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Xbox One outsells PlayStation 4 on Black Friday, data reveals

By Shawn Knight
Dec 1, 2014
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  1. Microsoft's efforts to close the sales gap between rival Sony and win the holiday season appear to be paying off, at least early on.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,920   +687

    To be fair here in the UK the Xbox One could be had at our local Game store for £300 with 4 games! An incredible deal, While the PS4 was £400 with 5 games which isn't anywhere near as impressive.
     
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  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    Some very tempting offers. £299 with a game almost had me placing a PS4 order.
     
  4. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Addict Posts: 227   +86

    It's tempting to buy a console, but I will have to stick with "PC only"; the few exclusives that consoles have to offer are very expensive in comparison to PC games.
     
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  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,512   +503

    Also probably this far out most of the guys who would have bought a PS4 already did :p
     
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    If I don't decide to pick up a PS4 I think I'll just skip this generation of consoles.
     
  7. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Booster Posts: 201   +44

    Duh the price drop. Microsoft can sell the XB1 at a loss for the next 5 years without blinking as long as they are making it back by selling services(XBlive, Music, Movies, etc) while Sony as a whole just can't at this time. I would be shocked if XB1 have a ton of exclusives from 3rd parties down the pipe(by greasing their hands).
     
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,561   +2,368

    This isn't surprising at all. Hell, when I saw the price cuts they applied to the XBOne packages I damn near ordered one myself.
     
  9. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 671   +73

    I'm quite sure the price drop is because the Kinect 2.0 is no longer bundled with the system. Even still, I'm sure both Sony and Microsoft are selling their consoles at a loss. The xboxone doesn't have as good hardware as the PS4, so a standalone unit should cost less.
     
  10. Footlong

    Footlong TS Enthusiast Posts: 37   +9

    Does not work like that. A company can't lose money for long for the sake of another division. This is bad managing. Xbox division should be able to make profit by itself.
     
  11. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Guru Posts: 469   +97

    The price was killer. It had me trying to rationalizing buying my first Xbox brand console. The Master Chief Collection is pretty much my only interest in trying anything Xbox. Regretfully, it won't happen. I won't own more then one current gen console and I won't be buying anything but a PS4 this gen.
     
  12. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    Watch xbox one still lose the month like they did last month!
     
  13. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 378   +334

    oh, it does work like that. look at the 3d0 and the neo geo, both systems that sold for a profit. both were ridiculously expensive ($700 for the 3d0, $800 for the neogeo), and both flopped miserably. the sega genesis and the snes, which were sold at a loss? made huge amounts of money and sold tens of millions of units. companies loose money on the consoles, and make it back on the sweet licensing of the right to make games for the system. that is where the money is. the only exception to this was the wii, which was using 6 year old gamecube hardware, and almost all consoles are sold for a profit by the time they are that old.
     
  14. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 350   +103

    Best of both worlds is PC and Wii U, consoles have very limited exclusives. Some of which are just timed exclusives, and bound to land on PC with some included DLC. Nintendo on the other hand has exclusives and really, is very unwilling to give up said IPs. Also there's usually more time and dedication put into titles, unlike those of third parties who often just rush their IPs.

    Name really what's so good, on a PS4 and XB One that is worth really getting? Consoles really lack a lot of variety, because a lot is also shared with PC for more sales. Nintendo seems to be the only one, who has anything unique and honestly I enjoy that. I'm far from a Nintendo fanboy either, given I had a SNES then went to Sony, Sega and even Microsoft camps. (PS1 / Dreamcast / PS2 / Xbox / 360 / Wii)

    I prefer PC because honestly, there's more options without issues of missing old titles. You don't need to drag out an old PC, just to play something from x years ago like a console. Yes there's the "virtual" console thing with Wii U (intend to get one still!), PS+ and such, but really you need to otherwise have to buy the game again. Provided you hate to drag a console out, just to play something from maybe 5-10 years ago.
     
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