Eurogamer: "The ratio of PlayStation 4 sales to Xbox One sales here in the UK is 1.5:1, PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara said at an event this morning, attended by Eurogamer."
Excellent work by Sony. This proves that you should always make a games machine with the gamer in mind FIRST, and not the other way around. That's why PS4 is so much more powerful than Xbox One. That's why it's very easy to develop for. That's why indie developers are finding success on it, and that's why it's the leader in sales, around the world -- even in former Xbox strongholds: U.S. and U.K.
"Sony: UK PS4 to Xbox One sales ratio is 1.5:1" The X1 with all the bad publicity and extra price, i thought the gap would be wider. More like 2:1 or 3:1
@ come_bom omg totally agree with you The ratio is only 1.5:1? Are you kidding me? The ps4 is $100 cheaper and the UK was supposed to be a standout launch for Sony and the Ps4. This result is really underwhelming for Sony. Especially after reports that the ps3 was going to outsell by a ratio of 3:1 or even 4:1. It appears the XBO is doing rather better than the N4g media bias would have us believe.
It took Sony a lot of time to get more units to all the places they launched. In another 6 months, the gap will be huge.
Actually I'm surprised the lead is that big, the PS4 is still hard to come by here and with the 360 enjoying the market share in Uk last gen this is quite a turn around. If M$ lose both America and UK it really isn't looking good for the xbox
@ Come_bom & fanboybeatdown Do you guess live in the UK? Cos if you don't, then I understand your statements, but the UK had a very big Xbox 360 audience last gen. This is a big margin in terms of sales in the UK.
thats why democracy does not work, people are stupid
@come_bon There's a lot of factors here... The UK was a huge 360 market, so no surprise the XB1 is doing well The figures of 3:1 and 5:1 were always going to be BS. And anyone who believed them was a moron. Did people honestly think that when Sony said they did over 1million in 24 hours that the XB1 would only have done 200,000. Or to put it another way - if Sony could sell 5million, the XB1 would only have done 1million The PS4 was (and still is) far more supply constrained than the XB1, so Sony may have lost sales to MS. I'm not sure how Sony would have accurate sales data for the XB1, so the ratio could be higher or lower
It's out of stock everywhere while the Xbox One is readily available. This is a worldwide phenomenon.
They are often sold out here in the UK.
I'll put it simply: The PS4 is selling more than it can ship whilst the X1 is shipping more than it can sell.
@amiga-man totally agree with you! Having stuck with PlayStation through the years, ps3 was definitely the least favorite console here in the UK last gen. Which I personally never understood. So yeah I pretty much expected the new consoles to be neck and neck here and in the US. Good for Sony!
Yeah... but the numbers are misleading... the sales ratio is wider, because (according to Eurogamer): By the end of 2013, PS4 had amassed 4.2 million sales worldwide... but Microsoft's new machine has only managed to *SHIP* 3.9 million consoles worldwide so far. Sell-through to consumers vs. Shipped to retailers... A Big Difference. Of course, we don't know how many of those are from the UK, but the shipped vs. sold issue should be taken into account. PS4s are still in short supply while the XB1 has been available through the holidays and is on shelves almost everywhere. Amazon has not had PS4s for weeks. Never a shortage there of PS4s. Same goes for BestBuy online, Gamestop, Target online, etc.
It's a good point you make harrisk, theres a big difference between selling to shops and selling to customers, one things for sure the PS4 has the customers, not so sure about xbox judging by the amount I see in the shops.
What I would like to know is how many users how upgraded from the PS3 to PS4, Xbox 360 to xbox one and who has jumped from sony to xbox and xbox to sony as from what I have seen so far not many people are moving from on to another they are staying with who they are with now and a lot of people with 360's have said they are waiting for the price to come down before getting a xbox one. But that said good job by sony to get the lead as this is a market they lost last gen but its still early to say who will sell what over the next few years.
Ps4 are not sold out here on the Wirral,UK Hmmm n4g for you at first first it was 5:1 not it this, spin spin sugar!
