"The party, if there was one at all, was shortlived.
News that UK sales of Xbox One had surged 96 per cent in the week of Titanfall’s release, with seven out of every ten consoles sold alongside Respawn’s multiplayer shooter, should have set champagne corks popping in Microsoft’s Redmond HQ. Any suggestion that this was the turning point for Xbox One’s fortunes, however, was quickly shot down by news that UK sales of PS4 had risen by 72 per cent in the same seven-day period. Yet Sony’s boost was not driven by the long-awaited arrival of a platform-exclusive game release – that would come a week later, when Infamous: Second Son saw hardware sales more than double – but by retailers finally having enough stock to meet demand. Sony can’t make its new console fast enough, while Microsoft’s lies readily available on store shelves."