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#1 progpass23

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:34

 

Microsoft sent out some Xbox One PR today to various outlets, you may have seen the numbers. Over 1 million Xbox One (our review) consoles sold within 24 hours! That’s pretty good, and far better than the Xbox 360 sold on its opening day, marking a new record for Microsoft.

But let’s make sure to put the numbers in perspective. Sony’s PlayStation 4 also sold over 1 million  units in 24 hours when it launched around a week ago. So far, the two console giants are neck and neck. However, there’s just one little detail Microsoft fails to mention in its PR: The Xbox One launched in a total of 13 countries, 11 more than the PlayStation 4.

Sony’s console launched only in the US and Canada, and will roll out to more regions later on. The Xbox One, by comparison, launched in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the U.K., U.S., and New Zealand. That’s a lot more territory to only match Sony’s numbers blow for blow so far. The PS4 won’t hit other major territories like the U.K. and Europe until November 29th.

Unfortunately, we can’t draw too many conclusions from the numbers because Microsoft makes sure to mention the following: “Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers.  We are working to replenish stock as fast as possible to meet the unprecedented demand from our customers.”

So, with stock unavailable at ‘most’ retailers, the lack of additional sales could simply be a result of there being no cookies in the jar. People could want Xbox Ones but simply not be able to get them. Sony did not make a mention of selling out of its stock in its release. Also notable: The Xbox One retails for $100 more than the PS4 due to the inclusion of the Kinect motion sensor, so this amounts to more money for Microsoft at this point.

I’m sure we can count on some fantastic sounding momentum numbers from both Sony and Microsoft in the days to come. But for now, they both appear to have at least some raw parity of sales numbers.

Meanwhile, Nintendo has sold just over 3.9M Wii U units so far this year.

 

http://techcrunch.co...tries-to-do-it/




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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:38

Hooray for your spin!



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:41

Either way, it's a lot of consoles and probably has more to do with manufacturing constraints than anything else.



#4 ozzy76

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:47

Hooray for your spin!

Context is key.



#5 MindTrickz

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:50

So Xbox One sold 1 million in 24 hours in 13 territories versus the Playstation 4's 1 million in two territories? I can't say I'm surprised. Sony has the $100 cheaper, and superior hardware console and on top of that they have been riding the positive wave of PR since E3.



#6 spenser.d

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:03

So Xbox One sold 1 million in 24 hours in 13 territories versus the Playstation 4's 1 million in two territories? I can't say I'm surprised. Sony has the $100 cheaper, and superior hardware console and on top of that they have been riding the positive wave of PR since E3.

 

I'm not sure how the number of countries is really relevant given that demand for both is far outstripping supply - they're both sold out so there's no potential for it to matter that one sold in more countries than the other.  If Microsoft allotted all their consoles to NA, they would've sold 1 million in NA.  Usually people rail on MS for only doing things in NA, and now its spin because they didn't do that :rolleyes:

 

Also, lol @ WiiU



#7 Showan

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:06

A sale is a sale... I don't care how many countries it's in...

I can do this too...

The PS3 finally outsold the Xbox 360, but it needed ALL OF ASIA TO SURPASS MICROSOFT in total sales.

See what I did there...

#8 OP progpass23

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:06

I'm not sure how the number of countries is really relevant given that demand for both is far outstripping supply - they're both sold out so there's no potential for it to matter that one sold in more countries than the other.  If Microsoft allotted all their consoles to NA, they would've sold 1 million in NA.  Usually people rail on MS for only doing things in NA, and now its spin because they didn't do that :rolleyes:

this is where no of countries is relevant. xbox sells more in US while Playstation sells more in Japan(obviously PS4 has not been released in japan yet)

 

not to mention PS sells way more than xbox in UK



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:08

A sale is a sale... I don't care how many countries it's in...

I can do this too...

The PS3 finally outsold the Xbox 360, but it needed ALL OF ASIA TO SURPASS MICROSOFT in total sales.

See what I did there...

also it needed 1 less year than xbox to do it



#10 Gaara sama

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:09

wow im very impressed  by Microsoft.. Xbox One sold 1 million in 24 hours in 13 territories VS the Playstation 4's 1 million in two territories!!



#11 Showan

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:16

also it needed 1 less year than xbox to do it


But a WHOLE 1/3 of the world out weighs the 1yr head start easily.

I'm not knocking the PS3 (happy to be a owner of one)... But a sale is a sale.

#12 MindTrickz

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:16

I'm not sure how the number of countries is really relevant given that demand for both is far outstripping supply - they're both sold out so there's no potential for it to matter that one sold in more countries than the other.  If Microsoft allotted all their consoles to NA, they would've sold 1 million in NA.  Usually people rail on MS for only doing things in NA, and now its spin because they didn't do that :rolleyes:

 

I disagree, but you're entitled to your wrong opinion. You see, you are making the assumption that both companies manufactured equal amounts of consoles and that one decided to release theirs in NA only, while the other spread theirs in 13 territories. That is incorrect. Microsoft, like Sony, are in charge of deciding when and where their consoles will release first base on supply and demand, pre-orders etc, so Microsoft must have known that they could supply all 13 territories with enough consoles.

 

Microsoft equaling Sony's 1 million in 24 hours in 2 territories, with 13 territories is something that should be noted. Especially when considering the price of the consoles and everything that transpired since E3.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:19

Glad to see both consoles are off to an awesome start.



#14 spenser.d

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:22

I disagree, but you're entitled to your wrong opinion. You see, you are making the assumption that both companies manufactured equal amounts of consoles and that one decided to release theirs in NA only, while the other spread theirs in 13 territories. That is incorrect. Microsoft, like Sony, are in charge of deciding when and where their consoles will release first base on supply and demand, pre-orders etc, so Microsoft must have known that they could supply all 13 territories with enough consoles.

 

Microsoft equaling Sony's 1 million in 24 hours in 2 territories, with 13 territories is something that should be noted. Especially when considering the price of the consoles and everything that transpired since E3.

 

Except they're sold out, so clearly they aren't able to supply all 13 territories :rolleyes:  Keep deluding yourself though, its amusing.
  The number of territories was based on who they could program Kinect for in time - remember they were initially going to launch in more territories and its not like they could've produced more consoles out of thin air for that.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:22

Hooray for your spin!


haven't you learned? microsofts got 200 million windows 8 pcs still sitting on shelves and in warehouses. xbox wont sell and they should spin off the division. every windows phone sold was actually given to microsoft employees and the rest bought by steve ballmer.