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The first Christmas battle between PS4 and Xbox One already seems to have swung wildly in Sony’s favour, with year-end sales for the PS4 topping 4.2 million versus 3 million for the Xbox One.

Microsoft states that “over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013,” whilst Sony says it achieved 4.2 million “actual sales” of the PS4 in “over 30″ countries by the 28th of December.

With the PS4 due in Japan soon whilst the Xbox One’s Japanese launch is still “some time in 2014,” a further substantial fillip in Sony favour also seems likely.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 08/01/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    When the PS4 launches in Japan the console war will be over. The Japanese don't like Xbox, it sells what a few hundred a week? Sure the Xbox is more popular in America but Sony has the European and Japanese regions wrapped up and sells moderately well in America.

    It's Xbox One vs Wii U for 2nd place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:35 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    sorry for the bad news wiiU outsells ps4. so it's wiiU for 1st place 2nd ps4 and 3rd xbone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 10/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually the PS4 has already outsold the WiiU in Europe and is less than 60K units behind, in North America. The only reason WiiU is currently ahead is because 1.52million units were already sold in Japan.

    Here are the totals, EXCLUDING Japan.

    PS4 4.13million
    WiiU 3.73million
    XB1 2.93million

    Even with a full year head start, Nintendo has already lost. And soon even Microsoft will surpass their North American & European sales totals.

    Nintendo should have become a 3rd party console developer and relied on their handheld to generate royalties. Or partnered with Microsoft. At least then they'd still stand a chance and draw even more exclusives to their handheld. They both would have mutually benefited from such an evil union between giants.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    With an year read star and already about to be outsold by both...cry me a river......

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 14/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    On the other hand, if we include handhelds, the 3DS outsold the PS4 by a fair margin in December. :P

    Really though, the new consoles are likely limited much more by production in the initial months of their release, so a console's sales alone in its first months are not a very accurate indication of which will sell better in the long term, so long as their units aren't stacking up unbought on shelves. The PS4 was released in over twice as many countries, so of course its sales should be expected to be somewhat higher, so long as they had enough units available for purchase in all those areas.

    Now, the Wii U definitely seems to lack much momentum in its sales, at least for the time being. Even in the initial months, it became apparent that it wasn't selling quite as well as planned. Some more big game releases will definitely help, but it seems unlikely the console will come out anywhere near the top this generation. Not being in first place doesn't mean your product is a failure though, and I'm fairly sure all three of the major console manufacturers will profit from their devices in the long term, even if some sell more units than others.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:43 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sony's seems to be winning America, too. Retailers are swamped with unsold XB1s, while PS4 is nigh-impossible to find in stores.

    But yeah, M$ was never going to win Japan. THE iDOLM@STER was probably the biggest thing they had going over there, and now even that's moving to Sony.

    Wii U isn't gonna take 2nd, though, not unless it starts selling right quick. It's been out for over a year, and XB1 is 70% of the way to catching it after just six weeks (PS4 is just about to pass it, despite supply shortages). Nintendo looks more likely to just cut bait and focus on handhelds this gen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Impossible? Every Walmart I've been to has a couple on hand. And they're not fetching a large markup on ebay either. Keep telling yourself there's a 'shortage' & maybe the rest of these weaboos will believe you, but a quick trip to your local superstores say differently.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:42 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is in your Walmart. What, 2 3 Walmart in your area? Its a real news that most of the time, PS4 was sold out.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/1087464/ps4-in-stock-this-week-playstation-4-availability-should-pick-up-claims-sony/

    "As previously reported by The Inquisitr, while PS4 availability picked up noticeably after Christmas, gamers were still forced to rely on PS4 in stock trackers to find any PS4 bundle deals, never mind the rare-as-gold standalone console."

    "The bad news is that even the GameStop PS4 bundle deals are sold out now.."

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:35 10/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "inquisitr"

    That's your source?! Yellow journalism at it's best! HAHAHAHA~!!!

