Increased Sales for Xbox One and PS4

March 17, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment


It shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that the Xbox One saw a boost in sales over the past week. After all, Titanfall launched on March 11, and it was one of the most anticipated titles in the Xbox One’s library. Factor in the effective price cuts from bundles, and it would have been a shock if the Xbox One didn’t see a substantial rise.

According to MCV, the Xbox One’s sales in the United Kingdom rose by 96% last week, 70% of which were due to the Titanfall bundle. Titanfall itself was the #1 bestselling game in the UK, beating out Dark Souls II.

We haven’t yet heard data on how the Xbox One’s sales have improved worldwide, but the numbers from the UK are very promising.

However, the PS4 also saw a massive rise in UK sales last week–a 72.4% boost MCV’s editor attributes to more stores getting the console in stock.

So it looks like it was a great week for both consoles in the UK. Did you pick up an Xbox One or a PS4 last week? What about Titanfall?

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Sony in the lead in the UK console war

January 7, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


In the United Kingdom, Microsoft released the Xbox One on November 22, and Sony released the PlayStation 4 on November 29. Despite the week’s head start the Xbox One had, however, the PS4 is in the lead in terms of sales. The holiday sales numbers show that the PS4 sold 530,000 units leading up to Christmas, while the Xbox One only sold 364,000. That puts the PS4 in the lead by 166,000 units.

Some people think the reason behind the difference is the Xbox One’s higher price, while others feel Microsoft’s focus on television and US-based sports appealed less to UK audiences than Sony’s game-centered message did. Nevertheless, Microsoft’s sales are still strong, even if they are behind.

Physical game sales were down by 2.9% in the UK for 2013, while digital game sales were up by 16.4%, leading to an overall rise in the gaming market.

Sony’s lead in the UK could give them the highest sales overall, but things are looking good for both Sony and Microsoft. The two new systems have done exceptionally well in every regions they were released, and while the “console war” is still in full swing, neither console looks like it is in danger of failing.

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