Embarrassing: Microsoft Meeks Out Only 115,000 Xbox One Sales in April

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Sony’s PS4 dominated the Xbox One for the fourth month in a row. New numbers from NPD show Microsoft only sold 115,000 units of their Xbox One console for the month of April. These numbers do not specify if they are sales directly to consumers.

Microsoft’s highly controversial decision to unbundle the Kinect from the Xbox One is beginning to make more sense. Sony’s lower price point continues to appeal to consumers. While Sony is selling the PS4 in more markets than the Xbox One, both companies have launched in the key major game markets.

Top Xbox executives have left the company in recent months. Don Mattrick left the company to become CEO of Zynga. Marc Whitten recently left for an executive position at Sonos. Xbox’s new head Phil Spencer has a monumental task ahead of him. Recently Spencer approved removing part of the Xbox Live paywall for certain entertainment apps.

Bill Gates publically commented he would support spinning off Xbox if Nadella wanted to do so.

No matter how you spin it the PS4 has sold a minimum of 2.6 million more consoles than the Xbox One. Titanfall has not helped Microsoft.

Source: Xbox Wire



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  • Michael Clanton

    what a dumb post. The X1 is selling way better then the 360 during the same time frame, software sells are great, and until we know what sony sold its stupid to say they were dominated in april.
    Also, for some reason if your not number one your dominated…titanfall was number one on the chart, and overall has sold great…how does that not help microsoft? early in any cycle a new succesful i.p helps.
    The author of this article failed on so many levels its pathetic.

    • Usman Mohammad

      That’s called spin, some thing are going to sell better than the previous version because of attatch rate. How do you think Call of Duty games keep breaking their own records because the people that bought the game later would have bought the next one on day one. So it outselling the Xbox 360 in the same timeframe doesn’t really show success. Same thing can be said about the PS4, and 3DS (not so much Wii U).

      Titanfall didn’t do much for the console because people didn’t know what it was and people who refrain from playing fps game hardly notice it and to be fair Titanfall is just another game, only Microsoft was valuing its importance because they were relying. We as the public and gamers weren’t moved by it, it was a good game and refreshing but no where deserving the 9/10 and the hype it deserved, that was Microsoft telling people that it was an important game.

      To be fair I knock this website for shoddy and bias journalism especially whenever suril rights an article and expected to see some whitty remarks been thrown but it was a balanced article highlighting the situation.

    • Not_true

      PS4 is currently outselling Xbox almost 2:1 globally, 7 million to ~4 million as of April 6 2014. The sales gap is growing wider despite price drops and free Titanfall bundles. PS4 is still very supply constrained in some non-US countries.

      MS shipped 5 million to stores, sold ~4.2 mil to consumers, with ~800k rotting on store shelves. Most console gamers are ignoring MS fanboy apologizing, denial, and damage control and buying PS4s. Playstation is a net profit and PS4 will gain on that profit.

      As of July 1 2014 PS4 is about 8.3 million sold to consumers, and Xbox One is about 4.5 million sold to consumers.

      360 had supply issues. Xbox One has overstock issues. 2014 Xbox One sold about 1.5 million consoles so far with 0 supply issues. That’s only 250k a month, not great for a console’s first year. Xbox One will quickly fall under 360 and even PS3 sales if it keeps selling 250k a month like it has in 2014.

      “2nd fastest selling console ever!!1″ Yeah no, sales cratered after the one time delusional fanboy frenzy at launch. It’s going to get WORSE as time goes on, not better. Xbox is shipping under 360 numbers and will soon be selling under 360 numbers.

      Xbox will hardly sell anything in smaller “tier 2″ markets already dominated by PS3 and PS4. The global gap is growing wider, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales.

      The 13 countries Xbox One launched in already account for ~90% of 360’s sales. Remaining countries will be 10% at best, but probably less since it’s launching late, more expensive, and less global appeal than the MURICA’ NFL TV box. I estimate the % of sales from non-launch countries around 5-6% at best.