Ha. Cmon, level with me, sometimes you guys have got to be kidding? Downplay it all you want, its 50% more sales for PS4, and its still winning in the USA, the only two places in THE WORLD where Xbox beats Playstation and the US was sheer domination last gen. You guys are just whistling while walking through a graveyard. I mean, denial is only the first stage of grief, you guys should have moved through anger, bargaining and be on depression by now or you'll never get to acceptance by the time inFamous is out. And the rest of the world pretty much is 3:1 and Sony is about to sell 500K to a million (who knows) in Japan in a couple weeks. And to top it off, the thing is always sold out, hard to get. I know people who bought an Xbone just cos they couldnt wait anymore for a PS4. Now imagine in a couple months when supply catches up to that demand. Sony in going to have at least a 4 to 5 million lead after the first year of sales, they basically just cant make them quick enough. When you pull your heads out of the sand, dont forget to clean behind your ears.
"sales ratio is 1.5:1" That number has decreased since launch and looks to keep dropping. Xbone already took the US last month. 3 months and Sony guys are still using the "out of stock" excuse even though the PS4 is in 3 times the countries and can be found everywhere. How long you guys going to use that excuse? 5 months, 1 year, 3 years? Fact is the anti Xbox campaign has failed. time for a new strategy because its clearly not working. The $100 more Xbone is catching up and in far less countries. Xbone will probably pass the PS4 by years end.
ALLWRONG your name is just perfect to describe the rubbish you always seem to write.
well ps4 is all sold out... so its maxed out on sales. alot of people may have bought xbone around xmas because ps4 was not available. since ps4 is sold out everywhere and maybe xbone low on stock.... i think comparisons should be made once both has a healthy stck amount
You guys should stop with this sold out bullshit. PS4's and X1's are everywhere in the UK. You can walk into GAME in Oxford Street and leave with a PS4 right this minute. It has been like that all this month. I walked into GAME and bought a PS4 and X1 without a pre order. Could not take a picture but went to CEX same day and they also had loads of used ones and two new units https://skydrive.live.com/r...
Don't know about other countries, but where i live (Portugal), you can find a PS4 quite easily in stores like Fnac or Worten. I even took a pic with my crappie smartphone to send to a friend, interested in purchasing it... http://s27.postimg.org/d5mj... You can't find a Xbox One because it hasn't been released.
Buh buh PS2 dominated UK in the previous gen so no wond.....oh wait!
I'm still trying to get hold of a PS4 here in the UK that's how hard it is, also im not sure if Xbox held the UK as their turf for consoles i think the playstation still had the majority over here last gen.
JOEgolferG Green has found some in London hardly surprising, what he fails to realise is that they are not impossible to find they are just not readily available everywhere as you have found out, good luck in your search JOE.
I saw some people buying Xbox Ones in UK on the launch day, and literally walking into the store and getting one extremely easily (most of them looked like UK equivalent of dudebros). PS4 was a lot more scarce, there are still a lot of people that are waiting to buy one, but waiting for their paychecks.
@fanboybeatdown It's because Sony is meeting demands but on supply alone its still selling Demand+Supply=4:1 bro
Not really surprised. It seems like a good deal. Especially in UK where systems cost more than they would over in the US.
Pretty much. Only reason it's not greater is because of lot of 360 players are staying comfortable in the MS ecosystem rather than making the jump.
so that probably means the actual ratio is 3 to 1. do not believe in any number below double the sales over xbox one.
No, the ratio is for every 3 PS4's sold, 2 XB1's are also sold. 1.5:1 = 3:2 This is a statement directly from Sony. Why spin it to 3:1? Also if Sony were doubling the XB1 as you claim, the ratio would be 2:1 anyway Assuming the ratio stays the same that would give Sony a 1million unit lead when they hit 3million in the UK. A 2million lead when they hit 6million and so on. The ratio sounds realistic to me. UK was a fortress for 360 last gen, so a lot of that momentum will continue in to XB1. For Sony to step up and sell so many more is an impressive turnaround.
To be honest this ratio is dictated by availability. We know the XboxOne is available in most stores but the PS4 you have to wait for stocks to be replenished or pre-order to be able to get your hands on one. The 1.5:1 ratio doesn’t show the true demand, it would be interesting to see what the figure would be if the PS4 was readily available.
A figure that is only going to grow as the year goes by.
Very telling. A lot of the XBoxer would say that the initial numbers were exaggerated. But keep in mind that next to the US, the UK was second in best selling Xbox country.
Yeah, those figures of 3 or 5:1 were always going to be pretty bogus in UK and US. 1.5:1 sounds very realistic. I'm sure it could have been a bit higher if the PS4 was not supply constrained.
