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Old 25-11-2013, 13:41
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Less than PS3 and PSP at launch and will be less than PS4 when that is released on Friday. I hope Microsoft focus more on the games and less on the entertainment after this and it should also give them a rethink on ridiculous micro-transactions.
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Old 25-11-2013, 13:43
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Old 25-11-2013, 13:44
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Old 25-11-2013, 13:51
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I thought they were record breaking sales, is that not true then?
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Old 25-11-2013, 13:51
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Less than PS3 and PSP at launch and will be less than PS4 when that is released on Friday. I hope Microsoft focus more on the games and less on the entertainment after this and it should also give them a rethink on ridiculous micro-transactions.
Times like this i wished gifs where allowed on this site.
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Old 25-11-2013, 13:55
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I thought they were record breaking sales, is that not true then?
No. They were almost half of PS4 sales in North America and I would expect similar next week in the UK. I have always owned Microsoft consoles with the Xbox and Xbox 360, but the lack of focus and crippling micro-transactions has completely put me off.
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Old 25-11-2013, 13:57
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No. They were almost half of PS4 sales in North America and I would expect similar next week in the UK. I have always owned Microsoft consoles with the Xbox and Xbox 360, but the lack of focus and crippling micro-transactions has completely put me off.
Point me in the right direction of where they have UK stock of Xbox One's?
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Old 25-11-2013, 13:59
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I thought they were record breaking sales, is that not true then?
It is only an Xbox record that they broke.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:01
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I think it's only disappointing if MC are not happy with them, I'm not sure how many consoles and games they need to flog to make a profit but there's a long way to go.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:02
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No. They were almost half of PS4 sales in North America and I would expect similar next week in the UK. I have always owned Microsoft consoles with the Xbox and Xbox 360, but the lack of focus and crippling micro-transactions has completely put me off.
This is a useless statistic without numbers. Of course the PS4 will have sold more in the US - they ONLY launched in the US, where as Xbox went for a world wide launch, so naturally there will be less stock in each country than at Sony's launch. IF Xbox One stock in the US wasn't selling out AND they had less stock than Sony, then yes, that is bad. But that isn't the case.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:04
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I went in game on sunday in solihull, and they guy said to me ' if you want one i may have one or two left out the back'. great, how much i asked. to which he told me they would only sell it as a bundle and was near 700 quid.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:05
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I went in game on sunday in solihull, and they guy said to me ' if you want one i may have one or two left out the back'. great, how much i asked. to which he told me they would only sell it as a bundle and was near 700 quid.
Game were also selling bundles on their website for £1k!
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:12
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CEX will even give you £485 for your console now such is the demand
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:15
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This is a useless statistic without numbers. Of course the PS4 will have sold more in the US - they ONLY launched in the US, where as Xbox went for a world wide launch, so naturally there will be less stock in each country than at Sony's launch. IF Xbox One stock in the US wasn't selling out AND they had less stock than Sony, then yes, that is bad. But that isn't the case.
Why is there naturally less? Talk about jumping to conclusions.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:18
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This is a useless statistic without numbers. Of course the PS4 will have sold more in the US - they ONLY launched in the US, where as Xbox went for a world wide launch, so naturally there will be less stock in each country than at Sony's launch. IF Xbox One stock in the US wasn't selling out AND they had less stock than Sony, then yes, that is bad. But that isn't the case.
Microsoft only have themselves to blame if they have produced less stock for the first weekend resulting in fewer sales. The preorder numbers are higher for PS4 in the UK than Xbox One, so it would have sold more before manufacturing numbers are known.

At the end of the financial year the full picture will be revealed when worldwide sales can be counted as the Japanese launch is last. There will only be one winner.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:18
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Why is there naturally less? Talk about jumping to conclusions.
Not jumping to conclusions at all. Microsoft said that the console was sold out at the majority of retailers in the US. IF Microsoft have shifted the reported 50% less consoles than Sony did then it means that less consoles were made.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:23
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REPORT: They sold around 150 k consoles in the uk

MCV

Microsoft’s Xbox One sold around 150k units in its first 48 hours in the UK, MCV understands.

