GGG compares the first year sales of the Xbox One to past consoles like the PS2 and Xbox 360, arguing that the picture some paint for the console's commercial status isn't as bleak as it seems.
this accomplishment is AMAZING in its own right the ps4 however is out of this world, love both systems
Agreed - it's particularly amazing that it's doing this well at the same time as the PS4 smashes records. When something's as popular as the PS4, you might expect it's main competitor's sales to be reduced to a trickle, but that's not happening here at all. Microsoft have responded to the threat with tempting deals and a perceivable change in the dodgy attitude they showed at the time they announced the console. This gen shows a sizable uptick in sales compared to last gen, which is great news for everyone - whether you're in the industry, a shareholder or a gamer.
I remember the PS2 basically knocked Sega out of the console market.
Honest question here, appreciate if anyone knows the answer. When was the last time Sony or Microsoft gave a press release about sold through numbers? Why are people writing articles on VGCharts hearsay?
I agree. I've been a ps4 guy all year. Had a deal opened for me I couldn't refuse a few weeks ago. Was tempted to dip into the Xbox One bc of the master chief collection, and spotted a deal for a kinectless x1 that came with AC Black Flag, Unity, and MC Collection for $370. I now own an Xbox One.
As stated in the article you obviously did not read the Wii sold 20 million in its first year. The Wii was out of this world. The PS4 didn't even come close.
the wii is not in the same league, it was cheap in price and casual, if u want to be correct, make the wii cost 400$ and do the analysis
The Wii was a cheap toy for parents to buy for granny and the kids to play with. It was a super gimmick that sold on that alone. Eventually, people stopped buying into it after the Wii's first 4 years, and the console took one of the worst nosedives in history, hence why it will never even pass the PS1 in sales, let alone the PS2, which people were originally predicting it to beat. Considering what PS4 has managed to accomplish, despite some shortcomings here and there, it's doing phenomenal and will easily pass the Wii.
@ape007 and DialgaMarine It doesn't matter what you think the Wii was. It sold 20m in the first year and that makes it the best ever first year console. Just because they had a different price point does not make it any less a console. Neither does the market that bought it...
@ape007: If you are going to talk about price, keep in mind that both the PS4 and Xbox One is considerably cheaper than past console launches when accounting for inflation. That is of course ignoring the rapid decrease in price on both the PS4 and Xbox One as well. Let's face it, each console sale has it's own reason. That could be price, brand name, value, technology or even games you want to play. Regardless, it is a selling point!
^^^^^^ people people, the wii is not in the same league as ps4, being happy about wii selling more is the same of being happy that Kinect sports sold more than TLOU
@ape007 You are correct... The Wii is not in the same league as the PS4... It was the fastest ever selling console in the first year. The PS4 does not compare nor did it even come close.
LOL at all the Ponies moving the goalposts again... It's what they do best.
The Wii sold faster than the PS4. Case closed.
It is not so amazing when you compare the size of the gaming population at those periods with today... Consoles, PC and others are doing better now because the gaming population has increased greatly since those times. If they made an comparison of the number of buyers and the size of the gaming population, the ratio wouldn't probably be as good as they are making it.
Wow, that's closer than I thought it would be.
That's the thing people aren't willing to see. The PS4 is selling at breakneck pace, but the XB1 itself is actually doing really well too.
Cept that number is completely made up by vgchartz...
what if they announce the real numbers at the event and it's like at 17 Million :0
" Now, the same source is reporting that the Xbox One has hit 8 million units sold around the world with 32 million games sold." its funny all these sites fail to mention these numbers came from vgcharz and call it "sources" they all realize it no credibility whatsoever. also funny to see so many people taking these numbers seriously ive seen them off by 1m+ before thats how bad it is.
Wonder when both companies will actually reveal their sell numbers?
We will definately get numbers from their financial reports after the holidays in early January. Sell through is another story. That depends almost entirely on how confident Sony/MS/Big N are in their numbers. Look out for Nov/Dec NPD and PSX for sell through.
wow 15 million PS4s. Sadly Black Friday is once a year, thats tough for Microsoft.
