Why Microsoft's Xbox One May Soon Catch Sony's Playstation 4

Since the start of the next-gen war in late 2013, Sony's Playstation 4 has continuously outperformed Microsoft's Xbox One in sales. You may recall that Microsoft got off to a disastrous start for its new console during last year's E3 trade show, during which Sony directly called out Microsoft for policies that were unpopular with gamers, such as an always online requirement and restrictions on who you could share games with.

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KinjoTakemura1178d ago

Microsoft may move more units, but I seriously doubt that they will ever catch or surpass PS4 sales.

Had to throw this in for Georgenoob:

nicksetzer11178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

@kinjo You must not understand what "may" means ...

That said I definitely think the gap will close with worldwide release and if this E3 shapes up as well as it sounds.

Snookies121178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

He wasn't saying they 'may move more units than PS4', he was saying they may move more units in general.

nicksetzer11178d ago

@snookies I was referring to the article, not his comment when i said "may"

UltimateMaster1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

The Xbox One went on sale for 350$, with kinect and Titanfall. And the PS4 still outsolf the Xbox One during those months. (It was 450$ + 50$ instant in-store credit; plus Titanfall 50$ value)

Explain to me again how the Xbox One without anything for 50$ more will sell more units than it did before?

HeWhoWalks1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

How will the gap close WW when they won't catch Sony in Japan or Europe? They'd have to sell quite a few more consoles in the US, and if the 360 vs PS3 is anything to go by, that is unlikely to turn the tide.

Can the X1 win the US? Sure can. Will it be enough to "win"? No.

alexkoepp1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

MS will catch up for sure if not surpass here in USA. I don't care how systems perform in other countries. I play with my friends whom are here. I dont want to play internationally, connections are less than ideal. Oh and how much is a gallon of milk in Japan? That's right, I don't care, I don't live there.

People like to tout this "hardware gap", "that will only get bigger" when all evidence we have is pointing to that gap closing, and not getting bigger (talking performance).

We go from Ghosts 720 vs 1080 to
Watch dogs 792 vs 900
and Wolfenstein 1080 vs 1080.

No evidence that PS4 is widening some graphical gap that all the fanboys said would happen.

PS4 is selling well because -$ony fanboys had such a poor system with the PS3 and are dying to get their hands on something new. The x360 camp is slower to change because they had such a ballin ass system last gen. But its only a matter of time. We went from 150m VS 25m on PS2/Xbox, to 80m VS 80m with PS3/X360, and there is no reason to think that trend won't continue on in the coming years.

Cindy-rella1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

its nice to be optimistic but in this current gaming climate i doubt this will ever happen due to a lot of factors favoring sony at the moment which will further sonys momentum as time goes on.

for microsoft to even come close to sony it'll take a lot of effort on microsofts end but with all of microsofts 180s which seems to try to emulate what sony has already been doing for years and lacking the original xbox ones policies the xbox one lacks identity.

BitbyDeath1178d ago


Not sure if you have been following the NPD but every month this year PS4 has beaten Xbox in sales.

Every month.

Not sure how you see the gap closing when it continually gets outsold even with Titanfall releasing and stores around the globe dropping the price and in many locations even include the game for free.

Still lost... every month, this year.

DualWielding1178d ago

@alexkoepp you do know that if people hated their PS3's so much they could get a Xbox one? is the opposite people are buying PS4's because they PS3 ended up last gen with the most momentum even if it was trailing for most of the gen.... the PS3 is also pretty much alive now while the 360 is dead

OrangePowerz1178d ago

People expect too high sales from the niche markets MS didn't launch in yet. Yes Sony released in more countries but the ines MS didn't launch in are small niche markets with low sales hence why they didn't launch there and people living in those countries already imported an X1.

MS couldn't outsell the PS4 in March when you could get a X1 with Kinect and Titanfall for 450 and that's a better deal than an X1 without anything for 400.

zeuanimals1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

Damn Alex, took a bit too much of your Medhication?

If you really follow by that dumb as hell ideology, then go buy a Barbie movie. If you hate it, go buy the sequel because maybe you'll hate it less. There's lots of other movies out there that you can go watch but no, stick to what you hate because maybe you'll like the next one. Don't ever watch a good movie again, just stick with Barbie movies because you hate them and you want more of the same.

