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PS4 VS Xbox One: Sales Numbers Higher For PlayStation 4?

PS4 VS Xbox One: Sales Numbers Higher For PlayStation 4?

The PS4 vs Xbox One battle just heated up now that the Xbox One sales numbers are out there, with it seeming likely the PlayStation 4 is the winner.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, both the Xbox One and PS4 sales numbers broke one million units on the launch day.

Tony Bartel, GameStop’s president, seems to be indicating that the Xbox One vs PS4 battle is over before it even began:

“[O]ur sell-through since [the PS4] launch was 80% higher than the total amount of PS3s that we sold in our 2006 fiscal year. Let me repeat that. Our sell-through since launch was 80% higher than the total amount of PS3s that we sold in our 2006 fiscal year.”

What does that even mean? We can say for certain that GameStop sold a lot of PlayStation 4 units, but that’s just one retailer (albeit a big one in the gaming world). But to put those PS4 sales numbers in perspective, the total PS3 sales numbers for 2006 was 1.68 million and Sony was suffering from a difficult launch at the time. We also don’t know what percentage of overall console sales GameStop amounts to, although they did say due to limited PS4 availability that 2.3 million gamers are still waiting on their PlayStation 4.

But what did GameStop say about Xbox One sales numbers?

“[T]he value of our reservations and additional allocation is 15% higher than the amount of Xbox 360s that we sold during our entire 2005 fiscal year. So we are poised for a powerful launch.”

The Xbox 360 sold 1.5 million units in 2005. So what can we make of those numbers? Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 launched in November but in different years, although they repeated history because the PS3 launched earlier in the month. So that factor could account for the extra 0.18 million in sales.

Without having any solid numbers to work with it’s difficult to say for certain, but it seems the PS4 vs Xbox One battle is being won by Sony… at least at GameStop. Still, Microsoft isn’t that far behind and they’re certainly not suffering like Nintendo. For example, reports claim the Xbox One is “just a few thousand units short of beating the Wii U’s total UK sales accrued since its release a year ago this week.”

Despite the financial success, PS4 glitches became infamous instantly, with some people spreading rumors that unpaid Foxconn interns sabotaged the PlayStation 4 assembly line. And then a Xbox One error with the day one update bricked many consoles. The only good news for those unlucky games is that the Blue Light Of Death could be repaired at home in some cases.

Who do you think is winning the Xbox One vs PS4 sales numbers battle?

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26 Responses to “PS4 VS Xbox One: Sales Numbers Higher For PlayStation 4?”

  1. Gun Brothers Gaming

    Why does it matter who is winning? The only people who care about this are fanboys who need to be self indulged. True gamers know that competition is healthy and that it doesn't matter what console wins the war cause in the end it's the gamers that need to win. There isn't a reason to create this fakery with "OMG Who is winning" type questions – If one console puts another console out of business the gamers will be the ones losing.

    Here is out to figure out who is losing, look at XBOX, look at Sony and then look at Nintendo. The company who ignores gamers, dismisses third party software as inferior to it's own, and fails to keep up with trends and analysis on what gamers want is ultimately going to lose.

  2. Justin Paul

    He is right I say screw both consoles there just expensive ps3s and 360. Wow it has barley better graphics. I say screw both cause now there gonna stop making games for the console that fits my needs. Like dead rising 3. I refuse to buy a Xbox one if it has a built in camera kiss my ass and a ps4 what a waste of money that is both a waste of money people on buy them to say hey I have the new console like wow who cares. PS3 and 360 was and always will be the real and original console.

  3. Ed Powderly

    Does it matter no xbox has to sell 1.5 millom unit just to break even with the launch xbox already spent 750 millon in ads and set up

  4. Ed Powderly

    Does it matter no xbox has to sell 1.5 millom unit just to break even with the launch xbox already spent 750 millon in ads and set up

  5. Ed Powderly

    Does it matter no xbox has to sell 1.5 millom unit just to break even with the launch xbox already spent 750 millon in ads and set up

  6. Dale Missen

    Answer to the question, ps4 is winning especially when it sells through an additional 2 million consoles on 29th. Both consoles will do well though. Microsoft will drop price and catch up quickly

  7. Justin Paul

    Yea but ps1 and original xbox to the 360 and ps3 was a huge diffrence but the 360 to Xbox one not a huge difference and ps3 to ps4 not a huge diffrence it will take at least 2 years to make any kind of difference.

  8. Justin Paul

    America sucks because of unamericans like you. America was great till people like you had to ruin everything for everyone else. Thanks for making this country so great you unamerican pieces of crap….

  9. Justin Paul

    America sucks because of unamericans like you. America was great till people like you had to ruin everything for everyone else. Thanks for making this country so great you unamerican pieces of crap….

  10. James Ryan Warner

    I am as American as it comes. But I am not going to base my purchases on where something is made. We live in a world economy and if Sony builds a better product for me than that is what I am going to buy. The American way is not to reward failure and buy local. America is all about the free market and capitalism. If Microsoft builds the better product for a better price than that is what people will buy. Not saying the Xbox one isn't a good product I just don't get what you are talking about.

    Oh and Dale, take your typical bullshit and shove it up your socialist ass. We should of let Germany bomb your country back to the stone age. Your country died with Churchill.

  11. Dale Missen

    James who said I was a socialist or English? I am not saying all Americans are as retarded as Justin. But he is the reason why most people around the world have a hate America. And when you make comments like your second part. I had to laugh though at your content about socialists. Obviously you don't rate socialism. Neither do I. But your country is owned by China. Communist powerhouse. If they sold all the treasury bonds they own from usa they could sink your country. Ironic isn't it.

    You can keep your country. Because iwouldn't be happy blowing up your own twin towers, then blaming another country to justify going to war.

  12. John Frary

    From what i read it doesn't give the numbers from online sales through xbox live or any other retailer most of the people I know bought there's online

  13. OC Guy

    Dale Missen… It would be awesome if America pulled troops out of any country they are in and stopped protecting nothing little countries… It would be hilarious to see those countries squirm than get crushed. If most countries don't like the Us, then screw them!

  14. OC Guy

    Dale Missen… You sound bitter and jealous… I would to if I lived in a weak, pathetic, nothing country such as yours.

  15. OC Guy

    Dale Missen …yawn…. Too bad you come from a do nothing, weak country. Actaully it is quite funny! Sucks to be you, fool! LOL