Why? Xbox One have been selling really good for the whole month of November, not just black friday.
With $50 off and multiple bundles, it better be selling good.
There are 10 other months outside of the November and December. XB1 sales have been mediocre outside of those two months. I'll give MS this though, they sure know how to pick up the pace for the holidays. They did it with the 360 and looks like they're repeating that same philosophy with XB1. BUT, that same philosophy was their downfall last generation. That's why PS3 outsold 360 worldwide every year they were both on the market. Sony made up the difference in Holiday sales by selling much more during the other 10 months of the year all while having a decent Holdiay themselves. Side Note: There's also 100's of other countries outside of USA and UK as well. Xbox's failure to diversify is part of the problem.
8 million is an impressive number but compared to the ps4's which is double that, that does let some air out of their balloon. It'll be interesting to see if they can sell more in november with their agressive price cut.
you may want to go back to 5th grade... you are not smarter then a fifth grader
This seems to leave out- perhaps intentionally- that the PS2 launched in March. That's actually really important when making such a comparison, but I'm willing to bet I'll just be called a fanboy.
Wow are these sites actually going to say that the PS4 has shipped/sold 15 million? That 15 million came from VGChartz, not Sony....
The same with this number for Xbox one, it is from VGChartz. We don't truly know what the numbers are right now.
I'm pretty sure ps4 is at 16 mill...
Wait a min F****k heads, everyone cried like a baby when MS said they ship so many X1s to stores, now I read Sony said they ship so many ps4 to stores!!!! Wtf is ok for Sony to not count systems sold to ship to stores, but all over the net MS gets flamed for not saying systems shipped to stores rather then systems sold.... I own both but let's be fair to both,
The future looks good for the Xbox One, It's on course for 11-14 mil this year
Microsoft doesn't much care what happens with the Xbox One It's a lost cause The whole strategy around the Xbox 360 and One was conceived way back at the end of the Xbox 1 cycle whereby Microsoft was going to try to "own the living room". The world has changed. The strategy is no longer relevant because there is no more "living room" to own. Smartphones, tablets, laptops and PC's with Steam, Netflix, HBO Go, HULU, Amazon, Facebook, twitter, bit torrent and other non-centralized platforms have marginalized consoles. The "living room" that Microsoft wanted to "own" has been shattered into a hundred different platforms.
Your comment is hot air blowing out a loose anus. They want to win the living room, sure, but so does any game console manufacturer. Just because there are more things In the market to pick from doesn't mean MS is giving up or something.. honestly.. especially when you factor in the fact new iPads pretty much cost as much as consoles do. And PC always has been and always will be a great platform, but, don't forget- consoles are winning the living room in comparison. By far. Now you do have a point that there are more options than ever, but that does not and WILL never mean MS doesn't care about the Xbox One. If we were to look at the support and updates each console has and gets, and the feedback site for xbox, I'd say they care about the actual console more than Sony does. Sony made a good box, and I don't debate that fact. but your comment is pretty much completely speculation.
Comparing sales using VGChartz.... Is my problem here. No legit site uses VGShartz. And they should stop lying with the 15 million shipments. It's a complete lie. They also don't acknowledge The Xbox One is at 10 million shipments
I bought an X1 on like the last day of December, enjoying it thoroughly. Bought a PS4 2 days ago and it should arrive in the next few days. Cant wait to play FFXIV in a better state with better graphics. Will also be getting some of the great indies as well. This generation is getting better and better.
I had the day one addition of Xbox One and have loved it since. Just purchased the PS4 and it should arrive sometime this week looking forward to dipping into it after knocking out Evil Within, Halo MCC, Alien Isolation, Sunset Overdrive, Dragon Age Inquisition, awesome time to be a gamer.
Wii was way cheaper yet ps4s end of 2014 sales will be pretty close showing that the ps4s sales are more impressive, xb1 could have been higher if they didnt screw up at launch
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