Me? I'll watch movies I enjoy then watch the sequels of movies I enjoy because I enjoyed the predecessor(s).

And since you're saying that, why did you buy the Xbox One? You're saying people bought the PS4 because they hated the PS3, are you saying you hate the 360 even though you claim its a great system? If you don't hate the 360 but you still bought the Xbox One, then your entire argument committed suicide.

BG115791178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

It seems that for this generation, MS will be in the catch up position.
So every time MS will do something or not, realistically or not, there will be a article how MS will catch up its rival.

starchild1178d ago

I honestly don't really care. I mostly game on PC (and PS4 second most), but I think the PS4 and XB1 will both do just fine.

NewMonday1178d ago

the gap will not close it will still grow wider but at a bit slower pace.

so far the market reception of the $400 XBone has been underwhelming, seems the consumers still don't find value in the XB1.

DarXyde1178d ago

@ alexkoepp

PS3 was and IS awesome and has come a long way from having pretty much nothing to being amazing. Don't be mad the XBOX 360 fell off and became a joke these past few years.

johndoe112111178d ago


That was one of the most ignorant, arrogant and just plain retarded comments I have ever seen on this site. I may just change my species because of you.

sinspirit1178d ago

I'm tired of these articles. Not just because of the content, but because they talk almost all about X1 and just because they mention PS4 and vice versa they label it as being about both consoles just to spam a flamebait-esque article on both categories for more hits.

I don't go to the PS4 section to see X1 articles that add a comment about PS4, for the pathetic reason to consider it a PS4-related article for easy hits. People make money off of seriously ignorant articles because people approve them on N4G and the users let them make money off of this crap by clicking it.

callahan091177d ago

"PS4 is selling well because -$ony fanboys had such a poor system with the PS3 and are dying to get their hands on something new."

Is this a joke?

First of all, it's not even logical... If PS3 owners are so disappointed with their machines, WHY would they be so excited to jump onto the next thing Sony does? If I bought a vacuum cleaner and it sucked (or rather, didn't suck, hehe) then why would I go out and get the next model released by that same manufacturer? I think I'd go out and get one of its competitor's vacuum cleaners, because I no longer TRUST the people who made my first choice!

The PS3 has given its owners an absolute ton of great games to play over its life span, and it's been giving far more exclusive games to its owners & fans over the past 3 years, including last year and THIS year, than the Xbox 360 has been. There have been 12 PS3 exclusives this year and only 9 Xbox 360 exclusives, but when you consider the fact that ALL BUT ONE of the PS3 exclusives is a full-fledged Blu-Ray release, and ONLY TWO of the Xbox 360 exclusives are full-fledged retail releases (Titanfall and PvZ Garden Warfare, the latter being a timed exclusive and will be on PS3/PS4 this summer), you can really see the difference.

Microsoft has not been giving its full attention or support to the Xbox 360 for *years*. They migrated all of their development to Xbox One, while last year Sony still released a ton of exclusives. Microsoft had *nothing* after Gears of War in March. Sony came out with The Last of Us, Puppeteer, Gran Turismo 6, Beyond: Two Souls, a new Ratchet & Clank game. If this was Microsoft, PS3 owners wouldn't have gotten ANY of those games last year, they all would have been migrated to the PS4 instead and the PS3 would have been dead in the water as far as quality exclusives go, years ago, just like the 360.

PS3 owners were in the *best* position in the end of the last generation and into today, still getting the most support, the most game releases, and the most quality entertainment out of their machines (remember that PS3 owners never needed to buy a standalone Blu-Ray player or upgrade to a PS4 or XBO in order to have blu-ray in a single box, because they already have it).

KinjoTakemura1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )


"kinjo You must not understand what "may" means ... "

Here is my original statement

[Microsoft may move more units, but I seriously doubt that they will ever catch or surpass PS4 sales.]

