Early data shows Xbox One leading PS4 in Black Friday U.S. sales

Microsoft's Xbox One may be $100 more expensive than Sony's PlayStation 4 but there is evidence that shoppers on Black Friday 2013 in the U.S. may have preferred Microsoft's newest hardware product more than Sony's. The claim comes from a company called InfoScout, which collects data from shopping receipts that are scanned and sent to the company from consumers via mobile apps.

In this case, InfoScout collected 83,000 receipts from about 3,000 people who went to Walmart and Target stores on Friday. According to their blog, the data collected from those receipts shows that the Xbox One claimed 31 percent of game console sales that day, followed closely by sales of Microsoft's older console, the Xbox 360, with 30 percent. Specific sales numbers were not revealed.

Sony's PS3 and PS4 were third and fourth place, respectively, on the list with each console claiming about 15 percent of sales from those two stores on Friday. It's possible that the PS4's lower ranking was due to a smaller amount of units that were put on sale that day compared to the Xbox One.

It's very bad news for Nintendo's Wii U, according to InfoScout. The console, which launched just a year ago and has been a sales disappointment ever since, was a distant fifth place in Black Friday sales, claiming just 6 percent of all console purchases. The older Wii was in sixth place with one percent. 85 percent of consumers that bought a console on Black Friday said they would also purchase two or more games during the holiday period. Not surprisingly, "Call of Duty Ghosts" was the most purchased game during Black Friday.

Source: InfoScout via VentureBeat | Image via InfoScout

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There's so many number of ways this data could be misinterpreted. Reality check: go to any store and ask for a PS4 and see if they have them. Spoilers: good luck finding them, they are sold out.

So here's the breakdown:

- Microsoft could have more XB1 on stock prepared for the Black Friday than Sony had PS4s.
- Wallmart and Target are not the whole US retail spectrum, particularly if we are missing Gamestop, Amazon and Bestbuy.
- Are these retail stores pushing bundles or not? when consoles are scarce some retail will push you to buy bundles with certain games and accessories.
- Wii U is the Dreamcast of this Gen, better games than other consoles but still won't sell. Although, hey, seriously, we should all be playing Mario 3D World, way better than any other game on the new systems.
- Probably 3DS outsold everything anyways.
- Who cares? is too early to measure anything at this point. Wait for post-holyday season reports. My guess? they will be about the same. I think Microsoft probably allocated more consoles on US than Sony did with PS4s, but in the end Sony should be wining worldwide by a small margin. The real competition will start once early adopters are satisfied and more exclusive games are revealed and released.

Latest News in the UK according to the Independent. PS4 beaten XBox One to become the UKs fastest selling consule. PS4 sold 250.000 units within 48 hours. XBox Ones sales were 100.000.

I enjoy reading arguments such as "PS4 isn't selling because they're sold out worldwide."

Are we really believing that consumers, when going to a retail store, are going there without any idea at all which console they're going to buy? How absurd. People know exactly what they want when they go--especially on Black Friday.

While I can understand the argument that the numbers may not be as high for the PS4 during Black Friday because it was sold out in some stores, major retailers (i.e, Best Buy, Walmart, Target) were advertising both new consoles in their flyers, meaning they had stock of both.

It doesn't really matter if those sales rankings are because of high demand or low stock. More hardware sales means more software sales means more money.

First, though I don't know how great an indicator such a small (and specific) sample group is...

Maybe the Black Friday shoppers just wanted to make sure they got a console that turned on when they got home?

Who cares which console sells the most, they're both great consoles, personally i bought an Xbox One and am very happy with it.

Let MS release the real sales number from all of its territories rather than posting on the basis of pure speculation.

I think this is more to do with the Xbox One having a better supply chain than the PS4. Being able to have to buy an item this Christmas rather than just hear about it will make a huge difference in sales.

Either way we need to wait for each companies fiscal year and quarter results to know how many each sold in the same time frame.

