Microsoft's Xbox One finally outsells Sony's PlayStation 4

By Himanshu Arora ยท 28 replies
Dec 12, 2014
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  1. Microsoft's Xbox One has finally outsold Sony's PlayStation 4, becoming the number one selling gaming console in both the US and the UK for the month of November, according to latest figures released by the NPD Group.

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,223

    Hooray, we haven't had a decent Xbox vs PS discussion in a while. I'll be sure to check this thread a few times today. :)
  3. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Imagine if at launch a network connection wasn't needed, the kinect wasn't forcefully bundled and the console cost $350. Better late then never but IMHO this console generation will overall, go down as a dud.
    ETF Soldier likes this.
  4. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    It only took a price drop to do it. In some places you could get an Xbox One for as low as $329.

    What I would like to know is the difference between Xbox One/PS4 sales.
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I did notice that in the UK the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on Xbones were better and more available than those for the PS4. I wonder how much the outselling in November can be attributed to the sales only on these days.
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    Predicted "discussion" arguments:

    1. XBO was always doing better, the PS4 merely appeared to have stronger sales because it was available in more markets.

    2. PS4 is still the better console, because hardware.

    3. XBO has always been the better console, because XB Live.

    4. The only thing that held back XBO was the Kinetic.

    5. PS4 has better exclusive games/content.

    6. Microsoft isn't always having their network hacked, therefore XBO is superior.

    7. Only a fanboy would believe that.

    8. Keep being a fanboy, fanboy.

    9. I really don't care what any of you think.

    10. Shut up, fanboy.

    11. Heil PC! Heil 60FPS!
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,656   +1,095

    PC Master Race! All Hail Valve!!
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  8. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Maniac Posts: 273   +104

    Massive price drops and bundles with free games apparently do something huh. There were a few great games coming out for the xbox so all in all its no wonder that it does a bit better now temporarily.

    meh I haven't got the feeling on missing out on anything with my pc so... when's the PS5 coming?
    Arris likes this.
  9. loading

    loading TS Enthusiast Posts: 67   +13

    Pfft, click-bait article. Should be renamed "Microsoft's Xbox One finally outsells Sony's Playstation 4 *in the month of November*.

    Congrats Microsoft you outsold PS4 by discounting your console twice and then lumped on two free games to sweeten the deal (lol ACU) for the month. And it's not like you smashed the competition, you sold 200k more units then Sony did in November.

    Lord Gaben prevails above all.
  10. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    Why are you so butthurt over MS offering consumers great value?
  11. No street fighter v for xbox is a deal breaker for me
  12. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    I am kinda butthurt that Sony refused to lower themselves to sell even more units.
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  13. Sorry but IMO this is because most people who wanted a PS4 now have one. Bound to happen sooner or later.
  14. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    That says a lot about the projections MS and Sony are using to justify their pricing models.

    This was my immediate thought when this story made its rounds yesterday. Sony has already reached a solid level of market saturation. Any deep discounts or value bundles on the part of MS are going to win over most of the market, if for no other reason than most console seekers already owning the competition's box.
  15. Matt12345170

    Matt12345170 TS Booster Posts: 106   +31

    I don't think its that time yet, just around the corner in 2015 there are going to be a lot of great games coming out, that will certainly boost sales. Uncharted, Bloodborne, Final Fantasy just to name a few.
  16. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    Supposedly. There are a lot of big names dropping next year, but if 2014 has been any indication, there is growing skepticism over the true quality of the products. There were several big name titles launched this year that were praised by game/tech media but divided consumers across very clear lines (Farcry 4, AC:U*, DA:I, The Crew, Destiny, The Evil Within, Driveclub, Ryse, etc.). I doubt any of the 2015 games will be true system sellers unless they release to wide acclaim by consumers.

    *AC:U was uniformly criticized by media and consumers for being a hot mess.
  17. loading

    loading TS Enthusiast Posts: 67   +13

    Butthurt? Where? I haven't owned a console since my Legend of Zelda Edition N64. Must of skimmed past the Lord Gaben bit.

    The only people "butthurt" if you will are those holding MSFT stocks.
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  18. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    The phraseology of your original post had me thinking you were a Sony fan. I was trying to stoke the flames.
  19. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    PS4 just outsold Xbox one for an entire year (including nov) WORLDWIDE. US and uk aren't the only people in the world. Xbox still lost.
  20. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Addict Posts: 249   +63

    I swear they sold billions of Steam machines
  21. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Addict Posts: 249   +63

    Sony can't afford to lower the price unless you want the company to bleed more
  22. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Addict Posts: 249   +63

    A lot of people were skeptic about getting first gen XBones and wanting to see no RRODs and want at least %60 of the same things their 360 could do. Microsoft pretty much answered all of that with monthly updates and no RRODs.
  23. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    According to what financial statements/projections? If you're going to claim Sony can't do this or that, at least provide a citation or two.

    So, basically, you're saying MS released a product that did what it was advertised to do, without prematurely breaking. Alright. I think most people will agree with that. Now, what's your point?
  24. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Congrats Microsoft. That is an achievement to be proud of.
  25. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,998   +1,317

    PS4 needed to match the price drop.

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