      Furthermore, Xbox is ALREADY AVAILABLE in pretty much every European country as a grey market import. They’re stacked on the shelves of “unlaunched” European countries. That leaves Asia, South America, Middle East, and African countries.

      These markets for Xbox are so tiny they might as well be rounding errors. In other words, barely enough to move the global needle, let alone keep it from tracking under the 360 shipped numbers.

      I can’t wait for September’s “launch” to arrive with all the sales force of a wet fart. Microsoft fanboys will be left gobbling up a mountain of crow yet again while scrambling for more excuses and straw grasping. Same with this China straw grasping. I’m sorry but that’s reality and if you think Xbox sales are going to skyrocket in September you’re in for some serious crow eating.

      Xbox does not have access to all of MS’s money, they’re given a budget by shareholders and expected to turn a profit. MS shareholders aren’t going to throw endless billions into the Xbox brand that shows little or no sign of turning a profit.

      The Xbox brand has lost Microsoft billions of dollars, Xbox One will lose them further billions. Why do you think Microsoft investors keep calling for it to be sold off? Xbox, Bing, Surface, and Windows Phones are all in the same general area of failure and net loss. MS’s consumer products besides Windows have almost all been failures.

      OG Xbox lost billions, 360 made some profit but not nearly enough to cover the OG Xbox loss. Xbox One looks like an even bigger loss. Why do you think shareholders keep demanding Xbox be sold off, and execs keep mentioning selling Xbox? It’s a net loss that has lost Microsoft billions of dollars and not likely to turn a net profit anytime soon if ever.

      Xbox is not “doing well”. The Xbox brand has lost MS billions of dollars, with Xbox One set to lose even more money. MS consumer products like Bing, Surface, and Xbox are all money losers for MS and some shareholders are increasingly unhappy about it.

      Xbox One will be a net LOSS, not profit. Only question is how much they’re going to lose.

  • tyrone

    whats embarrassing is your post. the ps4 only sold 20k more and cost $100 less.

    • http://www.spauldesign.com/ Simon Paul

      Do you have a reference for that number? I’ve been trying to find comparable PS4 numbers. Even for previous months.

      • Adrian

        We should see in a hour or so. Sony is making some new announcements as we speak

    • Joe_HTH

      Actually, I believe the PS4 sold closers to 200,00. Still not a huge number.

      • Tips_y

        The only problem for Sony is that they’re also losing money on the PS4, just like Microsoft is also losing money on the XB1. The big difference is Microsoft can afford to lose money because they’re making loads of it elsewhere, while Sony cannot afford it since practically all their divisions are losing money.

        I was actually hoping they’d be making money on the PS4 so at least they’ll have some spare cash to spend on development for a WP8.1 device. But with Sony losing $1.2 Billion over-all, I guess a WP8.1 device from Sony is out of the question.

        • Jimmyz

          We don’t want no Stinking SONY WP phone, only Nokia brought their A-Game to the table, all the other OEM’s released rubbish and we don’t need them

          • Guest

            Be careful what you say, I am hearing the future XBox will be made by Dell.

          • Tips_y

            At this point, that’s pure vaporware.

          • jeremyg85

            Well Microsoft could always pay them a billion dollars for exclusivity to windows phone.. then in 3 years it could own the playstation brand :)

        • koenshaku

          WP8.1 is just as free as android, so that doesn’t really make much sense.

          • Tips_y

            Go tell that to Sony. Besides, porting entails expense, not to mention a lot of time spent in testing – those are not free.

        • Not_true

          SONY IS MAKING A PROFIT ON PS4 HARDWARE. WRONG.

      • Avatar Roku

        The Xbox systems sold 185K units and together outsold PS4 + PS3. That means PS4 sold less than 185K and since PS3 likely sold more than 40K units the PS4 sold less than 145K. This was a bad month for all consoles, but difference of PS4 and XB1 was negligible.

        • SocalBrian

          Any source for those numbers?

          • koenshaku

            His passionate fan boy heart likely.

        • Not_true

          LOL completely wrong.