Lol, game over for Sony already. That's what you get with crappy consoles. The One might be more expensive but it's a complete home media entertainment system and people want that. Sony missed the point once again, first the overpriced PS3, now the underpriced, but limited PS4. Bet this will be the final nail in the coffin for Sony since the company presented huge losses already.

Oh god! Who cares what console everyone is using. Let's all enjoy our consoles and be thankful that we are fortunate to own a PS4 or Xbox One. Here's a sad little story that I witnessed while waiting in line for 12 hours for my Xbox. I live in Southern California that has a large population of Mexican immigrants. While standing in line, a Mexican family walked by and the little boy asked his dad, "what are these people waiting for. The dad replied, "for the new Xbox". The little boy asked, "can we get one after we send money back home"? Dad said, "it's to expensive mijo". I was quite taken by this family in old dingy clothes. Made me think really hard about myself. There I was in line trying to buy 2 Xbox One's. SMH!

Yeah - for me it hits closer to home - my parents/younger siblings living with parents have fallen upon rough times as of late, and here I am, purchasing a device that could feed them for a month. Kind of puts things in perspective.

With that said, I do enjoy healthy debates and discussions about these devices, but they do need to be put in perspective, IMHO.

Microsoft is on top and suddenly, it's because the PS4 sold out, I wonder what people would say when it was the other way around.

Studio384 said,
Microsoft is on top and suddenly, it's because the PS4 sold out, I wonder what people would say when it was the other way around.

If it was the other way around then the XB1 sucks by being 50% less power and $100 dollar more and MS had only limited quantity available. In other word, XB1 sux. I will pick the XB1 next year after the hardware is at Rev 2 or greater. I almost never buy electronics at launch.

If I am not mistaken MS stated they would make sure Xbox Ones would be available over the Black Friday weekend, correct? Therefore, it is not Microsoft's fault if Sony chose to sell their entire US inventory during launch. Furthermore, the true console winner should never be decided on launch weekend as those people are the dedicated gamers who are really a small minority.

I have stopped caring about these numbers to be honest. There was a time when I used to and take pride supporting a platform now I just stick to buying what I like and enjoy. Eventually I know that I will be picking both the platforms so why bother with the numbers or being a fanboy. Just my opinion

StandingInAlley said,
I have stopped caring about these numbers to be honest. There was a time when I used to and take pride supporting a platform now I just stick to buying what I like and enjoy. Eventually I know that I will be picking both the platforms so why bother with the numbers or being a fanboy. Just my opinion

That's what I like to hear. Legend

I was watching the local news on Friday, and they've mentioned something quick that Xbox One is flying out of Wal-mart stores during Black Friday.

On another note, MS did mention in one of the events that people will be able to walk on to retail stores and will be able to purchase a XBO during the holidays.

And it looks like it is starting to become a pattern. Sony, going with new tech (DDR5), while MS sticks to what is available, thus able to produce more than Sony.

This and the fact that really, theres not much difference between the two next tens in performance except on paper and wont be because developers want to sell games not determine a console winner. Oh and the other thing is multitasking, voice control Xbox live which is far superior.

Best Buy had PS4s at our location last Sunday. They opened at 8AM to sell them too. Both consoles will struggle to meet demand, but the Xbox One appeared as a doorbuster at a couple stores too.

It's easy to sell consoles when you actually have some in stock. Me? I said screw both and bought the $199 PS3 with 2 games.

The only reason why the Xbox is winning is because the PS4 is sold out in most shops worldwide. If there were units available to buy, im sure the PS4 would be up there with the Xbox or even sold more of them.
Anyway I couldnt care less, I will get my PS4 when the 3rd shipment arrives here in Aus late January.

Anarkii said,
The only reason why the Xbox is winning is because the PS4 is sold out in most shops worldwide. If there were units available to buy, im sure the PS4 would be up there with the Xbox or even sold more of them.
Anyway I couldnt care less, I will get my PS4 when the 3rd shipment arrives here in Aus late January.

