about who has the lead.

If you don't care, then why click on the article? And then comment?
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Prime157  +   772d ago
Whoa, dude, I clicked your name and you are on here a lot too, zeal0us... pretentious much?
zeal0us  +   772d ago

I'll admit I do spend my fair share of time on this N4G. Though its one of many sites I pop in and out throughout the day and post an comment. However don't let the comments fool you. I do have job, currently going to college and spend 20-30hrs a week gaming.
Bigpappy  +   772d ago
The most ridicules part of the whole thing is all these submitted article are base off a snap shot of PS4 outselling X1 on eBay 2:1. it is base on "eBay" sales, where everyone goes to buy consoles of course. /s
mrpsychoticstalker  +   772d ago
"Xbox, show me real gaming news!"

These articles are a waste of time, the real numbers are still far away, when a vast variety of games and new IP's are out.

Thr contributor who posted this, (at this point we all know Maria) enjoys lightning the flame of fanboys on this site about which console is better or sells more. That person probably doesnt even own a last gen system.
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SilentNegotiator  +   772d ago
"I'll admit I do spend my fair share of time on this N4G. Though its one of many sites I pop in and out throughout the day and post an comment"

And why, pray tell, isn't that the case for people you disagree with? If you can manage to post on here so often by just "popping in and out", why are others supposedly spending more time on here than playing games?

zeal0us  +   772d ago

I don't recall ever stating I disagree with other coming on here throughout the day to making an comment.

HomerDog said who cares who's winning and I simply respond fanboys who spend more time with comparisons and those who like to boast cares.

If someone want to spend their time that way by all means go ahead.

I'll admit I was wrong(surely isn't the first time) fanboys aren't the only ones who care for articles. People who care about the business aspect of gaming(thx showtime), people like yourself who want to point something and people care enough to make an comment cares about these articles.

Though you have to admit these PS4 vs X1 comparison articles have filled with fanboys on numerous occasions since May. Part of the reason I use to avoid most of them was because the first page would be filled up people making statements like "Xbone sucks PS4 rules" or vice-versa.
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hellzsupernova  +   772d ago
Not sure why people are attacking you zealous you speak the truth, it's a silly thing to care about but us Sony fans got barraged for seven years by xbots seven years of it didn't mater the news it was negative Sony.

I visit here a lot too and I work full time, exercise for an hour a day, and then relax by gaming. I like to be informed of the news and want to know as soon as any information is out about any great games. Respect for your busy schedule study hard it'll pay off
ifistbrowni  +   772d ago
this is the second article within the hour stating sony is victorious.

I'm a sony fan and im with you... i could care less. I literally only clicked on this article just to say so.

N4G needs to start producing news, not cloning it.
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GuruMeditation  +   772d ago
I really wish people would stop saying 'could care less'. It's 'couldn't care less'. Otherwise your point is valid.
hellzsupernova  +   772d ago
Slow news day. Let's be honest they are going to write stories that get hits not informative articles.

If you want perhaps the best articles I suggest going to ign (bare with me) and read the history of naughty dog it's an awesome article they are up to the jak and daxter era now
showtimefolks  +   772d ago

or those are are interested in business aspect of gaming? not everyone is looking or reading these articles because they are fanboys
zeal0us  +   772d ago
"Those who are interested in business aspect of gaming."

Well I admit I forgot about you guys.

So lets see
-Business Gamers
-People who want to make a comment then leave.

Did I leave anyone out?
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SilentNegotiator  +   772d ago
" Did I leave anyone out? "

-Arrogant people that want everyone to know how much they don't care

He said people "interested in the business aspect of gaming", not "business gamers"
Gee whiz, you care so little, that you're trying desperately to diminish genuine reasons for people to care.

Wow, your not caring is so clear to me now! You've transcended on the spectrum of caring, coming full circle to doing the sort of things that people that DO care might do! /s
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zeal0us  +   772d ago
So lets see
-Business Gamers
-People who want to make a comment then leave
-Arrogant people that want everyone to know how much they don't care

List updated for Silent Negotiator

Back to YS Origin for me.
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MasterCornholio  +   772d ago
I dont like what's happening to the Palestinians but someone Haas to report the news.

