Microsoft: 258,000 Xbox One consoles sold in February in US, close to PS4 sales

Microsoft is once again bragging about how many Xbox One consoles it has sold in a month in the U.S. After not revealing any specific sales figures for January 2014, the company announced today that, according to the NPD Group, the Xbox One sold 258,000 units in the U.S. in February 2014.

Microsoft said that the Xbox One sales figures surpassed those of the Xbox 360 by 61 percent in their same comparable launch time period (in this case, for February 2006). Speaking of which, Microsoft also said the Xbox 360 sold over 114,000 units in the U.S. during February 2014, in its 100th month since launching in November 2005.

Microsoft also mentioned that combined, Xbox One and Xbox 360 sales were higher than any other home console family in the U.S. 772,000 Xbox One games were sold in February, along with 2.46 million Xbox 360 games, which together accounted for 48 percent of the total software sales in the U.S last month.

As usual, Sony did not reveal how many of its PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in the U.S. in February. However, game journalist Geoff Keighley posted word on his Twitter feed that while PS4 sales surpassed those of the Xbox One, it wasn't as much compared to January, when the PS4 sold nearly twice as many units as Microsoft's console.

 

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What I take from this is that both consoles were selling equally well in just one country for just one month. It is very little to go by and draw conclusions on who is better.

They will keep talking about US figures as they getting outsold in other countries were both are available.

The PS4 will worldwide outsell the xbox one by a significant amount but as long as both companies sell enough then it's good for everyone. And it looks like they both selling well.

This says it all:
http://www.google.com/trends/e...e=11%2F2013%205m&cmpt=q

Interest in Xbox one worldwide is double/triple that of ps4. When you look at the map, in areas Xbox has been released the level of interest if significantly higher then ps4. Ps4 comes out marginally better in places where it is out but Xbox isn't. Expect this to change as Xbox gets rolled out and match the regions where its available.

The only issue with Xbox sales is the limited markets its in right now. The price differential has also reduced.

londan said,
This says it all:
http://www.google.com/trends/e...e=11%2F2013%205m&cmpt=q

Interest in Xbox one worldwide is double/triple that of ps4. When you look at the map, in areas Xbox has been released the level of interest if significantly higher then ps4. Ps4 comes out marginally better in places where it is out but Xbox isn't. Expect this to change as Xbox gets rolled out and match the regions where its available.

The only issue with Xbox sales is the limited markets its in right now. The price differential has also reduced.

To be a bit more fair. http://www.google.com/trends/e...e=11%2F2013%205m&cmpt=q

Alot more people search for "ps4" but way more search for "xbox" but that also could be people looking at 360 maybe i dont know,

In the end which ever console you decide both Sony and MS built very good consoles and the development for both consoles will be strong. The numbers are high enough on both sides to justify the continued investment and that is a win for everyone. I personally like the Xbox One myself and have one since day one. Titanfall could be their next Halo or a very strong second.

Remember the past when Sony was supposed to blow away the Xbox 360 and well the Xbox 360 did and is doing very well in sales still.

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
You guys can picker all you want but there is only one clear winner in all of this. AMD.

Well, they'll have to win in something at least, because it's not on the PC outside of video cards, though I think NVidia is winning in that market to.

George P said,

Well, they'll have to win in something at least, because it's not on the PC outside of video cards, though I think NVidia is winning in that market to.


Hah.
PC sales might be higher, but the fast majority are low end junk machines with Intel HD GPU's.
Each single XBO or PS4 sold comes with AMD CPU and GPU.

Shadowzz said,

Hah.
PC sales might be higher, but the fast majority are low end junk machines with Intel HD GPU's.
Each single XBO or PS4 sold comes with AMD CPU and GPU.

I doubt the profit is that high on the GPU/CPU in the consoles. Considering that nVidia have a near monopoly on gaming graphics (although AMD are recovering a bit after releasing the R9 290x), AMD is still in trouble.

