The PlayStation 4 has a big lead on the Xbox One right now, but it's not impossible that we'll see a momentum shift in due time. Will it happen?
Yeah, September is going to be massacre with that white Destiny bundle.
The only shift we'll see is if Microsft opens up there Wallet. I think Instead of bringing up sales we should bring up profit more. Microsoft has to spend alot of $$$$$ To stay in the console race each gen. By securing 3rd party exclusives and such. Where as sony and Nintendo mostly rely on there 1st party studios.
VGChartz (yeah, I know...they suck, but it's all we have that's even close) is showing 472,855 PS4s sold for the week (Sept 7th through Sept 13th) with the Xbone at 171,486. So yeah, PS4 outsold Xbone by 300,000 consoles on Destiny Week! Japan also fell to just over 3,000 Xbones too...so yeah, Xbone is officially dead in Japan. Calling it now...Xbox is NEVER going to close the gap with PS4 this gen. The momentum is on Sony's side, and with more people gravitating to what their friends already own, the network effect is in full effect. MS is NEVER going to regain the initiative. They will continue to have significantly less titles on their platform, and will continue to lose customers to the PS4 because of this. War over, we can all go home now.
That momentum shift has already happened and we saw an decrease in the "MONTHLY sales gap": Month Xbox One PS4 Mai 77 197 120 June 197 269 72 July 131 187 56 August 160 190 30 Notice the gap went from 120k units in Mai, almost doubling the unit sales of Xbox One, to a mere 5th of August to only 30k. Sure PS4 might get a boost with Destiny, but that boat is now gone, and Xbox One is coming with it's exclusive line up to combat PS4. I think it will be closer than many think in the UK/US.
@YouAreSalty Damn dude, your nickname fits you perfectly. There may be a month or two where the Xbox One sells more than the PS4 (Maybe when the next COD or the MCC launch) but that will be it
Dude in August Xbox One had tons of deals for free games to go with it. Of course it will do better. Just think how much PS4 would sell if they did a deal, I bet people go crazy for PS4 on black friday. They'll probably have a PS4 bundle with two free games on it.
@YouAreSalty The WW gap for the week September 13th alone is 300k. It's not closing.
Personally i don't have a horse in this race. but i am really curious about something. If the XB1 is said to have the better games (subjective) at the moment. then what is really driving the sales of the PS4? This situation really reminds me of the Dreamcast. A great system with great games but just could not sell to those who had their minds set on getting a PS2. Honest question here... those of you who have both please enlighten me on if you really feel the XB1 is deserving of the shunning it is receiving. PS4 is a great system but is the XB1 really that bad in comparison?
heavy: Why are you being all salty? Fact of the matter is I showed you the trend with factual data from NPD. What happens next, I do not know. However, judging by the strong exclusive launch lineup and strong performance in the month even when PS4 released Last of US Remaster. I think all signs point to MS gaining quickly. SoapShoes: If you are referring to the free game with the bundle, then it was in September and it lasted a week. In August months both Xbox One and PS4 was going for $360 repeatedly. Just google it, reported on numerous deal sites. In the end the reason is somewhat unimportant as long as people see value in either console and pick it up. FITgamer: I said, MONTHLY SALES GAP. That is the gap each month generated from the sales. MS has to first close that gap just to sustain the current unit gap, then they start overtake it.
You showed partial data (if the data you showed is even accurate). NPD doesn't track the world. The PS4 has doubled the Xbone. . . world wide.
@Very Salty Dude I wasn't being salty, I was just making fun at the way you twist numbers to try to make a point. Your comment isn't any different of any of the other delusional people who stopped commenting here (I.E Truefan1, Gergenoob, etc. Hell, even Kon now pretends to be part of the master race to avoid embarrassment)
Salty, US is not equal to the world. PS4 sells approximately 1.1 million a month. How did i come up with that number? Simple math. 10 million consoles divided by 9 months. So remember this next time you bring up your figure of 160,000. Even if we generously add 200,000 for XBox 1 it's still short by more than half a million. Don't cry.