Whether you are interested in sales or not there are plenty of people who are which is why sites like VGcharts exist.
JasonKCK  +   772d ago
What I don't understand is why none are playing actual games on the new consoles instead of playing sales? There are some people here who do nothing but comment for 15 hours. How do those people find time to play anything? Some developer out there should come up with a game called "Console Sales" it would be a big hit here. Just "press start" and do nothing but troll the other side.
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Bruce_Wayne  +   772d ago
Xbox One is currently in stock at Amazon as of now.
KakashiHotake  +   772d ago
It's never been out of stock from the moment it launched lol
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beerzombie  +   772d ago
well that's good you cant sell something that's not in stock. That what good companies do. keep their product in stock so people can buy it. There is a lot of Sony fan-boy/girls who just to look to find x-one's in stock. why don't you just play some games on you freaking PS4?
Dmagic  +   772d ago
the same 8 ones have been sitting at my local walmart for 2 weeks 2 black boxes and 6 greens i would be surprised if they sold anything high this past week.
MasterCornholio  +   772d ago
Black boxes?

Those are the day one editions right?
DigitalRaptor  +   772d ago
Holy sh*t, Day One editions?

The mindshare is well and truly with Sony this generation.
JasonKCK  +   772d ago
All the new consoles are in stock. Only time they were truly sold out was on black Friday. Websites say "sold out" to get hits and to provide a false sense of urgency.
KakashiHotake  +   772d ago
Microsoft needs to do something drastic like remove the Kinect and lower their price to $350 but their ego and Pride won't allow them to do what's sensible, and by the time they do Sony will already have a stronghold on the market and will start rolling out all the big guns. I don't know who's in charge of PS4's strategic planning but they obviously have a mastermind behind the scenes. They have picked Microsoft apart in every category from the moment these consoles were announced. Sony have pinpointed MSFT weaknesses down to a T. I've never seen anything quite like it before, accept in competitive sports. Microsoft should have never taken the bait and launched early and instead waited until 2014 when they would be more prepared.
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airforcex  +   772d ago
It's almost as if the companies reversed roles. MS is basically Sony when PS3 released; only that this time there's no question on who has the better hardware. Frankly, MS should reduce the price drastically or start working on the next box and disrupt the cycle.
Dehnus  +   772d ago
The Xbox was more "powerful" then the PS2, does that mean that Sony had to :"disrupt the cycle!". Heck no, it was MS that had to end it far before it was needed.
amiga-man  +   772d ago
Dehnus the PS2 had sold millions by the time the xbox arrived, PS2 had software developers pumping out some great games the xbox had little chance of competing with the tidal wave of games the PS2 had coming.

that is very different to where the PS4 and xbox one are now so it really is a stupid comparison.
rainhell77  +   772d ago
And the winner is "me" for playing games on my Xbox one!
MightyNoX  +   772d ago
Actually the winners are the people with 100 extra moolahs to spend on more games. Buckle up, it's going to be a long drought for you.
Unreal01  +   772d ago
Ooh burn.
jimbobbeers  +   772d ago
What a delight you are.

Poor child.
airforcex  +   772d ago
Loved 360; got a PS4. Only hope for MS is dropping the price to $50 below Sony (no Kinect) around the release of Titanfall or Halo. Halo may be too far away. And I'm just talking US. I think Sony already won everywhere else.
colonel179  +   772d ago
Just like how Nintendo had to lower the 3DS price only 9 months after launch, expect Microsoft to do the same if/when the sales numbers are disappointing to them. I don't expect them to lower the price below $400, but they will remove Kinect if they have to.

If they do though, just wait to read in a press release and interviews, how they listen to their fans and that they removed it because gamers wanted another option and how they are great at doing what their fans want.

