Best Buy PR: “We’ve Sold Many More PS4′s Than Xbox One’s”

Dylan Z of iGR reports: "While covering Best Buy's Ultimate Gamers Showdown, Madden 25 tournament. I inquired as to which next-gen console was currently selling better at the retailer, I was given a statement by Best Buy's Senior PR staff that was on-site."

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allformats1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

Truth we already knew. But it's great to hear it from an official source.

It also makes Major Nelson's lies look even more blatant. How Xbox fans don't see through this spin is beyond me...

But whatever, the King has returned. As ever, watch your throne.

Hatsune-Miku1771d ago

Well ps4 is the best and most powerful console on the market

zeal0us1771d ago

There's no arguing about it the PS4 is definitely the most powerful console on the market in terms of specs. However the best is matter of opinion.

Glorious God Gamers do not have to worry. We get the best of ALL worlds.

Pixel_Enemy1771d ago

I was at Target doing some Christmas shopping just now and I saw they were sold out of PS4s and had 5 Xbox Ones on the shelf. Glad I preordered my PS4 and got it launch day.

Bigpappy1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

double post

Bigpappy1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

All this parading a bout 1 Best buy store saying they sold more PS4 in Minnesota. Should have gone to New York and L.A. It makes no sense reporting something like this, which could be completely made up, when the real numbers don't support the notion being promoted.

The fact is X1 is doing just as well as PS4 or better, in the U.S. at a higher price point. So you can talk stock levels and who says this and that. Don't mean a darn thing. The sales numbers are the only facts here.

Sony started before M$ and is responsible for stocking PS4, just as M$ is responsible for X1 stock supplies. Not a good excuse.

scott1821771d ago


I agree you shouldn't go off of one or two best buys to declare which system sells better. But Best Buy’s Senior PR team works for corporate Best Buy, not a single store, that's why it is significant.

I am curious to how you know MS is doing as good or better than Sony in the US? We don't have updated numbers from Sony, only from Microsoft. Are you basing that off of hope or fact?

On the price point, the PS3 outsold the 360 worldwide since launch at a more significant price difference...

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Saigon1771d ago


I saw like 10~15 in a cage hours ago at Target and to my surprise they didn't have any PS4s; shock.

Bill_Willson_CIA1771d ago

@zeal0us: I'm a sony guy,but i agree with you! Been the most powerful console in the market doesn't mean sell more.Playstation 1 & 2 e nintendo wii won their generations and they were the weakest ones.

mikeslemonade1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

A medium sized city in Minnesota is more representative than LA and NY actually. Because when you add up all the cities in the midwest which behave generally in the same way it's a bigger number than LA and NY.

Also arguably larger cities are more in favor of PlayStation because there's more minorities and more democratic people that research in what they buy. The PlayStation gamer is more more diverse when you include the asian gamers coming from the RPG side, the latino population which is a bigger presence coming from the PS1 and PS2 days, and African American in which you get the sense they also prefer PlayStation just slightly more but a lot of them switched to xbox 360 last generation. However in general bigger cities you see a bigger ratio in favor of PlayStation while in the midwest people are generally less informed about news.

And lastly this article debunks Major Nelson. It's shipped not sold 2million.

PeaSFor1771d ago


look like im a god now, thx for the info.

KratosGod31771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

I live in Downey, CA and I went to 4 different tartgets, GameStops and Best Buys around the LA area and they do have a lot of Xbox One in stock but none PS4 systems. I'll probably have to wait till next year around March or April when the PS4 demand slows down.

Why o why1771d ago

Autopilot spin defence mode again there bigpappy. ?

You're hopes and wishes are not in sync with real world reality. Its ok though....... this site isn't fun if there isn't some form of 'major' delusion.

tw0qwk1771d ago

not for long steambox is coming.

Prime1571771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )


I've said this many times on many sites... I worked midnight to 8am on black Friday. Columbus, not surrounding areas, Ohio. Heavy 360 store that had 29 xbone and 27 ps4.

Ps4 sold out by 3am. X1 sold 8 by then. When I asked my boss how many x1 were left at 8pm she said, "around 7 or 8; I don't get it."

