Submitted by Anon1974 644d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft's Xbox One Is Selling So Poorly Retailers Are Getting Desperate

Things aren't looking good for Microsoft's Xbox One. After what was admittedly a very strong debut, sales of the console have slowed to a crawl. Last month, according to research firm NPD, rival Sony's PlayStation 4 outsold Microsoft's console in the U.S. by a ratio of 2 to 1.

Is the runaway success of the PlayStation 4 simply overshadowing Microsoft's latest console, or is the Xbox One not doing as well as Redmond expected? The latter is looking increasingly likely, as retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart, and GameStop have begun to offer heavy incentives on the Microsoft console. (Industry, Xbox One)

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PoSTedUP  +   644d ago | Well said
my gamestop has a huge sign in the window (litterally almost covering the whole front window) "we have xbox ones in stock!". yeah, no ****... just make sure you have a PlayStation 4 for me when i decide to buy one, that is all im concerned about.

MS better pray titanfall is a hit or i think theyll be riding a very rough patch untill Halo5.
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TomShoe  +   644d ago | Funny
mkis007  +   644d ago
LOL! That is pretty funny
HighResHero  +   644d ago
Way to sum up the situation is such a comedic way.

Instead of Kincted they could have offered a second/better GPU and maybe better RAM.

Time for a new Halo, starring Justin Bieber, featuring Doritos, and with Riley from COD.
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Unreal01  +   644d ago
Hahaha. That's great.
Nero1314  +   644d ago | Interesting
Lol I'm an Xbox fan , But here's a bubble
TomShoe  +   644d ago

Don't even start that "Discrete GPU" BS again :)

ZombieKiller  +   644d ago
Wow Tom that was funny! Nicely done.

They should have made 2 different consoles. One with TV and Kinect and the other without them. The other one should come geared towards gamers with a game and controller or something to fit the price tag and the gamers needs.
That's the thing I've been seeing with these companies and why I go Sony. MS meets the needs of their wallets, and although Sony does too, not NEARLY as much. They also put gamers first because they know we are the hand that feeds. MS sees us as a bunch of idiots I feel by hiding the auto renew, CHARGING for XBL in the first place (thin air anyone?), not removing ads even AFTER I pay them....things like this make me happy I made the right move buying a PS4.

Or should I bring up the 1080P 60FPS battle?
There are a ton of reasons NOT to get one in my HONEST opinion.
Axios2  +   644d ago | Well said
The level of stupidity of this article is amazing

Sony just came out and showed how PS4 is outselling


According to Sony's numbers

X1 is also outselling


So it's bad to outsell all of Sony's former consoles for the X1 but not the PS4?

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DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   644d ago
microsoft's last console.....remember who said it first!
oODEADPOOLOo  +   644d ago
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Saigon  +   644d ago
Did anyone read the comments in the article...simply wow...seriously...wow...
TomShoe  +   644d ago

You seem upset.
king_george  +   644d ago
@ Saigon

LOL! I just read them too and those poor fanboys cant wrap their little minds around this story! Lol so sad yet so funny. Their bias is definitely showing
deadfrag  +   644d ago
ZombieKiller  +   644d ago | Well said
@Axios2: Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black....You can't believe the stupidity in these comments yet you defend a console that is
1) Inferior
2) More money
3) STRUGGLES to do what a current gen system is supposed to do.
4) Has a FORCED camera with a directional mic and internet. (Privacy...who needs that?)
5) ...all in the name of adding TV? Or adding more money to that paywall of theirs in the near future. Didn't you already have TV? Can't wait to see them hide the auto renew on you.
and finally, probably has a whole COMPANY defending them and doesn't need your damage control. Use that 1 bubble a bit more wisely and maybe you'll actually get another one....one day.
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   644d ago
notice that guy falls at beginning lol
FamilyGuy  +   644d ago
MS stuffed the retail chain to inflate their sales numbers, meanwhile Sonys still having a hard time keeping up with demand.

The reason X1 looks like it's selling well is because they have a million or so consoles sitting in store shelves. Retailer are offering incentives because they can't get rid of them.
starchild  +   644d ago
What a bunch of nonsense.

These consoles have only been out for a couple of months.

Have some of you honestly forgotten that there were months the Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 nearly two to one? Did that spell doom for the PS3?

Nope. We've still got a long generation ahead of us.
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johndoe11211  +   644d ago | Well said

As hard as this is for you to accept, I'm gonna tell you it anyway. You do realize that microsoft really and truly don't give a damn how the systems are selling in comparison to systems that came out 8-20 years ago right?

What they and their investors care about is how the system is selling NOW, especially in comparison to its competitors. Not only that, based on the way it is selling it seems as though the demand for the console is dropping way to quickly while the ps4 is still going very strong.

That drop in sales is enough for microsoft to be having emergency meetings almost every day i'm sure. It does not look good for the system. I'm sure no one at redmond anticipated this dramatic drop in sales. What they would have wanted was the same sort of steam that the ps4 is now enjoying.

Forget about 10 years ago, that has absolutely NOTHING to do with what is happening to the xbone right now. If you cannot see the level of desperation that microsoft has reached as a sign that even they are panicking (offering tradeins for ps3's, buying good publicity from youtubers, paying for exclusivity for titanfall at the last minute, constant damage controlling, offering fifa free to Europeans and all the deals that stores are offering based on this article),then you are wearing blinders on top of your fanboy goggles.
doolin_dalton  +   644d ago

They've sold nearly 4 million in 3 months. Regardless of how PS4 is doing, 4 million is a huge success. Not to mention, they've done it WITHOUT Halo, Gears, or Titanfall.