SMH, how can you say you're sure of this?

Anarkii said,
The only reason why the Xbox is winning is because the PS4 is sold out in most shops worldwide. If there were units available to buy, im sure the PS4 would be up there with the Xbox or even sold more of them.
Anyway I couldnt care less, I will get my PS4 when the 3rd shipment arrives here in Aus late January.

Yeah. I'm reading PS4 had much less stock than the Xbox One. If true, I must add this article to a long list of articles John Callaham either lied or misled readings in.

AWilliams87 said,

Yeah. I'm reading PS4 had much less stock than the Xbox One. If true, I must add this article to a long list of articles John Callaham either lied or misled readings in.

So, let me get this right, John posts a story saying the Xbox One is selling more than the PS4 on black Friday and your reply to this is that this is wrong because you've read that Sony doesn't have enough PS4s in shops? If that's the case and MS made more XB1s than Sony could wouldn't that then prove what the article is saying and that more XB1s are being sold at retail right now?

George P said,

So, let me get this right, John posts a story saying the Xbox One is selling more than the PS4 on black Friday and your reply to this is that this is wrong because you've read that Sony doesn't have enough PS4s in shops? If that's the case and MS made more XB1s than Sony could wouldn't that then prove what the article is saying and that more XB1s are being sold at retail right now?


Ultimately, what John is saying is that people want the Xbox One more than the PS4. He says it straight out in this line: "U.S. may have preferred Microsoft's newest hardware product more than Sony's." But this is wrong. They may have wanted Sony's console more, but simply couldn't get it.

AWilliams87 said,

Ultimately, what John is saying is that people want the Xbox One more than the PS4. He says it straight out in this line: "U.S. may have preferred Microsoft's newest hardware product more than Sony's." But this is wrong. They may have wanted Sony's console more, but simply couldn't get it.

Or maybe people just wanted the Xbox One more. Again, its funny to see people struggle with that idea just because they don't think MS could possibly do well.

AWilliams87 said,

Ultimately, what John is saying is that people want the Xbox One more than the PS4. He says it straight out in this line: "U.S. may have preferred Microsoft's newest hardware product more than Sony's." But this is wrong. They may have wanted Sony's console more, but simply couldn't get it.

" but there is evidence that shoppers on Black Friday 2013 in the U.S. may have preferred Microsoft's newest hardware product more than Sony's"

You accidentally misquoted and left out the "on Black Friday 2013".

spenser.d said,

Or maybe people just wanted the Xbox One more. Again, its funny to see people struggle with that idea just because they don't think MS could possibly do well.


I don't know why you're trying to make this bigger than it is. It's about the Xbox One, not Microsoft as a whole. All other data shows people overwhelming preferred the PS4. Data also showed PS4 was in a more limited supply than the Xbox One on black friday. Thus what this article says, if those other data is correct, is wrong.

Nonetheless, even if people wanted the Xbox more, this article still doesn't prove it. You can only deduct people preferred it more if you're accounting for supply, as well as demand. You don't say people want black Hondas more if they were only two white ones made.

Eric said,

" but there is evidence that shoppers on Black Friday 2013 in the U.S. may have preferred Microsoft's newest hardware product more than Sony's"

You accidentally misquoted and left out the "on Black Friday 2013".


I didn't misquote anything. I simply copied and pasted. This entire discussion is about black Friday sales, thus it wasn't necessary to reiterate "on Black Friday 2013".

AWilliams87 said,

Ultimately, what John is saying is that people want the Xbox One more than the PS4. He says it straight out in this line: "U.S. may have preferred Microsoft's newest hardware product more than Sony's." But this is wrong. They may have wanted Sony's console more, but simply couldn't get it.

