The PlayStation 4 is undoubtedly more popular than the Xbox One in Europe.

But in one country, it seems Sony's console is 2.5 times more popular.

This according to a NeoGAF user's translation of a report seen at Next-Gamer. If the translation is accurate, it means the PS4 sold 250,000 units in Germany by the end of 2013. In stark contrast, the Xbox One only managed to sell 100,000.

The figures came from market research company Media Control GfK so they should be right. Based on what we're hearing from various European retail outlets, the PS4 could be trouncing Microsoft's console in most countries across the pond. That's not a gigantic surprise, though, as the PS3 routinely outsold the Xbox 360 in Europe for most of the previous generation. Given the positive hype and word-of-mouth surrounding Sony's new console, the result might be a very wide sales gap in the new generation.

I still want to know the US numbers. It seems clear that the PS4 will win the worldwide race, though.

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Jawknee
Jawknee
7 years ago

Wouldn't surprise me. The PS3 is even outselling the Xbone according to vgchartz.

Danny007
Danny007
7 years ago

Xbox One price cut at E3???

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

They're going to have to. Much like the PS3, Sony had to move quickly to cut the PS2 chips and redesign the hardware with a lower manufacturing cost.

Seeing that the XO's price has to come down, the KINECT is absolutely the easiest and quickest way to slash the cost of the XO. Otherwise MS will always, ALWAYS, be out priced by SOny this gen.

EDIT: MS really needs to make it happen for Titan Fall. If they bundled Titan Fall and pulled the Kinect and offered the console for much less it'd boost sales nicely.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 1/14/2014 12:31:35 AM

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251473/ps4-vs-xbox-one-vs-wii-u-usa-launch-sales-comparison/

This is probably not accurate for the US. And it really mostly shows shipping throughput limitations, at least for Sony, if you ask me but it's somewhat interesting nonetheless.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 1/13/2014 10:54:49 PM

PC_Max
PC_Max
7 years ago

I think too much emphasis on the numbers is not healthy. I get it, if it does not sell, it fails. But I for the moment, even though I do not own one, would like to focus on service and games. Granted there are not a lot of games right now. I think you know what I mean anyway.

All in all, regardless of the margin of sales between PS4 and X1, just glad for Sony and its success thus far. Just bring the gamers quality games at a reasonable price.

Keep playing!

___________
___________
7 years ago

pretty ironic considering 99% of PSN content never releases in germany, $ony blaming the laws there but ninty and M$ never have any problems.
guess customers like being screwed over!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
7 years ago

Not all that surprising, Europe has always been Playstation's territory.
Seems like the only place that can really sell Xbox is in the US.
As if X1 is gonna outsell PS4 in Japan.

Though for the past few years, I've only been seeing Xbox 360 in anime but no PS3.
What gives?

slow and smart
slow and smart
7 years ago

europe where allready ps all the way xbox360 was only succesful in the usa and in the uk,in the uk ps4 outselled the xboxone,so only the usa is maybe neck to neck.worldwide the xboxone has no chance.
i believe that even in the usa ps4 will sell the most,but we will see about that,the numbers of vgchartz.com is good news for PS4

telly
telly
7 years ago

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