7 million PS4s sold… but who is winning the console war?

Sony have announced the sale of the 7 millionth Playstation 4. Impressive stuff – but how does that stack up against the Xbox One? Read on to find out.

ps4xbo.pngUnfortunately for worldwide sales of games consoles, there’s no independent arbiter who can release figures – so the best we can do is piece together the evidence from whatever Sony or Microsoft have deigned to tell us. So what do we know about how the Xbox One is doing?

According to Product Reviews, the last official figures we have are from the end of January – when they announced 3.9 million Xbox One consoles had been sold. That’s quite a long time ago now. So could the Xbox One catch up?

According to TechRadar, in February in the United States only they sold 287,000 PS4s and 258,000 Xbox Ones – so slightly less (but interestingly, they say that Microsoft still ended up with more cash because of the higher price of their console).

Meanwhile in PS4 land, it was only in early March when Sony hit the six million mark worldwide too. So they’ve sold a million consoles in about a month.

But this doesn’t account for what is potentially the biggest game-changer since then: Titanfall.

So what is the Titanfall effect? According to The Graun, in the UK the release of the game led to an increase in Xbox One sales by a huge 96%. But this is for the UK.

So can we learn anything from this? Umm… not really. Both companies have only been releasing favourable numbers, so it is hard to read into the situation without having any directly comparable numbers. Essentially, the answer to how well the Xbox One is doing in comparison is a disappointing “nobody really knows”.

Personally, I’d wager that the PS4 is still slightly head, but the Xbox One has narrowed the gap – but this is just baseless and irresponsible speculation.

Who do you think is winning? Let us know in the comments.

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James O'Malley7 million PS4s sold… but who is winning the console war?
  • Joe Nelson

    what a non article this is.You might have well as just put “we don't know”

  • Joe Nelson

    what a non article this is.
    You might have well as just put “we don’t know”

    • Bob

      agreed!

    • AmericanAlien

      Exactly what I thought. Is PS4 or Xbox One winning? Umm… not really.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000006855474 Kevin Arnold

        it really doesnt make a difference who is winning. They will both still be here next go round.

    • Tim

      Good to see console gaming so alive and well, the PS4 is going to dominate the gaming world just like the PS2.

  • Adrian

    Whom ever sells the most GAMES and MEDIA will win. Bot Microsoft and Sony are selling these units at a loss. If XB1 sold 5 million units but 30 million(6 games per unit) games they are beating Sony with 7 million units and only 20.5 million*(3 games per unit) games sold. Fanbois seem to not understand that about consoles , all they see is unit sales numbers. Every single game sold a license fee goes to Sony or Microsoft.

    *Sony released that number yesterday.

    • James Cluckey

      FYI at the initial console prices neither company sold their consoles for a loss. PS4 made about a 22 dollar profit per system. X1 made slightly more. But since X1 decided to slash prices and throw Titanfall in for free they are losing more losing more than a hundred per console.
      Not to mention Sony makes money when X1′s are sold thanks to blu-ray.
      But yes you are right about games. They need to sell games. Because that is how they make money. But for Microsoft to make the same amount of money at this point because they slashed prices below profit and offered up a free game. They need to sell 3 extra full price AAA games per X1 owner.

      • John Bollinger

        The PS4 manufacturing cost was around $381 and yes it’s sold for $399, however the retail usually takes a 20% cut of the selling price for their own profit so actually Sony probably sold the PS4 to Best Buy/Walmart/Amazon/Games Stop/ect for around $320 which means they lost around $61 per console. The Xbox One manufacturing cost is around $471 but they would have sold to retailer for around $400 (or what ever was negotiated) but I highly doubt that the retail took less than a 15% cut. Either way both Sony and Microsoft were/are selling for a slight loss. But one 1st party game sale or two and they are making money off that consumer.

      • Guest

        They didn’t make profit. There is a difference between what the retailer sales the product for and what the retailer pays for the product. Then you need to factor in advertising as well. Neither side is making profit on the system they sell.

      • Jason Galindo

        Sony did not invent BluRay, so they aren’t making a dime off any Xbox One’s sold.

        • John Lemon

          Sony holds some of the patents but not all. They are making money from it just not all of it.

        • Jason Jones

          Hate to break it to you but technically Sony DID invent the Bluray.
          The Blu-ray Disc Association which invented it is made up of Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG, Hitatchi, Sharp and Samsung.
          So, every Bluray that is sold, gives a slight fee to the BDA which in turn, goes to each company including Sony.

          • Jason Galindo

            While I was wrong about sony not making a dime off of bluray technology, I maintain the FACT that Sony did not invent the bluray. They helped to pioneer the technology, and to usher it into everyday life, but they did not invent it,

          • Jason Jones

            You were wrong about BOTH. Bluray was invented by a group made up of all those companies, meaning it was a collaboration of engineers.

            Deal with reality, you are wrong.

          • Jason Galindo

            Eat a dick. Samsung invented bluray

          • Jason Jones

            Thanks for proving you are an idiot to everyone and you are talking out of your ass.
            The BDA group invented bluray.

        • Mr. Sawyer

          “Blu-ray Disc founder group” was started on May 20, 2002 by MIT and nine leading electronic companies: SONY, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp, and Samsung

          IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE SONY HAD A HAND IN INVENTING THE BLURAY to me. shot your comment right out the water

          • Jason Galindo

            Nope. Wrong. Sony didn’t invent bluray, the bluray founding group did, just like Jordan didn’t win the championships in ’91-’93, the bulls did.

