Xbox One outsells Playstation 4

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Whoa! Whoa! there now hang on, before you start let me make one thing perfectly clear, there is no place for fanboys here. All of us at TiX play games on other formats as well as Xbox, that’s because we are gamers and that is all. That being said we all love our Xboxes and that’s why we choose to write about it but none of us are fanboys (except Dave).

So the news landed again today that the Xbox One has outsold the Playstation 4 during the month of September in the U.S and the UK. With only a month to go before the Playstation Pro makes it’s way to the shelves, Xbox One has kept it’s title as most sold console. The statistics for the sales have been provided by NPD Group for the U.S sales and GFK Entertainment UK for the UK sales. Now, the argument for which is the best console will never be won as the specs, games available, exclusive titles and communities will always go head to head with no clear winner. Next year has some exciting things happening in both camps but like it has been for years the Sony Microsoft war will carry on until someone else steps in to split things up, my money is on Nintendo doing exactly that. Sony recently released their Playstation 4 slim, this is a regular occurrence for Sony as they do this with all their consoles. Microsoft seemed to follow suit by releasing the Xbox One S but what they did is add new capabilities to their slimmer model, something Sony have never done.

Anyway never mind all that I don’t want to open a can of worms. Xbox Marketing boss Mike Nicholls provided the following statement to Games beat:

Thanks to our fans, Xbox One was the best-selling console in September in the U.S. for the third month in a row according to NPD Group as well as the best-selling console in September in the U.K. according to GfK Entertainment UK. In addition, Xbox One was the only gen eight console to see year-over-year growth in September in the U.S., Australia, the U.K., and many other countries worldwide. This success was driven by our fans and their support for Xbox One S, which is the only console available this holiday with built-in UHD 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and HDR for gaming and video. We received an incredible response to Forza Horizon 3, the No. 1 first-party title for September in the U.S., Australia, and U.K. according to NPD Group and GfK Entertainment UK. Global engagement on Xbox Live – the fastest, most reliable gaming network – continues to grow and the number of unique multiplayer users increased 57 percent year-over-year. With the blockbuster launch of Gears of War 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10 this week and the upcoming release of Clubs and Looking for Group on Xbox Live alongside the launches of Dead Rising 4, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Dishonored 2, Final Fantasy XV, Titanfall 2, and Watch Dogs 2 in the coming months, Xbox is the best place to game this holiday.”

Many stores in the UK dropped the price of their PS4 stock to around £149, much cheaper than any other console out there, some say this was to make way for the PS Pro, but with that said the Xbox still managed to beat the Playstation even with a price cut, the futures bright, is the future green?

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  • Jonathan Plummer

    I actually used to own both formats until recently. Nice to see X Box make some headway; they are working hard at it. Personally, as a long-time PC gamer, I’ve been really stoked to see the play anywhere approach and it Gears of War is a preview of how that’s going to shake out, I’ll be a big fan. So far that works just flawlessly ie. sometimes I want to game in my living room and sometimes at my PC.

    I ditched Sony over a lack of 2-factor authentication although they have recently added it (about 3.5 years behind Microsoft) I’ve had my Sony account hacked twice in the last decade and it was a horrible experience each time getting my account back with Sony treating me like the criminal instead of the victim. I traded in all of my Sony hardware and games having been a customer since the first Playstation was released. This last time was enough and I’m just an X-Box guy now.

    By contrast, I recently upgraded to an X-Box One S console and had to contact MS Support to get the adapter for my Kinect. It was easy, the tech was friendly and it came in the mail in about a week.

    I’ve never really had a preference for either console. They are both using similar hardware. Truth be told, I prefer the Playstation controller and it is easier to upgrade the hard drive. I prefer the X Box interface and Games with Gold. Backward compatibility is great deal too. My gaming PC provides a totally different experience and I prefer playing tactical and RP games on it. Action games I play on the XBox.

    However, in terms of customer support; I’ve found a clear winner in the console war. Sony could release a new console powered by a nuclear reactor; I wouldn’t buy it.

    Ultimately, we want them both to have enough success to stay in it. Competition is good. Letting any one company gain too much control of the market is bad for gaming. Sony has dominated and I certainly felt that in their lack of focus on service. Maybe if they lose a litte market share they’ll re-focus on their customers. If not, they deserve to lose it.

  • JStothard

    Best ever comment. Great points!

  • Daa

    Awesome comment dude!

  • Lucy Fiore

    I totally agree about the competition part! We have both in our home. I think the PS4 has more exclusives that I like (anime games) but I prefer the XBO for one simple reason: it supports external hard drives! Our PS4 is maxed out and it pisses me off that Sony won’t release an update to support external hard drives!

    The good news is more anime games are coming to the XBO like Attack on Titan (out now), Dragon Ball X2, Naruto (Boruto expansion), Final Fantasy XV, Sword Art Online, Stranger of Sword City (out now), etc!

    Unless Sony changes their stance on external hard drives, we won’t be getting the PS4 Pro!