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Xbox One launch sales neck-and-neck with PlayStation 4's
Xbox One launch sales neck-and-neck with PlayStation 4's
December 11, 2013 | By Mike Rose

December 11, 2013 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: Microsoft said today that its Xbox One console has now sold more than 2 million hardware units worldwide, just over two weeks after it launched.

For those keeping score, the PlayStation 4 managed 2.1 million hardware units in roughly the same timeframe after it launched a week before the Xbox One.

Of course it's not a clear-cut comparison, since the Xbox One launched on the same day in 13 regions, while the PS4 only launched in the U.S. and Canada to begin with, and hit multiple other regions two weeks later.


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Ron Dippold
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I can see why MS (and Sony) need to trumpet these numbers, but right now it's just a measure of how many of them they can manufacture (and whether PSN can hold up under the load).

Edit: To put this in perspective, at PS3 launch one of the arrogant tone-deaf Sony execs bragged that they could sell 6M consoles without having a single game. Presumably that number is larger now for either camp.

Evan Combs
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Yeah pretty much. It is year two that you really start to see which one (if any) sets itself apart.

Kujel s
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I care little which of these two does "better" just as long as MS allows 343 Industries to continue creating great Halo games. i already have a Wii U and Ouya for most of my gaming needs and thus far outside of exclusives MS hasn't really impressed me and I boycott all sony products so their system is of no interest to me. Also I agree with Ron /\.

Rob Graeber
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Are these numbers how many they sold to retailers or how many units were sold to end-consumers?

Ron Dippold
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That's sold through to consumers (see http://news.xbox.com/2013/12/xbox-one-december-announcement ). Though I would suspect both numbers are similar, just because both XB1 and PS4 are currently selling as many units as they can crank out.

Jarod Smiley
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yeah, but (particularly outsides the U.S) I keep seeing more availability news for X1 than PS4 though. So Sony is either behind with restocking, or PS4 is still selling a small bit better. They have been quite frequent

But as you said, it's simply what they can manufacture at this point. Perhaps February will be a better indication of who will take the early lead and if consumers choose a market leader in any territory.

Think I'm gonna go with a Steambox+PS4 combo (depending on the controller and if titles look better than PS4 or not) or PS4/WiiU If steambox isn't that much of a different experience.


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