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Forums - Sales Discussion - Is there any game that sells better on Xbox One than PS4?

Hardly, but thats not at all surprised, PS4 has 2x larger user base and similar audience.



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Playstation fan base is a lot more diverse than Xbox's.
Xbox can sell 100 million units but only 1% are interested in a certain type of games. Playstation can sell 20 million units but 10% are interested in those type of games. Even if the totals are similar like previous generation., games that fit European or Japanese sales will always sell better on PS. Even within the US or UK, PS fans are still a lot more diverse.
That is the reason why it is much harder for Microsoft to come up with successful new IP and build a new franchise around it.



d21lewis said:

I made sure to word it vaguely in the OP but I think 360 titles outsold the PS3 version more often than not. I think PlayStation normally won out with games like Final Fantasy and titles that just "felt right" on PS (Metal Gear, for example) but games that catered to a Western audience (FPS, WRPG, Sandbox, etc) were solidly in the Xbox camp. I'm going off of memory which can be flawed, of course. 

It's crazy how things can change over the course of a new generation. 

I think that this could be explained by the largest share the 360 held in the US, the region with the highest tie-ratio. This gen, the PS4 has a decent lead in the US, a massive one on the EU/ROW and Japan as a bonus. It's hard for X1 to outsell PS4 in anything when the base is smaller in all big regions. 

The thing with consoles is that gens are simply a way to start from scratch. It's fair game for everyone. That's why I always laugh when people say we won't have gens anymore. Do they think MS wants to be stuck forever in a gen where they are being completely destroyed? No way.

If you look at markets that are not gen based, but simply more cyclic, market leadership changes are either extremely slow, caused by a incredible sequence of screw-ups, or caused by a disruptive new tech.



xboxonefan said:
i think garden warfare 2 but not sure

Both Garden Warfares sold more on XB1 it seems. Maybe Dead Rising 4, too.



CGI-Quality said:
ROBOTECHHEAVEN said:
Rise of the tomb raider sold alot more on xbox one that ps4. Is probably the best aaa release example

Hmmm... According to our data, it didn't.

PS4 - 1.74m

X1 - 1.57m

That shows how much the exclusivity deal costed the franchise... one that at 5M on the last entry wasn't breaking even.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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thismeintiel said:
Intrinsic said:

womt that mean like over 30% of xb1 gamers buy a game?

I guess that would be a tall order. Halo 2 did achieve 26% on the OG Xbox.

Halo 3 at launch managed much more... When you look at First month sales and the installed base it was insane attach ratio.

X360 was at under 12M LTD, with Halo3 launching 3,8M FW, 2 weeks later it was crossing 5M on this 12M userbase... so over 40% attach ratio at launch.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Went to check ROTR immediately but as others have posted it sold more on PS4.

So if even a 1 year timed exclusive doesn't do it... cases of it happening will be very far and few between.



DonFerrari said:
CGI-Quality said:

Hmmm... According to our data, it didn't.

PS4 - 1.74m

X1 - 1.57m

That shows how much the exclusivity deal costed the franchise... one that at 5M on the last entry wasn't breaking even.

It must not have been that extreme if they're making a sequel.



Per capita, Xbox owners buy more games for their console and while there may almost be double the amount of ps4 hardware on the market, non marketing western multiplats simply don't sell double on the ps4. That's a fact.



Seventizz said:
Per capita, Xbox owners buy more games for their console and while there may almost be double the amount of ps4 hardware on the market, non marketing western multiplats simply don't sell double on the ps4. That's a fact.

That's the main problem with Xbox owners though. It's nice that they buy tons of games, but they buy the same types of games. That is why Microsoft is having trouble with exclusives. Did you see how bad Halo Wars 2 sold ? I personally have both consoles but i buy my multiplats for PS4 because i prefer it over the Xbox One. I use my Xbox One mainly to play exclusive games like Halo and Gears of War but the lack of exclusives on Xbox One made me stop using my Xbox for quite a long time before i came back to it. Sure you can say it's Microsoft's fault for not giving us new exclusives but part of the reason they don't is this playerbase of casuals (Yes if you play only 1-2 types of games you're a casual, no matter how much you play them, real gamers play multiple genres).