In that sentence "may" means possibly, might, could, or to explain it so that you can completely comprehend what "MAY" means in that sentence, it means the results of Microsoft's price drop are not set in stone. Since no one knows what the Xbox One's sales numbers are as of today, the phrase "may, (Could, might, or possibly), move more units" is fitting since there is absolutely no evidence at the moment that proves Xbox One sales have increased in any significant way since the price drop. Now, taking into account this explanation of my use of the word "MAY" in a sentence, most people will conclude that it isn't me who doesn't understand what the word "MAY" means, it is YOU.


The word "may" in the title, means the same thing as it means in my original sentence.

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XxExacutionerxX1178d ago

Microsoft will move alot more units pass Playstation 4 when they enter more markets. The japanese market aren't liking the PS4 too much. The Wii U is selling better there than the PS4.

Xbox One is the console with better games, always improving Xbox Live (Still with better online play than PSN) Now they will have GWG on Xbox One, price is going down to $399.99.

Xbox One is the greatness that awaits

(Believe in the cloud)

Majin-vegeta1178d ago

Time to get your head out of the cloud kid and join the rest of us down here in reality.

fr0sty1178d ago

His head is in the cloud... of smoke MS blew up his ass.

WhatchaTalkinBout1178d ago

more markets ? haha... america is microsoft biggest market ....anddddddddddddd its still lagging behind the ps4.. no other markets in the world will make much difference .. america is the key to the consoles success reason why the 360 did well there... lets look at this 4 years from now!!

thereapersson1178d ago

LOL! Who needs georgenoob when we have comments like this one?

realgame1178d ago

Hey exacutioner you're like a pain in the testicle. Annoying yet worrying.

madpuppy1178d ago

you read just like the no avatar, under 4 month accounts that are oh so obviously shills for MS and the Xbone.

"Believe in the cloud"

don't make me laugh!

mkis0071178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

You do realize that the Xbox 360's 80+ million sales number(over 8 years) is made up of only 10 million from the regions the One is not launched in right now right? The One will be extremely lucky to get even a 1 million console boost the month they lunch in those extra countries. Ms needs the US and needs their lead to be even bigger than last gen here. Unless they get a bunch of third party exclusives, and I mean established franchise ones, They really don't have much of a prayer to actually surpass ps4 globally.

Public perception has been established. Sony just needs to be as good as last gen to keep in the lead. When was the last time MS won a first party(or even third party exclusive) GOTY award on the scale of Uncharted 2/ TLOU ?

Nostalgia is a powerful weapon, but Sony has a longer history and can use it too. Great Devs need to be established first.

XxExacutionerxX1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )

Sony fanboy insults, shows mature you people really are, try bring smart debating comments instead of dumb mejin veg crap. Now you bring up my account being under 4 months, really Great comeback, truly a smart one. I'm glad noobie Sony fanboy kids aren't on the Xbox live. Xbox one is just better than PS4, so get your face out from under Sony, and play a real console. Not Ps3.5 upgrade, lol Goodluck with the second rate PS4, and your indie that are so bad I wouldn't download them for free. Year one in a consoles life, doesn't matter as far as sales. Wait a couple of years when both have reached every market. If PS4 had 7 million and the X1 had 1 milliin, then you can make that point. Japanese market doesn't even like the Ps4, the wii u is moving more consoles over there. Just hand me your PS4 fanboy, I will give it a better home than yours..... right in my trash can.

(Believe in the cloud)

BlackTar1871177d ago



Holy crap my man that was awful.

If PS4 is ps3.5 then you're admitting to how much more powerful ps3 was to xbox 360 and how utterly sad Xbox one is if ps3.5 is already technically superior in almost every way to it.

Please read what you post out loud before hitting enter.

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AD7051178d ago

How will the xbox one being released in countries where the xbox one barely or doesn't appeal to them at all going to change things? The biggest xbox market is in American and the PS4 is kicking it's ass left and right in that region with it selling more and more every month. Hell the 400 dollar X1 isn't even in the amazons 100 top sellers list.

T21178d ago

Some people on here seriously don't know grade 3 math. In order to close the gap, xboxone must outsell ps4 consistently for a number of months, something it has never done.
Most people think ps4 outselling xbox by 50k then next month by 20k equals closing the gap.... It doesn't

mkis0071178d ago


It baffles me how a few people don't get this.