          • MakeUpYourMindJason

            If you can say “Samsung invented bluray” (and you did), then I think he can also say Sony invented it.

          • Jason Galindo

            Not saying so y didn’t help, but Sony as a company themselves did not invent bluray, that’s like saying Jordan won the championships all by himself. Ass

  • Derisat Hartfelt

    @ James O’Malley, go fuck yourself, no one cares about the fabricated “console war”. This is old hat, try covering something relevant like the affects of tsunami’s and earth quakes in manafacturing countries raising the price of hardware. If you need conflict, how about the nvidia vs ati GPU war. Pound for pound who is more efficient? Who is cheaper? Or the woes of needing 1500 watt power supplies for your computers/systems, which can blow out breakers in houses. SOMETHING RELEVANT AND NOT BEATEN TO DEATH!

    You hack writer

  • Jim Shanks

    Console war? You get the feeling reading these articles that the only people warring over which game console is better are out of work 20 somethings living in their parents basements who’s only social life is online gaming. I doubt Sony of Microsoft really care.

    • Sugar D Daddy

      Thank you!!!! People get so damn upset when you say anything about THEIR favorite console… amuses the hell outta me. Acting as though they have some stake in the company or something. Arguing about it isn’t going to change the numbers.. If you like it, then just buy it!

    • Jason Jones

      There is only 1 game console anyway so there cant be a war.

      • pc

        There is only one machine for gaming and it’s called a pc.

  • Your_Favorite_Candy

    i feel the UK sold 96% more xbox1 after titanfall release because they aren’t fed the same media crap we get

    • grimrook

      yes but 96% more when there numbers in the uk where low is not very good

  • James Cluckey

    Terrible article. They have not closed the gap. inFamous was a bigger system seller overall than Titanfall was. PS4 saw several weeks of increased system sales after their big release. Titanfall only helped sell X1′s for a week.

    • http://www.clubvalenciacf.blogspot.com SlickR

      Exactly, and Titanfall has been pushing Xbox One console sales the previous weeks, as opposed to after the release. This is what infuriates me about games being system pushers, even if they are, they push sales before and maybe a week to two after, but that’s it, you are not going to see a 2 month buying frenzy of Xone after Titanfall was released.

      So I expect about a 200k-300k Xone’s were purchased due to Titanfall, but it was in the lead up to the game, not after the release. I think sales might have been higher for a week after Titanfall, in fact several big retailers reported from 30% to 100% percent increase in Xone’s in the first week.

      I’d say if the Xone sold 700k consoles worldwide in March, about 50k would have been directly related to Titanfall and about 150k to 200k in the leadup to Titanfall release have been directly to Titanfall.

      But unless we are talking about a new Halo game coming out in the Summer for Xone, there won’t be any big console pushers this year.

      The one game that can turn out great for PS4 though might be 1884 or whatever the name was and if its received great it might push some console sales for the PS4, not that the console really needs it, when they are dominating Xone and are even having supply issues. The PS4 can easily be at 8 million units sold if they didn’t have supply issues.

    • risingforce86 .

      Dude enough of the PS4 fanboy bullshit.. Sony’s game lineup is a pathetic joke. The console is $100 less that is the ONLY reason it has sold more. I have the PS4 and Killzone was crap knack is lame and while infamous is a cool game its not multiplayer hence it gets boring fast. The XB1 game lineup is 100x better and is the online and services.

      • Jason Jones

        Is it also fanboy bullshit that MS stopped releasing system sales numbers when the PS4 started outselling it 2 to 1?

        Yeah, not one single number from them this year. Something they have done when all their products start failing. You wont hear a thing until their fiscal report when they have no choice but to make it public.

      • n3rd

        wait,they have second son that you have to beat 2 times to get full game features…lol…#nonreplayvalue

      • Derrick Lee

        So I guess ps4 is still winning the battle selling more machines. Pharos its because it’s 100 less but with better hardware.

      • notRetarded

        $100 only reason?!? I’m mainly a pc person where the video card is… aahh.. very important. For a lot of gamers better hardware of the sony which will be utilized more and more thru the life of the system is a better reason

      • MarkGoyette

        No the only reason why it has sold more in any significant volume is two reasons. One Sony has limited the number available by spreading the systems thin over more countries, thus making it look like it is in demand, and thus causing them to sell out as soon as they come in, and two it is available in far more markets than the XB1, more markets equals more potential sales. Those are the only reasons why it has sold more, so far they have no evidence that the $100 higher price tag on the XB1 has affected sales significantly in favor of the PS4, if anything has it is the fact the XB1 has the Kinect included and people don’t want it.

    • n3rd

      wait..do you know the sales numbers to back your claim?

    • JCW

      Actually, when projected sells of March came out, yes a whole MONTH, their sells increased quite a bit, definitely closing the gap. Just no official numbers have been released. It wasn’t until infamous that the gap reopened some. Plus, the ONLY reason the PS4 has sold more is because 1. it’s $100 cheaper(which IS a factor because there are more casual gamers than hardcore) and 2. Its was released in over 20 MORE countries for several months before the XO was fully released in all of its planned countries. So with multiple months of sells in nearly 2 dozen more countries it would be very sad if PS4 didn’t have a million more consoles sold. From a company/profit standpoint for MS, it doesn’t really matter if they necessarily sale more anyways because they can sell more than 500K less and still be on par, if not pass sony in actual revenue brought in from the consoles

      • FtheFailbox

        Awwww boooo hooo hooo!! PS4 out months before? How about the Failbox fan boys drooling over PS3vXBOX360 numbers… The Xbox360 had a YEAR lead and the PS3 STILL OUT SOLD IT. Not only did the PS3 out sell it the Xbox had a HUGE boost from the 54.2% failure rate that drove many frustrated consumers to buy new systems.

