Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition sells over twice as much on PS4 than Xbox One

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition sold over twice as many copies on PlayStation 4 than Xbox One during its first week on sale, according to figures released by Chart-Track.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1446d ago

Lara just moves so smooth and sexy on PS4! Crazy it sold over twice as many on PS4 though. Great news.

GamerXD1446d ago

Not a shadow of a doubt. Better textures and higher frame rate is definitive. Plus the number of PS4 sold to consumers makes the PS4 version on top!

Lior1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )

Digital foundry confirms that both version are identical except for the ps4 framerate so stop saying better textures and other rubbish

angelsx1446d ago

LIor don't forgot that the cutscenes on xbone are 900p and on ps4 full hd 1080p.

GarrusVakarian1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )


"Digital foundry confirms that both version are identical except for the ps4 framerate "

Lol, no. Did you even read the DF analysis?

From the DF analysis-

"PlayStation 4 users get a comfortably delivered 1080p presentation backed up with a post-process FXAA solution that has minimal impact on texture quality"

"on the Xbox One: the anti-aliasing solution remains unchanged, but we see the inclusion of what looks like a variable resolution framebuffer in some scenes, while some cut-scenes are rendered at a locked 900p, "

"y there are a few areas that do see Xbox One cutbacks. As demonstrated in our head-to-head video below (and in our vast Tomb Raider comparison gallery), alpha-based effects in certain areas give the appearance of rendering at half resolution - though other examples do look much cleaner. We also see a lower-quality depth of field in cut-scenes, and reduced levels of anisotropic filtering on artwork during gameplay. "

"Overall, PlayStation 4 takes the lead where the next-gen consoles are concerned, with the higher quality effects work and higher frame-rates providing a preferable experience overall, particularly during heated combat, where the drops in performance are both felt and seen more heavily on the Xbox One."

As for the sales numbers, it's to be expected. Lmao at all these people saying "it sold so many on PS4 CUS THE PS4 HAZ NO GEAMZ!"....yeah, it's nothing to do with the fact that it runs better and looks better on the more powerful, cheaper console.

johndoe112111446d ago

To all the people saying "resolution and fps doesn't matter", I guess it matters to a lot more people than they thought.

abzdine1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )

inferior version of an old gen game cannot sell mountains of copies.
i wonder how it will be when devs will start to take more advantage of PS4 power.

unity4g1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )

@Lior, Lets not forget those days when you x360 fanboys made a huge deal just because 2-3 more fps for some of the games than ps3.

@NatureOfLogic, yes I agree with you. I must add that supporting xbone means holding back this gen to the last gen. Gameplay is always important but its the power of the console and proper execution of it defines the generation.

Kryptix1446d ago

Can't wait to see someone blindly come out and say, "but the developers aren't used to the Xbox One yet" when the same thing can apply to the PS4. The truth is that the PS4 will always do better with multi-platform games which will also make consumers get the superior version. I remember when Call of Duty: Ghosts had the 720p problem on the Xbox One and a few articles surfaced about people cancelling their Xbox One pre-orders just for that.

mewhy321446d ago

"As reported earlier this month, the PS4 version runs at twice the frame rate and maintains native 1080p visuals during cutscenes.".....that about says it all.

Death1446d ago

The PS4 is selling more consoles in the same region. Kind of makes sense that it selling more copies of this game. According to this report, the 360 version outsold the PS3 version (50%/41%). I would think Xbox One owners that already played this on their 360 would be less inclined to buy it again. It's nice to see Tomb Raider doing well for the PS4, but I don't see the big deal.

vallencer1446d ago

Not to sure all that is what made it sell 2 times the copies. Pretty sure it's because ps4 systems have like an extra 1.5 million to 2 sold above x1. I'm not saying the ps4 doesn't have more power and better graphics. But let's be realistic, it's not because of that that it sold more. These articles are pointless.

johndoe112111446d ago


Your math makes as much sense as all of georgenoob's posts. How is that relevant when the playstation 4 versions sold 69% of the copies while the xbone version only sold 31%? Especially if we add your logic then that would mean that ps3 owners that played the ps3 version would be less inclined to buy it again also.

LordMaim1446d ago

@vallencer: But that's *why* the PS4 has sold more; it has more power, and better graphics.

Kryptix1446d ago


You should read Lukas_Japonicus's post, but make sure you have some heart burn medicine next to you before doing so because the truth is about to hurt.

