Xbox One Outsells PS4 During Black Friday Craze
Black Friday was good to the Xbox One. According to retail sales tracker InfoScout, Microsoft‘s next-gen console posted strong numbers. A sampling of 83,000 sales receipts from retailers Target and Walmart showed the Xbox One with a 31% stake, the highest of any home console. Xbox 360 sales came in second with a 30% share. Likely due to the outrageous discounts most retailers offered on the hardware.
That means Microsoft held a dominant 61% share of all Black Friday console sales. Both PlayStation 3 and PS4 took home a respectable 15% purse. With Nintendo‘s Wii U limping in at 6%. The lackluster PS4 sales are likely due to the fact that the console has a long pre-purchase waiting line. Meaning it’s not going to be readily available for in-store purchase for some time. GameStop recently commented that an astounding 2.3 million gamers are on the waiting list for PS4 hardware.
If you’re a new Xbox One owner, or want to get a feel for what to pick up this holiday, check out some of our recent reviews. Our day one NBA 2K14 and Ryse: Son of Rome reviews should help you decide whether or not to make them part of your library early on.
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