        Oh and did you forget the PS3 was 400-600$ versus the 360s 300-400$. Price and time CLEARLY had zero effect on the actual sales. The stronger, more powerful, all around better system out sold the biggest home electronic’s failure in the history of manufacturing.

        Hands down the PS4 is technically superior to the XO in every way possible. Exclusives be damned. In 5-6 years the XO will never out sell the PS4. Period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000006855474 Kevin Arnold

    I hear Titanfall is garbage.

    • jgerb0

      Have you played it? Then this is just a garbage comment…

      • Daniel Salazar

        I have, bought the XO on sale bundled with TF and this game is overhyped and overrated, and not worth buying a new console. It got old very fast.

        Luckily as a gamer, I have a PS4, WiiU, and XO, but still don’t find it worth buying an XO. Guess I will hope for some quality games to come out later this year :/

        • AmericanAlien

          Titanfall is a fairly good game, and many love it, and I believe that includes critics as well.

          • dicktracey

            It’s a good game for those who enjoy mindless FPS Multiplayer.
            Dark Souls 2 is a good game this is COD 15 with mechs.

        • Matt White

          UFC

        • n3rd

          thats tom foolery..xbox one has more game selection then the ps4 to this date as far as i know…knowbetterdobetter

          • D0rk

            Erm no it doesn’t? The only reason it had a slight edge at release was because Sony was still supporting PS3 where 360 has just been getting Ports.

            XO:forza,Dead Rising 3,Ryse,Peggle 2 & Titan’s Fall.
            sony:Knack,Killzone,Darkest Light,WarFrame,Infamous SS on top of tons more Arcade games in market place.

            PS,Why are Xbox fanbois so stupid?

          • john smith

            You’re missing a few X1 exclusives there bud and Warframe is a ftp PC multi-plat that’s better played on a PC to be honest. Nothing to brag about, especially when Titanfall squashes it anyway.

            Nobody spends a few hundred bucks on a console for indie games moron. Further more, they didn’t matter to you people last gen so why do they matter now? Sony are only loving on indies and remakes e.g., TLoU to pad their lackluster lineup due to a bad financial situation. Better to play it safe for them I guess, while on the other hand MS has invested $1 billion into games creation. Sony can only dream of that.

            This E3 should really separate the two consoles when it comes to who has the most exclusives.

            PS4′s are selling exceptionally well at the moment but that will change when the hype dies down – and it will. Then it will be all about the games and that’s when the tables will turn. PS4 is nothing but hype and Sony are running on empty.

          • failboxone

            LOL did you say titanfall squishes the gaming competition. LOL when last of us goes ps4 bye bye competition.

          • john smith

            Reading comprehension is obviously not your strong point. I said Titanfall squashes Warframe.

            TLoU will be a remake to my understanding. Why would people who already played the PS3 version of the game want to play it again? Especially at full price! Jeez, the game isn’t even a year old yet.

          • $98754597

            You seem upset at PS4′s stronger hardware, ~3 million sales lead, large number of 1st party studios, and larger developer support. It must suck that most or all of your claims and predictions turn out wrong.

            You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream like a rabid animal. Microsoft fanboy shills don’t love their console they just hate the success of others.

            PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. PS4 will make a net profit, and Sony won’t go bankrupt.

            Keep crying and shilling while everyone else ignores you and keeps buying PS4s. Those 800,000+ Xboxes rotting on shelves must hurt.

          • $98754597

            You seem upset at PS4′s stronger hardware, ~3 million sales lead, large number of 1st party studios, and larger developer support. It must suck that most or all of your claims and predictions turn out wrong.

            You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream like a rabid animal. Microsoft fanboy shills don’t love their console they just hate the success of others.

            PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. PS4 will make a net profit, and Sony won’t go bankrupt.

            Keep crying and shilling while everyone else ignores you and keeps buying PS4s. Those 800,000+ Xboxes rotting on shelves must hurt.

          • ericka davison

            N3rd: Just because they have more games does not mean that quality of said games are not crap. The truth is that if the games that MS were offering were any good, they would have to offer it for ‘free’ in a bundle pack 6 months down the line.

          • Steve Davis

            just because it has more games does not make it better I have a PS4 and all my friends have PS4 as well I dont know anybody that has an XBOX1.

        • john smith

          Tell me, why do you think that it’s worth owning a PS4 when the X1 clearly has more full retail exclusives? Surely if the X1 isn’t worth owning at this time then obviously neither is the PS4. As far as quality games on the X1 go’s it has more higher rated games on Metacritic than the PS4. Your comment just doesn’t make any sense.

          • $98754597

            You seem upset at PS4′s stronger hardware, ~3 million sales lead, large number of 1st party studios, and larger developer support. It must suck that most or all of your claims and predictions turn out wrong.

            You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream like a rabid animal. Microsoft fanboy shills don’t love their console they just hate the success of others.

            PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. PS4 will make a net profit, and Sony won’t go bankrupt.

            Keep crying and shilling while everyone else ignores you and keeps buying PS4s. Those 800,000+ Xboxes rotting on shelves must hurt.,,,

          • john smith

            Whhaaaat! You have the nerve to call me a shill! Further more, you compare me to a rabid animal who’s flinging feces? *scratches head* Judging by your reply it’s pretty obvious that you’re the rabid animal flinging feces you delusional psycho fanboy!

