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PS4 and Xbox One Sales Worse in January 2020 Compared to PS3 and Xbox 360 in January 2013

It was a disappointing January 2020 for all consoles in the United States, but fascinatingly the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One performed worse than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in January 2013. This is pertinent because both instances represent the final January of their respective hardware cycles.

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Thundercat7745d ago (Edited 45d ago )

But the PS4 had an amazing run this generation surpassing the PS3, the 100m mark, it was declared the best console of the decade and became Sony's second best selling console after the best selling console in history, the PS2.

With all that context, a slow month is nothing.

CaptainHenry91644d ago (Edited 44d ago )

But the Xbox one didn't even make it to the 50 million mark this gen. It was declared the worse selling *Xbox* console in history

JEECE44d ago

False. It outsold the original Xbox. People have crazy expectations for MS based on the 360, which was only able to sell so well because Sony repeatedly shot itself in the foot by delaying PS3 a year and then launching at $600, mistakes it never completely recovered from in the U.S. Without Sony actively sabotaging themselves, 50m for Xbox is quite respectable, especially since they don't have the global reach Sony does.

UltraNova44d ago

Jeece,

Did you take RRoD double and triple-dips into account? Because If you did you wouldn't be so sure the xbx1 outsold the OG xbox.

ufo8mycat44d ago

Not surprising, as the Xbox One is the worst xbox in history as far as lack of games. In fact, one of the worst consoles ever. NES, SNES, N64, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, Xbox, PS3, 360, Wii, Wii2, PS4, Xbox One, Switch.
Even the Wii2 and Switch had more games to play on the system, then the Xbox One.

BrettAwesome44d ago

@ufo8mycat
I find it annoying that you insist on calling the WiiU "Wii 2". And no, a UFO didn't eat your cat. I ran off because you suck. Lol

DJStotty44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

@Ultra

The xbox one did not suffer from RROD, that was the xbox 360. His statement (JEECE) saying the xbox one outsold the original xbox is still true.

Also if you subtract RROD etc figures from the 360 totals, the xbox one is outselling the 360 therefore it is Microsoft's most successful console to date.

Christopher44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

***Did you take RRoD double and triple-dips into account? Because If you did you wouldn't be so sure the xbx1 outsold the OG xbox.***

This makes no sense.

RRoD affected the Xbox 360, not the OG Xbox or the Xbox One.

@JEECE is right that the Xbox One outsold the OG Xbox, which only sold about 25m in its lifetime.

Xbox 360 > Xbox One > Xbox

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nucky6444d ago

you beat me to the post - well said.

Immagaiden44d ago

@ Captain

“It was declared the worse selling *Xbox* console in history.”

Xbox Ons already outsold Xbox. Dafuq you talking about?

@ Jeece

“Sony repeatedly shot itself in the foot by delaying PS3 a year and then launching at $600 mistakes it never completely recovered from in the U.S.“

I prefer Sony not rushing PS3 to market. It was the smart move to delay it and release it the time they did. Microsoft heavily rushed Xbox 360 to market and that console was riddled with the highest rate of hardware failures because of it.

Plus that $600 was a huge bargain for the tech included and it really gave you major bang for your buck in terms of value in contrast to what various things Microsoft nickel and dimed its consumers.

Plus selling close to 30 million in the US is still a very respectable figure

drpepperdude44d ago

Acting like YLOD doesn't exist especially on the $600 model, you wrote a nice fanboy fanfic. I've owned both the early models of PS3 and X360 which both had to be replaced, I even had a Slim PS3 die on me. We all know why the PS3 didn't get released when the 360 did and it had nothing to do with Sony taking their time but the lack of a part for the blu-ray drive.

rainslacker44d ago

Dont think they had much choice but to delay it. The laser diode for the blu ray was hard to source, because they weren't coming off the lines in enough quantity to build enough machines.

MS rushed the 360 to the market because of a fallout with Nvidia on their GPU pricing, which is probably why MS stuck with DVD, but also pushed a console with a known critical flaw in its manufacturing process.

Both consoles had mitigating circumstances surrounding their release.

Immagaiden43d ago

@ dr

You really think PS3 & 360’s hardware failure rates are comparable? 😂

Of course PS3 had hardware failures. Even my PS3 suffered a YLOD. A lot of people suffered from it like they do with most consoles.But they were nowhere near the extent that Xbox 360 had which was over 50% of the original models.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/...

It got so bad legal Microsoft had to spend billions to extent people’s warranties.

“We all know why the PS3 didn't get released yet when the 360 did and it had nothing to do with Sony taking their time.”

No shit Sony never intended to release the PS3 in 2005 in the first place. Why bring up something so obvious?

We do however know why Microsoft wanted to release their console in 2005. Partly because Nvidia ceased production of the Xbox's GPU in August 2005, which marked the end of brand-new Xbox production and partly to get a head start on the competition. Nothing you said disputes this fact.

“but the lack of a part for the blu-ray drive.”

Hence why I said Sony delayed the console. 😑

@ rain

“Dont think they had much choice but to delay it“

I know the reason why they delayed the initial spring 2006 launch. They could’ve released it then but there’d be fewer units to sell at release and the hardware wouldn’t be as optimized as it would be with its fall 2006 release.

Plus Blu-Ray as a whole rided on PS3 so they didn’t have a choice to botch the disc medium with a rushed launch.

AnubisG44d ago

Why should "journalists" care? If they can spin some negative "news", they will do it.

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PhoenixUp45d ago

That’s why both consoles should be $200 by now

UltraNova44d ago

Exactly! Anyone remembers how much last gen consoles were selling for in Jan 2013?

Atom66644d ago

Not in January, but you can at least find the black Friday deals from Nov. 2013, and they basically matched what we saw this past holiday - 179-199 bundles. Bare bones 360 Arcade version dropped to $99. That was after the new systems hit, so the deals may have been more aggressive.

I'm guessing everything was about $50-75 more than those BF deals in Jan. 2013. So $249ish during the non-sales periods sounds familiar. Remember each were going through variations of HDD sizes at that time, so they probably ranged in price.

Not much different than current prices though.

grifter02444d ago

I'm waiting for the x to be 250

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Bathyj44d ago

I read that oranges sold worse in January 2020 then apples did in January 2013

Tross44d ago

Oh no, the orange industry must be in trouble! *sips orange juice while posting*

Immagaiden44d ago

No 6+ year consoles should still be $300 in the first place. It’s high time Sony and Microsoft started aiming for the budget market sooner rather than later

DJStotty44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

With the tech in consoles these days, no they should not be budget market straight away. That is how businesses fail

The xbox one X is currently £259.00 brand new (white edition) $337 for a 2 year old console, November 2017

The xbox one S is £184.00 brand new $239

https://www.game.co.uk/en/1...

Immagaiden43d ago

These consoles are 6+ years old already. Their tech now is no more advanced compared to PS2 & Xbox’s tech in 2006 and those were at budget prices. PS2 in particular was still selling gangbusters when it dropped to $100

PS3 has more advanced tech for its time compared to PS4 & XO in their time and the former was still able to reach $250 after only 5 years on the market.

Like I said, No 6+ year consoles should still be $300 in the first place.

DJStotty43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

The xbox one S was launched in 2016 - 4 yrs max and is $239.00 or £184.00 in the UK

The xbox one X was launched in 2017 - 2 yrs 3 months and is $337 or £259.00 in the UK.

Both budget market price points.

Neither is 6 years old like you are claiming

Immagaiden42d ago

You really trying to use the release date of a slimline model to justify why they shouldn’t be budget priced in every market?

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