@ Darth, No the Xbox One is not bad. I'll go as far as saying if it wasnt for the negative way it was presented in the beginning this race would be alot closer. Xbox One is an awesome console. So is the PS4.
COD Fans will Jump at Aw bundle(1TB). The white Xbox is a thing of beauty itself that comes with an exclusive game. I think with the re-branding happening over at Microsoft we will see a shift. Xbox Is a magnificent media hub. From Onedrive to Playto and Internet Explorer and the array of apps, it's bound to gain traction. Xbox 2 is bound to happen so microsoft will throw as much money at this as possible. It's all about the 256 mb of esram. :)
@darthv72 I have all 3, a gaming PC, and both handhelds. The XBO is just looked at as a secondary console IMO, and that's how I felt coming into this gen, and that image was all completely MS fault with the reveal and the policies. As I said I'm a PC gamer as well, so hardware matters to me and with the PS4 being the more powerful console and costing $100 less the the XBO it was a no brainer for me to pick the PS4 up first. If I learned anything from the last gen it was the most expensive console, and the console with the most negativity is going to have the first price drop, and the XBO was that console so I was willing to wait until that happened. On top of that I didn't care about Kinect on the 360, so the $100 price increase was even more damaging to them for me. A year later and I have the XBO as well, and it's a good console, and I would say it's comparable to the PS4, although performance in most games go to the PS4 or at worse parity with the XBO. Games 4 Gold have come a long way, but PS+ is still better IMO (quality wise). The PS4 is streamlined for gaming and has fast loading, updates, installs, and downloads, the XBO has brief 1 sec. loads for simple things like trying to start a party and installs and updates can take several minutes longer on games and in some cases hours (Sniper Elite). The XBO is a better multimedia device, snap is great, TV is great if that's you thing (not mine, and got rid of cable), and it has way more apps the the PS4. The final thing is games, and this is where PS wins it for me, because they have equal if not better quality (when it comes to exclusives), diversity, and quantity on their side. If you're a 360 fan, then the XBO is still a great console and a good upgrade for you that you'll enjoy. If you're a PS3 fan the PS4 is a great console and a good upgrade you'll enjoy. If I had to recommend one it would be the PS4, but i'd never stop someone from getting an XBO and if that's what they wanted I'd encourage them to get it.
True. They can't even give that 80's VCR xbone away. At this rate they will have to offer 5 free games.
The one might pick up with some more collections, but the Ps4 will remain on top. It is just a matter of momentum, the x box one already has a price drop, imagine when the Ps4 hits 350$ or even 300$, It will skyrocket even further.
I don't get what the article is trying to say. Is it possible that the ps4 will get passed by the xbox one? Of course it's possible. But It's also possible that I'll get hit by lightning tomorrow.
Anything is possible. However, the Xbox One has to do one thing before it can make a comeback, it has to stop the monthly gap. You have to assume, that the PS4 will continue to sell at its current pace, so the only way for the Xbox One to catch up is to outsell it consistently. The PS4 is selling at a record pace so in order to stop it, the Xbox One would have to literately become the fastest selling console in history.
It is not gonna happen :) Fixed!!!
Nah it's too late for that. Most countries prefer the ps4 this gen but Xbox will still have a decent install base, just won't by nothing compared to ps4. Mush like the original Xbox vs ps2 battle.
It's not like the original xb vs ps2 at all. The ps2 outsold the og xbox 8:1. The xbox's installed base was negligible, as were its software sales comparison. It was to the point where some multiplatform developers made more money skipping the xbox than making a port. For example, EA bucked xbox live altogether. even if the gap remains 2:1or 3:1, the xbox's installed base and software sales we won't see that kind of dynamic. Even at this current rate, xb1 seems poised to eek out a marketshare greater than it had with the 360 (30%)
You are 100% correct, but the fanboys here fear perspective. That's why you never hear the sales in perspective, 13 Countries to 100. Doesn't sound as good even though it's a fact.
That's a fair comparison. PS2 was everywhere, but the original Xbox did alright and had some great games itself.
I agree just for your avatar lol
No. Playstation 4 is the best console this generation.
