Sony’s PlayStation 4 Outsells Microsoft Xbox One in First Weeks Since Launch

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Cheaper PS4 moves 2.1 million units in 15 days versus Xbox One's 2 million in 18 days

Microsoft has sold 2 million Xbox One video game consoles in its first 18 days of release around the world, the company said Wednesday, trailing the 2.1 million PlayStation 4 consoles Sony sold in 15 days.

Microsoft launched the Xbox One on Nov. 22 in 13 countries. The PS4 was released a week earlier. Results for both companies are meeting analysts expectations.

The Xbox One is priced at $499, $100 more than the PS4.

SEE ALSO: Xbox One Review: Has Microsoft Gone Too Far With Its New Console?

The results are notably close, but with the holidays upon us, both companies are using any marketing ammo they have to promote their new next-generation consoles that replace the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

While sales are slightly behind the PS4, Microsoft said the Xbox One is selling faster than its predecessor, setting records for the company by moving 111,111 units per day.

“We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing, Xbox. “Demand is exceeding supply in our 13 launch markets and Xbox One is sold out at most retailers. We’re also particularly excited to see consumers engaging in a wide range of games and entertainment experiences on the platform, with more than 1 million paid transactions* on Xbox Live to date,”

Walmart, in particular said in a statement that the Xbox One is “one of the hottest Christmas gifts this holiday season and was a top seller (for the company) this Black Friday,” according to Chris Nagelson, VP of entertainment for Walmart U.S. “We are refreshing our inventory as fast as we can to ensure customers can give and receive the new console for Christmas.”

SEE ALSO: PS4 Review: Sony Evolves, Not Revolutionizes the PlayStation

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  1. joe says:

    Like it says Sony sold 2 million units in two countries alone it took Xbox 13 countries to accomplish that feat. I read an article that ps4 outsells Xbox one 3:1 in Spain I’m sure once it drops in Japan those sales are going to jump forward

  2. Ratty says:

    none of these sales figures are worth a bean, neither console is outselling the other, it’s all about how fast they can build them, once we get to the point where both consoles are being built faster then they are selling, thats where the sales figures will mean anything.

  3. Dan says:

    To those that say Xbox is doing better because it’s been launched in less countries… The 2.1 million sales of the PS4 in 15 days count from 15th-30th November. From the 15th-28th the PS4 was only available in two countries and then had only 2 days on sale in the other 30 countries to bump it to 2.1 million. The Xbox, however, was released to 13 countries on day one. Which means, all 18 of those days that count towards the 2 million sales, it was available to 13 countries.

    Also, at this point, it’s silly studying the sales of both consoles as the only people buying them are fans of the respective consoles or hardcore gamers that buy every console at launch (even the Wii U did well in it’s first few weeks/months). This time next year and onwards is when sales really start to matter.

  4. Brad says:

    Isn’t it relevant that the PlayStation is selling in more markets? Doesn’t that mean that it is possible that in a way the Xbox is outselling the PS4?

    • Kevin says:

      you are right the ps4 is available in 32 launch markets where as the xbox one is available in 13. So the xbox one is doing much better. News reporters and stories aren’t looking further past the number which only matter if you know where they are all selling.

    • Lucas says:

      Actually you have it backwards. As far as launch weeks go, The ps4 only launched in North America. Where as the Xbox one launched in 13 markets.

      On top of that Japan, one of the Playstations largest markets, hasn’t even gotten the ps4 yet.

  5. As expected both selling very well, despite their high prices and the economic situation.

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