        • Head Blackman

          if you feel that way about the x1 (as a so called gamer) then you must hate you ps4 (as a so called gamer). or was that just fanbot talk? hardcore AAA games on the x1 a bunch of casual indie games on the ps4. which would be better to play for a grown man like yourself??? (going by your profile picture)

        • Failboxone

          I agree Titanfall is shit.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000006855474 Kevin Arnold

        If i had played it, i would have put that it IS garbage rather then i hear its garbage. Reading comprehension clearly is not your strong suit.

        • Head Blackman

          spoken like a true sony fanbot. keep up the good crap!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000006855474 Kevin Arnold

            Spoken like a True intelligent person that understands the English language. I am a fan of ALL game platforms. I enjoy both PS and Microsoft games as well as PC games. I am a game fanbot if anything.

      • gleeglarboo

        It’s another standard First Person shooter but they added Mechs and Wall Running but still lacks Depth and Single player…Woopity Doo and Yes I have played it

        • JCW

          It was a FPS made to be ONLINE multiplayer ONLY. You are pretty stupid if you expected single player or any depth to it. A multiplayer FPS can only change so many times, that’s juts where the genre is at. Plus, nobody buys multiplayer FPS games for the single player. You play the campaign once and then go to the multiplayer, that’s why it’s a multiplayer game. If you wanted a solo player game with depth you would buy a game like Skyrim, etc., not Call of Duty or Titanfall.

      • failboxone

        Titanfall is garbage, I’m sorry facing the same fucking people over and over and playing the same fucking maps over and over is complete garbage. bought it and played and got bored after going 30-0 every fucking game. Yeah this game is complete garbage.

        • winboxone

          then why did you buy it

          • Chris

            doubt they really did. with a name like failboxone and claiming to get 30-0 every game,(even your very first round?), we can all be reasonably sure where their true “loyalty” lies. (put loyalty in quotations to illustrate how dumb i think it is to get so worked up over something as insignificant as a game console, and trying to feel superior over others and criticize their choices like they affect you in any way.) and the other criticisms pretty much describe every other FPS ever made so not sure where they were going with that.

        • Jason Earles

          sorry buddy you didn’t go 30-0 i’ve played the game since it has come out and i would say it almost impossible to be 30-0 once ..much less everytime..and by the way you don’t see the same people over and over …just admit you never played it.

    • Jared Cantin

      It’s not. Best FPS I’ve played in a long while.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000006855474 Kevin Arnold

        now i hear it both ways, i will trust my couple of friends opinion over yours (lucky it doesn’t matter because its just an opinion)

        • derp

          It’s a decent game,Well it’s fun at the end of the day it’s just another FPS…Unless your a Call of Duty nut you’ll probably enjoy it for 2weeks to a month and then move on.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000006855474 Kevin Arnold

            i like the COD franchise, but am falling out of love with it fast.

          • Bra

            I’ve played it and it was EXTREMELY fun. They added AI’s that play along with you (which are easy to kill) so it feels like a lot more is going on. I have to say it is much better than Call of Duty. Call of Duty does the same thing year after year so this is refreshing.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000006855474 Kevin Arnold

            i got a chance to play this weekend, it was fun, but i was not super impressed. NO story mode? Gay

        • Jason Earles

          been a cod guy for a long time titanfall kicks cod ass

      • failboxone

        Best FPS my ass. Please the first doom was better then this trash.

    • Seraph

      I own it for 360, Its a good game and it is a welcome addition for the FPS genre. Should you go out of your way for it though? No. with the very small content size and low level cap, you get over it pretty fast.

      • comet

        Low level cap…..have you generated yet?

    • datdude

      I don’t hear about it at all.

    • G

      To those of you who have deigned to purchase an Xbox One:
      The numbers speak for themselves. Sony has outsold the Xbox One by 3 million units. Sony has outsold Microsoft in total games sold. The increase in sales brought on by TItanfall (96%) were overshadowed by the increase in sales brought on my MGS 5 and Infamous: Second Son (104%, but due to nearly double the system sales, its nearly double the amount of the Titanfall increase in reality). Titanfall has been viewed by critics and gamers alike around the globe, and the verdict was that it was found wanting. That’s it. There is nothing that can be said to justify your belief in the Xbox Ones superiority, because it is exactly that: Belief. Lets rely on the cold, hard facts rather than resorting to our irrational biases and end this petty argument.

  • Huh

    Who’s winning where? Just the U.S.?

    Because it’s common knowledge the PS4 is kicking Xbox One’s butt worldwide.

    • john jim

      The ps4 is selling in 32 territories wile the XB1 is selling in 13. Of course the PS4 is outselling the XB1. But If it really is kicking xbox’s butt the it should be more than 2:1

      • datdude

        ??? Is that your logic? Really? The ps4 is outselling the xbone EVERYWHERE. So now the excuse for these poor slobs is the xbone isn’t available in countries like Japan, where it doesn’t sell anyway? You uneducated nothing, Microsoft released exactly where they wanted to, in countries where they sell the vast majority of their consoles. Tell us, oh wise one, exactly what country is the xbone not available where it’s going to sell gangbusters? LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! Stop being a useless putz and wake up son, go back to school and get some education. Take a marketing class or some economics curriculum. Then come back and show us what you’ve learned, because at this stage you’re useless.

  • kbond002

    who cares!!!! is it going to put any money in my pocket the fact that they are selling consoles. I love the fact that both are selling. Makes good competition! We the consumers are winning. They are throwing all kinds of features in these consoles to compete with each other. so if you ask me who is winning. Its the people that are purchasing the next-gen consoles! KEEP FIGHTING! As long as they fight. I keep winning!