You do realise that the source you posted is a year old, right? You also realise that I wrote "gaming graphics", right?

Yeah strange there arent much up to date reports of 2014 yet....
gaming graphics are a small market. Not the majority of it.

I think miners are a bigger market atm.

XorpiZ said,
You do realise that the source you posted is a year old, right? You also realise that I wrote "gaming graphics", right?

What does it matter? He tooks Q2 2013 and even then Nvidia didn't have monopoly, since then they didn't even release new arch cards. AMD did and miners are buying them up like crazy. AMD was already ahead of Nvidia in Q2 '13.

Also take a look at Iris Pro - it will easily run some games so it WILL classsify as an gaming "card".

Can't edit. Damn.

As will Kaveri, it basically rapes anything on the market with it's IGP on it's price point.

Kaveri IGP is taking up ~47% of the die on the CPU, please explain to me how is that not an "gaming" card, what is meant for? Reading BBC?

The majority of AMDs GPU's aren't gaming cards, in the true sense of the word. They are IGP's and APU's. Sure, you can use them for light gaming, but that's not what I'm talking about.

XorpiZ said,
The majority of AMDs GPU's aren't gaming cards, in the true sense of the word. They are IGP's and APU's. Sure, you can use them for light gaming, but that's not what I'm talking about.

WHAT? Oh get a grip and get an real understanding what AMD is about, read less "red" media.

I have no idea what "red" media is. I'm well aware of what AMD is. They are a struggling company making underpowered CPU's. From time to time though, they do manage to created a GPU that's actually useful, but they can't live on that.

i'm a pc gamer. i don't care about sales. i care about quality. ps may be "crushing" now, and i've always thought they had a better console. ms will probably come out on top. just because people bought it makes it better. the price points just weren't right for me ... mr pc.

i'm more than thankful owning a ps4 over the newest xbox.

Edited by tomasarson, Mar 14 2014, 2:31am :

Console sales don't matter much when the games are awesome. I'm still rocking the 360. I was certain the Xbox One would be outselling the PS4 in it's home market though. It was very rare that the PS3 ever outsold the 360 in US.

Well if its only 10% behind considering its $100 more, I have to say, that seems like a win for MS and the X1.

I mean really, for all the positive pr Sony has got around the ps4 and its price being $100 less, you would think that the sales split would be consistently larger, steadily getting larger until a price drop.

This also puts some cold water on the idea that MS is in desperation mode and will start doing things like ejecting Kinect. The X1 is still greatly outpacing the 360 and its staying close to the ps4, maybe that is in the range MS is happy with. March numbers should be interesting.

That's 10% behind during only one month and only in the US for that month. In the overall picture it's still a lot more than 10% behind. The fact that we haven't seen microsoft mention the 5mil milestone yet(which they'd likely do if they had), while the ps4 has hit 6mil makes it quite clear how far behind they are.

Blackhearted said,
That's 10% behind during only one month and only in the US for that month. In the overall picture it's still a lot more than 10% behind. The fact that we haven't seen microsoft mention the 5mil milestone yet(which they'd likely do if they had), while the ps4 has hit 6mil makes it quite clear how far behind they are.

It's still a successful launch though. You can try to sully it all you want by comparing it to PS4 numbers but it doesn't really make a bit of difference.

I guess the Titanfall public beta helped move units? I guess we'll see what happens for March's sales and compare then.

spenser.d said,
It's still a successful launch though. You can try to sully it all you want by comparing it to PS4 numbers but it doesn't really make a bit of difference.

I think you're taking it a bit too personally by taking offense to statistics... It's not like he's saying the Xbox is doomed, but if you're a fan of the product and services, it doesn't hurt to be concerned.

dead.cell said,

I think you're taking it a bit too personally by taking offense to statistics... It's not like he's saying the Xbox is doomed, but if you're a fan of the product and services, it doesn't hurt to be concerned.