  • Mark Gibbs

    OK, So I hate how people word things here. “PS4 has sold a minimum of 2.6 million more consoles than the Xbox One” what does that mean over all ? this month? if so there is no number of how many this month for PS4 have been sold .. and what is the xbox 360 doing, that is still selling but is it selling more or less than the PS3 … and 115,000 units in one month that sell for at least 100 dollars more than the PS4 is not embarrassing. MS is doing a lot of good things now for example they are listening .

    • Avatar Roku

      Worldwide sales comparison is a BS stat because PS4 is selling in 50 more countries than Xbox right now. Not saying it is irrelevant, but a very unfair comparison of demand or popularity.

      • VISU

        this is BS argument… Who is stopping MS from selling in additional markets.. Its their own decision… so they are dealing with less units solds worldwide…

    • Not_true

      PS4 is currently outselling Xbox almost 2:1 globally, 7 million to ~4 million as of April 6 2014. The sales gap is growing wider despite price drops and free Titanfall bundles. PS4 is still very supply constrained in some non-US countries.

      MS shipped 5 million to stores, sold ~4.2 mil to consumers, with ~800k rotting on store shelves. Most console gamers are ignoring MS fanboy apologizing, denial, and damage control and buying PS4s. Playstation is a net profit and PS4 will gain on that profit.

      As of July 1 2014 PS4 is about 8.3 million sold to consumers, and Xbox One is about 4.5 million sold to consumers.

      360 had supply issues. Xbox One has overstock issues. 2014 Xbox One sold about 1.5 million consoles so far with 0 supply issues. That’s only 250k a month, not great for a console’s first year. Xbox One will quickly fall under 360 and even PS3 sales if it keeps selling 250k a month like it has in 2014.

      “2nd fastest selling console ever!!1″ Yeah no, sales cratered after the one time delusional fanboy frenzy at launch. It’s going to get WORSE as time goes on, not better. Xbox is shipping under 360 numbers and will soon be selling under 360 numbers.

      Xbox will hardly sell anything in smaller “tier 2″ markets already dominated by PS3 and PS4. The global gap is growing wider, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales.

      The 13 countries Xbox One launched in already account for ~90% of 360’s sales. Remaining countries will be 10% at best, but probably less since it’s launching late, more expensive, and less global appeal than the MURICA’ NFL TV box. I estimate the % of sales from non-launch countries around 5-6% at best.

      Furthermore, Xbox is ALREADY AVAILABLE in pretty much every European country as a grey market import. They’re stacked on the shelves of “unlaunched” European countries. That leaves Asia, South America, Middle East, and African countries.

      These markets for Xbox are so tiny they might as well be rounding errors. In other words, barely enough to move the global needle, let alone keep it from tracking under the 360 shipped numbers.

      I can’t wait for September’s “launch” to arrive with all the sales force of a wet fart. Microsoft fanboys will be left gobbling up a mountain of crow yet again while scrambling for more excuses and straw grasping. Same with this China straw grasping. I’m sorry but that’s reality and if you think Xbox sales are going to skyrocket in September you’re in for some serious crow eating.

      Xbox does not have access to all of MS’s money, they’re given a budget by shareholders and expected to turn a profit. MS shareholders aren’t going to throw endless billions into the Xbox brand that shows little or no sign of turning a profit.

      The Xbox brand has lost Microsoft billions of dollars, Xbox One will lose them further billions. Why do you think Microsoft investors keep calling for it to be sold off? Xbox, Bing, Surface, and Windows Phones are all in the same general area of failure and net loss. MS’s consumer products besides Windows have almost all been failures.

      OG Xbox lost billions, 360 made some profit but not nearly enough to cover the OG Xbox loss. Xbox One looks like an even bigger loss. Why do you think shareholders keep demanding Xbox be sold off, and execs keep mentioning selling Xbox? It’s a net loss that has lost Microsoft billions of dollars and not likely to turn a net profit anytime soon if ever.

      Xbox is not “doing well”. The Xbox brand has lost MS billions of dollars, with Xbox One set to lose even more money. MS consumer products like Bing, Surface, and Xbox are all money losers for MS and some shareholders are increasingly unhappy about it.

