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Xbox One price cut sees console sales top PS4

Luke Johnson


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Microsoft is finally competing with Sony again as reports claim the latest Xbox One price cut has seen sales of the console top those of the PS4.

With the PS4 having dominated the sales war since both new devices touched down last November, retail insiders have reported the Xbox One outsold Sony’s console last week in the wake of recent price reductions.

While the Xbox One originally launched with a lofty £429.99 price tag, the 360 follow-on is now available for just £329.99. In contrast, the PS4 has retained its £349.99 fee since day one.

Citing ‘an anonymous retail source,” industry publication MCV has claimed Xbox One sales jumped a massive 155 per cent week-on-week during the past seven days.

Although the latest Xbox One price cut is seemingly the key driving factor in this sharp rise, last Friday’s FIFA 15 release date is also believed to have been a key contributor to the increased interest.

Highlighting the impact of the EA title, PS4 sales rose 80 per cent during the same timeframe.

Despite a week in the lead seat, it is too early to say whether or not the latest price cut can help the Xbox One outsell the PS4 on a regular basis.

For those holding out for a PS4 price drop, you might have quite a wait on your hands.

Speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews recently, Fergal Gara, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment UK told us a PS4 price cut was still “some way off”.

“There are no short term price decisions and nothing to announce here on price,” he said speaking during E3.

“Over time we will always look at when there might be an opportunity to reach a broader market and take the price down as technology matures, but that could be some way off.”

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September 29, 2014, 11:34 pm

One week vs a year.Not a big deal,MS.


September 30, 2014, 12:33 am



September 30, 2014, 11:36 am

Errr, sales figures from one "anonymous retail source" doesn't make this a reality in any sense of the word. If it is true across ALL retail outlets, then good for Microsoft, but the fact is, this "anonymous retail source" could be anyone, even Microsoft themselves. This story sits on shaky ground, there are no concrete facts or hard data to back this up.


September 30, 2014, 11:44 am

I don't see how one week makes any impact on the PS4 vs. Xbox One sales slaughter that is going on. It matters to me which way it goes because I want Xbox One to fail because I never liked the Xbox brand so sue me.

To answer your second question, MS monitors forums so they might be watching.Or I'm paranoid. One or the other. You pick and keep it to yourself.


October 1, 2014, 2:40 pm

it was only a matter of time ..its all over the internet...gamers aren't stupid creame always rises to the top

Joe Cimmarrusti

October 2, 2014, 2:18 pm

Regarding sales, microsoft has currently dropped the ball here...youth will buy consoles their friends are using and so far more youth have ps4s. Microsoft will have to get off their lazy butts and release an amazing halo, gears or crackdown if they wish to turn things around. Regarding both consoles, I like them both, currently use my ps4 more, but am awaiting something exclusive to play on the xbox one. Sony almost blew it last generation with their arrogance towards the ps3 and this time, Microsoft had their turn of turning many people away. For those fanboys who wish the other's console will fail...this would be bad for the industry. The sweat deals and free games offered by both platforms currently are due to competition...no competition, no free stuff...get it?


October 4, 2014, 9:47 am

If Sony is monitoring this I would tell them how much of a great job they are doing. Thanx for making another great videogame console,Sony.

All the price increase of those regions are not because of Sony,it has to do with the market. Even if I lived in one of those regions I still wouldn't worry about a price increase as the benefits of PS+ FAR outweigh a small bump like that. Even if PS+ was $100 its STILL a great deal. I have over $2000 in "free" games from PS+ in just 2 years, well worth paying $50 (or slightly more) a year.


October 4, 2014, 1:58 pm

I NEED a bundle deal at black friday, I definitely want to buy a ps4 at black friday, but I want to see a deal on a system that at least comes with an extra controller or something; guys add to the topic, we should try and get clarity on the price drops, since those rumors are indeed reality now with console prices changing with deals on amazon or whatever.


October 9, 2014, 4:39 pm

It's called speaking abstractly. Making a point through a feigned address despite the fact that you are addressing no one in particular. You can't "talk to Microsoft" as it is a company name.
You are obviously an obnoxious little puke with poor grammar and a pissy attitude. Why did you put a question mark in the middle of you sentence and then continue with a coma? Because you are 14.


October 9, 2014, 4:40 pm

Good response,
I like how you didn't shrink to @freekface's level of gibberish.

Core Paradigm

October 21, 2014, 4:31 pm

Don't encourage false information. The PS4 is still on it's rampage, and still beat out the XB1 that week, every week prior, and every week leading up until now. Do your research before promoting your console of choice, Luke.

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