There's no reason to be concerned, even if it finishes in 2nd place, the overall success would be in the final numbers. While they haven't said anything officially, back in mid January they said they sold 3.9million, or shipped if you want to say that though to MS a sale to a retailer is a sale. Fast forward to today, almost 2 months later, and you'd think they'd be in the 4.5 to 5million range. Sure it's behind Sony, but it's way better than the 360 before it, so it's a success.

XorpiZ said,
Why would you be concerned over the sales of the Xbox One?

It's doing great.


Because if the PS4 will continue to grow in outselling the XBO, the developer focus will shift to PS4 first or even exclusive for a timed period. And neither group wants that. The last generation the situation IMO was great. about 50-50 for the 360 and PS3 in market share.

Remember when Nintendo assimulated Sega? so few proper sega games besides sonic. Then years later PSX completely destroys the N64 (at least here in NL/EU it did, I wasnt very aware of the world market back then) and besides the mario games, there was very little on the console that was interesting.

Similar for PS2 and Xbox era, no matter how you put it, the PS2 has far better games.

PS3/360 imo it's been fairly in the middle. 360 has a load of games that are great, but so does the PS3.

I don't mind to much as I'll get a PS4 when I'll have the money for it (tekken/street fighter etc on a Xbox controller plain sucks... and Gran Turismo > Forza. As I don't play FPS on a console much I don't need a FPS controller but a race/fighting one)

But competition in any case is better then no competition, and the Xbox players will get the finger if PS4 starts out selling the XBO 2+ to 1.

I personally know not a single person with an XBO or even the intentions of some day buying an XBO... I know a bunch of people already that do have a PS4. Several with a 360 now that will get a PS4. Every gamer with a PS3 will some day get the PS4. I know no PS3 gamer who chose for the XBO.

There's absolutely no chance, that developers will stop developing for the XB1. As George P wrote above, sales have to be in the vicinity of 5 million now. Sure, the PS4 is outselling the XB1, but it's by no means destroying it.

Never said they would stop developing for it.
But the focus will shift to PS4 and the XBO will receive many simple lazy ports because "Market is less than half the size of the PS4's market".

Market size IS very important, more then you think. The massive publishers only look at statistics. If one market is more profitable than another, that market will get primary focus. Remember early PS3 days? PS3 still had the backing of most of the game publishers. Microsoft had to buy Rockstar, Namco and others to get GTA, Tekken and such games on its system. Microsoft invested a bucket load of time and money to shift the publishers to a more bi-system focus. If it wasnt for the marketshare the 360 had.... you would be lacking a boat load of games on the 360 Again MS pushed this but without the market share they had after a few years... last gen would be eventually dominated by Sony again and we might not have had a XBO. Just a Wii U and PS4.

Last generation was quite unique in the history of gaming consoles (not its life time, 8 years.... average console lifetime is 7) but its market share.
History repeats, look a few generations back, even just 2 or 3 is enough.

"But the focus will shift to PS4 and the XBO will receive many simple lazy ports because "Market is less than half the size of the PS4's market"."

Seems highly unlikely, considering the market-share isn't "less than half the size".

I'm sorry to say this, but it looks like you're a bit out of your depth here. It's not about market-size, it's about willingness to buy. Why else do you think that developers keep focusing on iOS over Android, even though Android is outselling iOS on all fronts?

Also, apparantly you're forgetting that the PS4 and the XB1 are based on the same architechture. It's MUCH easier for developers to develop for both platforms. The only real reason not to would be because someone paid you not to do it (first-party studios and/or paid exclusives). It cannot be compared to what might have happened a few generations back.

Considering the WIIU is dead 3rd parties are not going to be able to survive selling on only one console. Even if the PS4 is way ahead the ports between them are going to be easy so 3rd parties are not going to turn down Xbox one money since this gen their will only be 2 competing consoles.

It is more likely that Sony goes bankrupt and Sony folds than MS stop supporting the Xbox one and 3rd parties ignore it. Xbox one already has a better game lineup and better exclusives.

Yet, its to early to tell. These differences now can mean massive differences in a few years from now. 360 had a year head start and that mattered a lot.