He's not stating a fact, he's saying "may have", regardless of his own opinion of what the data shows. This whole idea of, well the PS4 would've sold more but it's sold out and people just had to buy the XB1 instead is borderline silly. If they're the same price then there's an argument for doing just that, but the XB1 is $100 more, if I really wanted a PS4 over a XB1 and couldn't find on in retail i'd wait a bit longer for new supplies to come, I wouldn't decide to just spend $100 more only to end up paying another $400 to get a PS4 a week from now or w/e.

The article says that the XB1 looks to be selling more, saying that "it's only selling more because the PS4 is in short supply" doesn't change the fact that it's selling more, right now. If anything it shows that MS did a better job with supply than sony did.

George P said,

He's not stating a fact, he's saying "may have", regardless of his own opinion of what the data shows. This whole idea of, well the PS4 would've sold more but it's sold out and people just had to buy the XB1 instead is borderline silly. If they're the same price then there's an argument for doing just that, but the XB1 is $100 more, if I really wanted a PS4 over a XB1 and couldn't find on in retail i'd wait a bit longer for new supplies to come, I wouldn't decide to just spend $100 more only to end up paying another $400 to get a PS4 a week from now or w/e.

The article says that the XB1 looks to be selling more, saying that "it's only selling more because the PS4 is in short supply" doesn't change the fact that it's selling more, right now. If anything it shows that MS did a better job with supply than sony did.


The article is setup in a way where someone would deduct that people preferred the Xbox One more than the PS4, not simply that it's "selling more". Obviously, it's typical that a news about about Microsoft would lean in favor to it. The word "may have" is used to rid himself of liability if what he says turns out to be false. But ultimately, an average reading would assuming people want Xboxes more than PS4s.

If only two white Honda's were made, for example, it would make no sense for me to write an article stating people "may have" preferred black ones when data shows people actually wanted white ones, but there just weren't enough of them made. If I did write such an article, then it's clear I have an agenda.

AWilliams87 said,

The article is setup in a way where someone would deduct that people preferred the Xbox One more than the PS4. Obviously, it's typical that a news about about Microsoft would lean in favor to it. The word "may have" is used to rid himself of liability if what he says turns out to be false. But ultimately, an average reading would assuming people want Xboxes more than PS4s.

If only two white Honda's were made, for example, it would make no sense for me to write an article stating people "may have" preferred black ones when data shows people want to white one, it's just there weren't enough of them made. If I did write such article, then it's clear I had an agenda.

What the.... This isn't about what color car you want, that's a apples to apples comparison, it's the same car. These car analogies need to stop, they've become tiresome. You're calling out the article for making assumptions and you're countering it with your own assumptions. You have no solid proof either, people don't just decide for something other than the one thing they wanted originally when it also costs more. Saying that people are going into a store and saying "oh I can't find a PS4 i'll just pay $100 more for this XB1 instead" is what's going on then, sorry, but I think you're wrong. The price difference alone is enough to make most people wait, not break down and buy it as a replacement. Do you do that when you go shopping?

George P said,

What the.... This isn't about what color car you want, that's a apples to apples comparison, it's the same car. These car analogies need to stop, they've become tiresome. You're calling out the article for making assumptions and you're countering it with your own assumptions. You have no solid proof either, people don't just decide for something other than the one thing they wanted originally when it also costs more. Saying that people are going into a store and saying "oh I can't find a PS4 i'll just pay $100 more for this XB1 instead" is what's going on then, sorry, but I think you're wrong. The price difference alone is enough to make most people wait, not break down and buy it as a replacement. Do you do that when you go shopping?


Okay. A better analogy would be to say people bought more Nissans, when only two Honda's were available. It would make no sense for me to then say from this that people "may have" preferred Nissans more without accounting for the fact that only two Hondas were available.