Nope. That momentum ain't slowing. Just read on neogaf ps4 sales have quadrupled in UK for the first week of destiny launch bundle. ^__^ Good job Sony.
Microsofts biggest failing was releasing a console that was not as powerful as the ps4, it's not a big power difference but when you are the underdog company it makes a massive perception problem. It would be like Samsung releasing a less powerful phone/tablet than apple and charging the same or more, it would get killed straight out of the gate.
Nope! Ps4 doesn't even have its killer games out yet and 2015 alone will be a crazy year for ps4 massacaring the competition. Blood Bourne alone is a must have for Alot of ppl since souls series sales have increased and it's become popular on both camps.
February next year is a blockbuster month for ps4. Can't wait to see how the sales would be like. :3
Sadly in Sony's case, they're not able to manufacture ps4 as per the market demand. People may want to buy but what's the point if they can't find it in stores.
Personally don't care about console sales. As long as the console I bought gets quality software and is supported throughout its life, I couldn't care less what place it finishes in the "console wars"
I think there will be brief moments through the generation when XB1 will get sales bumps and outsell PS4 in certain territories, but the overall momentum will stay with PS4 throughout.
I agree with that as well. But worldwide will always be in the PS4s favor in my opinion.
In my opinion I dont think it ever will.
Why since Jan we been seeing 10 mil ps4 n 5 mil X1, surely to god they both have sold more, even if Sony still selling more, but I'm sick of the 10 to 5 mil sold, let's read 15 to 10 or something dang
Jan or June? In June 10 million was announced i believe.
Well I actually think Xbox One is going to end the year really well. They have some nice bundles coming up, and Halo MCC is going to be a hit for them possibly their 1st true system seller. Not to mention Halo 5 and the new Gears will be huge for them as a lot of 360 fans have fond memories of those series. However I think PS4 will continue to outpace them for the simple fact they have a very sizeable catalog of great games coming next year, at least 1 every month from both 1st party and 3rd. So unless microsoft opens up their wallet some more I have a hard time seeing them keep up.
More Xbox 1 will sell with Halo 5 than the Halo collection month. So far from E3, GamesCom, and TGS the Xbox 1 line up for exclusives on the first half of 2015 short in comparison to Playstation.
My problem with Microsoft doing poorly is them using funds to keep games off rival platforms. To me, that comes off as petty and I hope not too many developers are enticed by Microsoft throwing money at their coffers. New IPs? Well, I don't have an XBOX One (yet?) but yeah, that sucks but I totally get it. Established multiplatform IPs where they pay for timed/full exclusivity? Eff that. As it stands, I won't be buying an XBOX One since the only games I wanted were Sunset Overdrive (lost interest) and Scalebound, so now there's only one reason for me to own one. Just play fair, Microsoft. Secure awesome new IPs and you'll get my money.
PS4 is to far ahead. It would take a miracle 2 catch up. MS will sell alot of Bones this year cuz of their big 3 : Horizon 2, Sunset OD and Halo MCC. Next year Sony will kill it with Bloodborne, The Order, Deep Down, etc. By the end of the year it will proably be PS4 12 million, XB1 7 million. Just a guess.
I think it will be more towards 15million for PS4, sales pick up during the xmas holidays. Im sure the Halo MCC and CODAW will give the X1 a boost in November.
You guys mention Sunset od Alot lol tht game in no form or fashion is a system seller. Seeing it in the same sentence as Halo is a disrespect.
Of course it can happen. MS is doing its job. And Sony will do its best to avoid it. This is why competition is good
November will be the most interesting month, I wanna see how much the Halo MCC influence the hardware. If Halo MCC doesn't gain traction for Xbox One, I think it will be over for the Xbox One. BUT MS has the money to just start buying 3rd Party exclusives to gain ground on the PS4. I don't like it but its inevitable that we will see more 3rd Party time or console exclusives for Xbox One this gen like Tomb Raider.
The consensus seems to be November npd numbers should tell if ms has a chance in the us. If they don't outsell ps4 that month then it is not possible. Globally, Xbox one realistically has less than 1% chance to catch up.
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