Sorry if you don't want to believe the Xbox One is doing well, but your negative spin is pretty desperate.

How the Xbox One is selling in comparison to some of the best selling consoles in history is VERY important. Unfortunately for you, you just don't WANT to believe it, so you downplay the Xbox One's sales success any way you can, while only bringing up what you consider to be the negatives. Talk about being blinded by fanboy goggles.

"That drop in sales is enough for microsoft to be having emergency meetings almost every day i'm sure"

When you have to resort to making things up, your point becomes completely invalid.
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UnholyLight  +   644d ago

Even though I am playing both sides this gen (Mostly PS4 at the moment)....This GIF is classic.

Thanks for the laugh :)
johndoe11211  +   644d ago | Well said

Not only did you clearly miss the whole point of my post but you obviously cannot interpret when someone is just using a statement as an expression to convey the seriousness of a situation from when they are stating something as fact.

"They've sold nearly 4 million in 3 months. Regardless of how PS4 is doing, 4 million is a huge success." Let's dissect the utter BS of that statement shall we?:
1. Where did you get that 4 million figure from?

2. If the ps4 had sold 10 million by now and the xbone only sold 4 million, do you think they would still consider the xbone a success based on your logic?

3. Out of that "supposed" 4 million, how many were sold through to customers and how many are sitting on store shelves?

4. A "huge" success is in comparison to what exactly? The wiiU which has been out for a year and the xbone has sold past in three months? Or ps4 sales which came out at the same time as the xbone and has already doubled the sales in europe and is consistently outselling it in the usa?

At no point did I say the xbone will not sell or is not selling, but if you cannot see the huge decrease in sales that is taking place or the fact that the amount it is starting to lag behind the ps4 is going to make microsoft worry, then you should probably continue sticking your head in the dirt, ignoring the facts and not read articles like this.
pwnsause_returns  +   644d ago
"X1 is also outselling

PS3 "


Im not fan of posting VG charts numbers, but....
johndoe11211  +   644d ago

"How the Xbox One is selling in comparison to some of the best selling consoles in history is VERY important. Unfortunately for you, you just don't WANT to believe it, so you downplay the Xbox One's sales success any way you can, while only bringing up what you consider to be the negatives".

Ok mister logic, then tell me, based on these sales figures of all the ps systems:

ps1 after 10 months - 1.77 million
ps2 after 7 months - 3.52
ps3 after 7 months - 4.2 million

why were all the the game journalists and microsoft fanboys spelling doom and gloom for the ps3, saying that it was done for and talking about how it was a disaster launch when it clearly outsold it's predecessors?
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doolin_dalton  +   644d ago
MS announced 3.9 million shipped as of December 31 (in their official financial report). Even if a few hundred thousand were sitting on store shelves, it's been seven weeks since that report. Using reliable reporting services, it's pretty easy to see that Xbox One is now near 4 million, unless you believe that virtually no Xbox One's have been sold in the past seven weeks.

Everything Axios2 said is 100% fact. It comes directly from a Sony controlled website (Dualshockers).

Like I said, you just don't WANT to believe it, so you concocted your ridiculous spin to try to hide what you don't want to hear. You have no high ground to accuse others of burying their heads in the sand.

Sales success is determined by comparing actual sales to goals. Pepsi can have huge sales successes even if they sell less than Coke. Fanboys need ammunition for their wars, so they like to talk only about how it compares to a competitor.

"why were all the the game journalists and microsoft fanboys spelling doom and gloom for the ps3, saying that it was done for and talking about how it was a disaster launch when it clearly outsold it's predecessors?"

The people who did that were proven wrong by the facts, just as people like you who are doing the EXACT SAME THING are now being proven wrong as well.
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johndoe11211  +   644d ago | Well said

"A few hundred thousand"? Really?? and you want to call ME desperate??? When microsoft made that announcement it wasn't "a few hundred thousand" xbones sitting on store shelves, It was 900,000 units. that's 100,000 units short of a MILLION. Get your damage controlling xbox fanatical facts straight.
Boody-Bandit  +   644d ago
"They've sold nearly 4 million in 3 months. Regardless of how PS4 is doing, 4 million is a huge success. Not to mention, they've done it WITHOUT Halo, Gears, or Titanfall."

Man we are really picking nits here, aren't we? I could've sworn all I've heard on this site is how the X1 launch line up is better than the PS4 but yet MS is doing this without their heavy hitters? Forza 5 isn't a heavy hitter? SMH

Sony is nearly 2 million ahead already, is sold out nearly every where, especially in America, and they are basically selling PS4s as fast as they can manufacture them. Meanwhile you can purchase an XBOX ONE on nearly any retail site right now.

See that's what this article is about. It's not about overall sales totals. It's about, what appears to be, X1 sales slowing down.

I don't think it's a stretch to say that 3 months into this new generation and it appears that Sony is just going to run away with this generation. Especially world wide. It appears they are going to in North America as well.

Sony is launching their PS4 in Japan in a few days and I would be surprised if they don't sell at least 1 million in the first week.

Oh and BTW Sony hasn't released their heavy hitters yet. Oh but they're coming. Along with a bunch of brand new IP's as well.

Edit: Going by this latest article http://n4g.com/news/1460140...

The XBOX ONE is selling less than the PS3 world wide. Now we all know vgchartz is usually off a bit on their numbers BUT they usually over track MS hardware and under track PS hardware. So these totals could be even more in favor of Sony.