  • Chris Enloe

    Cant see how the PS4 is out selling anything,i cant find it anywhere to buy,unless i want to spen more then twice the amount for it like on ebay or amazon.
    Not happening.

    • Jason Jones

      And you cant find them because?!?

      Oh yeah, because the stores sold out…try reserving one of them so you get one with the next shipment.

      • Zzz

        Readily available at Wal-Mart. They aren’t sold out anywhere because of demand. They held shipments in US because japan release I’m February. That came from a PS rep’s mouth.

    • Clark Kent

      You can buy online right know at regular price at Best buy, free shipping to stores. they are every where, stop breathing the Sony B.S

      • Chris Enloe

        Thanks but they do not ship to my location,tried to buy it there before and was told they could not ship to me.

  • yoyomo

    Well since there is once again very few games for each console I would say the loser is the consumer.

  • http://www.none.com sdcubbin

    Why does there have to be a winner? These companies/systems have co-existed for year and they will continue to co-exist for years to come. People have differnt opinions for everything. If there was only one game console maker, you would be paying well over $1000 for the console. Get over it already and move on. There are much more pressing issues in this world.

  • Jim Quillen

    who cares ?

  • AmericanAlien

    I guess they didn’t want to write about Wii U increasing in sales either, which is understandable since this article is about not KNOWING ANYTHING.

  • Goheels999

    Gamers! We have choices and new experiences with higher quality sound and graphics.

  • Jurgen

    The gamers are winning.

  • William Haynes

    why does one have to “win”, they have both sold millions, many people buy both

  • risingforce86 .

    Xbox One will eventually take over again its only a matter of time. the $100 less price tag is the only thing Sony has going for them but that will wear off soon enough, The PS4 game lineup is just horrible. The XB1 has better games better multiplayer and better overall services. They have the same exact graphics card and CPU so the gaming side is about equal but the XB1 offers much more for the money it seems. Slightly faster ram on the PS4 does not make that much of a difference.

    • Jason Jones

      Idiot.

      The PS4s DDR5 memory has 20% more bandwidth, something that can never be made up in any way shape or form.

      Using your idiotic logic, the Wii U should be selling far more than both the PS4 and One combined because, you know…price. So yeah, you are an idiot.

    • MikeB513

      Take over again? Theres more PS3 sales then Xbox360…

    • spikec2

      Different gpu kid, learn it. and GDDR5 to DDR3 is night and day faster.

    • datdude

      This poor son of a b*tch must be having a stroke, he’s spouting pure drivel. Somebody call the ambulance and drag his confused carcass to the hospital.

    • john smith

      The PS4 GPU is one up better than what’s in the X1. Still, there are games that the PS4 struggles to reach 1080p with like CoD.

      • $98754597

        You seem upset at PS4′s stronger hardware, ~3 million sales lead, large number of 1st party studios, and larger developer support. It must suck that most or all of your claims and predictions turn out wrong.

        You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream like a rabid animal. Microsoft fanboy shills don’t love their console they just hate the success of others.

        PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. PS4 will make a net profit, and Sony won’t go bankrupt.

        Keep crying and shilling while everyone else ignores you and keeps buying PS4s. Those 800,000+ Xboxes rotting on shelves must hurt.,

  • IrishSpartan

    Um, you kind of already answered your question. Microsoft hasn’t released its sales numbers since January, that is not a good sign because it suggests that the numbers are not as good as they thought. Meanwhile, Sony releases sales numbers almost every month which implies confidence in their product. Besides the numbers, Sony seems to be pulling ahead with game developers. At this year’s GDC, the majority of game developers expressed a preference to the PS4 and discussed the extra power that will only become more apparent. I’m not a game developer but when the majority favor a particular console I take notice and heed their advice. It really doesn’t matter to me who is winning as I have both but right now I prefer the PS4 in general, note that Titanfall is fun (because I’m sure some Xbox Fanboy will bring that game up as their one piece of defense for the XB1) but I’m playing it on my PC, so no need for the XB1 on that front. So far based on what little information we have, I would have to say that the PS4 is “winning” between the two consoles but lets be honest here, the real winner in the “console war” is AMD.

  • WhereIsHomefront2?

    Who cares? PC MASTER RACE.

  • MikeB513

    Just got my first beast PC. I won.

  • Dr. NEGA

    well the winners will be only AMD since its AMD are the ones making money while intel is missing out the glory……..and AMD have confirm that Mantle will be available for all AMD processors and gpu’s thats including xbox and ps4……..so that answer your questions of who’s winning …

  • dollarbills

    Neither system has anything new, the entire industry has become lame. Untill there is something new and fresh my Xbox will continut to collect dust.

  • HotelQuebec

    What still matters is PS4 is still the better performing console.

  • N$G

    You forgot to mention that, after Titanfall, the Xbox One doesn’t have an exclusive game coming for the next 4 months. Titanfall is a one month thing. After that the One is dead

  • Joey de Luna

    Are people still fighting about this? Lol. I have all three next gen consoles and me and my family are having a blast!

  • freakziilla

    I own a 360 ps3 and finally got my hands on my ps4 about 3 weeks ago I am kinda pissed what sony is doing they give free games monthly,, well guess what no wonder they are free they are shit games ,,games that don’t even look as good as old school sega, Nintendo any way if sony don’t start putting games out there same with xbox 1 I will just quit playing I am 47 years old ,,oh yeah iv been around video games since pong, as far as titan fall goes I don’t know how that game playes on xbox1 but it plays kinda crapy on the 360,,you can see it was just a slap it together like ghost, oh sony why do you put the good games for free on ps3 start puttin them to the ps4,, get your heads out of your azzes lets go.

