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PS4 vs Xbox One in the US Sales Comparison - PS4 Lead Grows in June 2020

In June 2020, the gap in the US between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One grew in favor of the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 sold 97,226 more units than the Xbox One in the last month. The PlayStation 4 has also sold 839,606 more units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by 4.95 million units.

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Muzikguy46d ago

5 million more. In just one country. Assuming those numbers are accurate that's crazy

JEECE46d ago (Edited 46d ago )

Actually it's kind of a testament to Xbox's durable popularity in the US. Considering only the base consoles (since those are what have been available since day one, and they are still what most people buy), PS4 is better in every way than Xbox One, most notably in terms of exclusive games. Yet still, despite getting outsold more than 2:1 worldwide, Xbox is not that far beyond in the crucial US market. Casuals and people who don't play games at all will refer to all video games as "playing Xbox" here, in the same way they would have called all video game consoles "a Nintendo" in the mid 90s, which may seem like a silly thing to consider, but I think is a good indication of how well a company is doing in terms of "mind share."

Ron_Danger46d ago (Edited 46d ago )

This comment would apply if it was 2010... no one talks that way anymore 😂

stuna146d ago

Not disagreeing with what you're saying, but if you put this in context for comparison sake. Looking at last gens 360 era the Xbox hasn't even come close to what 360 supposedly sold the previous generation! Therefore taking Mind shares, Hardware sales and even Software sales into account, Microsoft has lost out on all accounts. Especially considering the Xbox 360 had a sizable lead of almost 9 million consoles at one point last generation in just the U.S alone.

crazyCoconuts46d ago

I think there's truth to this in the states. Some of my older (my age lol) casual friends use "Xbox" in that way. A good amount of sitcoms have product placement with Xbox featured, and product placement in US stores is often better for Xbox. I don't know how much of the mind share is "Made in the USA" thinking vs. vestiges of the 360 era vs. strong domestic marketing - maybe a combination. Parents that aren't gamers will also typically get the upgrade for the same brand because it's easy, so that probably plays a part as well. This should be a home field advantage for Xbox, like Japan is home fields for the other two.

Sunny_D46d ago

Although I agree Americans still have a soft spot for Xbox. I don’t really hear anyone saying that they’re playing games on their Xbox now. I hear them saying that they’re going to play PS4. Even casuals who usually play NBA 2K and Madden play on PS4.

JEECE46d ago

@Ron_Danger
You'd think they wouldn't, but unfortunately they do. I know people who will say "do you play Xbox?" And what they mean is "do you play video games" I just want to shake them and be like "PlayStation has been a massive brand for 25 years, stop being ignorant." It's like how people will call all shooters Call of Duty.

@stuna1
I never said XONE did as well as 360. I'm just saying it retained enough popularity that the US wasn't a complete blowout like the worldwide numbers are.

@crazyCoconuts
Yeah shows are another good example. The "kid" or teenager in shows always has an Xbox.

RauLeCreuset46d ago

I don't recall ever once hearing anyone talking about "playing Xbox" that way prior to this post. I'm sure some have, but I highly doubt it's the casual expression you're making it out to be.

JEECE46d ago

@RauLeCreuset
Consider yourself lucky; it's super annoying. I'm willing to accept that it could largely be a generational or regional thing, or possibly a combination of the two.

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DEEHULK8846d ago (Edited 46d ago )

Who cares I still love my Xbox
Stuna1 "360 Supposedly sold" hahaha That's a good one. They ended with a sizable lead in the U.S. 49 million to 29 million. Microsoft really failed to capitalize on the success of the 360, but I still love my Xbox more and play it more than my pro

stuna146d ago

Good for you as far as playing on your Xbox, but your comment just Made the Xbox look that much worse!

DEEHULK8846d ago

Stuna1 How can my comment make things look worse? I said what is already known which is the xbox one team screwed up. Wasn't the same team as the one that launched 360. I've always said that Sony always capitalized off of others mistakes(Nintendo did cartridges, Saturn's early May US launch that alienated 3rd parties like EA), they just did it again with xbo hardware decisions and Don Mattrick at the helm and I give them credit for that. I will get the systems just to have but I can never be a diehard playstation fan.

East76lands46d ago

Huge momentum going into the next generation.

JesusBuiltmyHotrod46d ago

It's actually close in the US...it is outside the US were Xbox gets stomped, in some countries like Spain it is 7:1 or greater in favour of PS4.

Muzikguy46d ago (Edited 46d ago )

The fact it's anywhere close amazes me honestly

TheKingKratos46d ago

No doubt that's The last of us 2 effect

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Abnor_Mal46d ago

With high quality exclusives, the PS4 is a runaway success.

anast46d ago

MS didn't do any favors for the Xbox one. It's an inferior gaming machine, by design believe it or not.

Elda46d ago (Edited 46d ago )

What do you expect. The XBO didn't have that extra incentive to own the console & that incentive is a consistent release of AAA exclusives majority of a consoles lifecycle up until the very end.

Knightofelemia46d ago

PS4 has a strong line up of first party titles that made the PS4 stand out and worth owning one. One thing I'll say about Sony is their studios are great at making games and pushing the console to make the games look great.

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