GameStop definitely isn’t new to giving Xbox One sales a nudge here and there, and looks like it’s going to happen with the new Kinect-less SKU as well, thanks to the “Xbox One Trade Day” which will be held tomorrow across the United States.
Retailers are doing everything they can to push Xbox One really hard. But I really don't think this will do much after seeing the results of all the price drops and Titanfall hype/marketing.
Seems to me GameStop is backing the Xbone to try and increase it's sells. The better the sells, the more money GameStop stands to make, and since the PS4 is selling itself, there's no need to push it. It makes sense from a business standpoint, because GameStop really needs both systems to sell, in order to stay healthy. With that being said, I also think GameStop should do one of these promotions for the people who want a PS4.
You just said ps4 sells itself. So why do the same promotion for ps4? The only reason they do "promos" is to boost the bottom line. There is no need to run such a promo
If there's a finite console market size it wouldn't matter to gamestop which console sold better. If Gamestop is going to sell 100 million consoles, whether it's 50/50 PS4/xone or 80/20 Gamestop would earn the same all other things being equal. If Gamestop made more money on xone than PS4 then it would have incentive to push xone. MS probably is working out deals with retailers.
As an employee of GameStop for two years, the most profit they receive is from preowned sales. It's not about pushing the new Xbox, it's about getting preowned product into the store to resale. They know people want new product, and the price entry point might make it viable, especially if people unleash their old product. Trust me, that's the whole point of their "cycle" they push employees to learn.
Gamestop tends to back whichever one they can make money off of in the near future. They were all PS4 last year, and then I went in 2 days after XB1 announcement and the were all XB1. It depends on if the employees are fanboys are not. The stores I went to for the past 15+ years was AWESOME, but they literally just closed or moved so I'm hoping I don't have any bad experiences from here on out. I used to get hooked up there all the time too. damn.
It's obvious MS money-hatting. Just like the whole Machinima debacle...MS getting caught trying to buy the internet lol. MS is paying hard cash to retailers to put Xbone in the front seat. It's really sad and desperate, but people aren't falling for it.
It's called business. Why do you think Best Buy and most other retailers all have Xbox front and center despite the PS4 being the hottest item in gaming?
And I suppose ubisoft promoted and added an extra hour of gameplay to watchdogs on ps4 just because they wanted to. Man you're an idiot if you don't know how business and promotions work
Your post is silly and narrowminded. You have no idea how business operates.
Best buy too gives the xbox one higher profile in their ads about 3 weeks out of 4 each month. I think there are kickbacks invokved. If it was because the ps4 was selling itself, they would still promote to hutch themselves to that hype train and sell more units than their competitors
Truth is there's warehouses full of Xbox ones and retailers still have launch consoles they can't sell. I went to a Best buy the other day and they still had 3 day one edition X1's for sale. At this point MS is willing to and are having to take a loss just to move consoles. The fabricated positive X1 articles try and hide the fact that over half the number of X1's sold to date were sold in the 2 months it launched and it's selling less and less each month. If Titanfall can't get the desired sales MS was looking for then this initiative by gamestop and the price drop won't help. The sad truth is the PS4 is what customers want sales reflect this fact.
Are you really this stupid?Microsoft's goal was to ship 4.3 million Xbox Ones ending march 31.They hit 5.1 million and also ending march 31 the Xbox division profits was up 14%.What was sonys ending marhc 31?Thats right $200 million loss again for the playstation division.Which hasnt made profit in 8 years now.The Xbox One is at 5.1 million in 13 countrys in 4 months.The PS4 was at 7 million in 4 months in 57 countrys.You should really do some research next time before posting a stupid comment like that
Yeah your a Sony fanboy and everything you spew is BS here in England X1 are sold out at Argos in my whole region,and TF sold great every 1 in 3 X1 owner has it,ISS on PS4 has an attach rate of 1 in 7 so that's a flop I have both and they are both great,X1 is no 4 in most succesful console launches in history behind PS2,WII and PS4 so how is it not selling? Answer it is very well only on this cancerous website in Sony fanboy land is it not selling,oh and software sales on Xbox are higher AGAIN
GameStop is treating this like a new console release. The X1 with Kinect was for the hardcore gamers. Those sales numbers are never as high as with the casual gamers. From now on the kinectless X1 wil take off in sales. I expect around around 12-15 million X1s sold by the end of the year especially with the release of Halo 5 and release in other countries.