      Xbox One will be a net LOSS, not profit. Only question is how much they’re going to lose.b

  • Mark Gibbs

    Just so you know, I have a Xboxone and 2 of my friends have PS4’s and they always say how great it is but they came over my house last week and I was showing them how I use my Tivo through my xbox and don’t use a remote anymore I use the Smartglass app and Skype and playing games and do other stuff is so crazy they said they had no Idea the xboxone could do all that .. and They really liked it.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Guess that’s why Kinect got executed then.

  • Abraham Soto

    This is Don Mattrick fault. He was a moron.

  • Avatar Roku

    The difference between XB1 and PS4 was a rounding error. Neither console sold well. Since PS4 is very easy to find in stores now clearly demand is not as high as some would like you to believe.

    • joel

      Except you forget Europe is Sony stronghold and there Dominating 3 to1 there and Japan in in there pocket. Hate to break the news to you but the world is bigger then the US.

      If xbox is not outselling playstation in the US by a large margin they have no shot.

      • Guest

        oh and dont give me that 13 country crap because PS4 sales come from US, Europe and Japan. 2 out the 3 xbox in out in.

        • koenshaku

          Since Europe does not collect sales data you are assuming and it is not 3 to 1 because the xbox isn’t even out in japan not that it will sale anyway, total number of consoles sold aren’t even 2 to 1 so your logic is flawed.

      • Jimmy_Jangle

        Dominating 3 to 1?

        Facts please.

    • You are flat out wrong

      PS3 was around 50,000 and PS4 around 200,000. Xbone was around 115,000 and 360 70,000.

      Xbone is getting slapped about on home turf. No wonder there’s been so many panic announcements so far this week.

    • Not_true

      PS4 is currently outselling Xbox almost 2:1 globally, 7 million to ~4 million as of April 6 2014. The sales gap is growing wider despite price drops and free Titanfall bundles. PS4 is still very supply constrained in some non-US countries.

      MS shipped 5 million to stores, sold ~4.2 mil to consumers, with ~800k rotting on store shelves. Most console gamers are ignoring MS fanboy apologizing, denial, and damage control and buying PS4s. Playstation is a net profit and PS4 will gain on that profit.

      As of July 1 2014 PS4 is about 8.3 million sold to consumers, and Xbox One is about 4.5 million sold to consumers.

      360 had supply issues. Xbox One has overstock issues. 2014 Xbox One sold about 1.5 million consoles so far with 0 supply issues. That’s only 250k a month, not great for a console’s first year. Xbox One will quickly fall under 360 and even PS3 sales if it keeps selling 250k a month like it has in 2014.

      “2nd fastest selling console ever!!1″ Yeah no, sales cratered after the one time delusional fanboy frenzy at launch. It’s going to get WORSE as time goes on, not better. Xbox is shipping under 360 numbers and will soon be selling under 360 numbers.

      Xbox will hardly sell anything in smaller “tier 2″ markets already dominated by PS3 and PS4. The global gap is growing wider, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales.

      The 13 countries Xbox One launched in already account for ~90% of 360’s sales. Remaining countries will be 10% at best, but probably less since it’s launching late, more expensive, and less global appeal than the MURICA’ NFL TV box. I estimate the % of sales from non-launch countries around 5-6% at best.

      Furthermore, Xbox is ALREADY AVAILABLE in pretty much every European country as a grey market import. They’re stacked on the shelves of “unlaunched” European countries. That leaves Asia, South America, Middle East, and African countries.

      These markets for Xbox are so tiny they might as well be rounding errors. In other words, barely enough to move the global needle, let alone keep it from tracking under the 360 shipped numbers.

      I can’t wait for September’s “launch” to arrive with all the sales force of a wet fart. Microsoft fanboys will be left gobbling up a mountain of crow yet again while scrambling for more excuses and straw grasping. Same with this China straw grasping. I’m sorry but that’s reality and if you think Xbox sales are going to skyrocket in September you’re in for some serious crow eating.

      Xbox does not have access to all of MS’s money, they’re given a budget by shareholders and expected to turn a profit. MS shareholders aren’t going to throw endless billions into the Xbox brand that shows little or no sign of turning a profit.

