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Offline News  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:43:12 AM(UTC)
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As of a month or so ago, Microsoft had sold around 4 million Xbox One consoles globally. Sony's PlayStation 4, which launched right around the same time pre-Christmas last year, has gone on to sell over 6 million units. Announced today, Sony has said that it's latest and greatest console/home entertainment unit has sold 6 million units globally, with software sales nearing the 14 million mark. To be frank, those are impressive numbers for both companies, but Sony's decision to undercut the Xbox One by $100 seems to have helped out in the ever-present race to outsell the other.


It's a stark change of things, as the Xbox 360 was the leading home console seller for months on end in the run-up to the next-gen launches. As for specifics surrounding software, Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA14, Battlefield 4, and Assassin's Creed: IV Black Flag are amongst the top movers, with Killzone Shadow Fall itself selling 2.1 million copies.

As of today,  the PS4 can be purchased on shelves in 57 countries, and it's worth remembering that Sony also doesn't charge for access to its online suite of services, whereas Microsoft asks users to pony up for Xbox Live. It'll be interested to see if the momentum keeps up, particularly if we see a price drop leading into the 2014 holiday season. 
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:03:05 AM(UTC)
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Sony does too charge for online services! You have to be a PS+ member just for online play of just about all of their games for the PS4!

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:22:50 AM(UTC)
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News wrote:


and it's worth remembering that Sony also doesn't charge for access to its online suite of services, whereas Microsoft asks users to pony up for Xbox Live. It'll be interested to see if the momentum keeps up, particularly if we see a price drop leading into the 2014 holiday season. 




You have some of your info wrong... 
https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5060/~/ps4-online-multiplayer-requirements 

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#4 Posted : Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:23:51 AM(UTC)
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Yo M$ take notes from sony

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:24:21 PM(UTC)
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Sony changed their stance on free PS online and now charges just like MS does for online access.


I would be interested to know how many game titles have been sold to XBone owners. I have heard from a friend who works for GameStop that XB1 [censored]les have been outselling PS4 titles despite selling fewer consoles. It would be interesting if that was the case in more places than just 1 store.

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#6 Posted : Tuesday, March 4, 2014 5:19:47 PM(UTC)
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I've been reading the same thing about game sells with the Xbox also.


Its funny sony seems to be doing well with PS4 however sony is selling off parts of the company because its losing money.

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#7 Posted : Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2:28:22 AM(UTC)
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The number of markets both consoles are available in plays a huge part on sales numbers, as would the attach rate (games sold per console purchase). Sevag's info about game sales is something I've heard from others too, but its still anecdotal. The 360 has a huge attach rate compared to the PS3, but its so early in the current 'war' that its going to be years out when we can get numbers that mean anything.


I think I remember the XBone in only 13 markets, while sony's console is in more than 32 (several countries may be in a single market).


I love my One, and my 360 and PS3 still get a good workout. I was tempted to get a PS4 but there simply aren't any titles that grab me. Titanfall looks interesting, but as with the PS3 there are too few 'gotta have' titles like Journey and The Last of Us. Console exclusivity sucks for us consumers, but it can make or break a console like the Halo and GoW series helped to do with the 360.

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#8 Posted : Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:49:25 AM(UTC)
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Ps4 is a great console but...its not something I would buy if it was a Rush Sale

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