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Xbox One US sales outstripped PS4 in recent weeks


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The Xbox One has had a good few weeks of sales, apparently trumping its great rival the PS4 in its home territory.

That's what Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Devices and Studios Yusuf Mehdi is claiming, at least.

Writing on an Xbox Wire blog post, Mehdi revealed that the Xbox One console had been selling like the proverbial hotcakes in recent weeks. He claimed that the console will soon hit 10 million units sold to retailers, though it should be noted that this is very different to units actually sold to customers.

Perhaps more importantly as we hit the lucrative Christmas period, Mehdi claimed that the Xbox One had "led generation 8 console sales in the US for the past two weeks."

In other words, the Xbox One has outsold the PS4 over the past fortnight.

This is down to a number of factors. First, and perhaps most significant, has been a "limited time offer of $50 off any Xbox One of your choice" deal that's been run in the States.

The other significant factor has been that the Xbox One has seen some cracking exclusives launched in recent weeks, including Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Then there are those Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundles, with the game still seen by many as leading on Xbox One despite its cross platform nature.

Any way you cut it, now appears to be a good time to be an Xbox One gamer after a well publicised rocky start, and it bodes well for a stronger 2015.

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November 13, 2014, 9:58 am

yea said that last month until the official figs came out and it turns out ps4 out sold xbox for 10th month running


November 13, 2014, 1:45 pm

yea you need to the maths. ps4 got to 10 milltion 3 months ago . there on 18-20million


November 13, 2014, 2:26 pm

"Any way you cut it, now appears to be a good time to be an Xbox One gamer.." Why? It's not like the console is going to be dumped by microsoft if it didn't start selling more, and it's been selling well enough that publishers aren't going to ignore it.
So why would any xbox one owner care that there has been an increase in the number of people who bought the console. Is the main point of buying one that you have bought the one that sold most?

Anish Shetty

November 13, 2014, 2:31 pm

The article was about Xbox sales in the previous few weeks. They are not considering numbers from the launch

Anish Shetty

November 13, 2014, 2:35 pm

It's not the main point but 1 should care because game developers see these factors. Factors like how many gamers may buy their game if launched their game to Xbox one. This way more owners can get more games


November 13, 2014, 3:20 pm

the shroud of the darkside has fallen, begun the console war has


November 13, 2014, 9:21 pm

PlayStation sold 13.5 million up to last week.

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