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    Comment by own you two
    21:26 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    what the hell you tow morons talking about , you make it seem like PlayStation doesn't do well in america lol. Quit trying to turn this goofy console war crap into nationalism.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:52 11/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    People are forgetting the XB1 is in FEWER markets than the PS4 right now and is keeping up sales wise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:47 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    just wait for wii u for second place.
    once mario kart 8 and smash bros wii u come out the wii u sales will rapidly pick up again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not like it did well during last gen either. But at least nintendo focuses on its gameplay more than its graphics.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Updates its franchises. Mario is better than it ever was, and once per console is much slower than once per year (COD, FIFA)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo in first place focuses on ignoring their customers and on churning out new (=marginally different) Mario games faster than anyone can say FIFA or COD.

    Comment by Anonymous

    In Australia over the last few months, you could trip over the amount of Xbones lying around in store, but PS4s were sold out right off the bat. If you didn't preorder, no chance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 10/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your lying now, since the stupid yuppies are finished paying top dollar for their system, the second wave are creeping in and guess what no one is really snapping them up cause they both have 2 GAMES WORTH PLAYING THATS NOT ON EITHER SYSTEMS

    unlike you stupid sonyfags

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What war? They both have sufficiently large market to attract developers, especially with backstage deals involved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:35 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Console war will be over once Steam Machines take up speed. -> PC wins hands down

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because Steam's current fans, which already owned PC, need another PC..

    Consoles also have the exclusive games, which will be unavailable on Steam Machine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 10/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can already download & use SteamOS. It's just a modified linux platform. The 'console' is just a preconfigured system for people dumb enough to think some shitty desktop from walmart & target is going to play graphic intense games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:39 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    What if I told you you can play all Steam Machine games on a PC too. The steam machine is only for console people who are too stupid to operate a full-fledged computer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 10/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don;t count your chickens before it hatches, cause you just described the Console fanbase right there buddy.

    Aren't you suppose to be attacking the Steam fanboys and defending the consolefaggots?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:40 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS4 isn't going to sell either. Consoles are dead in Japan, which even Sony knows and this is why Japan gets the PS4 last.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:03 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    japan is last because America and Europe are much bigger markets and Sony couldnt afford to release the PS4 later especially with the Xbone, releasing it in the US and EU first was the best thing they did for the PS brand

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    Comment by Sakurambo
    04:08 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The previous commenter is right - consoles are pretty much dead in Japan. The 3DS rules Japan for now, with the Vita in a very distant second. Phones gaming of course, is also huge in Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    America & Europe are larger markets because Japan's console market has dried up.

    PS2 23.1million units
    Wii 12.7million units
    GBA 16.9million units
    NDS 33.0million units
    3DS 14.7million units

    NDS nearly outsold the PS2 & Wii's combined figure, the two best selling platforms for their generation. And 3DS is quickly catching up.

    As for can see from total sales, the decline in total sales of the number one selling platform dropped by nearly half, while handheld sales nearly doubled. And as mentioned, the 3DS is quickly catching up to NDS sales.

    Face it, consoles are, dead in Japan. This next generation whichever console comes out ahead will be lucky if it tells a mere 10million units. Which insistently is equal to the number of GameCubes & Dreamcasts sold, most of which were considered a failure. If not for the foreign market, PS4 & WiiU would be Siny & Nintendo's last consoles produced.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    America & Europe are larger markets because Japan's console market has dried up.

    PS2 23.1million units
    Wii 12.7million units
    GBA 16.9million units
    NDS 33.0million units
    3DS 14.7million units

    NDS nearly outsold the PS2 & Wii's combined figure, the two best selling platforms for their generation. And 3DS is quickly catching up.

    As for can see from total sales, the decline in total sales of the number one selling platform dropped by nearly half, while handheld sales nearly doubled. And as mentioned, the 3DS is quickly catching up to NDS sales.

    Face it, consoles are, dead in Japan. This next generation whichever console comes out ahead will be lucky if it tells a mere 10million units. Which insistently is equal to the number of GameCubes & Dreamcasts sold, most of which were considered a failure. If not for the foreign market, PS4 & WiiU would be Sony & Nintendo's last consoles produced.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadly, it's cellphone vs Wii U

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:30 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Handheld vs mobile in japan. Like some other guy said console don't sell very good in japan anymore

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:11 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    They also don't sell very WELL either, dumbkopf.