  • Dr. NEGA

    its SONY of course……ITS THIER TURN NOW…SORRY XBOX FANS YOU HAD YOUR VICTORY DANCE NOWS ITS OURS FOR THE TAKING AND YOU KNOW THAT MEANS…..3 TIMES IN THE ROW……BETTER TO MAKE DX12 QUICK AND FAST BEFORE MANTEL GETS ITS GLORY SOON

  • DerpDerpDerp

    Oh God, why ask? Sony wins the console war and PC is master race.

  • Jocaju

    That 3.9 million figure from January was for system shipped to retailer, not sold to customer like this article is implying.

    • datdude

      Exactly. Microsoft keeps covering it’s sh*t stained tracks by trumpeting what they’ve sold to retailers, while those units sit on store shelves everywhere despite the sales cuts and heavily discounted bundles offering free titanfall and free live gold. #asseskicked

  • Jeffrey Itterly

    Why is it a war? Any serious gamer will own both an Xbox One and PS4 within a couple years.

  • Ryan Sebrasky

    7 million aint nothin! 7 billion people in the world at least half have power and at least half of those have internet. that’s like 1.7 billion people and you sell 7 million, big deal. Want a medal? Maybe a pat on the back? lol

    • datdude

      You poor sad slob. Do you know what percentage of the worlds population has access to dependable electricity, much less internet access? What a spoiled, silly nobody.

      • Guest

        Your the poor sad SOB, $0N¥ pauper.

    • ThinkAboutIt

      And the people that can afford to buy systems and not try to pay bills and put food on the table? Gaming is a luxury not a necessity.

  • Derrick Hoel

    Who gives a crap about specs
    , both consoles are a success give me some goddamn games!

  • Locutus Borg

    So this entire “article” which is titled “which console is selling better” gets summed up by “I’m guessing it’s this one, but I Have no evidence to support this”. Well done, “journalist”, well done.

    For the record, I would wager money (and there is statistical data to back up my theory, unlike you) that the only reason the XBox One is within 3 million of the PS4 is availability. XBox One’s litter the floors of every store out there. It’s still somewhat difficult to even locate a PS4 for sale.

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  • Guest

    Red team and Blue face off in the championship who is winning? I think the green team is! Wow where did this articles writer, proof reader and editor get their education at? It must of been a thrift store or Toys R Us.

  • Francis Cugler

    I have a better answer then the one who wrote this article even if it isn’t correct. I think NES is still winning the race!

  • Tired of Weak “journalism”

    Wow James.. what a shit article. No wonder you’re stuck doing internet blogs for tech digest.. LOL Career to nowheresville. Do your f***ing research you talentless hack.

    http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251579/ps4-vs-xbox-onevgchartz-gap-chartsmarch-2014-update/

    http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/hw_yoy.php?reg=USA&start_year=2013&end_year=2014&console=PS4

    http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/hw_yoy.php?reg=USA&start_year=2013&end_year=2014&console=XOne

    http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41742/Global/

    Youll notice a couple things in these charts. The XO had a strong Dec bridging the gap 74k units. (approx 2.7% of the gap) Then in Jan/Feb the PS4 did more than double that in expanding the gap by 152k (5.6% of the gap), Followed by a “resurgence” of Xbox in March reducing the gap by 40k or 1.4%.. still not recovering from the Jan/Feb drubbing it took.

    A quick glance at April week 1 figures shows the PS4 doubling the Xboxs pultry figure. Chalk up another 78k (2.8%) for PS4… The PS4 is not only kicking this shit out of the XBOX.. its spitting in the face of Titanfall while it does it.

    While we are discussing exclusives.. lets talk about how PS4′s infamous 2nd son has sold almost as many copies as Titanfall but in 1 week less time.

    • Owl

      You ignore the community aspect of the game. I got a PS4 for Shadow Fall. It was the #1 selling exclusive on either console. I am one of the top players in the game and at max when the PS4 launched, KZ had about 2000 players on at any given time. Now its hundreds. The game has always been a ghost town. I am pretty sure Titanfall isn’t only going to have a few hundred people playing the game once May rolls around. The Sony community is weak. They do nothing but trade their games in at GameStop and invade comment areas online. How can the #1 selling exclusive on either console be a ghost town since the day it launched? A ghost town. Pathetic.

      • Derrick Lee

        Xbox fan pretending to be a ps4 user?

  • http://www.OVOSound.com CHRI$$$™ III

    THIS ARTICLE IS MORE SHITTIER THAN THE SHIT I JUST TOOK!

  • Manoj Varughese

    Wow…so the guys who stack up more cash no matter what they produce is presumed to win?

  • Guest

    Something to think about…You poor $0N¥ N4Gtard NeoFAG paupers that ain’t got nothing to play on your PauperStation Foul and have to commit to the internet all day because you failed at life, ARE DEFINITELY NOT THE ONES WINNING! Bye paupers!

  • Ben TEN TEN

    7 billion sold, and you want to know who’s winning the console war? Really yahoo, with your constant irrelevant news?

    • Isaiah W,

      7 million…7 billion would be 1 for every single person on Earth. but yeah, Titanfall will not make up for being down 3million consoles. PS4 has this one won

  • MannGamer

    This is the most ignorant article I have read for a while.
    “Personally, I’d wager that the PS4 is still slightly head, but the Xbox One has narrowed the gap.” NO and NO, the gad only keeps widening. PS4 is selling in well in Japan and in other countries the Xbox One hasn’t release yet. Titanfall effect had 96% increase for just 1 week, just 1 week, and the Infamous had a 100% increase too on the week of it’s release.

