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PS4 Doubles Up Xbox One But Will We See A Momentum Shift?

According to those VGChartz stats, the PlayStation 4 has outsold the Xbox One two-to-one so far this generation.

Microsoft's Japanese launch was a joke (no big shock there) and it appears the PS4 has an insurmountable lead in Europe. That's not a huge surprise, either, as the PS3 routinely topped the Xbox 360 in European territories. The fact that the Xbox One can't even win on its home soil - after a generation where the 360 typically trounced the PS3 in North America - is just plain huge. As such, the PS4 has sold over 10 million while the Xbox One has only moved around 5 million.

Okay, so now that Sony has this big lead, do you think they'll ever relinquish it? The holiday season could mark a turning point, although I still fail to see why anyone would even want an Xbox One at this point. Exclusive software is always the biggest draw for me and as usual, in looking at 2015, the exclusives I want are on PlayStation. I wish we were getting Sunset Overdrive, though, and that game could really help Xbox One sales. It's a new IP but Insomniac is a fantastic developer...

Anyway, I don't believe we'll see a momentum shift, although some gamers and analysts disagree. What do you say?

Tags: ps4 sales, playstation 4 sales, xbox one sales, next gen consoles

9/18/2014 10:09:27 PM Ben Dutka

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 10:24:06 PM
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This just goes to show how terrible the marketing for the X1 was and continues to be. I'd love to see how many people lost jobs because of the atrocious marketing.

The PS4 is a better product, no denying that, but the PS3 was a better product and that didn't seem to matter much during the 360 days. Glad to see Sony learning from most of their mistakes.

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McClane
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 1:47:58 AM

Exactly, most of the Pleasefixme success was because of marketing....

Xbone's current flop is because of marketing...

Who knew?

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Deleted User
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 10:41:56 PM
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I see MS keeping pace with them at this 2 to 1 ratio for t least another year.. PS4 still has some amazing momentum, but MS can get a foothold and Halo will keep them alive for a little while longer. Gave my friend my PS4, because I was hardly using the damn thing compared to the X1 and Wii U, so I'll snag one again when Bloodborne hits. So that's 2 PS4s and one X1 purchased by me. 2 to 1 ratio.

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McClane
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 1:51:39 AM

Halo? That's it? Nothing else?

Hmm, seems you're betting on the wrong horse, pal.

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Deleted User
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 11:45:24 AM

There are more interesting games on the X1 and Wii U for me right now. My friend had some hard times and he's a diehard Sony guy so he would appreciate much more than I am. Plus, I'll snag it right around the time Bloodborne and The Order drop and the eventual flood of 2015 goodness from Japan hits the PS4. I own every horse in the race. I can't lose, son.

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Underdog15
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 11:52:42 AM

Yeah. Yeah you can.

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Rings0fUranus
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 4:02:38 PM

You just GAVE it to him? Damn, you are a good friend, my friend.

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DarthNemesis
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 7:33:14 PM

What more interesting games? More Forza, cheesy sunset and Kinect Sports? lol seriously though the best games on both consoles right now are third party.There is nothing more interesting on X1 compared to PS4. Next year PS4 looks much better with the exclusive games,especially after TGS.

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Deleted User
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 9:36:21 PM

I'm aware of what Japan is hitting the PS4 with next year. I said that above. I know reading comprehension is a rare commodity but do try. As far as the Xbox One, I get all my third parties on it. Add those to Horizon 2, Ori, Sunset, KI Season 2, and Halo MCC and Wii U titles, my slate is full. The PS4 has boring LBP3 amd DriveClub and its coming soon weather effects, Im not missing anything at all right now. If youre satisfied with those though, that's all that matters.

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SASSYGIRL82
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 10:42:43 PM
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Well the fact is as an american Microsoft is laying off 18000 workers n moving those jobs overseas means I'll never buy another MS product again

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Temjin001
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 10:46:16 PM
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Nothing's impossible. When Jawknee let me know his PS4 already bricked I was hoping that wasn't a start of RRoD style disaster that could still happen for the platform.

Anyway, I think there's good probability that Sony will continue it's domination. There's pretty much zero chance anything can happen positive for XO anywhere other than the states. And even then, that just won't be enough.


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Eros Twixfreak
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 7:15:50 AM

Jawknee?!!! That's a blast from the past. Whatever happened to him?

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 9:38:42 AM

Ben Pissed him off. He's still available through email/PSN. If you want to shoot him a msg let me know.

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Kevin555
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:35:14 AM

What ever happened to that Highlander fellow? That lad knew his tech!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:39:11 AM

He got pissed off too.

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Kevin555
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:42:20 AM

I thought he was popular & well liked on this site? Shows how much i know.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:57:14 AM

Highlander got pissed at Sony, not really this site.