"Overall, PlayStation 4 takes the lead where the next-gen consoles are concerned, with the higher quality effects work and higher frame-rates providing a preferable experience overall, particularly during heated combat, where the drops in performance are both felt and seen more heavily on the Xbox One." -Digital Foundry

Death1446d ago


The math won't add up unless we know all the variables. How many more PS4's have sold in the region? How many of the next gen console owners played the game already?

I seriously doubt that Xbox One owners simply passed on the game because the PS4 version is better like many seem to think is what happened in this thread.

JokesOnYou1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )

I loved the 360 version it was a great game but I said when it was first announced, way before details were known that personally I've always seen this quick port to next gen as a money grab, nothing worthy of its $60 price tag for the SAME game. I think it's plenty fair to say X1 owners had better options given the total game sales on the X1, some games just wont sell more especially a last gen quick port vs the rest of the lineup; damm 360/X1 owners buy alot of games but obviously they cant buy everything at a higher attach rate, thankfully it's a lesser port that has the poorest sells= hopefully the TR Definitive Money Grab Edition sales on X1 will only get worse and they get the message.

What find interesting is ps fans celebrating this as a victory but are the same ones on their soap box ranting about dlc, sequels, and how last gen a lazy port wasn't a good indicator of a systems performance strength, nevermind it's 2 dev studio's involved. This isnt a next gen game built to take advantage of eithers hardware. I think if you are against all those tactics by devs then there isn't much difference between this and games like Ghosts, BF4= all good games but rushed to make a buck. I respect Ryse and DR3 more at least they were examples of superior graphics or humongous open world's with no streaming...a few tweaks on the flaws and the future is bright.

gman_moose1445d ago

But but but metacritic says Xbox one is better!!! lol

MysticStrummer1445d ago

@Jokes - PS4 is selling more games in general than XB1. There goes your whole argument.

Prime1571445d ago


I love the blind zealots like you. Completely, and utterly oblivious to anything dealing with hardware and software integration.

Many of us can tell that you've never built your own pc. Hell, I'd go so far to say you never have tried to play a graphically-taxing game on pc, and if you have, it's on a Dell or hp prepackaged one that you've never upgraded.

The point that I'm making is that you are using the linear, small maps of ryse and saying, "the tomb raider devs are bad because they couldn't match ryse." The most ironic statement is that ryse runs at 900p and not 1080p.

You have no idea what you are talking about, you're just TRYING to be as insulting and ignorant as possible.

hesido1445d ago

I wish the higher sales could be attributed to 60fps, but I guess it's just related to the fact that there are more PS4's sold in that region. (I wish, because it would send a nice message that people care about 60fps and it translates to sales)

minimur121445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

well it's clear that many people have sold/ were holding out on games because of next-gen. :)

quite surprised how many in all honesty if it's sold twice as much, but bear in mind there were also some who purchased it again.....

I can't believe they've said this:
The PS4 version of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is widely believed to be superior to the Xbox One version, despite Metacritic scores suggesting otherwise.

Well we all know the game is superior technically, there's no denying that. and the reson 'metacritic scores suggest otherwise' is because there is 39 reviews of the PS4 version, totalling the avg score to 84, with Xbox version with 13 (yes 13) reviews, bringing it to 87

(just as a quick stat, PS4 version has 16 90+ and xbox has 7) both with 1 100 score

SITH1445d ago

Why would I buy a game I played completely already on the 36o? Apparently a lot of playstation gamers missed out and just jumped in. Been there done that.

andibandit1445d ago

Guess they got tired of resogun

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seanpitt231446d ago

I have a feeling this will be the norm!!

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PsylentKiller1445d ago

I agree. I bought it for the PS4 as well because why not get the better version. But I think that it sold better on the PS4 has to do with the fact that there aren't many games for either system. However,XB1 has more exclusives, more varied genres, and people are content with those games right now. PS4 owners may be less content with the available games and bought TR just to have something new which is he reason why I bought it along with the fact that it is an awesome game with an awesome story and awesome gameplay and awesome mechanics.
I guess you could say I think the game is awesome.

Magicite1445d ago

This is just the beginning of Greatness!

Cueil1445d ago

This may be more of a mentality thing then anything else... Sony has trained their hard core fans well to purchase re-releases... you've all fallen into the 12 step play for Sony's World Domination

Prime1571445d ago

Yeah says fable and halo anniversaries.