Back on topic:
Considering this latest tidbit of info. It appears that this article is spot on. X1 sales are below PS3 sales and the PS4 is out pacing it nearly 3 to 1 world wide.
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BitbyDeath  +   644d ago
"How the Xbox One is selling in comparison to some of the best selling consoles in history is VERY important."

Xbone is selling slightly above what Wii U was selling in that timeframe.

If you think Wii U is one of the best selling consoles in history then ... good on you.
Wizard_King  +   644d ago
Dreamcast 2.0 anyone.

I see a belly up goldfish in MS future.
miyamoto  +   644d ago
I will not comment on that website that says "Comments from our Foolish Readers"
... but there are actually tons of them butt hurt commenters.

What the...!
Utalkin2me  +   644d ago

While that is good numbers for Xbox1, but do you really think they will sustain those numbers? All of those are early adopters, and this is one of the reasons why the Xbox1 is still sitting on shelves.
Death  +   644d ago

From November 22nd to December 31st Microsoft sold an average of 500,000 consoles per week (3million/6weeks). 900,000 consoles was less than a 2 week supply in the retail channel. Sold from a company standpoint is to retailers which are authorized resellers to the end user. Consoles are sold from Microsoft and Sony to Gamestop, Walmart, etc.

Why would you think selling out constantly is normal? When Gamestop sells an Xbox, they restock with another. If they don't have any to sell they lose sales. With less demand, supply isn't an issue. It is also normal for sales to drop after the holidays. Sony still has high demand since they had low supply through December. People traditionally buy consoles for games. There isn't enough on either console to drive sales. Sony is still riding a PR high and people are still picking up consoles since they are in limited supply. People always want what they can't have. It's marketing.
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darkness625  +   644d ago
lol that just made my day XD.
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tanookisuit  +   644d ago
Oh wow! Do you/you guys know where this took place? Just curious...
Utalkin2me  +   644d ago

Lol, if you say so guy. Sorry i am getting dizzy from all the spin. I will bookmark this and we will comeback to it and the end of the year.
DragonKnight  +   644d ago
@starchild: "Have some of you honestly forgotten that there were months the Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 nearly two to one? Did that spell doom for the PS3?"

Yes, we have forgotten, because that never happened. Unless you're the kind of person that thinks USA = The World, then the PS3 ALWAYS outsold the Xbox 360 globally since launch. I don't know where you're pulling 2:1 in favour of the 360 out of, but there damn sure isn't any light there.

@doolin_dalton: Microsoft's "heavy hitters" are only heavy hitters in the US. Don't count on them to help global sales because they won't. Currently, Sony owns the US with the PS4 and that's WITH the knowledge that MS bought Gears of War, and Halo is coming soon. Sony also owns the rest of the world because their vision isn't limited to North America the way MS' is so they have franchises that appeal to everyone that people know are coming.
Ra3030  +   644d ago
I can't stop crying! That was funny. That could be the best post every.
CryofSilence  +   644d ago
You're twisting numbers, doolin.

Why o why  +   643d ago
'Have some of you honestly forgotten that there were months the Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 nearly two to one? Did that spell doom for the PS3?'.....starchild

Where and when, like Dragon Knight stated... you forgot the rest of the world, ignored the year plus headstart and disregarded the replacement units purchased before the replacement scheme took off.

Time will ultimately tell how well the x1 is selling but you'd be totally naive to think ms is totally pleased with what its selling in context to its main competitor. Their hallowed home turf isn't their own anymore so thats got to hurt if the trends continue. The higher price for weaker hardware is hurting them. Their reveal is still hurting them, their last gen minimalistic ethos is hurting them. Rrod is still hurting them. Some people don't just forget the past and many are still affected by the recessions. Many factors have led to the sales discrepancy.
CartBlanche  +   643d ago
Absolute Classic!!
come_bom  +   644d ago
I think this subtitle on the article says it all about the X1...

"Too expensive and too weak"

If Microsoft doesn't do something, X1 sales are going to go lower and lower (after Titanfall release)... I suspect WiiU sales low.
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Chitown71291  +   644d ago
(really not even a reply to come_bom , but a reply to what Ive been seeing lately) As much as I love Sony and want them to win this war, do we really not want Xbox on the market anymore? No, they havent been the most innovative company in the market, but they have brought some good things, along with Nintendo. Granted, I feel like Sony has been the most beneficial for the industry as a whole, pushing and creating new experiences constantly, and always having great games to play, but Microsoft and Nintendo brought great things as well. Ima gamer first and a fanboy 2nd, so honestly I wish Microsoft the best, and hopefully they come out with another console after the One, same with Nintendo and Wii-U
karl  +   644d ago
i only wish they sell the minimum ammount necessary for them to survive this gen and consider a new xbox console.. thats it
Chitown71291  +   644d ago
Lmao @ Karl I can respect that
Wizard_King  +   644d ago

Yes I really don't want MS in the market any more.

MS has done nothing but bad for the gaming industry, they are a cancer on gaming in my eyes.

MS introduced to following cancerous shit to the gaming industry.