I am not making any assumptions. I am telling you that data shows people prefer PS4s. I am also telling you that data shows PS4s were more in short-supply than Xbox One. I am thus saying you cannot deduct that people preferred Xbox Ones more than PS4s simply because more were sold on a single day. You have to account for supply alongside the demand. These are not assumptions.

You: Saying that people are going into a store and saying "oh I can't find a PS4 i'll just pay $100 more for this XB1 instead" is what's going on then, sorry, but I think you're wrong.

Did you just make that up? Where in the world did I even imply that?

Anarkii said,

http://www.dicksmith.com.au/playstation-4

Has to the be same elsewhere.

I don't know who Dick Smith is, but unless they are the biggest chain in AU, it's necessarily true that it has to be the same everywhere. Besides, Sony would be stupid if they under supplied their US market (the biggest individual market) during this time of year. It's not like Black Friday was a surprise to them.)

Also, just because one particular store sold out, doesn't mean they it was under supplied all over the world as you implied in your earlier message.

AWilliams87 said,

I didn't misquote anything. I simply copied and pasted. This entire discussion is about black Friday sales, thus it wasn't necessary to reiterate "on Black Friday 2013".

You claimed that John was being misleading when, in fact, this article is specifically about Black Friday sales. It's in the title and article but you pulled part of a sentence to quote to support your argument. That very sentence includes the disclaimer "Black Friday 2013."

Eric said,

You claimed that John was being misleading when, in fact, this article is specifically about Black Friday sales. It's in the title and article but you pulled part of a sentence to quote to support your argument. That very sentence includes the disclaimer "Black Friday 2013."


Dude, obviously the entire discussion is about black friday sales. Did I say, or imply, it was anything other than such? Is my argument anything other than a discussion about black Friday sales data? I said "They may have wanted Sony's console more, but simply couldn't get it", meaning they couldn't get it on that specific day. I was never talking about any other day, nor was anyone else.

AWilliams87 said,

Yeah. I'm reading PS4 had much less stock than the Xbox One. If true, I must add this article to a long list of articles John Callaham either lied or misled readings in.

I doubt seriously that John would lie here, when it likely caused him physical pain to write a story where Microsoft looked good. LOL

M_Lyons10 said,

I doubt seriously that John would lie here, when it likely caused him physical pain to write a story where Microsoft looked good. LOL

He misleads all the time.

AWilliams87 said,

He misleads all the time.

I will not disagree. But he does so to further his own fan boy preferences (which are anti-Microsoft)...

I have no love for John's writing, but with the effort he puts into spinning a story to be anti-Microsoft, I can't picture him writing a pro-Microsoft story unless he literally had no other choice. LOL

M_Lyons10 said,

I will not disagree. But he does so to further his own fan boy preferences (which are anti-Microsoft)...

I have no love for John's writing, but with the effort he puts into spinning a story to be anti-Microsoft, I can't picture him writing a pro-Microsoft story unless he literally had no other choice. LOL


I've seen many pro-Microsoft stories from him which were misleading. He made a post once saying Microsoft disputed the COD rumors before Xbox Once launched. They never actually did so, yet people kept trying to back him up in the comment section. A week later, the rumors were confirmed true.

I can think of three more situations like this.

I'm personally surprised that so many people were willing to eat the extra 100$ upfront cost (BF deals notwithstanding).

zhangm said,
I'm personally surprised that so many people were willing to eat the extra 100$ upfront cost (BF deals notwithstanding).

What is this extra $100 you are talking about?

I don't even consider PS4 a next gen console. So people who really wants next gen, has only once choice.

What is this extra $100 you are talking about?

Please refer back to the article title and the table with console costs.

zhangm said,
I'm personally surprised that so many people were willing to eat the extra 100$ upfront cost (BF deals notwithstanding).

You get what you pay for. It's cost 100 more, but you also get more in the box. Stop acting like it's one black box and a controller in the box for PS4 and XBOX One and that's it (which implies that you are ignoring the Kinect sensor and the shear feature set that comes with the XB1.)

