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Sony says PS4 is outselling Xbox One by a ratio of 3-to-1

Luke Johnson


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Sony has claimed that it is already dominating the next-gen console wars, with the Japanese gaming giant stating that the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One at a ratio of 3-to-1 in some countries.

With the PS4 having become the UK’s fast selling console of all time, shifting more than 250,000 units during its opening 48 hours on sale last month, the Spanish head of PlayStation has now hinted that the console is performing equally well on the continent.

"We launched the machine on November 29 and last night we had sold 80,000 units in Spain,” James Armstrong, CEO of PlayStation Spain said in a recent interviewwith MeriStation. Claiming that there are a further 15,000 PS4 pre-orders still yet to be redeemed in the country, he added: "We're selling at a rate in comparison with competitors from 3.5 to 1.”

While Sony achieved a quarter of a million PS4 sales in the UK during launch weekend, during its own opening days on sale, the Xbox One is said to have recorded just 160,000 unit sales.

Originally launching in the US on November 15, the PS4 was rolled out across the UK and Europe on December 29, one week after the Xbox One touched down. The Sony-branded console is still yet to hit the manufacturer’s native Japan.

Earlier this month Sony confirmed that more than 2.1 million PS4 consoles were sold in November, with the console becoming its most successful console release to date.

“PS4′s North American debut on 15th November was PlayStation’s largest ever, with more than one million gamers picking up a PS4 in just 24 hours,” Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment said in a statement making the sales announcement.

He added: “Now, with PS4′s global launch expanding to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America, I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold.”

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December 10, 2013, 9:52 pm



December 11, 2013, 12:04 am

Where is the proof?

John Joe Silver

December 11, 2013, 7:49 am



December 11, 2013, 9:05 am

This is what we are seeing at eb games.

We have PS4's back ordered till march next year.

We have Xbox ones sitting on the shelf...

Before you scream 'you had more xbox ones ms had better supply' NO. we had the same number of units for both.

We have them sitting side by side with CoD etc and people walk in, see them both. see the quality and the features. pre order the ps4 and leave. No one wants to touch the more expensive, always spying, slower, ugly xbox one.

We ran a comp to give away some Xbox ones and the funniest thing was two winners came in and asked for a straight trade on a pre-order for a PS4... not joke we cant give Xbox ones away at this point...


December 11, 2013, 1:58 pm



December 11, 2013, 2:02 pm

Lets see where things are mid next year, where supply isn't an issue and more games are out. It's not a sprint, but nothing wrong with an early lead either.

barry brennan

December 11, 2013, 2:07 pm

Xbox has sold 2 million units according to major nelson in 18 days http://majornelson.com/2013/12...

John Joe Silver

December 11, 2013, 2:42 pm


John Joe Silver

December 11, 2013, 2:45 pm

well there must be something going wrong in EB games then seeing as MS have confirmed they've now sold through over 2mil consoles.... this means either you are lying, your shop is just having a really bad time at selling the xbox one's or MS do infact have a better level of supply to a global market


December 11, 2013, 3:38 pm

So you think MS might be 'rounding up' their sales figures from 1.7m?
A strait 2m number seems unlikely to me, I would expect 1.9m,1.8m, 2.3m etc...


December 11, 2013, 4:52 pm

You don't think they could have just been waiting until 2m consoles were sold before they made the announcement? 18 days isn't exactly a standard measure of time.


December 11, 2013, 4:57 pm

This would be more believable if other retailers weren't out of stock of both consoles. The sales figures at the moment are more about who has made the most consoles to meet demand, not whose console is selling fastest.


December 12, 2013, 11:28 am

Lol I'm in the UK, I could go out on my lunch and buy an XB One from 3-4 retailers that I'm aware of today. But I can't get a PS4 for toffee!!
For me the main reason is you can play a PS4 in most shops now, I'm yet to see an XB one ready to use in a shop (Ive played XB one when the roadshow came to town) the problem is if XB one do put machines into the shops. They can't show off the parts of the machine that would shine (Multifunctionality). They are stuck to showing the games (Which look better on PS4), so they just have no demo machines. Its quite funny really, when you walk into Game and there are 4-5 people watching and playing the PS4. On the opposite side of the store you have an XB one turned off, with no one looking at it or playing it.
Real World Story!


December 12, 2013, 3:08 pm



December 13, 2013, 12:20 am

Sony did 2.1m PS4 over a week ago

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