Forums - Sales Discussion - Xbox one will catch up soon with PS4 and then outsell it in the USA

J_Allard said:

lol I was exactly right in the other thread, you're taking old sales from a couple retailers (one online only) and extrapolating that out to say "all major retailers" and even subtracting bundle components given free. Hilarious. Thanks for the big laugh, and no, thats not how economics work. 

At least there are a couple guys still keeping up that "MS sold most of their consoles to RROD people" conspiracy theory in the thread, so it wasnt the silliest thing posted here yet.

RROD was one of Xbox's most succesful accomplishments. Irregardless of how it affected them finacially, it was a brilliant move to gauge how tollerable their fanbase is.



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ouch http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41777/USA/ sorry again M$



rodboxxbouse said:
ouch http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41777/USA/ sorry again M$


Im surprised there isnt a bigger dropoff for Xbone considering its going to be $100 cheaper in a couple weeks.

Wonder what kind of sales Minecraft will have on $onys platform.



Dr.Henry_Killinger said:
J_Allard said:

lol I was exactly right in the other thread, you're taking old sales from a couple retailers (one online only) and extrapolating that out to say "all major retailers" and even subtracting bundle components given free. Hilarious. Thanks for the big laugh, and no, thats not how economics work. 

At least there are a couple guys still keeping up that "MS sold most of their consoles to RROD people" conspiracy theory in the thread, so it wasnt the silliest thing posted here yet.

RROD was one of Xbox's most succesful accomplishments. Irregardless of how it affected them finacially, it was a brilliant move to gauge how tollerable their fanbase is.


Microsoft didnt even need RROD either to get people to buy new Xboxes when they previously had one. Its crazy.



J_Allard said:
rodboxxbouse said:
ouch http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41777/USA/ sorry again M$


Im surprised there isnt a bigger dropoff for Xbone considering its going to be $100 cheaper in a couple weeks.

Wonder what kind of sales Minecraft will have on $onys platform.


I'm sure there actually was a larger dropoff than that. Look at April NPD (which still had some residual $449 bundles and time before the $399 SKU was announced). 115/4 = 28.75k/week average. Factor in the $399 SKU causing some buyers to hold for the June deal, and the decline in availability of the $449 bundles, and you should have .. 22k/weekly?

Given that VGC has been wrong almost every single week in 2014 for XB1 sales, it's basically a guarantee to calculate any XB1 sales number for the week by .65 or less to get the real number lol. 30,115 x .65 = 19,576. Sounds about right. Wait until NPD to see if I'm correct again.

May NPD = XB1 @ 80-85k. Bank on it.



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S.T.A.G.E. said:
Aura7541 said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:


Exactly. Thats one of the largest failure rates in the history of gaming. They had to beat Sony to the market because they didnt want to launch with Sony.  They knew that first impressions are everything and they won the first impression but killed it with a faulty product. I can't even begin to count the amount of people that I know that have gone through three to five xboxes. I am willing to bet that at least a quarter of Xbox sales before 2010 were attributed alone to former RROD victims who ran out of their warranty even after Microsoft initiated the three year warranty for people after 2007 . Not only that, but people paid once more to upgrade to the newer version of the slim through discounts from trading in their former Xbox fan. Nickel and diming coldnt even begin to cover it for how much they made people spend for the console alone.

Yep. Sales figures don't mean much if several people are rebuying the product. And here's an interesting tidbit. In 2011, Strategy Analytics revealed that by the end of 2010, the PS3 userbase might have surpassed the 360 userbase (43.4 million vs 42.9 million) (http://www.inquisitr.com/102342/ps3-overtakes-xbox-360/). This basically confirms that RROD really skewed the 360's sales figures and explains why we're seeing such a huge disparity in sales between the X1 and PS4.


The link didnt work, but I ageee. I do remember reading that analysts believed the PS3 would outsell the 360 by 2011 though based on the way the PS3 was intially selling. Microsoft can thank their lucky stars for those broken consoles and people who repurchased Xboxes when the look changed.

Ah! Apologies. I shall do it right this time...

http://www.inquisitr.com/102342/ps3-overtakes-xbox-360/



drill --how can you doubt the most accurate source there is(npd)? plus why would you think the xone outsold the ps4 in april,when places like amazon/best buy/Walmart/gamestop always have the ps4 well above the xone in their bestsellers section every hour on the hour without any let-up at all (in april)



J_Allard said:
rodboxxbouse said:
ouch http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41777/USA/ sorry again M$


Im surprised there isnt a bigger dropoff for Xbone considering its going to be $100 cheaper in a couple weeks.

Wonder what kind of sales Minecraft will have on $onys platform.


How many potential buyers do you think even know Xbox ONE is getting a pricecut? Also the US is 100% overtracked considering April's NPD numbers.



rodboxxbouse said:
ouch http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41777/USA/ sorry again M$


Still X1 is only at 13 % less sold total consoles in the US, not substancial, it will be reversed in a few months after the price cut.



TheDrill said:
Xenostar said:
As earlier today you stated xbox one was already outselling PS4, ill take your opinion with a huge grain of salt :)

But glad youve at least looked at VGC numbers now, even tho there about to change tomorow when NPD comes out


Current week US numbers:

XOne 50,092 (-4%) 2,871,919
PS4 48,257 (-6%) 3,193,923

Last week US numbers:

XOne 52,355 (-6%) 2,821,827
PS4 51,528 (-10%) 3,145,666

Do you want to revise those numbers again and check if they are only slightly wrong???