-Yearly online gaming subs
-Season pass's
-Paid DLC
-Ripping content from disk to release as paid DLC
-Disk locking content and charging for it to be used
-Price gouging on games that are available on other platforms (in some case 500% or more)
-Bi annual releases of their AAA titles, leading to worse and worse games with each iteration
-Constant lies and smoke and mirror tactics to avoid real (usually negative) information coming forth

MS should leave gaming for good, no one wants them in the PC gaming market either, they should just stick to operating systems and try much harder at that *cough* Windows 8 *cough*
Rainstorm81  +   644d ago
I agree chitown.....without the 360, Sony possibly wouldn't have taken the steps to make PSN, PS+ and PS4 what it is today
Mr Pumblechook  +   644d ago
On Amazon.co.uk Xbox One is outselling the PS4.*

*Amazon.co.uk do not currently have any PS4s in stock, and do not expect a new delivery until mid-March at the earliest.
aceitman  +   644d ago
with the shortage ps4 has outsold x1 in the uk by 3 to 1 http://www.vgchartz.com/wee...
WalterWJR  +   644d ago

That was just this week. Overall is about 3 to 2
Schizoid  +   644d ago
one of my buds drove 40 something miles yesterday to get a ps4, almost got in a fight with some lady over the last one lol
oODEADPOOLOo  +   644d ago | Funny
and this is what that looks like in real life:


pretty much meaning this:

HighResHero  +   644d ago
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cyguration  +   644d ago
Halo 5? That's fall 2015.

That's a loooooooooong ways away as far as console sales go.
ITPython  +   644d ago
The Albertsons in my area (grocery store) is having their yearly sweepstakes thing where if you match certain stickers (that you get when purchasing groceries) then you can win stuff (much like McDonalds Monopoly).

Can anybody guess what console managed to make it as one of the prizes? Yup you guessed right, an XB1! What a shocker, right?

I'm sure MS will be able to pad their sales numbers a bit more with those giveaways. But it is just sad how far they are stretching by creating false demand. I wonder how many billions they have already lost due to all the advertising and giveaways? There is no way they could be turning a profit on the XB1 at this point.
PoSTedUP  +   644d ago
its crazy that everyone is pushing it Hard everywhere you look and it still got outsold by the ps3 this week.
Kiwi66  +   644d ago
have you not thought that it may actually be the store owners or the people running the sweepstake that chose xb1 & not ms
ITPython  +   644d ago
@krispy - I doubt it, this is essentially free advertising for the XB1, and that doesn't come for free.

Now if it was some local Mom & Pop place who wanted to hold their own giveaway out of their own pockets, yeah I could see them choosing any console they wanted without any outside influence. But this is a nationwide chain of stores, MS greased their palms without a doubt. Probably offered them X amount of XB1's to giveaway for free (or heavily discounted). I checked the prize list online, and shows they have 250 XB1's to give away.

Plus what store would want to give away the console that isn't as popular or successful as another? These giveaways drive sales because people think they can win something good. But if nobody wants the prizes, then what good does it do? It makes the most sense to offer the most wanted prices possible, so the fact they chose the XB1 over the PS4 likely isn't coincidental. Although I do admit getting 250 PS4s might have been impossible for them.

But just imagine if they had 250 PS4's to give away, which have been near impossible to find for the last 3 months and are absolutely massive in demand right now... their sales would see a HUGE boom due to that. But offering an XB1 which is in stock everywhere? Sure it's still free, but the incentive just isn't as strong.

Unless this was just an issue of them not getting the PS4 supply they wanted, then without a doubt MS gave them some nice incentives to offer up the XB1.
Blaze929  +   644d ago
"So poorly"

Where do you all keep making this ish up at? Selling faster than the 360 in a less stable market than 2005 at the highest price point of competition is "so poorly?" Having a 49% software attachment is poor?

Lol ok. The XB1 hate is strong in 2014
PoSTedUP  +   644d ago
the ps3 just outsold the X1...
Sevir  +   644d ago
I'm in no way an Xbox fan, nor do I plan on owning one, but this article is CRAP!

It just launched and there is still a demand. I think MS is happy with the way the console has performed... 3 million+ in 2 months. Is a healthy performing console, especially when it's sold that much in 13 regions...
They have a big month coming and some compelling software for those that want one! These doom and gloom articles are pointless this early in it's life cycle... It just Launched.. It's not like it's doing worse than the Wii U!
PoSTedUP  +   644d ago
X1 just got outsold by the ps3...
combatcash  +   644d ago
They need a price cut and soon. The word is out that the xbox one is underpowered compared to the ps4 and it costs more money. It's definitely not a good thing a new halo or gears might do the trick but the price is still a major issue.
Talidan  +   644d ago
I had a reserve with $300 down, but couldn't make up the difference when the time came. I should've sold my reserve... could've used the extra cash.
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XiSasukeUchiha  +   644d ago
Damn Damn this kind of pathetic we all ready knew!
Elit3Nick  +   644d ago
That's not the thing that's pathetic here...
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The_Infected  +   644d ago
I go to Gamestop and they got Xbox One shit everywhere and Xbox One game posters all over the place then "get your Xbox One layaway today" taped to the registers. Then I go to walmart and they got Xbox One in stock taped to the windows and entrance. Yea it's beyond desperate at this point lol
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kingdip90  +   644d ago
My local gamestop has 10% off today
TheFallenAngel  +   644d ago
They were trying to cram a damn xbone on me today. I went to reserve The Order and they said Titanfall coming out for xbone. I said so? They kept telling me how great it was. I just laughed and left. I hate when they try to cram stuff on me.
king_george  +   644d ago
Ugh and then sometimes you get the a-holes that think they know whats best for you. Lol even gamestop employees can be blind fanboys
The_Infected  +   644d ago

Yea they're obsessed with Titanfall at gamestop! I played it and it's a good game but it's hype is far to much. After playing it I'm much more excited for Infamous come march. As far as my FPS hunger I'll stick with Destiny.
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ITPython  +   644d ago
Guess gamestop still hasn't shaken the xbox fanboyism yet, sadly it will take MS's wallet drying up before that happens.
karl  +   644d ago
poor gamestop. im sure they bet everything on the xbox one and bought a huge amount from MS

now they cant get rid of them and they are getting desperate
badz149  +   644d ago

when they pushed TitanFall on you, you should have said, "yeah, cool game and I'm playing it on PC"

would be funny to see their faces after that!
thorstein  +   644d ago | Well said
They make money by selling product. Why wouldn't they want to push it?

