Did the Xbox One beat the PS4 in sales last week?


Potentially big news for an anxious Microsoft as it has been reported that the Xbox One outsold the PS4 in the UK last week.


According to MCV, the console which has until now played second-fiddle to Sony’s machine took the lead thanks to the release of Fifa 15 and a price cut that saw the console cut to £329 – or £349 with Fifa 15. (Sony later followed with its own price cut).

According to MCV’s source, sales of the Xbox One jumped 155% – and whilst the PS4 was also boosted by 80%, the difference allowed Microsoft to edge ahead.

It’ll be interesting to see whether this is the start of a broader turnaround for the console, which has spent the last six months playing Mea Culpa, dropping the expensive Kinect add-on from console bundles, and shouting the word “GAMES!” at anyone who will listen. Of course – there’s still a mountain to climb as this is only data from one week – there will need to be many more weeks like this before we draw any conclusions.

James O’Malley
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