If the PS4 will vastly outsell the XBO, then you can expect a lot of crappy ports for the XBO.
Even when the PS3 was doing quite good, it still received a boat load of bad ports because primary focus was on the 360 until PS3 started catching up.

You keep talking bad and crappy ports, yet you seem to ignore the fact, that both platforms are more or less alike (with some differences of course).

The ports were great on the PS3/360 front - why assume they will get worse, when it's in fact a LOT easier to share code between the two?

trooper11 said,
Well if its only 10% behind considering its $100 more, I have to say, that seems like a win for MS and the X1.

It's significantly more that 10% behind worldwide and the 10% was just one month. The PS4 DOUBLED the Xbox One sales January in the U.S. according to the same source so it's averaging 55% behind over two months. More importantly though if you look as the prior Gen the PS3 beat the Xbox 360 in every major market EXCEPT the U.S. but the Xbox 360's margin of victory in the U.S. was so high it made up for all the other losses and the 360 edged out the PS3 globally. With that in mind Sony doesn't even need to beat MS in the U.S., they just need to make sure the Xbox Ones margin of victory isn't so as to wipe out all their other wins around the world like last time. The fact that MS is behind Sony in the U.S. is a big problem for MS. There's also the issue that Sony's sales are still capped by availability. There aren't a lot of PS4s sitting on store shelves in the U.S. while there are Xbox Ones readily available. Who knows what the margin would have been if there wasn't a supply constraint.
trooper11 said,

I mean really, for all the positive pr Sony has got around the ps4 and its price being $100 less, you would think that the sales split would be consistently larger, steadily getting larger until a price drop.

This also puts some cold water on the idea that MS is in desperation mode and will start doing things like ejecting Kinect. The X1 is still greatly outpacing the 360 and its staying close to the ps4, maybe that is in the range MS is happy with. March numbers should be interesting.


I don't think it puts cold water on the idea that MS is in desperation mode. People guessed (incorrectly it seems) that MS would eject Kinect to bring the price down around $100 and sure they were wrong with that but MS DID include a $60 game without raising the price which is the same basic idea. Sony doesn't have to do that because they can't even keep stock on store shelves as it is so they don't need to cut the price or bundle in $60+ items with no price increase at all.

Let me be clear I don't think Xbox One is doomed or anything silly like that. The original Xbox got spanked and yet there was still a 360. The PS3 came in third and yet there is a PS4. Xbox One is doing MUCH better than the Wii U for example and as they keep noting better than the 360 at the same point in its life so the Xbox One is going to be just fine. It's just looking like it's going to be the #2 console this generation and that's not the end of the world. Plus it's WAY too early to say anything definitively, who knows what changes may happen in the future. Maybe the Kinect killer app that everyone needs is right around the corner.

Asmodai said,

It's significantly more that 10% behind worldwide and the 10% was just one month. The PS4 DOUBLED the Xbox One sales January in the U.S. according to the same source so it's averaging 55% behind over two months. More importantly though if you look as the prior Gen the PS3 beat the Xbox 360 in every major market EXCEPT the U.S. but the Xbox 360's margin of victory in the U.S. was so high it made up for all the other losses and the 360 edged out the PS3 globally. With that in mind Sony doesn't even need to beat MS in the U.S., they just need to make sure the Xbox Ones margin of victory isn't so as to wipe out all their other wins around the world like last time. The fact that MS is behind Sony in the U.S. is a big problem for MS.


I'm fully aware of the worldwide gap, MS is in far fewer regions than Sony, and its hurting them, right along with the price difference. MS need to get in gear in order to even hope of closing the gap.

I'm also aware of the January numbers, but lets not forget that while the percentage was high, the actual unit sales for both the X1 and PS4 were pretty low. We know the X1 sold many more units in February based on the new numbers. So sales have picked up in the US, despite the price difference, that's not bad.