Think about it. If you run a store, don't you want to sell product?

I know that the X1 is failing, and unless Titanfall improves sales, what is going to get this console beyond Wii U numbers?
Death  +   644d ago
"I know that the X1 is failing"

Please define "failing". The PS4 has been the fastest selling console to date. The Xbox One is right behind it. When did that become failing?
Rainstorm81  +   644d ago
Death so 2nd place is also winning?

With a widening gap?.....good thing someone moved the goalposts.

Price and power will decide this gen, and Sony has both on their side right now
Death  +   644d ago
People buying consoles will decide who "wins".

The Vita is the most powerful handheld on the planet and it's price isn't unreasonable. It is a complete failure since it lacks games and doesn't sell enough to make a profit for Sony. Please don't tell me price and power are the deciding factor. Nintendo sold their handhelds which were much weaker with a great library of games. Software sells hardware, not power as the Vita has shown.
thorstein  +   643d ago

When the XBone is outsold by its SONY's last gen console (the PS3) that is failing.

How can it not be? The PS3 outsold the XBone by 5500 units last week. You don't see that as troublesome for the XBone?
ToastyMcNibbles  +   644d ago
Once you open the door to the Gamestop I go to you literally see an Xbox One kiosk right in front of you. No lie. Dead center with signs all over the place. It's definitely getting crazy.
The_Infected  +   644d ago

Yea at Gamestop you see Xbox One crap everywhere and hardly any PS4 signs or anything promoting it. Gamestop is pro Xbox no way around it. I started to tell them today they can promote that overpriced weak POS all they want PS4 will still dominate.
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ToastyMcNibbles  +   644d ago
Yeah I noticed the same thing to. The PS4 kiosk was tucked in one of the corners in the store and can easily be missed when walking in. Funny thing though is the employees at the Gamestop I got to are actually all pro PS4.
Death  +   644d ago
So you think Gamestop employees should be promoting the PS4 even though they have none to sell and should send back their supply of Xbox Ones? I don't have a business degree, but I would imagine that might impact their sales atleast a little bit and possibly their revenue and profits. Is it possible you are seeing this as a fan and not from a business that relies on selling products perspective? I mean are you really that surprised by this?
ToastyMcNibbles  +   644d ago
@Death Obviously they're going to promote their supply of Xbox I didn't say they shouldn't nor did I say they should promote PS4. I was just simply stating what I saw at my local Gamestop. I didn't say there was a problem with that.
MasterCornholio  +   643d ago
GameStop was one of their "participating retailers".

Which explains a lot.
corvusmd  +   644d ago
So selling twice as fast as the 360 is selling poorly? Come on, fanboys just stop...stop...it's old and pathetic...stop being so negative. I know not all areas are the same, but in my area it's the exact opposite, it's hard to find XB1s and easy to find ps4s...in fact the costcos next to my house have NO XB1's yet pallets of PS4s...and all the gamestores next to me have few Xb1s at a time and 10-15 PS4s...this is clearly an opinion piece trying to be passed off as news.
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bicfitness  +   644d ago
360 sold two hundred and something thousand in its first January, and it was supply constrained. Xbox One is not and other than MS fangirls, who bought the first couple million, general consumers have spit at the price and laughable hardware (yes even the dummest person can figure out or hear on Twitter how they're being fleeced).

Edit: Omg you actually think the X1 is supply constrained? I hope you're just trolling for laughs or that's sad.
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OrangePowerz  +   644d ago
It's not selling poorly by itself altough the twice as fast as 360 only applies to the actuall launch, but compared to the competition that is sold out in many places it gets outsold in the US 2:1. Surely that's not really what MS would want. MS runs the risk with retailers having plenty of consoles in stock that they wont order that many and they will be pile up in MS storage. The big areas that MS won with 360 where the US and UK and in both they currently lose by quite a margin. MS can't be happy with since what matters is to be number one.

I'm not sure why they still haven't announced any release dates for other regions. Many EU countries are still missing and so is Japan. It's not like they can't produce enough consoles to satisfy demand.
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Rainstorm81  +   644d ago

Holding the system back yet again
Sharky231  +   644d ago
The ps4 has sold 5.4 million with the japan launch coming in a few days! That's another million or two. Then things will start to level out with the deliveries and infamous ss comes out. They might be giving xbox ones away by then! I can see it now a Microsoft employee will probably be sent around to remove all the kinects from the boxes. They might sale 200 or 300 consoles by then! Lol!
parentoftheyear  +   644d ago
@covusmd as I agree it is selling better than the Xbox 360 and its selling good. You have to remember there wasn't any competition at that time, that is why there is articles like these because its a console war. Its not selling poorly at all but when you compare it to the ps4 its not doing as well as most have hoped. As for you saying there is tons of ps4's and hardly any xb1's I call bs on that. Absolute bs you know it. Its a hot item and the xb1 will be when it drops price and kinect. Microsoft has already said they wanted to invest their ideas and money into a complete entertainment center instead of just a gaming machine, I think they found out the hard way that we are not ready for that. Just like DRM, always on etc. They will do better so don't get so upset with everyone. It will just take time.
ABizzel1  +   644d ago

Yes overall it has sold more than the 360 did in the same time, but the problem is that XBOs January sales were well below what the 360's were in January 2006.