    Please inform yourself better before creating post like that

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    Sony is clearly, not even debatable at this point.

  • the king

    this is such a baseless and irresponsible article….what i waste of my reading time

  • cgraham6 .

    Titanfall certainly helped XBone sales, but not nearly as much as MS hoped. The PC and XBox 360 versions mean you don't need to buy an XBone to play it, and those are the platforms most will choose. There are dozens of games more popular than Titanfall on Twitch, many of which are quite dated. It's just not going to ever be the juggernaut it was hyped as.

  • Sharks4life

    Titanfall is over hyped and over rated. It didn’t last over a month before it fell off the planet again. I own it both on PC and Xbone, but I think I played it for about a month total before I got bored, and that’s even going into some GB’s…etc. M$ had NOTHING to put their $ on after release except Titanfall. Watch dogs & Destiny will be the dagger for titanfall, then when they announce the next COD that will be the coffin for Titanfall. I did hear that next year titanfall 2 will be released for all consoles, but we’ll just have to wait an see with that.

    • Owl

      Not a Titanfall fan and won’t get an XBox until Halo, but your statements are complete ignorance. Killzone Shadow Fall is the #1 selling exclusive on either console and it has been and is a ghost town. Titanfall’s playing population is not going to just drop off the map for no reason.

  • ghp2006

    You think anyone REALLY cares?

  • Antonio Bergami

    It’s all opinion based. Me personally if I didnt own anything other than a PS3 then I couldn’t wait to jump ship to a PS4. Thankfully I had a PS3 and a 360. I personally choose to stick with Microsoft because Sony has consistently let me down and their one good game a year from Naughty Dog doesn’t make up for that to me. I personally have had a blast with my Xbox One and think Titanfall is amazing. It reminds me of how fun COD4 use to be before those games became so cookie cutter, boring, and lame. I was sick of wasting $65 on basically the same game so Titanfall is a nice shift towards something different and fun. I have played it on a pretty regular basis since its release (Generation 4 pilot) and it has not dulled or become repetitive, no more than Call of Duty or Battlefield.

  • Owl

    Sony fanboys are pathetic. They’d rather invade comment areas online and trade in their games at GameStop than actually play the games. I am a PS4 supporter, not a fanboy. I play a game on the console that has the best community for the specific game. Play the games, not brand worship. I got a PS4 for Killzone Shadow Fall. And the game has been basically dead since launch. Sony fanboys care more about sales numbers than people actually playing the game.

    Killzone Shadow Fall was the #1 selling exclusive on either console. At Max there was about 2000 people playing during prime time about a month after release. Now its barely over 500 in prime time and will soon have a couple hunred people playing it. The game never even had the support of the Sony community and its always been a ghost town. I am one of the top players in the game and its disappointing that the Sony community is all talk. They care more about sales numbers than people actually playing. Besides about 10 people (legitimately), the game is filled with casuals playing the most uncompetitive and lame playlist (24 person deathmatch with low FPS and lag).

    Sony fanboys are pathetic. They’d rather invade comment areas online and trade in their games at GameStop than actually play the games. Its clear the Sony community doesn’t know how to support a competitive-style game. PC does and its shown it with Counter-Strike, Quake, Half-Life. XBox community does and its shown through Halo 2/3. Sony? All talk. I am so disappointed in the community. Hopefully they learn soon.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Dude you really need to STFU.

  • Chairslinger

    Actually, we know a lot.

    Microsoft is well behind Sony.

    Microsoft announced 3.9 SHIPPED by the end of 2013, and JUST announced a shipped number of 5 million.

    For those that don’t know, shipped is basically the losers way of saving face. They are giving number of units sold to retailers, not sold through to consumers.

    So when Sony announces that it has sold 7 million, as it just did, the 2 million gap(which itself is significant) it actually is much worse then that for MS.

    It’s probably more like 4 million Ones sold through to consumers vs 7 million PS4′s.

    Or 5 million Ones shipped to retailers vs. 8 million PS4′s shipped.

    Even worse then that, Sony announced 4.2 million sold to consumers as of the end of 2013 and just announced 7 million sold as of mid-April. That means nearly 3 million SOLD in 2014.

    Microsoft announced 3.9 shipped by the end of 2013, and 5 million shipped by mid-April. Which means Sony SOLD almost 3 million in the time it took MS to SHIP 1.1 million.

    On top of that, the 5 million shipped probably means around 4 million sold. Which means Microsoft took over 3 months to clear the holiday stock that it said it shipped(again, 3.9 million by the end of 2013).

    The One is doing very well. It’s selling as good, or better then the 360 and better then the PS3 did. It’s not doing bad. But it is doing significantly worse then the PS4, which is selling huge numbers.

    • Owl

      Numbers don’t mean everything to the actual gamer. Killzone Shadow Fall was the #1 selling exclusive at one time with over 2.1 million sold and it was always a ghost town online. When it was at its height of popularity there were between 1000-2000 people online during prime time and that was right after launch. A month after launch the game died. Sony fanboys traded their games in at GameStop and decided to spend their time invading comment areas online. I am one of the top players in Shadow Fall and I am embarrassed at how weak the Sony community is.

      • Chairslinger

        If numbers don’t mean anything to an actual gamer, then why have you replied multiple times to an article about numbers?