Crimson Rain said,
I don't even consider PS4 a next gen console. So people who really wants next gen, has only once choice.

PS4 and XO are basically the same, so why would a PS4 not be next gen if the XO is? I don't understand your logic.

zhangm said,
I'm personally surprised that so many people were willing to eat the extra 100$ upfront cost (BF deals notwithstanding).

You do get significantly more in the box for the XBox One than the PS4 you know... It isn't just $ 100 more.

It drives me nuts that we still have to hear this ridiculous nonsense.

Ericko said,

PS4 and XO are basically the same, so why would a PS4 not be next gen if the XO is? I don't understand your logic.

They're probably saying that because of things like kinect. Cause flailing your limbs about and shouting at your game is clearly the true "next generation".

You people are still mad because the Xbox One got higher ratings than the PS4?

Seriously, "shouting at your game is clearly the true 'next generation'". I'm sorry your console is going try hard on the same features. It's not like our console's a brick, just because the Drive isn't working. Hell, we have Digital Downloads. And what was your brick? Oh, it doesn't even turn on.

Quit trying to bash Xbox just because people actually favor it more, and don't be a hypocrite when Sony's trying to play catch up on entertainment features with that crappy UI.

zhangm said,

There is no PS3.5. The table clearly displays PS3 and PS4.


Labeling it as PS4 doesn't change the fact that it is just a more powerful PS3.

I see a huge flaw in this info. These stores could have hold back on stock on the Xbox One for black friday from the launch to try and sell alot more on that date. Which means these stores could have less stock for the PS4 on black friday.

Also walmart is also known to really help push MS products alot more then any other company.

Snake89 said,
Well at least it got reposted so noone can miss it..

Stores could've easily done that for both consoles. On top of that, MS was already on record stating they wanted to keep stores stocked through the holiday so that people could continue to walk in and find their consoles so maybe they're doing a good job of that. Either way, they're doing it better than Sony appears to be. Its amusing to watch some other people here struggle with that concept.

Snake89 said,
I see a huge flaw in this info. These stores could have hold back on stock on the Xbox One for black friday from the launch to try and sell alot more on that date. Which means these stores could have less stock for the PS4 on black friday.

Also walmart is also known to really help push MS products alot more then any other company.


That's just dumb, why would they hold stock to sell on black Friday when they could have already sold them. Why not sell then when you get them as long as it's after the sanctioned date of release..

Wait,so when Microsoft spread their stock at launch and sold 1 million in 13 countries,it was LOL Sony did it in 2. But now that Sony launched in Europe and focused their stock there, the excuse now is but but they had no stock in America. So now we may have Microsoft selling whatever in 2 countries the same as Sony selling in even over 13.

It's not dumb uxo22. Retailers want people in their stores buying tons of stuff and to draw people in you have TVs and Consoles. So by having enough stock for the holidays it helped boost sales for the retailers.

Now in the past, PS and Xbox would be sold out so quick that no one who actually wanted one could get it and the people who bought them were selling them on ebay at higher prices. This actually prevents that from being a problem. People who want to actually play one can get it at the retail price.

Snake89 said,
I see a huge flaw in this info. These stores could have hold back on stock on the Xbox One for black friday from the launch to try and sell alot more on that date. Which means these stores could have less stock for the PS4 on black friday.

I see a huge flaw in your post. If a store is doing that for XBO, they are doing that for PS4 also.

John Callaham said,
I mentioned that the PS4 might have had less units for sale in those stores in my story compared to the Xbox One

I presume you mean fewer units.

That is EXACTLY what happened with a few of our local stores. PS4s were sold out, but the Xbox One for instance showed up as a doorbuster at a couple places, between Walmart and Best Buy.

libertas83 said,
It's not dumb uxo22. Retailers want people in their stores buying tons of stuff and to draw people in you have TVs and Consoles. So by having enough stock for the holidays it helped boost sales for the retailers.