My only point is that the X1 is not doing terribly and maybe MS is not panicked yet. I'm not saying anything about being better than the ps4, etc. They are the leaders, so we can get passed arguing who is out front.

trooper11 said,

I'm fully aware of the worldwide gap, MS is in far fewer regions than Sony, and its hurting them, right along with the price difference. MS need to get in gear in order to even hope of closing the gap.

They do need to release in more regions but that wasn't the point I was trying to make. The point is that no matter what happens in the other regions (they lost them all last time anyway) they NEED to win the U.S. to have any real chance to catch Sony while Sony could very well win globally even if they lost the US as long as they keep their margin of defeat low enough. As far as price I think they've largely resolved that now with the free game bundles (Titanfall, etc.)
trooper11 said,

My only point is that the X1 is not doing terribly and maybe MS is not panicked yet. I'm not saying anything about being better than the ps4, etc. They are the leaders, so we can get passed arguing who is out front.

How one is doing is a relative term. Generally speaking when one comments on how well a product is doing they are speaking in relation to its competitors, that's how the PS4 enters the picture. I wasn't trying to make this a PS4 vs. Xbox One thing, that's why I even tried to make the point to say how well the Xbox One was doing compared to the 360 at the same time and against the Wii U. I tried really hard to make clear that I was NOT saying they were doing terrible that's what that whole last paragraph of that comment was about.

Asmodai said,

They do need to release in more regions but that wasn't the point I was trying to make. The point is that no matter what happens in the other regions (they lost them all last time anyway) they NEED to win the U.S. to have any real chance to catch Sony while Sony could very well win globally even if they lost the US as long as they keep their margin of defeat low enough. As far as price I think they've largely resolved that now with the free game bundles (Titanfall, etc.)

Your getting into a discussion about long term goals. I was talking about right now, this moment.

So today, the numbers released show that the X1 is bouncing back sales wise from January in the US. Its a good thing. Being 10% behind the competition vs 100% is a good thing. What this means long term and if MS can take the lead in the US is unknown at this point.


I wasn't trying to make this a PS4 vs. Xbox One thing, that's why I even tried to make the point to say how well the Xbox One was doing compared to the 360 at the same time and against the Wii U. I tried really hard to make clear that I was NOT saying they were doing terrible that's what that whole last paragraph of that comment was about.

Alright alright, this has nothing to do with ps4 vs x1, I understand.

This is great to hear. I was a PS3 owner last generation but have not purchased a console yet this gen as I like to wait until the price drops and/or there are more games I want. I did the same with the PS3 and 360 last generation and picked the PS3 due to the better (for me) exclusives.

I never understood why a consumer should care how much X company sold Y product.

It's not like we financially benefit from it.

"MS sold a GAZILLION XBOXONEZZZ.... YAAAYYYY.... VICTORRYYY"

I'm pretty sure MS and Sony's executives are laughing at drone fanboys, while counting all the money they got from overpriced games, day one DLCs, and redundant PREMIUM EXTRA LEGENDARY editions; at least part of those. The rest goes to the cutthroat publishers.

eddman said,
I never understood why a consumer should care how much X company sold Y product.

It's not like we financially benefit from it.

"MS sold a GAZILLION XBOXONEZZZ.... YAAAYYYY.... VICTORRYYY"

I'm pretty sure MS and Sony's executives are laughing at drone fanboys, while counting all the money they got from overpriced games, day one DLCs, and redundant PREMIUM EXTRA LEGENDARY editions.

You do benefit from knowing if a product you're vested in is doing well in the market. Comparing sales probably isn't particularly useful unless you have no other frame of references. We do have one though (previous generation sales).

eddman said,
I never understood why a consumer should care how much X company sold Y product.

It's not like we financially benefit from it.

"MS sold a GAZILLION XBOXONEZZZ.... YAAAYYYY.... VICTORRYYY"

I'm pretty sure MS and Sony's executives are laughing at drone fanboys, while counting all the money they got from overpriced games, day one DLCs, and redundant PREMIUM EXTRA LEGENDARY editions; at least part of those. The rest goes to the cutthroat publishers.