      The Xbox brand has lost Microsoft billions of dollars, Xbox One will lose them further billions. Why do you think Microsoft investors keep calling for it to be sold off? Xbox, Bing, Surface, and Windows Phones are all in the same general area of failure and net loss. MS’s consumer products besides Windows have almost all been failures.

      OG Xbox lost billions, 360 made some profit but not nearly enough to cover the OG Xbox loss. Xbox One looks like an even bigger loss. Why do you think shareholders keep demanding Xbox be sold off, and execs keep mentioning selling Xbox? It’s a net loss that has lost Microsoft billions of dollars and not likely to turn a net profit anytime soon if ever.

      Xbox is not “doing well”. The Xbox brand has lost MS billions of dollars, with Xbox One set to lose even more money. MS consumer products like Bing, Surface, and Xbox are all money losers for MS and some shareholders are increasingly unhappy about it.

      Xbox One will be a net LOSS, not profit. Only question is how much they’re going to lose.,

  • Jim Cherry

    i’m surprised no one has mentioned that the Kinect is part of the reason xb1 is only in 13 markets. They had to localize Kinect features in the ui prior to releasing in more markets.

  • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

    I really hope that Microsoft won’t spin off the Xbox division, it fits with their strategy, and how Microsoft has already sold the MediaRoom would mean that they’ll be completely handicapped in the T.V. market, Microsoft needs to keep Xbox no matter what….

  • PoohGQ

    They’re those that say it’s the price. I say what I said from the start.. “That things looks ugly!” Metro-squary design is ok on the OS but not on a box that needs to fit in with my furniture in the living room…!

  • Scott Lindsey

    “Meeks out”? That’s not a word.

  • Rikkirik

    Sony’s PS4 sells in 4 times more countries than the X1, while sales of xbox 360 and X1 combined surpasses those of PS4 and PS3 in the US. With Sony selling a mere 2.6 million more ps4 than the X1, Sony shoul be ashamed. Furthermore the Xbox 360 is still very popular in the US. The comparison is at this moment unfair and irrelevant. We can only make a fair comparison when both consoles are sold world wide.

    • Scott Lindsey

      PS4 is outselling the XB1 in the US. And if they had been able to get more units on the shelves, they would have outsold the XB1 by an even larger margin.

      World wide sales are not going to help the XB1 very much because the Xbox has never been very popular outside of the US and the tv pass-through doesn’t work in most countries.

      This is a big deal. I think it is probably getting very difficult for MS to buy exclusives. No one wants to tie themselves and their IP to the also-ran console.

      • hysonmb

        The PS3 did just fine behind the 360, I doubt the Xbox One will be exiled simply because it’s not #1.

  • LexicoRed

    Time to get out of hardware business, it is not in Microsoft’s DNA and it is not where the company’s future success will come from.

  • Chad

    I fail to see the point of Xbone if you are a console gamer. The PS4 is a significantly more powerful hardware. It WILL get the best thirdparty versions of games throughout the entire generation. And we damn sure knows PS4 will recive not only the best exclusive games in the world, as PS3 did, but also more of them and with greater diversity. PS+ is amazing and so is the OS of PS4 and DualShock 4. Xbone… pointless. It’s worse in every way. Although i thank MS for keeping Sony on their toes. That’s the best thing about having MS around. To keep Sony fresh, hungry and ready to compete.

