The NPD Group is considered one of the most reliable sources of statistics for the video game market in the United States, and its analyst Mat Piscatella had posted some interesting comments today.
Just seen this also. Xbox One X sold 80k in the first week in the UK. PS4 Pro only sold 50k in the first month in the UK. Interesting.
It's not totally surprising. I did write it in an article a while ago, but Microsoft made less compromises in the price/power ratio, which means that the Xbox One X has a clearer target and position on the market. Low price is good for the base model, but for an "elite" model, higher power is probably more advisable than a lower price point. Incidentally, the wording is a bit weird, but what it means is that PS4 Pro did 50K in a week, and 80k in 4 weeks in the UK, not 50K in four weeks.
So the Xbox One X sold in 1 week what the PS4 Pro did in 4 weeks? Impressive. I’m now wondering how good it did in the US.
Unfortunately, we won't know for sure until mid-December, unless Microsoft makes an announcement.
I want to see MS announced their hardware sales units. Hopefully this time MS actually care about hardware because they hide it way too long. Like I said, Hardware is important as software.
"Incidentally, the wording is a bit weird, but what it means is that PS4 Pro did 50K in a week, and 80k in 4 weeks in the UK, not 50K in four weeks." - correct. PS4 Pro did 50K the first week and then in the next 3 weeks added another 30K sold. Which totaled 80K in 4 weeks time. So if buying trend matched same for XB1X it would likely be sitting at around 128K for XB1X after 4 weeks. But way too many factors to simply look at sales being a simple 60% return of 3 more weeks sales. Could be more or even less.
X 80k in one week Pro 80k in one month Hoooooly cow
The 80K in the UK was based on a 20% increase over the raw numbers. The raw numbers were 67K(IIRC). It wasn't made clear in the article if the 20% increase was because of the authors assumption, or some analytics firm increasing the prediction. Not that the raw numbers didn't show X1X doing better in it's first week, just that the actual numbers provided are ignored to boost the X1X's sales. This seems premature since the official numbers should come out soon from more reliable sources.
I have said it before but on Amazon Xbox X scorpio has sold more than ps4 pro all year. X standard was also no 2 for the week of launch, but has not made the yearly 100 yet like the pro or X. Not sure how reflective Amazon charts are, but it well be interesting to see.
I really wouldn't trust that list as an actual metric of somethings success.
@WeeBLord. That is the thing I am curious to see whether it is even remotely applicable to total sales.
Just because you've been saying it doesn't mean it's now true. Plus, we're talking about 1 week, not an entire year or month. It's been explained how Amazon figures it's best sellers, and if you think that X1X outsold some of the highest selling games of the gen, which is what Amazon data shows, then you simply refuse to accept that it's not a cumulative number in their charts.
@rainslacker. Did you not read my comment? "Not sure how reflective Amazon charts are, but it will be interesting to see. " I am curious to see if their charts are indicative of total sales. If they are sales will be phenomenal, but it is a curiosity. Also Eurogamer have just released a new article showing that X has now surpassed total 1st months sales of the pro in it's 1st week ( In the UK), which is also equal to the first week sales of the Nintendo Switch in the UK.
The PRO only sold 50 because the standard model sold much more. I think many here still dont understand that gamers are happy with the PS4. Its not the same with the Xbox One. Sony is in a total diference position from Microsoft. No PS4 player was desperate to buy at 2016 the Pro because of the bad experience it was getting.... The same isnt happening with the Xbox. Their players are desperate, like reading the comments here, after one week of sales they are already saying stuff that i cant believe. Selling more then the switch, the Pro is over, this is the comeback, the PRO is crap, meltdonw and i have no doubt that the next thing will be that Sony is doomed. They arent happy with the sales of the X, they are just happy to say crap about the PRO and Sony. Even withtout having a PRO to talk about. I hope that many here are ready for what will happend when the dust settle...
But yet your here trying to playdown the sales of xbox one x?? Assuming xbox one x sales are because of desperate xbox one fans cries so hard of salt. Why not congratulate a rival console on good sales as all this will do is make Sony give you a better experience with the PS5.
Pro didn't sell because the support was lackluster.
I've bought two Pro's, one at Launch and the white one recently a friend of mine also picked one up at Launch. We both had 4k displays and were interested in seeing console games at 4k, we weren't "desperate" but that's your own self painting a picture to fit your narrative. Maybe Microsoft did a better jopb of getting in front of regular people advertising the new Xbox? I'm just going to say this once, but this isn't a competition. I don't care what some keyboard warrior thinks about the Pro, I have MY OWN opinion about the Pro just like I have MY OWN opinion about the Xbox One. Your allegation that this is really people just wanting to talk crap about the Pro and Sony does not paint you positively here, it speaks to a certain level of attachment that's unhealthy. Get over it, get some thicker skin.
The pro was supply restrained, pure and simple. https://sonyreconsidered.co... Also, nothing to do with wars, just a true statement. PS4 owners felt less need to upgrade, especially those who weren't purchasing VR. X owners have been scorned for 3 and a half years of underperforming games and are jumping at the opportunity for a more powerful X..
PS4 Pro announcement to release was 2 months. XB1X announcement to release was like 1 year and 6 months.
Xbox is flying to new heights of success.
It's only the 1st week, people needs to stop this foolishness on both sides really.
Those analysts are a joke now that they saw the sales they have new predictions... but they fail to understand why the sales are the way they are...
but can they keep selling em
Exactly, people forget that after week 1 there are more weeks and they can't know how it's going to be. Same thing when a console (whatever) sells more in 1 country, while there are other countries to add in the figure. If it continues, great for Microsoft, i predicted wrong but good for them (and who bought it).
Analyst increased sales prediction based on sales...I swear I'm in the wrong job.
That's pretty good for a system people claimed was "DOA". Or would flop. I'm impressed with mine.
The rides have turned.
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