Chart-Track this morning confirmed that Xbox One doubled the week one UK sales of its predecessor Xbox 360, which was launched worldwide in 2005.

Numbers released the week after Xbox 360’s launch showed that the console sold 70k in the UK in the same period, although MCV has since been informed that the Xbox One number is in fact slightly over double this.

Perhaps more tellingly this means that Xbox One is, according to the same source, now just a few thousand units short of beating the Wii U’s total UK sales accrued since its release a year ago this week.

Stock permitting Xbox One should shoot ahead of Nintendo’s machine this week. And a strong launch for PS4 this Friday could see Nintendo relegated to third place in the UK next-gen battle.
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/xbox-...-in-uk/0124857
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:28
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Microsoft only have themselves to blame if they have produced less stock for the first weekend resulting in fewer sales. The preorder numbers are higher for PS4 in the UK than Xbox One, so it would have sold more before manufacturing numbers are known.

At the end of the financial year the full picture will be revealed when worldwide sales can be counted as the Japanese launch is last. There will only be one winner.
How can you produce more yields in a certain time frame?

Sony went with a million yield and went NA only.

MS went with a million plus yield in 13 territories. Both basically sold out in Day 1. Both won. Its not all about 'records'

Produce 300k units and sell 180,000
or Produce 140k and sell 140k.
As a sales person what would you be more happy with?
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:30
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So MS sold nearly double what they did of the 360 and it's considering "disappointing"

After all the negative PR that has surrounded the console I would be happy if I were MS to double my sales figures compared to the last launch.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:31
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Not jumping to conclusions at all. Microsoft said that the console was sold out at the majority of retailers in the US. IF Microsoft have shifted the reported 50% less consoles than Sony did then it means that less consoles were made.
No it doesn't.

You don't know how many are unsold and you don't know the percentage breakdown of how many units were distributed to where.

Your initial comment was that 'of course' MS sold less in the US, because Sony only launched in the US so MS had to spread their consoles around.

That's baseless. You do not know when MS began production. You do not know when Sony began production. Neither do you know how many Sony can make a month and neither do you know how many MS can make a month.

You cannot say that the only reason MS sold less in the US is because Sony only launched in the US. We know from a forum poster on here that Argos has had their PS4 stock for some time, prior to the 15th. It isn't like they made 1 million consoles for the US and now in the space of 2 weeks they're going to make the entire EU, AU and ME stock.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:34
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When did gamers become obsessed with console sales? It really is a pointless discussion at this stage in a consoles life.

The ps3 sales have proved this previously.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:34
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You have to keep in mind the sales 'race' is not a sprint but a marathon and both competitors have got off to a good start.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:34
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Oh dear God, it's like wandering into a primary school playground. FGS, both are truly great machines, both will sell millions and both will have superb games. Grow up.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:35
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How can you produce more yields in a certain time frame?

Sony went with a million yield and went NA only.

MS went with a million plus yield in 13 territories. Both basically sold out in Day 1. Both won. Its not all about 'records'

Produce 300k units and sell 180,000
or Produce 140k and sell 140k.
As a sales person what would you be more happy with?
I'd be more happy being Sony, make more and sell more. Sony have already made the consoles for other territories, they just haven't launched until this Friday. Both didn't win. The complete picture won't be known until the consoles are released in the third major territory of Japan, and we all know how that is going to go, with Microsoft a long way behind before then anyway.
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:36
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How can you produce more yields in a certain time frame?

Sony went with a million yield and went NA only.

MS went with a million plus yield in 13 territories. Both basically sold out in Day 1. Both won. Its not all about 'records'

Produce 300k units and sell 180,000
or Produce 140k and sell 140k.
As a sales person what would you be more happy with?
A salesperson would be happy with 180k.

But again, it is nonsense talk. You do not know how many were made.

Also someone was asking where it isn't sold out. So here you go.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/11/...-one-editions/

Or try here http://www.ebgames.ca/browse/storese...spx?sku=709810 look at how many stores still have stock. Tonnes.
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