1st month January sales after launch.

Wii: 1.05m
PS4: 650k
360: 520k
PS3: 380k (didn't launch in EU until March)
XBO: 300k
WiiU: 240k

That's why it's a problem. The XBO is barely outselling what the Wii U did it's first January, and behind the PS3 even with it's $600 price tag and still hadn't launch it what would become it's largest market Europe. The XBO; however, is in it's best selling territories already, and it still can't keep up. When it launches in more countries that will add maybe an extra 1/3 to it's sales bringing it up from 300k to 400k per month after the initial launch in those regions.

It had an amazing launch, but now we're on to it's full 1st year of sales, and it's not looking good. TitanFall is being banked on, but with it coming to 360 and PC, I only see it doubling the sells for the month of March, which mean it'll only match the PS4 number if inFAMOUS doesn't sell consoles. But if you look at the February number so far, the PS4 is pretty much in he same space in the 140k range weekly (before launching in Japan) and the XBO number have dropped down to as low as 50k units per week.

MS needs an amazing E3, and they need a price cut between $400, and even then they're still going to be behind.
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WeAreLegion  +   644d ago
Don't forget that the Wii launch was also worldwide. So, it's hard to gauge against the rest.
Magicite  +   644d ago
u gonna be a good politician one day
MysticStrummer  +   644d ago
"in my area it's the exact opposite, it's hard to find XB1s and easy to find ps4s"

Confirmation of Bizarro World…? Watch out, Superman!

In Texas (Austin and Dallas/Ft Worth) there are shelves full of XB1s, while the PS4 shelves are always empty. At the Austin Best Buy I was in yesterday, there's a big XB1 display in front of the door, and an In Stock sign directly in front of the packed XB1 shelves, which is hilarious. If you look at those supply tracking sites, PS4s will be listed in stock for about 5 minutes at a time.
badz149  +   644d ago

"So selling twice as fast as the 360 is selling poorly? "

yeah, because competing with the 360 is such a great deal for Microsoft and the PS4 numbers doesn't bother them in the slightest! /s
darkstar18  +   644d ago
sooo where is all the publishers saying they are dropping support for the X1?? lol its not selling right? Double standards are the best XD
MysticStrummer  +   644d ago
If things stay like they are now for a year, say hello to XB1-U.
jdktech2010  +   644d ago
And I'm still gonna buy one for Titanfall, Halo, Quantam Break and Susnet Overdrive.....yep, shooter machine but it will go nicely with my PS4.
deadfrag  +   644d ago
Me too when they get the price down,im not going to pay $500 on a console that in my view is overpriced,just to play Titanfall.For that if it was the case i have a PC that runs laps around the Xboxone.And frankly i can wait for the price to hit below $400 to pick it just for exclusives just like i did with the WII U.
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jdktech2010  +   644d ago
I completely agree but I will definitely want Halo (whichever one comes out this year) and Quantam Break plus then Gears and the other Halo and Sunset Overdrive.

Like I said, verys hooter heavy and I hope they come out with some interesting IPs that are other genres.

I tried to wait until Halo but I played the beta for Titanfall and that's all she wrote so to speak
GiantEnemyCrab  +   643d ago
QB and Sunset Overdrive are shooters? Whats the hottest PS4 title? Shooters you say? FFS
RandomDude655   644d ago | Trolling | show
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vikingland1  +   644d ago
It's called advertising. Oh well I think jdktech2010 said it very well. My XBOX ONE & PS4 get along great and they look great together. Some peoples kids.
OwnageDC650  +   644d ago
I want to love my Xbox One but I only own Dead Rising 3 and I can only play Killer Instinct so much. Currently all my play time is being divided between my PS4 and PC. Sad thing is, I don't see any Xbox One games worth purchasing for months. TitanFall will be purchased for my PC. I guess I'll use it as an annoying way to control my TV/DirectTV in the meantime.

Edit: My Xbox Live ID is DADDYDC650
Steam ID is DADDYDC650
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Chrisgamerguy  +   644d ago
So what's so great on ps4 that you've been playing because last time I checked its had no good exclusives. I don't even think you really have a x1.
OwnageDC650  +   644d ago
My Xbox Live ID is DADDYDC650. Look it up. I have family/friends on PS4 since it's the cheaper console with better graphics.
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cyguration  +   644d ago
It has Outlast and Don't Starve and Primal Carnage coming and plenty of other mid-budget games.

What are the mid-budget games for the XB1? Oh right, Microsoft only caters to rich kids who watch sports TV and the NFL... in America.
starchild  +   644d ago
Oh you mean indie titles and games I can get on my PC? Killer lineup dude.

I'm looking forward to inFamous and The Order 1886 and those were the games I mainly bought for my PS4, but he's right there is a bit of a drought right now.
MysticStrummer  +   644d ago
Having the better versions of multi plats goes a long way between exclusives. That's how 360 did so well, cheaper and with marginally better multi plats along with some good exclusives. Now PS4 is cheaper, more powerful, has the better multi plats, and if you go by awards the best first party devs. MS is betting their souls on Titanfall right now, but a three platform game that will be second best on XB1 can only be so much of a system seller.
MightyNoX  +   644d ago
Warframe : it devours hundreds of hours
MasterCornholio  +   643d ago
Well I'm playing AC4, Outlast, Tomb Raider Definitive edition and Dont Starve on mine. Then there's BioShock Infinite and Metro Last light on the PS4. And as for PC I mostly play Team Fortress 2. But I can't wait till the 22nd and 28th though thats when FF14 beta starts and Thief comes out which I will get if it's good.
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AutoCad  +   644d ago
3.5 million consoles sold is desperate ?