There is also the option that they won't (maybe because the actually can't) and have to live with the consequence of their decisions of releasing earlier than they wanted. Just like how Apple put everyone in panic when they announced that their A7 chip would be 64 bit. Companies like Samsung knew they were getting there, but Apple jumped the gun and now they have to do things much earlier than anticipated. The same thing happened Microsoft the moment Sony announced the PS4.
hellzsupernova  +   772d ago
Ts already discounted here in New Zealand you could pick one up for 50$ cheaper then the rrp at a lot of sales yesterday
cesuf  +   772d ago

Im sorry but New Zealand is pretty irrelevant to anything. If your happy there, great. But they have little to zero impact on the rest of the world sales.
BadlyPackedKeebab  +   772d ago
Its been interesting over xmas. Been speaking to a lot of "casuals" I.e. gamers that don't read n4g etc and basically all of them are working towards getting a one. Not based on any logic or reason, just cos they had a 360. Nothing I could say would change their opinion, even though I am no fan boy and have switched from 360 to ps this my recommendation was unbias. All I am saying is expect a fight back from the one when the people who dont know what they are talking about get their wallets out.
TheFallenAngel  +   772d ago
Funny because all the "casuals" that i talked to doesn't even know about an Xbox one. They do know about ps4. I have only heard some of my friends mentioned xbone but they are going with ps4 this gen.
hellzsupernova  +   772d ago
Yeah every podcast I listen too suggests that the casual, madden, call of duty players are all just going to upgrade to the one not the ps4 despite everything. Hopefully the positivity around the ps4 catches those players as well
Duke19  +   772d ago
I have no doubt that sony made a killing in sales over the holidays (glad I got mine at launch), but that article was terrible. It offered absolutely nothing of value, no facts, and just clearly sounded like it was written by a high schooler with a grudge against M$.
DeadIIIRed  +   772d ago
Just a side note to Microsoft's launch problems, I do think they should have named it something else. While I was waiting in line on Black Friday for my PS4 I heard a few older parents/grandparents trying to figure out if the Xbox 360 was the newer console or the Xbox One. Also noticed that there seemed to be more parents in the Xbox One line and more twenty-somethings in my line.
JimmyLmao  +   772d ago
yep there is a lot more people on the PSN on PS4 since christmas, just looking at all the streams from "live from playstation" there is a sh*tload more viewers per stream than there ever was
LetoAtreides82  +   772d ago
According to that website neither console is (or was) worthy of being called next-gen because the parts cost less than what the console costs us. Earlier in the article they mention that some think the Steam Machine will be the only next-gen system. The Inquisitir doesn't know what they're talking about.
Flames76  +   772d ago
Thats funny because the sales just came in today and showed Xbox One outselling the PS4 2 to 1 again for a 3rd week in a row here in america.Haha childish sony fanboys and their fake articles
Hicken  +   772d ago
Oh? Where's this article? The only thing I see is a VGChartz article that says 199,156 to 144,167, which is 1.38 to one. AND that's from prior to the PS4 being restocked for pre-Christmas sales.

But let's ignore all that and claim that you're wrong on all levels statement is the truth.

... why am I bothering to respond to a troll? Why is it he never gets marked as such?

Edit @ Kos-Mos: Don't bring that crap in here. An article comparing a year's worth of 1080p, 60 fps games to those at launch of the other consoles. Honestly, doesn't it make the Wii U look that much worse, since it's taken a year and is barely ahead?

Please, don't use cinemablend articles as proof or evidence of ANYTHING, especially when and if William Usher is the author.
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ShinnokDrako  +   772d ago

How predictable!


No surprises here.
bornsinner  +   772d ago
48 countries vs 13 countries... no sheeet sherlock
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Kos-Mos  +   772d ago
Aaaaah, the war between the next-gen is escalating, but meanwhile:
hotbeef  +   772d ago
Pretty crazy, I literally saw x1's available at every major retailer I shopped at between Saturday and Tuesday and saw a total of 2 ps4's. I've had good luck with my x1 so far (knock on wood) but two friends who got em for Christmas have been having serious issues
hotbeef  +   772d ago
Side note, as of now, I prefer my ps4
Wikkid666  +   772d ago
Sales article with no figures or sources. Hmmm
JackB99  +   772d ago
This might be the most inaccurate, poorly worded and lame article I've read in 2013.

I've never been to that website before and wonder if I'll ever be back. Probably not.

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