JokesOnYou1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

Bigpappy also this is another unsourced rumor from a blog site claiming "Senior PR staff said", basicly no more creditability than any random fanboy writing the opposite saying he called Bestbuy corporate. Bestbuy policy doesnt officially divulge sales to public...I also noticed the writer gets defensive and engages any negative comments that don't believe him in the comments section like William Usher at cinemablend....sites like this also were constantly running with those negative production issue rumors for X1, so many kinect spying NSA stories, UI is broken, eSRam yield issues, etc. Conveniently these same blogs have forgotten those lies and now looking for new hit headlines. I might as well ask all the n4g marketing experts, n4g analysts, and n4g game devs who sold more at Toys R Us in Tibet. lol

GiggMan1771d ago

@ Jokes, "Who sold more at Toys R Us in Tibet?"

I just checked, Sony did :-)

mewhy321771d ago

"Well ps4 is the best and most powerful console on the market "

I agree.

DonMingos1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

Wow, Bigpappy and JokesOnYou to the rescue...

Where are Nukeitall and PSbeaver? I miss to see the family reunited.

Meery Christmas to you guys!

ToyboxDX1770d ago

@ Bigpappy , funny you should say sales number are the only facts here.

So here's the crystal facts, as of Dec 7 Sony sold 2.4 million PS4 whereas MS sold 1.9 million XBone.

How's that for a fact? I know it's hard to swallow for XBone fanboys, but as a former MS executive once said, #Dealwithit!

And the gap will only get bigger and bigger when the PS4 is released in Asia next week and Japan in Feb. Be prepared for the incoming shitstorm!

WooHooAlex1770d ago (Edited 1770d ago )

Yep, at Walmart the other night, had a few Xbox Ones in the case, but completely sold out of PS4s.

Not exactly an accurate way to judge how they're selling but its impressive to see how well the PS4 appears to be doing so far.

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EBTpickle1771d ago

Confirmation from a reliable source is much better than rampant speculation, though.

Prime1571771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

Here, I'm trying to quit my job so I can repeat this as I have over many, many posts on n4g, disqus, kotaku, and the like... pasted from above...

--I've said this many times on many sites... I worked midnight to 8am on black Friday. Columbus, not surrounding areas, Ohio. Heavy 360 store that had 29 xbone and 27 ps4.

Ps4 sold out by 3am. X1 sold 8 by then. When I asked my boss how many x1 were left at 8pm she said, "around 7 or 8; I don't get it."

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zeal0us1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

Major Nelson is just repeating what the NPD declared.
Also fastest selling console =/= console sells the most.

You can have a product that sells faster than another product. While also having a product that sells the most overall.

Honestly people takes these sales numbers way too seriously. At the end of the day you still got to pay bills, work and etc. So why should it matter so much?

FITgamer1771d ago

The PS4 sold over a million units in 24 hours, while the Xbox One did just under a million in 9 days. Still trying to figure out how the "Xbox One is the fastest selling console in NA" according to Major Nelson.

mhunterjr1771d ago

He said fastest selling in US. Sony's 1mil was split between US and canada.

Mugen_mind1771d ago

People, Sony sold one million units in 24 hours in two countries while M$ did a million in 13 countries. So how does that add up to being equal and how many were actual sold in NA in 24 hours for M$? Side note, no lie I use to work for GameStop as a Manger and what I was told is that M$ counts systems in retail inventory as being sold because retail companies have to pay for those consoles in order to sell them in their stores.

badz1491771d ago


NOOONE can comprehend MS's logic! apparently, 900k comes after 1mil in MS world!

and for those still saying in US ONLY, Major "spin" Nelson said "NA"!

BISHOP-BRASIL1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

It's simple actually, MS said Xbox One is the fastest selling ON AVERAGE, not fastest selling at any given moment. So it's all in how many days you're counting when making said average.

ALERT: My numbers probably will be off as I'm not fact checking! This is just an example, ok?

Let's say PS4 sold more than 1m in 24 hours, but it's still around 1,5m for NA as there's been hardly any restocking... For the average you'll take 1.5m and divide by the 5 weeks since release. This will giive 43k PS4s sold per day.