AnteCash  +   644d ago
2 to 1 in usa, 3 to 1 in uk , almost 5 to 1 in rest of europe.
Yes it sold 3,5 mil but the sales atm are at a crawl.
AutoCad  +   644d ago
its 100 bucks cheaper..all parents care about is what is cheaper at the store.Hardcore gamers play a little role in sales.
aceitman  +   644d ago
the ps3 is still more expensive than the 360 and its out lelling it.
MasterCornholio  +   643d ago
"Hardcore gamers play a little role in sales."

Most of the early adopters for a gaming system are hardcore gamers which is why the PS4 is destroying the Xbox One in sales.
TristanPR77  +   644d ago
You seem to forgot the fact that sales are declining.
CartBlanche  +   643d ago
If price is such an issue, why has the PS3, at a higher price point its whole life, outsold the Xbox 360 world wide?!?!?!?!
Xbox 360 had 1.5 year lead and still managed to blow that lead. Microsoft have just continued that tradation with the Xbox One. How could it go so wrong from starting in a postiion of strenght last gen?!?!?!
Bdub2000  +   644d ago
Wait, wait, wait.... It's desperate to advertise now? This stuff is getting old. The ps4 selling better than THE ONE is great news for Sony, but it does not mean THE ONE is selling poorly.
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Bdub2000  +   644d ago
It's very sad that a very true comment like the one I posted above is met with so many disagrees just because Sony fans just want to disagree...
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Pinkdolphinyfg  +   644d ago
No its not. Its selling more then the xbox 360 did in the same timeframe. The ps4 is just doing amazing compared to great for xbox one. Highly misleading.
Clarence  +   644d ago
The PS4 is the gamer choice plain and simple. M$ decided that TV was more important than gaming, now they are feeling the burn. I don't even think Titanfall will help all that much.

It's still early in the game, but the xbone sales have really slowed to a crawl compared to the PS4. Once the PS4 hits japan you can expect the PS4 numbers to easily hit 6-7m mark.
Kribwalker  +   644d ago
Japan will sell 500k in first month. Less then 10mil ps3 in it's lifetime and you think ps4 will sell millions right off the bat in a handheld dominated nation? You will be mistaken
BitbyDeath  +   644d ago
6 million is roughly 500k away from where they are now.
Clarence  +   644d ago
Didn't say they would sell 1m of the bat. I just said once the PS4 hits japan it should be easy for it to reach 6-7m.

I think it's you who will be mistaken.
SilentGuard  +   644d ago
The only thing MS decided was more important than tv was Kinect. Its been the bane of Xbox since it came out in 2010...the reason for a lack of new exclusives and ip's on 360, and the reason for MS going cheap and putting a weak GPU and RAM in the Xbone.
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KNWS  +   644d ago
I have a friend hes a casual gamer, i own a x box 1 and he likely get a PS4 because its cheaper.

It got nothing to do with games or the PS4 been so called better.

The PS4 is just selling better because its 100 less than its competition.

Microsoft will likely have to reduce price by May, if it continues, its that simple really,
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Shakengandulf  +   644d ago
That never stopped the Ps3 with its ridiculous price.. Outselling the Xbox360.
Its not that simple.
starchild  +   644d ago
What? The PS3 was behind nearly the entire generation. And that's despite the fact that the PS2 completely dominated the previous generation.

Yeah, price matters A LOT.
Anon1974  +   644d ago
The PS3 was behind due to the time delay, not because it was being outsold. It handily outsold the 360 from there moment it launched despite the price difference. Not like that's a secret or anything.

Nice try though.
Kribwalker  +   644d ago
PS3 had one of the fastest price cuts ever, and that's when the sales really picked up. Prior to that the sales were worse then the xbox one are now
maniacmayhem  +   644d ago
I remember differently.

I remember doom articles for the PS3 at launch and well within until after their price cut. That's when things started to turn around the PS3 started to gain some traction and speed.

The PS3 was being outsold and took nearly 7 years for it to catch up.

I'm sure that can't be a secret either.
stellarpanda  +   643d ago

"Was" behind. The Xbox 360 shipped out first. It had a massive head start, plus the first models had high failure rates which lead users purchasing more than one Xbox. And yet no matter how you look at it the PS3 has come out pretty well, even with it's ridiculous launch price and initial stale launch line-up.

Sure price matters, but gamers believe Sony is offering them more as gamers. That is just the message I get and it seems the latest Units sold figures seems to say the same.

Believe or not the numbers don't lie.
Clarence  +   644d ago
Well explain why the PS3 sold better even though it was more expensive.
The PS4 is selling better because it's a better console. It's what the gamers want. It happens to be cheaper and more powerful.

The xbone is not selling as well, because M$ tried to pull some BS on the gamers.

Maybe the xbone will start selling better when it's custom chip kicks in. You do remember the custom chip or secrete sauce as it was called
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quenomamen  +   644d ago
Everytime I go to Costco they got a pallet full of them.
KwietStorm  +   644d ago
What the hell they sell them at Costco?
jcs33157  +   644d ago
What I want to know is actual #s sold cause 2 to 1 could mean anything from 1 million vs 500 thousand but it could also mean 4 vs 2, and realize that if the number of xbox1 sold is say 20K then PS4 has only sold 40K (not what either company was counting on). Just food for thought
Kribwalker  +   644d ago
270000-144000 not quite 2-1
KNWS  +   644d ago
Besides that the figures are not accurate. Microsoft its claimed sold 3.6 consoles by the end of December. Microsoft hasn't released figures since then.

