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Updated numbers show PS4 selling twice as much as XB1

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Dr. Kaos

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Weep for microsoft if old.

From arstechnica:

Updated numbers show PS4 with at least 65 percent of two-console market

both Wii U and the Xbox One sales have been absolutely dwarfed by the PlayStation 4 in recent months. The PS4 has shipped roughly 63 to 68 percent of all "current generation" consoles in recent months. That's significantly better than the (still impressive) 48 to 49 percent of the shipments that Sony can claim over the life of the current console generation. In fact, the shipment of six million PlayStation 4s from April to September is only slightly below the lifetime shipments for either the Xbox One or Wii U, and that should tell you something about how well Sony's system has been doing of late.
The people love Cerny.
 

John Harker

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
 

Tabris

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The people love Cerny.
Cerny needs to go to the OS division and shake things up as those guys are garbage.

Happy for Sony. Invest some of that money into your OS and the other half into Square Enix to finish FFXV and KH3.
 

bananafactory

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.
Those numbers don't count digital or bundles.
 

Atlas157

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
It's "selling" more because the free copies are counted.
 

IllumiNate

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
Destiny PS4 bundles never counted towards that number. MS was giving away Destiny for free..
 

VanWinkle

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
Still more people playing on PS4, though, if you count the bundle.

Also, what constitutes "a lot more"? Did we ever hear numbers?
 

Dragonborn

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
Destiny bundles don't count, whereas the free Destiny MS was giving out does. That probably had an influence on that, not to mention that, as you said, that is only in the US.
 

CherryIcee

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
Nice stats to back that up.
 

Mung

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
What a random post.

To be fair though, you have succeeded in your aim:
thread derailment
 

JetBlackPanda

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
Destiny did not sell a lot more on xbox one.

bundles for PS4 and digital for both weren't even counted.
 

xenorevlis

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
Didn't Activision already say more people playing Destiny on PS4 then on any other platform?

I believe it was PS4>XBO>360>PS3
 

benny_a

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Good on them to update their article instead of just keeping the old one around.
 
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I suspect he's overestimating the 360 portion of Microsoft's combined 3.5 million shipment figure from July-September. 1.15-1.8 million just seems really high given ps3 only shipped .8 million. If that's the case, his XB1 shipment estimate is a bit low.

Not that that changes his overall point. Just thought those numbers were odd.
 

Maintenance

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
Right, good job excluding the thousand of bundles that included the game and weren't included.

And the press release by Activision, too.

 

twobear

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Good. I'm very glad the most powerful console is leading in sales. I hope this means the audiences are starting to pay attention to hardware and game specs.
Or, more plausibly, they're still just paying attention to price.
 

IAmRandom31

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
what the heck does Destiny have to do with this current thread and hardware sales?
lol

DAT THIRST amirite? No Gamez! thats why it is selling better /s
 

gcubed

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
tag is perfect
 
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I suspect he's overestimating the 360 portion of Microsoft's combined 3.5 million shipment figure from July-September. 1.15-1.8 million just seems really high given ps3 only shipped .8 million. If that's the case, his XB1 shipment estimate is a bit low.

Not that that changes his overall point. Just thought those numbers were odd.
Yep. Hasn't the PS3 has been outselling the 360 WW so the numbers are a bit questionable?
 

E92 M3

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I don't think super domination is good for our industry right now. Microsoft is doing a lot of good things with Xbox and want them to be successful as the PS4.
 
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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
Oh you...

John, you post in the NPDs every month and keep a close eye on NPDs, so why did you get this wrong so badly? Plus beside all that, US Destiny numbers vs WW console shipment numbers?
 

daveo42

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Destiny selling a lot more on Xbox One.
Despite the double digit millions Sony invested in the title.

Just throwing that stat out there for fun.
Console hardware sales don't always tell the full story for the industry as a whole.

Just talking about US for now
John Harker
Definitely doesn't make things up as he goes along.
(Today, 02:30 PM)
 

bananafactory

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I'm honestly not sure that MCC + $50 discount will be enough for XB1 to beat PS4 in November. Will be interesting to see.
Yeah, I thought it might but when you just look at that graph, it's really hard to imagine even Halo and a price drop swinging things so drastically that the XB1 bar is ahead of the PS4 one, even for a month.
 

Dizastah

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while I would enjoy another Sony month in November I don't think they have enough to get over the price drop and MCC.

GTAV might be a wild card though.
GTA5 might not be a wildcard. There doesn't look like there will be a bundle in the U.S.
So Sony in America don't really have anything to counter.....unless they announce something.
 
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