TheSaint1445d ago

Could you be more butthurt?

It's ok to admit you purchased a second rate console.

Cueil1444d ago

Don't call my PS4 a second rate console.... oh? are you referring to my Xbox One? I have both so I have no need to be butt hurt the only butt hurt people are the ones who will miss out on the awesome exclusives that both system will inevitably have.

tawak1445d ago

60fps = 30fps , no sh!t it sold twice as much.

Tapewurm1445d ago

I have the collector's edition on PS3.......damn!... now I am going to have to buy it again.

Unspoken1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

Hook, line, and sinker! This is why it sold more on PS4.

All developers need to do is continue over hyping frames per second and the kids will throw their money without thinking!

Great news for Sony, the won they mindless fan base.



Cryptcuzz1445d ago

Cuzz what?!

Did you page me bro!?

I think its simply the fact that more people are buying the PS4, hence a chance at a bigger pool of consumers to sell the game to.

Then the fact that the PS4 version looks and plays better.

Those are the two key reasons why I believe this game sold two times more on the PS4.

I have this game since I never got around to playing it on the PS3. It looks certainly like a next gen game. I also enjoyed the fact that ambient sound, effects and dialogue emit from the DualShock 4 controller as well. Thought that was neat and enhanced the immersion/atmosphere of the game more than if it didn't have that.

3-4-51445d ago

Random Theory:

* PS4 fans are used to and like the Uncharted series and this is somewhat similar in a way so there is more of an audience for that type of game on PS4 than on XB1.

Not saying it's true...just a thought.

N4OGs1445d ago

yep and everyone better believe call of duty and everything else will sell way better from now on so if you like multiplayer gaming with tons of people then ps4 is the better choice and value.

Azzanation1445d ago

To the people believing that TR runs with better textures on PS4. Iv seen both side by side and iv seen a lot of compare vids as well. There's no difference in the textures even if the PS4 is using some effects the XB1 isn't, the games look the same. Stop trying to justify your purchase because the only real difference is the frame rate and even then you cant tell.

Hicken1445d ago

You guys should see the second and third pages. Full of "PS4 owners don't have anything else to play" damage control comments.

That may not work, since I was logged in and all, but I count 34 individual games, one or two of which weren't out(inFamous, for example). The wiki page lists about 40 with exact release dates, and about another 60 slated for this year. (using the North America release dates)

Even the IGN list shows more than 50 games tentatively scheduled for release this year.

Then there's the "PS4 sold more consoles" claim running rampant. But according to VGChartz- who we all know isn't exactly accurate- the PS4 has sold about a third more systems than the XB1. I could be wrong, but that doesn't translate into twice as many copies.

Last, there's the excuse "PlayStation Owners like buying the same game multiple times." Which directly contradicts the information in the article- though it's just week 1 sales- that says more people bought it on 360, though VGChartz does have the PS3 version ahead by 200k. Given neither is listed as having more than 2 million sales, and both consoles have sold around 80 million units, odds are overwhelmingly in the favor of these purchasers being new to the game, rather than repeat buyers.

So, now that we've debunked all that trolling, fanboy nonsense, what's left?

Just the facts: the game performs considerably better on PS4(as per Digital Foundry), and the game has sold twice as well- in the UK, at least- on that same console than on the competition.

I'd think the better performance has at least as much to do with it as the BS excuses being tossed around. And, well, since it's not actually BS, it's probably a good deal more responsible than just a LITTLE.

But what do I know? Not like I went and did research, with links to back up what I was saying, right?

showtimefolks1445d ago

i guess better textures,resolution and frame rate does matter after all

MultiConsoleGamer1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

Sold twice as many.... in the UK.

Xer0_SiN1445d ago

i honestly thought it was releasing some time this month! i been looking at my local target and walmart and this game was no where in stock. guess i gotta go gamestop and pick it up lol.

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infectedaztec1446d ago

Less games worth buying in the PS4. I"m keeping my money for Titanfall

CernaML1446d ago

Titanfall is the only game you guys will be buying.

JoseV761446d ago

Lol who made you the know it all, like you got a magic crystal ball on who is buying what? Fanboys jeez

CernaML1446d ago

Did I strike a nerve?

I bet you didnt even consider infectedaztec's post a troll post.

DJMarty1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )

CernaML - Yeh, on PC:) No reason to get 30FPS sub HD X1 version.