Now let's say Xbox One had sold some 900k on it first weekend in NA (which already shows that this whole "fastest selling" is kinda nonsense) but they get to keep selling and are now at some 1.3m. With 4 weeks since release, MS would be at 46k Xbox One sold per day, so it's faster on a average (total number of days accounted).

Unfortunatelly, this holds little to no water... Not that it's MS's problem, but Sony simply can't met demand, so although technically being one week more in the market than MS, Sony didn't really have 5 weeks selling PS4... With luck they had barelly 2 weeks if you go and account how long they remain on stock. While Xbox One, with some eventual exceptions, was available throughout every day of those 4 weeks.

So although they are not lying (they are not even fluffing the numbers, mind you and it's not like Sony's restocking capability is of any concern for MS), the number here still doesn't represent demand, as most people would expect from the term "fastest selling".

Put more PS4s out there and they'll be gone in minutes (just happened today on Amazon), while Xbox One are still available just fine (which is not a bad thing for MS, actually), which means they'll keep steadily selling, while PS4 only receives short bumps before it's sold out again. So obviously PS4 demand is higher and it actually selling faster whenever it's available, but it's simply not available most of the time.

Quite frankly, this is nothing worth caring about anyway. Even total sold is a bit irrelevant right now for either MS or Sony... As much as Sony and MS can put out before next year will be probably sold by Xmas... We'll only see whatever trend is being setted actually translated into numbers next year, when production will no longer be a limiting factor and the early craze has worn off.

Visiblemarc1771d ago

@Mugen_mind, you're right on the money with that. I've believed they have a tricky way of avoiding the shipped vs sold-through distinction, it's something about the wording. The company is shady.

s1lentone1771d ago

@badz149 FYI MS = word smither.

BitbyDeath1770d ago

MS also lied about it selling well in Australia when it barely moved from shelves.

Xbox is still widely available here and has been since launch.

MS lie/spin, they are trying to create false demand where there is none.

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cleft51771d ago

A lot of people have their head buried in the sand right now and they just don't want to see the truth. Right now the Xbox is selling well enough, but that is too the early adopters. With that said, the truth is that Microsoft is meeting the demand for the Xbox One with enough supply and still being out sold by the PS4. Now what do you think is going to happen when the PS4 is readily available to whoever wants it and so is the Xbox One. When that happens Microsoft is going to be outsold by Sony vastly. By the time Microsoft can lower the Xbox One by $100 Sony will be able to lower the PS4 by the same amount if they want too. The PS4 is a mass market device at a mass market price the same way the 360 was when it launched.

Sci0n1771d ago

it urks and irritates me so much that the xbox fans ignore the spin. Its the fans who are the most informed who are the most ignorant because they actually browse the web and do a bit of research and know what's going on more so then the soccer mom or grandmother who's kids are begging them to buy them one for christmas.

Pogmathoin1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

Believe MS PR or a rabid Sony fanboy... Hmmmmm I am doomed.... But no... I bought both, play both, but never cried over sales numbers.... But I will follow site policy, PS4 is great, X1 is the ugly duck, and I am an official sad rabid fanboy.... I will spend the rest of my own miserable existence and scour search engines looking for news that will make MS look bad. I will attack anyone that gives a constructive well thought out comment that does not bash MS... Greatness awaits!
Edit: i now work for target, apparently, and we have 5,000 X1 sitting on a shelf, we received 2 billion PS4, but sold out in 2.4 seconds. Some guys kid looked at X1, but he slapped him.

Edit: rainstorm... If you do not like it, you can leave too...

Scion, I actually agree with you, but yes, this time Sony got it right, MS stumbled.. I am loving both, but this used to be a good site, good discussions.... But now its like a nasty lice infection.... Just tired of BS on both sides to be honest, but its worse that if you refuse to bash MS, you get no protection....