Now in the past, PS and Xbox would be sold out so quick that no one who actually wanted one could get it and the people who bought them were selling them on ebay at higher prices. This actually prevents that from being a problem. People who want to actually play one can get it at the retail price.

You act as if launch day is not a big event with mass amounts of people waiting to buy these things. If that's the case, why sell "any" on launch day when thousands of people are standing outside waiting to buy them. Instead, let's use your strategy and wait until black Friday.

Yeah it is dumb, I would much rather go in a store a week before black Friday and buy a console (especially since the price isn't dropping) than to stand in line for 5 hours with a bunch of people pushing and shoving. So, the strategy to hold them for the massage carnage that is black Friday, when they could have already sold, them is just dumb to me. If I am in the business of selling stuff and you want one today, then I'm going to sell you one today, not next week.

If anything, MS had a better resupply strategy in place and therefore should have sold more on B/F weekend.

My thought exactly, Sony fan just like to spin story to favor their beloved consoles. By the way most of all Xbox One and ps4 comparison review always favor ps4. Way to spread propaganda.

vcfan said,
Wait,so when Microsoft spread their stock at launch and sold 1 million in 13 countries,it was LOL Sony did it in 2. But now that Sony launched in Europe and focused their stock there, the excuse now is but but they had no stock in America. So now we may have Microsoft selling whatever in 2 countries the same as Sony selling in even over 13.

We must be really desperate to make microsoft look good if we'll post a source that's clearly as poor as this one is as both news and accurate data.

Blackhearted said,
We must be really desperate to make microsoft look good if we'll post a source that's clearly as poor as this one is as both news and accurate data.

post a better source then... oh wait this is just an early indication to be taken with a grain of salt and is the only source we have at this point.

This might not be a smear but just to show that Microsoft had more stock ready to sell at the time where sony may have had none to sell at some locations.

My personal view is that I was at 2 malls on black Friday and Microsoft had units set up with customers dancing in the hall ways and it was very good advertising where I did not see a single PS4 except at electronic specialty stores.

It's not exactly a survey they could cheat on..it's based on actual shopping receipts that are sent in rather that just asking people what they bought.

Blackhearted said,
It's hardly an early indication when it's little more than a survey that people could likely easily cheat on if they wish.

Relax dude I promise you that this will not kill you, nor will it cause your PS4 to perform any different than it did yesterday.

Mr.XXIV said,
Why is everyone hating..

It's Microsoft. It's fairly certain they are "forcing" people to buy the One when clearly they want the PS4. No one wanted the One because it has Metro and it's not even a gaming console, so those receipts are either Microsoft bought or falsified.

/s

uxo22 said,

Relax dude I promise you that this will not kill you, nor will it cause your PS4 to perform any different than it did yesterday.

Oh it's not about how the ps4 is doing, it's more about how we're taking a rather flawed source as if it's reliable data.

Dot Matrix said,

It's Microsoft. It's fairly certain they are "forcing" people to buy the One when clearly they want the PS4. No one wanted the One because it has Metro and it's not even a gaming console, so those receipts are either Microsoft bought or falsified.

/s

ily

Blackhearted said,

Oh it's not about how the ps4 is doing, it's more about how we're taking a rather flawed source as if it's reliable data.

While this is somewhat true you know and everyone here knows damn well if it was ps4 on top you not have said anything negative about the article. Anyone can look at your post on this forum and know that.

No one is taking this as a victory and its only ps4 people that seem to be really up in arms about it.

Blackhearted said,
It's hardly an early indication when it's little more than a survey that people could likely easily cheat on if they wish.

Awww look at this someone who didn't read the article. Please tell me how someone could cheat on a survey by scanning in receipts? I highly doubt people are running out to Walmart / Target etc and buying 5000 xbox ones, scanning the receipt and then returning them.

The major problem with this survey is the small sample size, not people cheating.