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PS4 more popular than Xbox One retailers suggest

Luke Johnson


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As the next-gen gaming battle gets under way, Sony looks to have won the first war, with retailers suggesting the PS4 is more popular than the Xbox One with early adopters.

Despite the PS4 having gone on sale one week later than its Microsoft branded rival, having hit the UK last Friday, November 29, interest is reportedly higher in cheaper of the two next-gen consoles. While the Xbox One price has been set at £429, the PS4 will put wannabe owners back just £349.

According to retail giant Tesco, the PS4 has become the most popular product it has ever sold through its online outlets, while in-store queues for the console were 12 hours long at launch.

Adding further backing to the PS4’s early next-gen dominance, the UK’s two largest gaming retailers, GAME and Amazon, have both thrown their hats into the Sony console’s corner.

With GAME stating that early PS4 demand was four times higher than that of its predecessor, the PS3, Amazon has revealed that the PS4 has become the fast selling console in the online retailer’s history.

Although the PS4 has said to be more popular than the Xbox One with a number of leading retailers, the Sony machine has not had everything its own way. Further sellers have backed the Xbox One, showing just how competitive the next-gen gaming race will be.

Speaking with TrustedReviews recently, retailer John Lewis revealed that it was pegging the Xbox One to win the next-gen race.

“We are expecting more interest in the Xbox One,” Jonathan Marsh, a Head Technology Buyer at John Lewis told us.

“We are stocking both the PS4 and the Xbox One but if we were to back one, we are thinking that Xbox One will appeal a bit more to our customers in terms of the experience it creates.” He added: “If we had to edge one I would favour the Xbox One.”

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Via: Telegraph


December 1, 2013, 8:59 pm

You fail to mention that the extra price of the XB1 is due to the fat that it includes the next-gen Kinect, while the PS4 has no accessories.


December 1, 2013, 9:02 pm

think you need to check your details mate. PS4 out a week after X1 in uk, In North America its the other way around. So it is correct for the UK


December 1, 2013, 10:09 pm

Dude... this is from the UK perspective. Xbox one went on sale before the PS4. Reading and comprehension is important in life...


December 1, 2013, 10:23 pm

i belive they were talking about the UK launch,,,,, xbox one launched 1st in uk


December 1, 2013, 10:30 pm

1. This is about the UK where the PS4 came out a week later.
2. Does the XBox One work without Kinect ? Does the PS4 work without the camera ? Think about it.


December 1, 2013, 10:43 pm

Yes, it works perfectly well without Kinect.


December 2, 2013, 1:51 am

Reports have been saying that the PS4 is outselling the XBO by almost a 2 to 1 ration in the UK, which is the XBox's 2nd strongest market. This is going to be an interesting gen.


December 2, 2013, 2:00 am

Well considering the PS4 sold 1 Million consoles to actual customers at launch, and it hadn't even launched in Europe yet. While the Xbox One launched in wayyyyyyy more countries than the PS4, yet only 'SHIPPED' 1 million consoles to 'STORES' speaks volumes. Ps4 had already sold 1 million consoles to 'CUSTOMERS' and now it's had huge success in Europe on top of that. Why pay £100 more for Microsofts inferior console AND get less features than the Americans! Micrsoft can f**k off! lol


December 2, 2013, 7:39 am

If xbone works without kinect whats the point in including it? They should at least offer a deal without a camera. Also you can buy ps4 camera seperate it still works out cheaper than xbone


December 2, 2013, 8:57 am

Not for everything it doesnt


December 2, 2013, 10:24 am

Let's get things right, Microsoft thought it had the winning combination, BUT, most homes have boxes under their TV's SO, what the hell would they want a xbox1 with its load of cruft in it, it's just copying Samsun, their phones are riddled with ISP's unessersary cruft in them, but getting back to the Xbox1, SO what are the folks to do, with their boxes that is under their TV's, make them redundant, Microsoft was always good at software, but they are crap at hardware and stupid ideas.


December 2, 2013, 11:23 am

So I can buy an XBox One without Kinect in the box ?


December 2, 2013, 12:13 pm

No, but you asked whether it works, not whether you can buy it.


December 2, 2013, 12:13 pm

I see.


December 2, 2013, 12:14 pm

I know that now.


December 2, 2013, 12:14 pm

You're right, they were.


December 2, 2013, 12:16 pm

It's not inferior and you're paying extra for the Kinect.


December 2, 2013, 12:17 pm

The Kinect is FAR more advanced than the PS camera. They include it because they want that to be a big differentiator and an integral part of the console.


December 2, 2013, 12:32 pm

Think about it. Mandatory pack-in to maximise profit and data collection.
I'll get an XBox One eventually, but when there's a choice that's cheaper I'll get that first. I certainly can't afford both in the same month.


December 2, 2013, 12:37 pm

Fighter Within certainly shows how advance that Kinect 2.0 is eh?

Just kidding, it's a really crap game, the developers should be ashame to put their names to it.


December 2, 2013, 3:23 pm

Xbox has WAAAYYYY more features than PS4, that's why its more expensive.


December 2, 2013, 3:24 pm

Reports say in the number one market, xbox has already outsold ps4 2 to 1.


December 2, 2013, 3:25 pm

mandatory pack in to maximize experience.


December 2, 2013, 3:53 pm

Actually, it is trying to replace that box under your TV with internet streaming services. Technology is progressing. A fixed function box under your TV is not enough. In the future, your box is likely replaced by Xbox, at least that is the idea.


December 2, 2013, 10:07 pm

Is it bad that a COMPANY wants to maximize profit? As a Microsoft shareholder, I think not.

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