People care because higher sales figures means more investment from not just Microsoft but developers and other service providers. Look at what happened with Sega and the Dreamcast when sales are bad.

Also this is a Microsoft focused technology site so people are personally invested in seeing the Xbox One do well.

For the same reason idiots... er... fans... talk about how well they did in the last game they watched from the warmth of the local bar.

ditoax said,

People care because higher sales figures means more investment from not just Microsoft but developers and other service providers. Look at what happened with Sega and the Dreamcast when sales are bad.

Also this is a Microsoft focused technology site so people are personally invested in seeing the Xbox One do well.


I think the point being made is so long as its selling well, its fine, comparing to a competing product past the point where its known to be selling well (really well compared to last gen version) is irrelevant.

if sales numbers were incredibly low, it may have a negative effect on ecosystem but that's not happening here by a long shot, the vast majority of sales figures talk is epeen based chest bashing as though in some way your chosen console doing better sales wise is a win for people on an individual level. Maybe its based on all the predictions made and a feeling of "see i was right" but its most definitely not fir the reason you stated (maybe for you, but not most).

As long as the product sells reasonably well and the company behind it is healthy consumer really should not care about the detail of sales. Alot of gamers obsess over these numbers whihc is completely stupid.

MS is making alot of money and is healthy and the Xbox one is doing well. That is pretty much it, no one should really care about the exact sale numbers.

People treat sales numbers like some meta game keeping score.

I think the noise of the Internet mocking the Xbox One is starting to get drowned out by the sound of people having fun and playing great games on the system. Xbox, volume up!

swanlee said,
Their is also a loud sound of PS4 owners bored as hell cause their is hardly any games out for it.

Huh, You missed Playstation Now from Gaikai?
Being able to play PSX to PS4 games on the console is not enough games? Wait wut?
And PS4 has more launch titles than the XBO, so uhm...

Shadowzz said,

Huh, You missed Playstation Now from Gaikai?
Being able to play PSX to PS4 games on the console is not enough games? Wait wut?
And PS4 has more launch titles than the XBO, so uhm...
when its not out yet ,yeah its not enough. Also it seems its a per game rental fee and not a monthly subscription which seems really crappy to me.

Promises Promises, Sony's promises aren't helping PS4 owners right now. Look back through console history and you'll see Sony is the king of over promising and under delivering.

That how Sony does it, over promise, build hype not deliver, rinse and repeat.

I read a "top 10 games available now" on a site yesterday for both consoles. Sony's was full of games you can get on Xbox. Says it all really.
When you take a look at future releases its a bit spartan for Sony exclusives.

londan said,
When you take a look at future releases its a bit spartan for Sony exclusives.

It'll be Spartan for Xbox too once Halo comes out... as in Spartan Laser!

Shadowzz said,

Huh, You missed Playstation Now from Gaikai?

Wait, really? You're going to use something that doesn't even exist in the public domain yet?

swanlee said,
Their is also a loud sound of PS4 owners bored as hell cause their is hardly any games out for it.
At least there are more released for it and almost twice as many announced for the system compared to the Xbox One. Anyway both the platforms need more games to take over PS3/360 as most played.

trojan_market said,
in March X1 is going to be top because of Titanfall and overall software improvement they made.

I can only imagine how well the x1 would sell it were priced comparably with the ps4.

aviator189 said,

I can only imagine how well the x1 would sell it were priced comparably with the ps4.


It is now. You can buy Titanfall bundle game (Game is $60) for $500. that mean the console is $440 now. plus you get Kinect perk

trojan_market said,

It is now. You can buy Titanfall bundle game (Game is $60) for $500. that mean the console is $440 now. plus you get Kinect perk

alternatively, you can also get forza if titanfall isn't your cup of tea.

KingCurry21 said,

alternatively, you can also get forza if titanfall isn't your cup of tea.