Rainstorm811771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

heres an idea leave N4G and never return.....boom problem solved

If you go to another site im sure there will be no fanboys /s

EDIT @ beaver

i mostly ignore fanboys...not use all my bubbles (one bubble in ur case) to rant about fanboys in every article.....BTW u see that little plus next to user name you can ignore the gfanboys and continue having good conversations

Sci0n1771d ago

anyone who clearly sees the ps4 as being the the better more valuable console at a cheaper price is a sony fan boy I get it. But MS BS PR and damage control articles for the X1 are strongly clutched onto and worshiped by the ignorant bots in denial. With there blatant ignorance and denial guys like misterX becomes a prophet to them and even though hes false with his info hes still looked upon as a god by the X1 fanboys I know lol.

DealWithIt1771d ago

How the hell these spam bots like SANTA--CLAUS manage to get 7 bubbles? This sucks.

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nosferatuzodd1771d ago

why are you asking that all Xbox fans think alike ask them one question and they give you ten different answers

H0RSE1771d ago

Didn't Major nelson comment on the Xbox being the "fastest" selling console, not the "top" selling console? If so, the PS4 selling more than the X1, doesn't really make that statement a lie.

XboxPS1771d ago

Just keep doing that....
Truth for you,but not for me...
For me It's your annoying opinion.

AndrewLB1771d ago

So you're taking the word of one guy, who visited one store, which he will not give the location to.... as fact. lol. Btw... those photos on that site were taken weeks ago.

FYI, there are no Xbones available at any Bestbuy here in Southern California, but they are listed as getting some in by Dec. 24th. Looks to me like Sony wont have any PS4's available for Christmas shoppers. Dumb move.

Megaton1771d ago

If Xbox fans could see through spin, they wouldn't be Xbox fans. Being a sucker is the cornerstone of owning an Xbox.

H0RSE1770d ago

And based on comments like this, it appears ignorance, perhaps with a touch of elitism, is the cornerstone for owning a PS...

ThatCanadianGuy5141770d ago

No surprise to see horse, of all people, run in to defend being a sucker.

frostypants1771d ago

The best thing about all this: the idiots and "analysts" proclaiming that console gaming was dead and mobile was the future. Say that again, fellas...

dlocsta1770d ago

Again you people are letting your idiocy show. First, you can see the corner of the PS4 boxes in the bottom right corner of the picture! Second, once again we have someone talking to "senor PR staff" but cannot provide a single name. It is bullshit unless verifiable. That is plain and simple. If I cannot corroborate your story it is just that, a story.

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310dodo1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

Just got off work @ Gamestop

we got 6 PS4s in today, and sold them within 2 hours of opening.
we got in 10 Xbox ones sold 3 whole shift.

kinda telling.

buynit1771d ago

Yea.... Telling me youre not a good sales man! Lol j/k.

Let me know how long the rest of the x1's take to sell!

310dodo1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )


were not allowed to "sell" an PS4 or X1.
we have to stay neutral.

But thats the truth.
On Black Friday we sold way more Nintendo stuff then X1 stuff as well.

Sci0n1771d ago

like this 7 disagrees for stating the truth lol. I bet if the ignorant in denial X1 fans could disagree with best buys senior PR guy for stating the obvious they would lol.

n4rc1771d ago

Its selective truth..

Like most posts, its the way its worded..

One single store doesn't make it a national trend.. Its one guy and the one store he works at.. Provided he doesn't have an agenda..

What senior PR guy.. You mean some guy with a best buy shirt on? Lol..

Not saying you aren't 100% truthful either.. But you could go to a store a block over and see the opposite..

For instance.. Here in Niagara region Canada.. You can't find either on a shelf.. They come in and get sold instantly..

So we have different experiences yet can both be telling the truth

Sci0n1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

open your eyes and do the research, call around to different stores and ask them what the hottest selling item is. Listen to gamestops most wanted console reports, look up the stats from walmart target. Its not rocket science its the obvious. Look at how the people acted in europe to get there hands on the PS4 as soon as it launched there and find me one video with people wanting a X1 so bad that they turned the scene into world war Z. The PS4 hasn't even launched in Asia yet...

n4rc1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

Are you seriously so desperate to go to such lengths?