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Beamboom
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 12:03:45 PM

That guy pissed me off, for sure.

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Temjin001
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 2:16:02 PM

Everyone should try banning themselves sometime like I did.
I got pissed off at Ben some months back. Moreso than normal but in hindsight seeing that I was trying a testosterone booster for the first time to get huge muscles I found it's way easier to get agitated and angry. I knew I was in over my head when I went to a math class and the dude from the class before mine was taking too long to pack up his stuff. So I just sorta dropped my stuff where he was sitting and he looked at me like I was rude, but I thought "yea, I could take you ya' wimp." At that point I knew there was something not right. I could've just as well as sat anywhere seeing that there was no assigned seating but the human in me wanted to sit where I always sat.
So to make a long story short. I don't take t-boosters anymore and you guys should either =p


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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 2:42:11 PM

You're a monster, and I find it rather sexy.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 11:01:07 PM
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I think that MS will gain some market share, through the likes of Halo: Guardians, Gears, and Tomb Raider's timed exclusivity, if not Fable, Forza, SO, and Scalebound, but there won't be a complete reversal of fortunes.

I mean, DriveClub, The Order, the new Ratchet and Clank (incidentally, why is that getting absolutely zero coverage anywhere), and Until Dawn may not set cause massive spikes in hardware sales, but Uncharted 4 will, I think, and Bloodborne will cause a lesser spike.

This isn't like the previous generation where Sony limped out of the gate, and slowly made ground through superior software. This is Microsoft limping out of the gate and offering equal software. I mean... it's going to be a hard fought battle, but Microsoft isn't going to catch up. Not if Sony are playing the long game again, and we all know they are with most of their first party studios toiling away on currently unannounced games.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 11:09:20 PM
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I think the box will just keep getting slower like the Wii U, franchises like Gears and Halo and Forza have their hard fans but they have been pretty much tapped out now.

I'm not sure who Sunset Overdrive is aimed at but I'm not thinking it will be a console seller. Personally the characters hit the uncanny valley and make me sick to my stomach when I look at them.

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Banky A
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 6:43:04 AM

Haha woah I checked again after reading this and now I see the uncanny valley!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:39:41 AM

See!? It's totally ugh

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 11:00:20 AM

LOL, trying to ruin the game for others...


oh $hit...I see it too!

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Corvo
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 12:16:06 AM
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Lets see...

The question is "Will xbox one somehow sell 6 million more consoles than sony, while both are selling?"

And the answer is no. How in the world will that be possible with such a gargantuan lead? Sony would have to stop selling period in order for any gap closing to happen.

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Breadlover
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 1:36:23 AM
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Nope. Not a chance.

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FatherSun
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 2:44:34 AM
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Not getting the vibe from Sunset Overdrive. They will have to market the hell out of it and have the protagonist show some character. For now I will call him Eric.. As in GenEric. The game just seems like years of ideas just thrown together. Gameplay may have potential but the rest seems uninspired. Scalebound on the other hand sounds like it may amount to something.

As far as MS building momentum I have no doubt they are planning some sort of series of fortunate events. What choice do they have at this point? Retreat, regroup and return with some big guns. I remember months ago when Sony was coming out the gate strong and MS was still falling out from DReaMgate. I stated that MS will begin to take drastic measures. The Tomb Raider fiasco is the result of that. I wonder what they will think of next?

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big6
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 11:31:00 AM

I absolutely do not get the hype behind Sunset Overdrive. It just looks like a colourful and silly InFamous. Is that what the world is waiting for??

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Beamboom
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 3:10:38 AM
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Like a wise guy once said, "it's hard to predict, especially about the future". But I really can't see how the odds for Xbox to catch up or even surpass the PS4 in the short term can be anything other than next to nil.

It's not doable, why? Cause the PS4 has hit the Xbox where it hurts the most: The multiplats.

When it comes to the exclusives I have to say I'm more impressed with Xbox (yes yes, Insomniacs fault) and doesn't really see that much in the horizon either. But as long as Microsoft doesn't all of a sudden pull out *several* fantastic new exclusives, it doesn't really matter much.

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slow and smart
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 4:11:30 AM
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No,the ps4 is far ahead of the xboxone,as long as the ps4 has no big hardware problems and they bring also the best exclusives[talking about 2015] and have the best performance on the multiplats xboxone imo can not get close to the ps4.
When you have a super headstart [and do everything
allright],it's very hard to catch up

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mick
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 5:56:43 AM
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I'm getting an XBone, even though I swore I would not. Forza 5 and Forza Horizon 2 were the "system sellers" for me - that and the white XBone that's coming in October with Sunset Overdrive. I'll also pick up Powerstar Golf to play with the wife...but all multi-console releases will be on the PS4. I've had PS2/Xbox, PS3/Xbox 360, so I guess I'm continuing the tradition...