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    Comment by cats2
    15:02 08/01/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Xbone diehards have been chanting that:

    "The sales are almost even, shut up!"

    while ignoring the limited release of the PS4, and how it's out of stock almost everywhere still.

    Might be time to hammer the final nail into the coffin..

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    Comment by Sakurambo
    04:10 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Facts, funnily enough, actually matter. The PS4 is available in 53 markets, while the XO is available in 13.

    I say this as someone who owns a PS4 and not an XO, but I happen to think that facts, regardless of how inconvenient they may be, matter a lot.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You should know Microsoft popularity is limited to the 13 country, while PlayStation is always dominant in most countries, aside US.

    So, even Xbone is sold to the extra 40 country, it won't make big different. Especially in China or Japan, where Xbox not popular, at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:04 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Activision, EA and AMD are the real winners of this generation.

    The most sold console games on the Xbone and the NOGAMESation is COD:Ghosts and Battlefield 4, followed by Ubisoft's yearly Ass Creed.

    Seriously every time these 3 are released they ride the support the console 10 times, I wonder if these 3 companies are asking money to put their games on the console now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:21 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    NOGAMESation? what the fuck's that? Because one of it's game's has been delayed to sort out bugs and whatnot? Fucking XBOne fag

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:43 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    So long as EA doesn't lose their fucking mind and force Dragon Age 3 out before it's ready, like they did with DA2, I can ALMOST live with them vomiting another COD out every three months.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    EA already destroyed Bioware. That's what they do, they buy smaller studios, braindrain them, toss away the shells, and milk the IPs with yearly re-releases, or simply kill it off to prevent competition.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Actually all of North America & Europe has PS4s, as in more countries already have PS4 for sale that BX1 does. Sony simply phrased it differently, so idiots like yourself would think available in 13 markets vs just 2 markets. And it worked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:24 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    I wonder what all those people are doing with their shiny new consoles, considering that there are hardly any worthwhile games for BOTH of them so far ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:46 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i tried Ryse and looked at Dead Rising 3 and i liked them. This said as one who is going to buy the ps4 as soon as FF14 is out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 10/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    PC is better overall on FF14 why are you even waiting for the PS4 version?

    If you have at least an i5 system + at least a GTX 650 Ti you have a more powerful system than a PS4 save your money and buy FF14 on the PC now not only you save 400- to whatever it costs in your country you also save money from the internet costs it requires to play online.

    Remember you have to pay 5 bucks each month just to allow access to PSN multiplayer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't worry Capcom like money so they'll release Dead Rising 3 on the PS4 in maybe a year

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:28 08/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I myself find Ryse have better mechanic for Hack and Slash genre, although I greatly dislike its repetitive enemies (its like it limited to 3 type of enemies), spam-able combo and the fact its a corridor action (move here to there, then there... limited exploration aspect)

    Dead Rising 3 is repetitive. Lacks variety.

    FF 14 look greats though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:57 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dynasty Warriors still looks like a PS2 game, don't even try to pretend that shit is even remotely next gen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    What do you mean "even Metal Gear Rising" you act like MGR was bad which it wasn't. It was one of the best HnS games in awhile to be honest...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:13 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hell, even Dynasty Warriors is a better hack and slash than Ryse. At least DW doesn't pretend to be more than it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sorry but Ryse is complete shit as a Hack n Slash, if you want good, actually good HnS games with great mechanics then just look at DMC3-4, Bayonetta and even Metal Gear Rising

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 10/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ryze is God of War bro, Dynasty Warriors is just Dynasty Warriors with an added touched of DEAD OR ALIVE FANSERVICE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:30 09/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    My guess is on "wait", although maybe some of the early adopters needed a Shiny new BR player.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:48 14/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those who bought shiny new consoles are spending all their time on Internet message boards, talking at length about how their console is shinier. Games are overrated.






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