        • Owl

          Learn to read. “Numbers don’t mean everything”. You said “anything”. BIG difference buddy. And I respond to awaken the sheep-like tendencies guys like you have. Do you care about gaming or do you own own stock in one of the companies? Numbers matter, but so does the community. Killzone was the #1 selling exclusive going into late January with over 2.1 million sales, but the game has always been a ghost town and is on the verge of dying with a few hundred people on. The Sony community is weak when it comes to commitment to competitive gaming. I wish it weren’t true but I am concerned moving forward. You guys seem like a bunch of casual gamers, who shill a game due to the brand, play it for a week then return it to GameStop before returning to comment areas. I am one of the top players in Shadow Fall and i’ve come to the conclusion I am wasting my time due to weak the community has been since launch. I won’t get an XBox One until Halo but look at the comments on here about Titanfall. People are saying the hype is over. At least people are **PLAYING** the game, unlike Shadow Fall which was dead since its birth at launch.

  • mike

    I just say an actual article about this and the ps4 outsold the xbox-one even with the release of titanfall. ps4 has sold 7 million consoles and the xbox-one will only disclose that it has shipped 5 million consoles to retailers. I know around here you can still barely fine ps4's buy there is an over abundance of xbox-one's.. sony is def winning the battle and will win in the long run!!!!!

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    Sony is clearly, not even debatable at this point.

  • cgraham6 .

    Titanfall certainly helped XBone sales, but not nearly as much as MS hoped. The PC and XBox 360 versions mean you don’t need to buy an XBone to play it, and those are the platforms most will choose. There are dozens of games more popular than Titanfall on Twitch, many of which are quite dated. It’s just not going to ever be the juggernaut it was hyped as.

  • ghp2006

    You think anyone REALLY cares?

  • G

    You forgot to mention the fact that with the release of Infamous: Second Son and Metal Gear Solid 5 Sony easily surpassed Microsoft's increased sale percentages brought on by Titanfall. It would do well for you, the author, to keep yourself informed of everything rather than writing a substandard, biased, witless article. Should you deign to remove yourself from behind the only Xbox One controller in your neighborhood and walk down to your local game store, you would notice the lack of PS4's available on the shelves and the ever increasing surplus of Xbox Ones that are being left behind.

    • Owl

      Titanfall sold more on XBox One than inFAMOUS did on PS4. But who cares? Killzone Shadow Fall outsold both since it was out at launch and in January had over 2.1 million sold. The sad thing is Shadow Fall was always a ghost town online. It peaked with about 2000 players now it hovers around 500 and is dropping by the day. Soon there will only be a couple hundred. It was a game dying a week after launch. Do you think Titanfall only has a few hundred people playing online? Its not just about sales. Its also about the community.The Sony community has never established it knows how to cultivate a competitive-style game. PC has through Counter-Strike, Quake, Half-Life. XBox has through Halo 2/3/Reach. Sony? Nothing. When I said it knows how to cultivate I mean build and maintain. Sony fanboys are too busy trading in their games at GameStop and invading comment areas online. I am one of the top players in Shadow Fall and I am embarrassed at how weak the community is. I will be playing MLB The Show/RBI Baseball until the next competitive-style shooter or game comes along. I am scared that the Sony community will continue to underwhelm. I do plan on getting an XBox One once Halo comes out. I know the community won't be filled with fanboys, but serious gamers.Play for the games, not to worship the brand.

      • Derrick Lee

        Wrong infamous sold more then titanfall

      • Derrick Lee

        Halo is competitve? Lol halo seems more for kids

  • mike

    I just say an actual article about this and the ps4 outsold the xbox-one even with the release of titanfall. ps4 has sold 7 million consoles and the xbox-one will only disclose that it has shipped 5 million consoles to retailers. I know around here you can still barely fine ps4′s buy there is an over abundance of xbox-one’s.. sony is def winning the battle and will win in the long run!!!!!

  • G

    You forgot to mention the fact that with the release of Infamous: Second Son and Metal Gear Solid 5 Sony easily surpassed Microsoft’s increased sale percentages brought on by Titanfall. It would do well for you, the author, to keep yourself informed of everything rather than writing a substandard, biased, witless article. Should you deign to remove yourself from behind the only Xbox One controller in your neighborhood and walk down to your local game store, you would notice the lack of PS4′s available on the shelves and the ever increasing surplus of Xbox Ones that are being left behind.

    • Owl

      Titanfall sold more on XBox One than inFAMOUS did on PS4. But who cares? Killzone Shadow Fall outsold both since it was out at launch and in January had over 2.1 million sold. The sad thing is Shadow Fall was always a ghost town online. It peaked with about 2000 players now it hovers around 500 and is dropping by the day. Soon there will only be a couple hundred. It was a game dying a week after launch. Do you think Titanfall only has a few hundred people playing online? Its not just about sales. Its also about the community.

      The Sony community has never established it knows how to cultivate a competitive-style game. PC has through Counter-Strike, Quake, Half-Life. XBox has through Halo 2/3/Reach. Sony? Nothing. When I said it knows how to cultivate I mean build and maintain. Sony fanboys are too busy trading in their games at GameStop and invading comment areas online. I am one of the top players in Shadow Fall and I am embarrassed at how weak the community is. I will be playing MLB The Show/RBI Baseball until the next competitive-style shooter or game comes along. I am scared that the Sony community will continue to underwhelm. I do plan on getting an XBox One once Halo comes out. I know the community won’t be filled with fanboys, but serious gamers.

      Play for the games, not to worship the brand.

      • Derrick Lee

        Wrong infamous sold more then titanfall

      • Derrick Lee

        Halo is competitve? Lol halo seems more for kids