Disclaimer - it's not "costing" me anything. Traded in my PS3, my Vita, and a LOT of games at Gamestop - that paid for the XBone with some credit left over for my preorders.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:59:01 AM

Best of both worlds, congrats. I prefer a PC/Playstation combination. One place we differ is the trading in of older systems. Never let those things go!

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 6:35:12 AM
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I don't get the impression that many people are excited fro Sunset Overdrive, the title alone isn't particularly appealing but the game itself almost looks like a cheesy parody of action hack n clash games, eh... just doesn't appeal to me.

I mean honestly, right now, all the games I want for next/current gen are multi-platform (FF15, FF:T-0 & MGS5) There aren't any Playstations Exclusives which I feel are pushing me towards the PS4 more than the Xbox One. It's mostly due to the better hardware and that the games that are multi-platform just feel more right on Playstation. I mean I am surprised that more people are buy Destiny for PS4 as I still see it as a more of an Xbox styled game.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 9:59:45 AM

Sunset Overdrive looks fun but with little depth. There are twice as many PS4s, it makes sense that more people bought Destiny for the PS4 than XB1. Especially when you throw in the cool looking bundle and exclusive content.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:31:54 AM

True I guess, it probably is just a matter of the quantity of PS4's sold over the XB1.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:40:29 AM

kinda looks like a cheesy parody of inFamous to me.

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smileys_007
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:17:59 AM
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Uncharted 4 easily tops all the exclusive games that Xbox One has to offer. So I say that the momentum won't change for the Xbox One in 2015. ^_^

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Kevin555
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:20:23 AM
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It won't change unless M$ starting growing some serious balls by developing their own in-house studios & making new exclusive IP's they can actually brag about. The system was a big failure & laughing stock pre-launch, & not much has changed since that disastrous unveiling. They need some eye-grabbing exclusives & they need them fast because Master Chief's rusted armor & another Gears is just not going to cut the mustard.

I enjoy the Xbox brand as much as any other console & have had great memories from the previous Xbox systems but at the moment, the Xbox One system is quite frankly, laughable & until MS has enough confidence in themselves to start developing quality in-house studios & IP's of their own, i will continue to laugh at it.

If someone can give me a list of upcoming new exclusive IP's for the system then i will happily eat my words & then some. But I don't want neck-beards with Master Chief helmets adding exclusive CoD DLC content or exclusive Titanfall map-packs into that list either. New,fresh IP's only & nothing more!



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JPBooch
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 11:55:56 AM
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Ps3 hung in there and wound up doing well because it was a better product. It will take a stroke of marketing genius for it to catch up. Can't discount M$'s ability to think up something to get them back on top.

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telly
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 12:56:47 PM
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Whenever I comment on Xbox One sales stories, I feel compelled to point out each and every time that they are friggin Microsoft, one of the very biggest, most powerful companies in the world. They are not remotely content to have an ok-selling, second place finish with their console. They are in this to expand and corner the market. They are not going to go quietly.

Having said all of that -- they have changed courses so much I think there is just tremendous consumer doubt and confusion about the system. Sony has been super slick from day one, and it's going to be exceedingly difficult for Microsoft to challenge that.

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Rings0fUranus
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 4:10:36 PM
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It's all because Xbox One has no games!

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 7:15:39 PM
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thats not all the surprised cos of the white console bundle

happy gaming

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DarthNemesis
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 7:31:19 PM
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There is no reason for the masses to buy an X1.Absolutely zero reasons. It's the Xbox all over again. None of their exclusives are appealing to the mass public,Live is a memory and they do not have a head start.

Nothing will change and vgchartz has the PS4 over 400,000 for the week of Destiny and the X1 only over 1000,000 and they over track the X1 while under tracking the PS4.

Halo will make no difference as it had nothing to do with the 360 sales since COD sold that.It will pass the WiiU,but that is not surprising.

First they said Kinect would put X1 out in front from the beginning, then they said the cloud and Titanfall, after that they said $399 and now it's Halo again as usual. People forget exclusives never sold Xbox. It was third party.

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Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 9:23:40 PM
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Rachet_JC_FTW
Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 6:32:33 PM
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yeah look sunset from insomniac will be good for them i'm happy to admit that is a great game and a good exclusive i was a little skeptical at 1st but after some gameplay i was like okay this is alright have fun xbox boys. but however sony have more exclusives comin in 2015 and beyond i can imagine and the overall line up for the rest of the year and into next year i mean if u look at the next 12months to this time in 2015 theres gunna be a a truck load of games dumped into the market by then so when that happens i don't think the no games excuse is gunna hold atleast in my mind.

yeah i think the ps4 is gunna keep going strong for a awhile atleast when the momentum stops is anyones guess tbh i have no clue.

happy gaming

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