Major Nelson: Xbox One and 360 Were The Top Selling Consoles In December...in USA

MetatronM

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People called me crazy for my prediction. Heheheheh

Microsoft at $500 is selling better in the US than the more powerful, cheaper PS4.

Dat ecosystem, dat US appeal.
This isn't a huge surprise. Both consoles were going to more or less sell out of whatever stock was available before Xmas, and the Xbox One was obviously more readily available at retail than the PS4.

This holiday season was always going to be more about who could get product on the shelves. Early adopters were going to come in droves no matter what. Prospective scalpers were going to come in droves no matter what.
 
LOL some of you guys are hillarious. There weren't any PS4 available for sale in December. Everywhere I went xbones were available.
This is true. Why can't people understand this? I did not see Xbones sold out at any store I went to this past holiday season, I saw PS4s for the first time this week since launch.
 

benny_a

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But man, this does paint a picture of how dire Sony's PS4 stock was in the USA. We're talking they are under 600k units or less in the USA since they did not beat 360, and as we know they literally sold every unit they could manufacture. How long is it going to take for Sony to finally meet demand in all the countries frothing at the mouth for PS4? Is the fact that they spread their units over 50+ countries only making it look crazier than it really is for the PS4? I mean, don't get me wrong, 4.1 million or whatever is insane, but what I mean is if Sony say had unlimited stock in the USA, what would they have needed to sell to finally hit the demand of everyone who currently had plans to buy one?
Who says the PS4 didn't beat the 360?

The post on twitter is phrased in such a way that the home console sales could very well be Xbone > PS4 > 360
 
I really wish we could see a breakdown of those 3 million units sold.
Well we know US -1.8m, Uk - 364k, Germany, 100k. Thats 2.26m right there. I don't think it's a stretch to believe it sold 750k in the other launch countries combined. France usually sits somewhere in the middle of the Uk and Germany, so it wouldn't surprise me if it hit somewhere around 200k there.
 
I still hold firm that demand will only go to favor Microsoft in the long run, regardless of how Sony satisfies US supply chains.

US gamers want the Xbox One and its games more than they do the PS4, even at $100 more.

Guess we'll sew how right or wrong I am once the drought months come in and Sony gets consoles on shelves.
Exactly. So why are you running around excited and happy like MS won already?

Good numbers for MS though.
 
How do we know? What is the current projection on sales breakdown? Seems 3M+ (they said more than 3 million, right?) is accurate if these sales are correct. I am bad at math though :p



But man, this does paint a picture of how dire Sony's PS4 stock was in the USA. We're talking they are under 600k units or less in the USA since they did not beat 360, and as we know they literally sold every unit they could manufacture. How long is it going to take for Sony to finally meet demand in all the countries frothing at the mouth for PS4? Is the fact that they spread their units over 50+ countries only making it look crazier than it really is for the PS4? I mean, don't get me wrong, 4.1 million or whatever is insane, but what I mean is if Sony say had unlimited stock in the USA, what would they have needed to sell to finally hit the demand of everyone who currently had plans to buy one?



Haha, sorry, I used the wrong saying for that. I meant, the rest of the world does not really give a shit about the XBO, save the UK, which is showing clear signs of dramatic slowing down for the XBO already. So I meant it's dry for Microsoft in terms of demand. They MUST do extremely well in the US or UK or they legitimately have no chance to come close to even 360 or PS3 numbers.
PS4 still has the lead in the US.
https://twitter.com/JeffGrubb
Microsoft said the 360 beat the PS3, not the PS4.
 
But man, this does paint a picture of how dire Sony's PS4 stock was in the USA. We're talking they are under 600k units or less in the USA since they did not beat 360, and as we know they literally sold every unit they could manufacture.
The 360 was the top selling of its respective generation. So we still can't gauge how much the PS4 sold for sure.
 
Wow. USA still MS land confirmed.
Not really.

The fact that the PR release only mentions December and not all of 2013 suggests that it's likely that the PS4 sold more total units in the US in November and December combined. Meaning that there are more PS4's in U.S. homes than there are xbones. If the X1 had outsold PS4 in all of 2013 they would have surely been harping on that in the press release and not just focusing specifically on December (which was only higher due to the supply constraints and PS4 being out of stock everywhere immediately after the 1 million sold in 24 hours).
 
Who says the PS4 didn't beat the 360?

The post on twitter is phrased in such a way that the home console sales could very well be Xbone > PS4 > 360
Oops, you're right. Very precise wording - it says 360 won the console sales for last gen consoles, and One won the console sales for new generation consoles. That's totally different indeed. Numbers should be fascinating even more now.
 
Not really.

The fact that the PR release only mentions December and not all of 2013 suggests that it's likely that the PS4 sold more total units in the US in November and December combined. Meaning that there are more PS4's in U.S. homes than there are xbones. If the X1 had outsold PS4 in all of 2013 they would have surely been harping on that in the press release and not just focusing specifically on December (which was only higher due to the supply constraints and PS4 being out of stock everywhere).
I believe this is already confirmed
 
This surprises me greatly. If they could lower the price even a little then we well and truly have a battle on our hands. I never thought I'd say that this generation of consoles.
 
I really wish we could see a breakdown of those 3 million units sold.
We have quite a lot of numbers/estimates actually.

US Nov (NPD)
US Dec (NPD)
UK
Spain
Germany
France

Extrapolations can be made for the rest of Europe. Keeping in mind that the dec NPD reports numbers until the 4th of January, the likelyhood that they sold over 3M through even before the end of December is rather low.

Agent AA1 said:
This was just December bro
I know that. See above.
 
Oops, you're right. Very precise wording - it says 360 won the console sales for last gen consoles, and One won the console sales for new generation consoles. That's totally different indeed. Numbers should be fascinating even more now.
Sony's PR says they're still LTD leaders of next gen too.