GearNuke: "According to recent sales figures of NPD, PS4 has sold almost twice the amount of units compared to its competitor Xbox One. This news was revealed by Geoff Keighley on Twitter."
Congrats PS4. You deserve it. And getting ahead of the spin "B-but Xbox One was the fastest selling Xbox One in January." #technicallytrue
Nearly TWICE as much as Xbox One? In North America??? Wut!!!! That's pretty amazing.
The PS4 launches in Japan in a few days. Worldwide totals gonna be ugly. Things like this add fuel to the fire when the new MS CEO looks at whether to sell the Xbox Division.
And VG charts said it was much closer loll.. Definitely ran by an Xbox fanboy.
I wonder what their numbers were. Not the ones on the site now because he is likely using his eraser like mad. But I think he barely had the PS4 ahead. More proof that site needs to be banned because it doesn't even qualify as rumor but is instead intentional disinformation.
@MrSpock Lol Amazing is the Aurora Borealis or Stem Cell Research or the size of fat people in America. Selling toys... Not so much. Can't bring myself to buy Japanese products... The reason?, A 106 Year old Grandad, whose still upset with Emperor Hirohito.
Wow. This is like the PS2 all over again! ...and I just got an Xbox One. Forgive me Padre for I have sinned.
This sort of sales advantage means The PS4 is guaranteed great support by developers, not only wanting to produce games for the most popular console but taking advantage of the extra power available. Great console already great 1st party support, great 3rd party support now secured.
Sony has taken MS for some dark, back alley business... Where are TheKayle , Truefan, Lifeisagame, Green? No where to be seen, you guys are pretty funny, and illusive (right now).
I have read that PS4's supply was STILL constrained in the last weeks of January as well, presumably because Sony are trying to prepare for the Japanese launch and juggle the other territories. Sony can't build them fast enough it seems, otherwise the gap could have been more significant.
MS had enough stock in December for everybody that wanted a X1 got one. PS4 shipments were just coming in January, so the other people that didn't have a system picked it up last month.
I have stated this before: If microsoft does not outsell the PS4 this year they will sell the brand. In all seriousness I want to see the xbox brand live on, but not "under the reign" of Microsoft. I hope that who ever buys the xbox brand can return it to a proper status. (I could not say greatness... man playstation has their marketing corner on a fucking roll here. Can't even say certain words without the ps4 somehow being affiliated with the definition now....)
Nearly double? Cowabunga! When it came to launch sales, considering the price difference and the bad publicity, the Xbox One sold closer to the PS4 than I thought it would. But the people who were buying it at launch were hardcore gamers and Xbox fans. I suspect that now the hardcore have bought their units now begins the period where the 'regular' gamers make purchases and that $100/£80 surcharge will have more of an effect on sales.
Same thing happened to the WII U.
That's why I honestly thought the ps4 would struggle in the USA cause of microsofts casual tv integrated nfl approach I honestly thought the casuals would bring in a lot more sales then they have. You go Sony loving the meltdowns. Over on ign they posted an titanfall 792p article xbots defending like hell then two stories later the hideo kojima article, and now the npd numbers, it's a tough time for those xbots
You're probably right.. I dont think they need to beat Sony to be successful.. But that price alone makes that incredibly hard to do. I'm a single guy in my 30s.. Xbox features are incredibly useful and fun and I'd repeat my purchase again and again.. But thinking back to when I was younger, I don't think I'd really care about most of them..
PS4 supply still hasn't quite caught up with demand yet, has it?
I bet the hot cake shops wished they sold PS4's!
the actual pr spin was mystogan's comment *Xbox* as in xbox "family" sold most games
Yeah I couldn't believe how he tried to spin the numbers. But but but our 360 sold more games! Waaaa! Eat humble pie don't try and spin it
"PlayStation 4 Sells Almost Twice The Number Of Xbox One In January NPD" And it's going to get worse as time goes by. Microsoft needs a different X1 SKU to compete with Sony... or take a huge hit and put the X1 at the same price as the PS4. Microsoft learned absolutely nothing from Sony last gen... 500$ is way too expensive for a console.
I think they would need a bigger hit ,.. 300-350with kinectcrap included,.. Stick a fork in it ,.. they are done Even if they had all the US market,.. they would still be loosing globally(cometh Japan). And they cannot even compete in US.
Calling it now, kinectless xbone incoming
I've never made a complaint about paying £425 for my PS3 at launch, I think it would depend on what you're getting inside the box for your $500. I think it's more the fact that the price is $100 more for less inside the box that's the issue. They will need to drop the forced Kinect if they want to be more competitive
Hmm people say that but do you think MS care if they win a console war? I think they really would be happy with selling more xbox ones than 360.. Any company would considering how much that sold.. Of course those numbers are inflated because of launch consoles and current climate and over few months recently they have been low and putting them along with launch numbers makes it look more, but still MS are certainly limping along until titanfall comes out hoping that will be some massive hit for them.. I don't think it will as once your behind 1 game won't save you ask Nintendo and Super Mario 3D world (93 metacritic!)..
MS can't drop Kinect. They have guaranteed developers that it will be on every console and the shovelware is imminent. Would be a disaster both financially and support wise.
@Gamer1982 I agree with what your saying about not beating Sony or Nintendo. Yes Microsoft would like to out sell Sony and Nintendo but the same the other way round. The goal will be to sell more than last gen. If Microsoft sell 90 million Xbox ones by the same time in its life as the 360 then its been a success. I said the same thing when people were going on about how the psv will walk all over the 3ds and I said Sony wild be looking to better the psp number and if they manage this its a success. Yea I looks like the ps4 is going to have the most sales this gen but next gen could be completely different. So could 5 years from now. Look at the ps3 for example. People are also forgetting that there were over 260millon games consoles were sold last gen and the Wiiu, Xbox one and ps4 have sold about 20 million between them so there are possibly another 240 million customers still to look to upgrade plus alot of people who will look to own all 3 along the way just like I will do as I own a Wiiu and Xbox one at the moment but when gt7 comes ill grab a ps4. This ales this is really just a thing for fan boys to shout about and I think its SA really. I remember being called a geek because I played games when I was growing up but now its become the cool thing to do and now people bicker over it which is sad really just like football fans go on and on about who has the better team and players year after year yet it gets old fast imo.
Well, I didn't expect THAT much of a difference. MS are in BIG trouble.
It's not pinin'! It's passed on! This console is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! It's metabolic processes are now History! It's off the twitch! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off it's mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN X-BOX!! j/k
Are MS in big trouble? MS are selling okay for them at least until titanfall comes out.. It's just Sony are selling through the roof right now.. I'm walking wii like levels.. The Xbone was never gonna rival that.
You know, that's what I thought when I read Mehdi's comment at first - it seemed like Xbox was just spouting some BS about another stat that would make them look good, but really, both consoles are selling well enough to probably be profitable. I mean, they're not selling the Wii U here, they're both doing alright. It's just that Sony's doing *double-*alright, hehe. Also, love the reference.
I didn't expect this kind of whoopage. Wow. So maybe a bump in March due to Titanfall but this should be how it goes forward in the US unless Microsoft does something drastic.
until the 360 version got delayed, i would have questioned the impact titanfall would have on X1 sales... and on top of that, the beta coverage yesterday actually made me feel LESS hyped for the game. I always felt like the whole 'COD with mechs' line was too dismissive of what looks like a really well designed game. but seeing the live gameplay, and seeing how the loadouts and everything work... yeah, it might actually just be COD with mechs. and double jumps. even the wall jumping and all seemed kind of a novelty and not really anything groundbreaking... guess we'll see. hope i end up with a beta code today