PS4/PC best of both worlds:)

AceBlazer13 - So all the great FREE TO PLAY don't count as good PS4 games in your eyes

The Meerkat1446d ago


With DCUO, War Thunder, Resogun, Contrast, Don't Starve, Warframe and Blacklight I have yet to buy a single game for my PS4.

I expect the first game i'll buy will be Diablo 3. I have held off getting it because I knew the PS4 would be the best one to get.

And Outlast this month will keep me happy.

Kryptix1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )

For some reason, the Xbox fanboys like to keep talking about how the PS4 has no games and it's getting pathetic. Trust me, once you pick up a PS4 and look at the online store, there's a lot to buy and enjoy till Infamous: SS, Drive Club, and PlanetSide 2 come out. That's 3 games coming out in a few months, Xbox One only has Titanfall and what else? Yea, that's what I thought...

Then with those 3 titles and indie games coming out for the PS4, that's enough till E3 to see what else is in store. The PS4 gamer is set, so don't worry about that.

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harrisk9541446d ago

HOORAY!! Titanfall will be our savior!! Keep falling back on Titanfall. It is the only game that XB1 fans keep talking about. Titanfall, a multiplayer-only game that I wouldn't be playing even if I owned an XB1. You enjoy Titanfall while PS4 owners will be playing Infamous: Second Son. We will see which sells more (on next gen consoles -- that means XB1 (Titanfall) vs. PS4 (I:SS), since Titanfall will also be released on XB360 and PC).

4ShotKing1446d ago

Don't forgot, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Halo 2 Anniversary, Forza Horizon, Fable Legends, Halo 5, Gears 4 and more ;)

stuna11446d ago


Come on man, did you not get a sense of de'ja vu when you listed those games!?

asmith23061446d ago

@ShotKing, cmon man, are you not sick of them titles? That's the same list of Xbox exclusives from last gen. I owned both the 360 and PS3 last gen but just a PS4 this gen. Titanfall isn't my thing and I can't see anything else on the horizon for X1 bar sequels that are past their sell by date.

Three is the magic number for me when it comes to sequels, after that it feels pushed. I like Sony exclusives like GOW, Killzone and Uncharted but they should retire them, they have had their impact. Good thing is I know Sony will continue to make new AAA IP like the Last of Us, Order 1886, etc. Keeps the PS brand fresh.

kakashi811446d ago

Tbh they should have went with 900P for the whole gaming experience. Smh maybe they could have had 60fpsa atleast.

BOLO1445d ago


Damn shame you had to mention the same franchise TWICE (Halo...). Twice the sales and twice the frame rate for PS4 Xbone fans!


Azzanation1445d ago

So while every PS fanboy tells a Xbox fanboy that they play the same games over and over again, Xbox fanboys are playing a new IP in Titanfall while PS fanboys are playing the same game over and over again in Infamous Second Son.

At least use your brains if your going to Troll.

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mike32UK1446d ago

While I do believe there's more to this than the fact that Sony has sold more systems, your reasoning is incorrect, there are plenty of games to play on the ps4. I think the reason it has sold more primarily is because more people who had ps3s skipped this game the first time around because sony had plenty of exclusives last year where as the 360 practically had none.

T21445d ago

haha! hilarious, less games on ps4 the usual statement with zero evidence.
I think what should be more worrying to the xbox camp is not whether one is a definitive edition regarding quality but what this also infers about sales overall.
PS4 is leading in sales and may in fact be pulling away from the pack by now, so this software gap may get larger.
15 to 1 spain sales say hi. Japan is likely to be 10:1 to 100:1.... xbox needs a price cut, no other way to say it...

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bjmartynhak1446d ago

Sure, there are more PS4s sold

Ghost_of_Tsushima1446d ago

Not twice as many though. Do the math 69% PS4 to 31% Xb1.

T21445d ago

true but with japan and others entering it could indeed go to twice as many eventually... 360 sold like 200 last week....!
February NPD sales will be very telling as well.

Cryptcuzz1445d ago

Sure that could be one of the deciding factors. I certainly agree with that to some degree of why this is the case, but like the one above me, the PS4 does not have two times the installed base....YET.

I believe the slightly bigger deciding factor is the fact that the PS4 is the better definitive version out of the two.

WitWolfy1446d ago

Even though I have the 360 version too the PS4 version felt like breath of fresh air.

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