I got it in UK with BF4 and Plants vs Zombies for £399. Which in fact makes it cheaper than a comparative PS4 bundle plus you get more.

But the market absolutely hates the Xbox One because it has that irrelevant Kinect. Nobody ever would buy an Xbox with a Kinect.

Oh, Xbox is actually selling quite well?

As long as the x1 outpaces or flies close to x360 levels at comparable times, I'm sure it'll be fine.
Considering the console sells for $100 more than the ps4, I'd say that's still quite an accomplishment.

But I hate them for releasing titanfall...can't stop playing the game and my thumbs hurt.

torrentthief said,

They are getting annialated.


That's what happens when one console is sold in 50+ countries and one is still sold in just 13...

-Razorfold said,

That's what happens when one console is sold in 50+ countries and one is still sold in just 13...

I'm glad someone understands this... LOL

-Razorfold said,

That's what happens when one console is sold in 50+ countries and one is still sold in just 13...

I don't see why people constantly use this excuse. Because some of those markets where the one isn't available yet aren't going to help it catch up at all.

Blackhearted said,

I don't see why people constantly use this excuse. Because some of those markets where the one isn't available yet aren't going to help it catch up at all.

There are a lot of big countries that the Xbox one is still not available yet and the PS4 is. You can argue that it won't help them, but that doesn't mean that it's not hurting them.

Let's say you lived in one of those countries and you were on the fence to get a PS4 or an Xbox One. Now one has been available for 5 months, and the other still isn't available. What are you going to do?

It's a silly decision by MS to delay their launch in other countries. I understand that there were technical issues with voice stuff, but they have had it ready and if not release it and add in voice control later with a patch.

Blackhearted said,

I don't see why people constantly use this excuse. Because some of those markets where the one isn't available yet aren't going to help it catch up at all.


in the end, they all add up.

Blackhearted said,

I don't see why people constantly use this excuse. Because some of those markets where the one isn't available yet aren't going to help it catch up at all.


So when a product is sold in roughly 37 more markets, it has no effect on the worldwide sales?
I wouldn't walk in Dragon Den with that line.

JonnyLH said,

So when a product is sold in roughly 37 more markets, it has no effect on the worldwide sales?
I wouldn't walk in Dragon Den with that line.

What i was saying is that it's not going to magically make parity like some of you keep hoping that it will. Answer me this: If microsoft struggles to match sony in their home county of the usa(where their largest fanbase is), how are they going to somehow come out on top with smaller foreign markets, many of which sony has sold better in? Not only that, i also have to ask how they're going to manage to come out on top when they will most likely fail in an incredible manner once again in japan?

Blackhearted said,

What i was saying is that it's not going to magically make parity like some of you keep hoping that it will. Answer me this: If microsoft struggles to match sony in their home county of the usa(where their largest fanbase is), how are they going to somehow come out on top with smaller foreign markets, many of which sony has sold better in? Not only that, i also have to ask how they're going to manage to come out on top when they will most likely fail in an incredible manner once again in japan?

No one said they'd magically catch up or pass the PS4 if they're in the same number of markets, that's also no reason to disregard the numbers when you want to talk globally. Either way, the lack of expansion to other markets takes away an easy chunk of possible sales, there's no way it wouldn't. What that number is we can only speculate but to say it has little or no effect overall is false.

And how can they catch up and or come out on top in the US? or in other markets? With better games, what else? Hate it or love it titanfall, from reviews and those who are playing it, is a good game and should be a success. Rack up more of these for your system and you get sales.

The number of markets is not important. Sony has been selling out every single PS4 they build for months now. Give them the same markets and unlimited amount of consoles to sell and XBO will still be anialated ().

-Razorfold said,

That's what happens when one console is sold in 50+ countries and one is still sold in just 13...

Being available in more countries doesn't magically mean they have more consoles to sell. Just that they've spread them out more.

-Razorfold said,

That's what happens when one console is sold in 50+ countries and one is still sold in just 13...
Why is Microsoft holding back?