  • Rand0m3

    This “news” article is horribly written to be considered actual news. Its full of personal opinions and the comment by Bill Gates is taken completely out of context like you want people to agree with your conclusions. If you watch the whole video, the question is asked in a what if scenario and he also comments that he thinks XBOX is important for MS long term. He appeared to be in essence saying that Satya is the CEO, and he’s going to support him so it didn’t start articles the next day saying “BILL GATES, THE MAN PULLING SATYA’S STRINGS”).
    Unless this person is a member of Microsoft’s financial team, they are speculating as to what, if any, effect Titanfall had for Microsoft vs. what effect they expected it to have. Titanfall (personal opinion) is the best FPS so far on XB1. BF4 and COD had stability issues that were so bad they were unplayable for me, They may have fixed them by now but I don’t personally care, all I see when I think about playing the game is all the crashing, glitching and so forth (this is from someone who bought the games with season passes so there was a lot of wasted money). They got it out of the gate correctly, it probably helped that they were focused on a smaller set of platforms but the fact they started selling the game on the last gen consoles a month later probably has some small part to do with why Titanfall should not be considered the app that helps move people over to XB1 because of that cross platform support.
    There are no links to any official messages by either company, so the numbers that are so widely reported, may be fact but I don’t honestly know. What makes this article worse is they don’t actually include the PS numbers, they just ASSUME that they must be huge. I do know that I own a PS3 but haven’t seen a released exclusive that made me want to get a PS4 yet.

    • LexicoRed

      No the writer got it right, Bill was ask if he eiuld support Nadella if he purpose spinning off XBox and Bill said “absolutely”. Bill knows that it is going up happen but in the mean time they are trying to generate all addition sales to make the product look more attractive to a buyer.

      Likely Dell, who has already signed patent use agreement with Dell for XBox technology this last March.

    • koenshaku

      Yeah it is taken completely out of context, however if you read Suril articles you will learn to just ignore it in the future he is a blogger not a journalist.

    • Not_true

      PS4 is currently outselling Xbox almost 2:1 globally, 7 million to ~4 million as of April 6 2014. The sales gap is growing wider despite price drops and free Titanfall bundles. PS4 is still very supply constrained in some non-US countries.

      MS shipped 5 million to stores, sold ~4.2 mil to consumers, with ~800k rotting on store shelves. Most console gamers are ignoring MS fanboy apologizing, denial, and damage control and buying PS4s. Playstation is a net profit and PS4 will gain on that profit.

      As of July 1 2014 PS4 is about 8.3 million sold to consumers, and Xbox One is about 4.5 million sold to consumers.

      360 had supply issues. Xbox One has overstock issues. 2014 Xbox One sold about 1.5 million consoles so far with 0 supply issues. That’s only 250k a month, not great for a console’s first year. Xbox One will quickly fall under 360 and even PS3 sales if it keeps selling 250k a month like it has in 2014.

      “2nd fastest selling console ever!!1″ Yeah no, sales cratered after the one time delusional fanboy frenzy at launch. It’s going to get WORSE as time goes on, not better. Xbox is shipping under 360 numbers and will soon be selling under 360 numbers.

      Xbox will hardly sell anything in smaller “tier 2″ markets already dominated by PS3 and PS4. The global gap is growing wider, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales.

      The 13 countries Xbox One launched in already account for ~90% of 360’s sales. Remaining countries will be 10% at best, but probably less since it’s launching late, more expensive, and less global appeal than the MURICA’ NFL TV box. I estimate the % of sales from non-launch countries around 5-6% at best.

      Furthermore, Xbox is ALREADY AVAILABLE in pretty much every European country as a grey market import. They’re stacked on the shelves of “unlaunched” European countries. That leaves Asia, South America, Middle East, and African countries.

      These markets for Xbox are so tiny they might as well be rounding errors. In other words, barely enough to move the global needle, let alone keep it from tracking under the 360 shipped numbers.

      I can’t wait for September’s “launch” to arrive with all the sales force of a wet fart. Microsoft fanboys will be left gobbling up a mountain of crow yet again while scrambling for more excuses and straw grasping. Same with this China straw grasping. I’m sorry but that’s reality and if you think Xbox sales are going to skyrocket in September you’re in for some serious crow eating.

      Xbox does not have access to all of MS’s money, they’re given a budget by shareholders and expected to turn a profit. MS shareholders aren’t going to throw endless billions into the Xbox brand that shows little or no sign of turning a profit.

      The Xbox brand has lost Microsoft billions of dollars, Xbox One will lose them further billions. Why do you think Microsoft investors keep calling for it to be sold off? Xbox, Bing, Surface, and Windows Phones are all in the same general area of failure and net loss. MS’s consumer products besides Windows have almost all been failures.