I'm not calling around.. I'm a consumer. I have a good job and I shop.. And I also already have my x1 (which took 4 stores to even get a preorder in june BTW)

So when I go to Walmart, best buy/future shop or GameStop.. I take a look.. That's the extent of my effort.

And guess what?? I dont see x1s or ps4s.. So I could really care less what you think reality is for everyone.. If you can't accept that, then its pointless even acknowledging your opinion

H0RSE1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

Sci0n, your "it's the obvious" rant, sounds eerily familiar to Christian radicals trying to defend the existence of God...One skeptic brings rationale into the argument, and you go apeshit.

Now I'm not denying that PS4 is selling more than X1 - it had a week head start, is releasing in more territories and is more liked among the community due largely in part to MS's DRM fiasco, but to completely deny the notion that the X1 is just as popular or more than the PS4 in certain areas, is just ignorance and/or belligerence on your part.

AndrewLB1771d ago

Best Buy doesn't have a Senior PR guy at stores. At stores you have sales associates, checkers, supervisors, stock clerks, etc.

Plus, even if he managed to show up at Best Buy Corporate HQ or a regional office, do you honestly think they'd divulge such info? lol.

He probably spoke with the greeter at the front door... if he even went to a store at all.

T21770d ago

@n4rc - here you go found you an xbox one in niagara fall future shop... took me 10 seconds.

Displaying Xbox One 500GB Console Standard Edition availability at the following locations:
Search Results

In Stock

1. Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls 4 km(s)

....your welcome.

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buynit1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

We'll no wonder why GameStop is a revolving door for employees.. No one steps up to try and sell products you don't have to bash one or the other console to sell it just be informative and truthful on what they both can do and get it sold.

It's funny now that I think about it the rare times I walk into a gamestop all they ever try to push is pre orders.. Not much effort in up selling but I'm sure they don't pay all that we'll either so I probably wouldn't put much effort in it my self..

At slowscion

You must go to bed all warm and cozy after your round of phone calls to find out if any ps4 or xb1 are still on shelves. I would stop if I was you I can't imagine the dramatic effect it would have on you if you was to find out that their is a ps4 on some stores shelf.. You guys go over board on this stuff, at the end of the day the ps4 is not crushing the xb1 as badly as everyone thought it would..

310dodo1771d ago

GameStop is actually a really fun job if you like games.
Technically we cannot "sell", but of course this happens when you get into great "gamer" talk with someone.

Its a cool "side gig" LoL

04STIBluByU1771d ago

Ask any gamer, any real doesn't matter weather you sell more consoles by 1 or a million...Winnings Winning! Oh crap we got fanboys! fanboys!! fanboys!!! Everyone scatters!!! Just a little humor for you buddy...anyway this is my first comment and I just had to. I think Scion was just pointing out were to be looking and calling for a console you would find that it is harder to find a PS4 than it is to find an XB1. I know because I live in FL and I was calling daily just to get my PS4 and they said sorry but we do have XB1's available if you want one. Anyway it's all in good fun! We are all gamers on this site so lets just be understanding what site we are on and that is not the looney bin site! Have a good day man and Enjoy the XB1!

XiSasukeUchiha1771d ago (Edited 1771d ago )

Truth has been reveal M$ best buy even said they got more PS4 sales than XB1 you need to learn reality ( EMS Sharingan genjutsu activated)

n4rc1771d ago

No.. Some guy said some guy at a best buy said that.. Supposedly..

Truth and reality are terms I don't think you undetstand based on your comment

XiSasukeUchiha1771d ago

Your grammar is pretty bad I'm sorry XD

stuna11771d ago

I can attest to this being fact just from when I picked my PS4 up on Sunday! There were 40 to 45 people in front of me, with 60 or more behind me! The line was from the back of the store to the front entrance, and this is only the PS4 line.

While the Xbox1 line can I put it lightly!? meager in comparison! situated by the checkout counter, some could say they were hudled at the counter like players in a football game.

The thing about this instant is that everyone from both lines had tickets that were passed out prior to being let into the store.

As far as ratio goes concerning which was more popular and, which was also going to sell more at the space in time I occupied at the moment! I'd say 5 to 1 in the PS4 favor, and that's not me being generous!