Sony figures are up to Feb 8th 2014. 5.2 or 5.3 million.

The 2.1 ratio doesn't add up looking at the figures. Microsoft didn't sell any more consoles between Jan to first week of Feb?

Its likely Microsoft is hovering around the 4 million mark.

Midget no. They shipped 3.9 sold around 3.5 to 3.6 million of the consoles by the end of December

Its accurate though Microsoft had a bad month in Jan 2014. Not sure how many were sold? But they must have sold consoles. 400,000 would be a fair estimate, for Jan

This were 2.1 for America in Jan would seem reasonable.

1.1 million for Sony.

400,000 for Microsoft.

2.1 ratio seems good.

Anywhere from from 3.6 million to 4 million for Microsoft by the first week of Feb.

Sony 5.2 to 5.3 million for Sony.

Sony is selling a lot more consoles because of the price. Microsoft doesn't want to be second best expect a price reduction.
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midget_gem  +   644d ago
Those 3.6 million consoles are shipped, not sold through, unlike PS4, thats why M$ won't release actual sales figures. That's why M$ is combining xbone/360 sales, damage control.

God knows how many xbones are languishing on store shelves, must be a fair few if US retailers are resorting to layaways and other incentives.

You can guarantee if the xbone was doing great, M$ would be shouting it from the rooftops.
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AnteCash  +   644d ago
No ,MS releases shiped to retailers numbers and poses them as sold units, Sony and Nintendo release actual sold numbers since 2006.
OrangePowerz  +   644d ago
The 2 to 1 is from the January sales that NPD released not for total amount of sold units.
Kryptix  +   644d ago
3.6mil shipped, a lot of those Xbox Ones are still in stores waiting to be bought. You know what that means? That means that it will all slow down from there since those Xbox One consoles need to be sold for a new batch to come in while the PS4s get sold as retailers gets them. Which explains the 5mil+ from Sony and having a lot of problems keeping up with demand. Then you have the Japan stock being released in a few days, that will add another 1mil to the number in less than a month.
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midget_gem  +   644d ago
Yup now the fanboys have all more or less bought one, sales have dropped off. Titanfall may cause a spike in sales but after that....?

3 months in and it's pretty much game over. PS4 the win.
KwietStorm  +   644d ago
They just better count their blessings that they didn't go through with the original DRM plan. That would have been ugly.
JohnS1313  +   644d ago
I don't like that these stores are trying to bribe gamers to buy a console they don't want. If they give a special deal for the Xbox One they should give one for the PS4 too. Let people use them later when they get more stock in. Better to help people buy the console they actually want.
SilentGuard  +   644d ago
Its called retailing, part of the business. Stores, any store, that has excess supply will offer sales or incentives to clear inventory, sometimes to sell something before it expires, sometimes to make room for new models, and in the case of the Xbone to get rid of them before the dust collects to thick..
deadfrag  +   644d ago
Expected!They are seeing the gap...and its going to get wider so they are obvious concern.And for those that say it is selling better than the xbox 360 was;well that is also obvious because people that own the xbox 360 and harcore gamers were actually waiting for new console hardware thats the reason it sold better than the xbox 360 at release and it still is,now that the hype has come down an people actually start seeing the diference between the PS4 and the Xboxone,its just naturaly that the PS4 will sell way more than the Xboxone and that Xboxone consoles are not selling so well lately.Frankly not every gamer is going to pick an underpower and overpriced console like the Xboxone just because its new in the market;there are better and cheaper choises.
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deadfrag  +   644d ago
I think that Microsoft made a bad move by not waiting lets say one year to release the Xboxone,they thought they had an ace with the Xboxone and released the machine in a rush to compete with the PS4,well they completly lost the Hardware fight this generation.Had they wait and we most likely would have seen a diferent history.Sony made the right bet in betting on gamers and on a console that is directed to them.Kinect Shovelware in the end will forever be link to the fail of the Xboxone.Microsoft will do better to scrap kinect from the box or lower the price at loss of revenue to be able to keep in the tail of the PS4 and for me to eventually buy one for the future exclusives.
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dcj0524  +   644d ago
Well it is selling faster than the 360. 3.5 million is pretty decent compared to previous console launches. I think people are over exaggeratting a bit.
Dlacy13g  +   644d ago | Well said
Good lord... reading the comments on this thread is depressing. Seems like "gamers" on N4G care less about games and more about their e-penis.
TheNocturnus  +   644d ago
Lol, just get all systems and stop fighting the stupid "war".
Warghoul71  +   644d ago
Not sure if this was said but one word.."kinect"
Austacker  +   644d ago
It has nothing to do with the fact that the much vaunted '300,000 server strong Azure cloud' that the Xbox one is linked with isn't even live in a number of countries outside the US?

Titanfall launches in 3 weeks.

Australia / New Zealand / South Afica and a number of places where the Xbox one is already live don't even have local servers.

Tell me, would YOU want to play on a platform where the experience is like playing on a god damned dialup connection?


Microsoft did this half arsed. Pushed out the hardware that's tied to the back end network infrastructure and doesn't even make it available locally in countries they launch it.

DUH people are going to be dissuaded from buying their god damned product!

Pull your head out of your arses Microsoft and stop looking at your globally launched product with US centric eyes and you may get that support you're hoping for internationally!
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