      OG Xbox lost billions, 360 made some profit but not nearly enough to cover the OG Xbox loss. Xbox One looks like an even bigger loss. Why do you think shareholders keep demanding Xbox be sold off, and execs keep mentioning selling Xbox? It’s a net loss that has lost Microsoft billions of dollars and not likely to turn a net profit anytime soon if ever.

      Xbox is not “doing well”. The Xbox brand has lost MS billions of dollars, with Xbox One set to lose even more money. MS consumer products like Bing, Surface, and Xbox are all money losers for MS and some shareholders are increasingly unhappy about it.

      Xbox One will be a net LOSS, not profit. Only question is how much they’re going to lose.a

  • Rikkirik

    On the basis of simple arithmetic we can calculate that Xbox One is doing better than the PS4 since:
    1. PS4 was launched is 4 times as many more countries (400% more countires) as the Xbox, and that is still the case, while the PS4 may be turning over less than 75% more consoles than the Xbox One.
    2. The price differences, eventhough the Xbox One delivers a lot more features than the PS4 and is pricier.
    But the slow sales of the Xbox One in the US have less to do with the quality and features of the Xbox One , but with the high value of and demand for the Xbox 360 compared to the PS3 and the Xbox One.
    1. The high demand for Xbox 360. Last year (november) Microsoft claimed to have sold 80 million Xbox 360 since it’s launch and said to expect to sell well over 100 million Xbox 360 this year (2014). This means that Microsoft expects to sell at least a quarter of all Xbox 360 sales since launch in 2014. Microsoft recently (this month) claimed that developers are and will keep producing the newest of games for the Xbox 360 because of the value the console still has (80 million users at least and counting). Microsoft has innovated continually in the Xbox 360 (Kinect etc). Just look at the line up of new games for the Xbox 360 in 2014. Developers are developing the same games for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 simultainiously.
    2. The high value of old consoles, especially the Xbox 360. Sony’s PS3 is selling less well than the Xbox 360, because Sony has not invested much in PS3 this last decade. PS3 users are therefore replacing their consoles at a faster rate than Xbox 360 users are replacing their consoles for the Xbox One. The relatively high value of both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 is a problem for both Microsoft and Sony. This is a fact as we look at the recent sales figures in the key markets of the consoles. Microsoft sold only 115000 units in the US in april. But in Japan Sony only sold 17000 PS 4 units in Q1 of 2014. This was a dramatic sales number for Sony’s PS4 in it’s key market. The relatively high value of old consoles (Xbox 360 especially, but also the PS3) is hampering sales of the new consoles in most markets.
    Conclusion. Microsoft Xbox One sales is expected to pickup this year, Sony’s PS4 sales is expected to falter in 2014 and further. Microsoft has given people the choice to buy the Xbox One unbundled from Kinect, making it just as expensive as the PS4. This will give sales numbers a boost. Microsoft is also expanding in new markets this year (in the latter half of the year, up from 13 countries) which will give sales a boost also. The game line up of the Xbox One in 2014 is also very impressive, giving fans one more reason to buy the Xbox One. Sony’s problem will only get worst, because they have already launched in key markets and sales are dwingdling down, while the PS4 is still unprofitable. The old consoles are more profitable at the moment than the new ones. With Xbox 360 sales strong compared to PS3, Microsoft is profiting more on it’s old consoles then Sony on the PS3. Microsoft in 2013, already factored in that the Xbox 360 would sell well, Sony is more dependant on PS4.
    From Microsoft we can expect a rebound in sales number of the Xbox One, while Xbox 360 sales remain strong in 2014 and further. Sony wil have to give PS3 owners a strong incentive to replace their old consoles for new ones if it is to give sales a boost.
    With the Original Xbox and PS, PS initially outsold the Xbox, but after 5 years the Xbox caught up with the PS. With the Xbox One and PS4 we can expect the same development in sales.

    • MSXboxer1

      LoL just let it go, XBox One sales have been disappointing, even MSFT admits it by dropping Kinect.

      I love mine but PS4 is winning this generation.