Retailers are being heavily encouraged and tempted by MS to do this. They're not going to go out of their way to do this without some sort of financial encouragement.
Can only mean pre-orders are very poor for the Kinect free version
They don't seem to be stellar at GameStop. Ranked 68th.
Wow! Looks like the Xbox One is flopping hard.
@URNightmare , Actually the Xbox One is at #35, the PS4 is at #30, and the Wii U ..surprise..surprise is at Number 1, just to get everything corrected as of this hour.
Amazon is a different story all together the kinectless bundle is in the low 80s and 100 in rank, in most of the sites. In some of the other Amazon sites, mostly the European ones, the Kinectless bundle isnt even charting. I mean its well documented the Europeans really love their Nintendo and Playstation so this isnt to much of a surprise Microsoft needs to make it this work if they hope to eventually beat Sony.
I work in game I've been told to push xbox even if I have to say it's a much better choice than ps4 what I don't btw. Why should I have to lie to people. Leave that to arse lickers
yeah i went in for my review at gamestop at my store and seen boxes of the sku of x1's.but it doesn't make any sense to me,you had a system with the cam and a free game for 450 but now you are selling a system for 400 without anything? for 50 more dollars i get the better deal.but yeah gamestop is backing the xbox most of the stores are but people are going for the ps4
Got to bump up those may npd numbers ;)
If titanfail didn't do it maybe the price drop will? But I doubt they will be enough to pull ahead of ps4. After all USA is playstations biggest market. Ps4 is very popular right now.
It's not a price drop, it's a new sku.
The biggest market for Sony is EU, PS2, PS3, PSP, and Vita sold better in EU then in NA. Sony usually gets the edge in sales from EU and JP, even at $500 the PS4 is not destroying the Xbone in NA, judging by VGChartz they are fairly close (not best site but their numbers are usually not too far fetched). Once this $400 SKU is released and widely known dont be surprised if Xbone passes the PS4 in the US. The 360 sold quite a bit better than the PS3 in NA
The PS1 and PS2 sold a lot more in the US. So yes it is.
I misread PS2 it outsold in NA by a hair same goes for PS1, either way I would not be using PS1 and PS2 to prove Sony still dominates NA lol. These day Sony main buyer is EU, IMO it is still to early to tell if it could swap to NA
If Titanfall didn't do it a price drop when you could've got a pack in game for 50 bux more won't sell either. People need to understand that the X1 just isn't as desirable as the PS4. The PS4 is the "IT" thing to have right now and rightfully so it's a better value price/performance wise and even at 400 the X1 is overpriced compared to the PS4 at the same price. If MS really wants to move units drop the price to 350 with Kinect THEN you'll see the sales pick up.
Dude, Gamestop do this all the time for all consoles. It is nothing new. They are already running a promo to save on both a XB1 and PS4 since 6/2. 50% Extra Credit When You Trade Any System Towards a New PS4 or Xbox One http://www.gamestop.com/col...
I think the console will get a good boost after the MS E3 conference. A lot of people are waiting to see how they perform at e3 and the games to be announced. I know a few people who will pick it up if crackdown and gears are shown in any way or form. Man so excited for e3.its just a day and a few hours more. @knws I'm hoping so,same thing happened to sony immediately after their conference last year. Amazon and gamestop announced a surge in sales. I'm hoping MS has a very great show.
After E3 a surge in sales should happen, depending on what games Microsoft announce of course and people been interested in those games. Just two more days, for E3.
What im going to write has nothing to do with this article. Usually I can find a thread that supports my rants. Last year, when the new consoles were announced, the Xbox1 left a bad taste in my mouth. I purchased a PS4 because of it. I planned on purchasing an Xbox1 if there was a price drop. This may be a great move for MS. At the moment, there isn't much going on for current generation consoles. Which means my gaming bank is filling up with some disposable income. I usually put money aside for a couple of games a month. With all these fall games being pushed back to 2015. I will have enough money to buy an Xbox1 by August. I may just do that. The only gamers that lose in this are single console fanboys. Sucks for them, When some of us will be able to play Uncharted 4 and Gears of War 4. I love gaming.....