Correct my good sir. Forget supply constraints. I guarantee you if someone before launch asked the suits at Sony if they'd be happy with 1.5:1 lifetime sales ratio advantage in the UK, we'd see smiles all around. To put that number in perspective, in the 7th gen, MS outsold Sony 9mil to 6mil in the UK. By the same 3:2 ratio! It's possible that PS4 might outsell XB1 and WiiU combined this gen in the UK, given how poorly Ninty's latest console has been received in Europe.
Cbaoth, that is one of the most interesting comments I've seen on N4G for a while. I did not realise the 360 to PS3 ratio was around 3:2 as well. That should put the fanboys heads in a spin! The general war cry from the 360 faithful was that the 360 crushed the PS3 in the UK, so it must follow that they accept the PS4 is crushing the XB1?? :)
Given that UK was always pro Xbox, that's a good figure.
1.5:1 ratio is good, but far from embarrassing for Xbox.
Yep, run up to launch everyone expected the PS to outsell the XB1. But not quite the 4:1 I keep hearing from the armchair analysts. Better stock supply may have improved it slightly mind.
X1 stays on shelves collecting dust, PS4 never gets chance to get dusty it fly's off shelf. 4>1 always will be:)
UK Wales, the PS4 is available everywhere, Argos, Tesco, Asda, Game, there's even plenty of used units in Cash Generator and Cash Converters.
the problem with this statement its that it is probably based on microsoft figures, i dont doubt sony knows their figures, but microsoft always does some tricky move to make their numbers look higher, so NO, i am sure the the ps4 has probably doubled the sales of the xbone
Your delusion is amusing. I'm no fan of the XB1 at the moment, but if you want to get in to a shipped vs sold discussion I'd be happy to shred that argument for you. If you have some other conspiracies about MS making up tricky numbers, go ahead, enlighten us with facts. Oh, and while you're at it, let us know where Sony got their XB1 numbers from. MS haven't released anything for a while, so somebody must be speculating to a large degree.
Sony are only just managing to get enough stock on shelves, I would wait until next month for a less supply constrained figure.
I thought it had said 5:1 then... Wonder if that was done on purpose? They could have just said 3:2 to make it more clear. Anyway, I thought it would be a bit more than that. Both consoles seem to be doing really well. Looking forward to see what they have to offer throughout this year that we don't know about.
PS4 sold out as soon as it gets in the shops and it's still selling more than the Xbone. The demand is still very high and i guess it's going to increase in the next months. Good job Sony, i'd say.
Awesome, congrats to Sony! Still, both consoles are awesome. Even though I'm enjoying my PS4 atm, I'm planning to get an Xbox One in the future. Enjoy your console, people!
ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!! last gen UK was Xbox second biggest stronghold, it's set to loose it now gamers are punishing Microsoft for their anti games stance and never ending 180's Sony has the better and cheaper console, I can't wait for a kinect less Xbox1 as that will be humiliating as originally it was touted it was needed for Xbox1 to work I will end up getting an Xbox1 some day but you have to admit they arnt in a good position now, things will only get worse
I will buy xbox one so i can play gears of war and any other games that look good whether its exclusives or multi platform games however all of you praising sony which in itself is cringe worthy should take into account sony are in massive debt which is why they are doing so much good for the supposed gamer. If sony had the money Microsoft has they would be shitting all over you, don't think i am here to protect MS i hate them as well but their consoles have games i personally enjoy more. I hope the message about sony being in debt reaches out to some of you, society is far to attached to companies to see the bigger picture.
Dont forget that sony has always been "for" the gamers, sony was a much bigger company when they launched the ps1, even bigger when they launched ps2, they got arrogant and a bit carried away with the ps3 and ended up doing some damage to themselfs but they were always still "for" the gamers, lets not forget that the reason they are in dept is for other sectors of the business not playstation, sonys message is the same as its always been. Of course its a business tactic, but its one they have used for over 15 years in the console market.
I came here for the white PS4..... North America and their black only systems.
Buy a skin, or wait for someone to do a proper case mold.
So save to say for the moment the eXB0ne have NO significant stronghold! Sorry Bots, maybe the XBTwone or XBClone would make a significant difference! For Now! That Powerz, that Performance.....that PS4!
PS4 will be over 5m sold when it release in Japan.
Good job for Sony.
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