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Xbox One Vs PS4 sales after backtrack

What a difference a 180 u-turn can make. While orders of the PS4 were coming in thick and fast at online retailers following Sony’s somewhat landslide victory at E3 2013, it appears that Microsoft are well and truly back in the race to win pre-order sales, following the company’s amazing u-turn regarding always-on internet requirements and used-game policies.

If you haven’t heard the big news, Microsoft will no longer require Xbox One owners to have an internet connection check-in every 24 hours. Used games will not have any restrictions either, with Microsoft now saying that used-games will resume just as they are with Xbox 360 – renting, selling, trading with friends and so on.

We were also shocked to see that Microsoft has completely scrapped the region locking on the console too, which is massive. It now means you can pick up Xbox One software from any country and play it on any console, anywhere. As a result of Microsoft making these big changes for consumers, this has now paved the way for the Xbox One passing PS4 pre-orders in the UK on Amazon – a crucial market for Microsoft.

If you head to Amazon’s best sellers section on the UK site, you’ll see that the Xbox One has now leapfrogged the Sony PS4 into second place on the chart. Previously, the PS4 was ahead of the Xbox One after E3, but it looks like the DRM-less measures on the Xbox One are really making a difference now.

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Top spot is still being taken up by the excellent The Last of Us game on PS3, but it will be interesting to see if Microsoft can maintain their position ahead of Sony by the time November comes and throughout the crucial launch period. We asked for your feedback on our Facebook page and it looks like a lot of you are now willing to forgive Microsoft and pick up an Xbox One after the u-turn.

Are you a consumer who has now ordered an Xbox One within the last few days? Let us know if you think the Xbox One will be able to maintain its sales boost ahead of the PS4 in the coming months.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Sanchez
Sanchez

I have been an xbox guy for the last 10+ years, but I am sick of microsoft not providing us rechargeable batteries for controllers. If they are making you buy the kinect with the xbox one, why dont they provide us rechargeable controllers? im sorry xbox but im done wasting my money on this kind of stuff. Ps4 is not only $100 cheaper, but you also dont have to worry about buying a charge kit or replacing batteries! I respect Sony for this and im done with micro sorry guy, not stealing my money anymore.

Rain
Rain

In the United States on Amazon the PS4 LAUNCH Day Edition is and has been Sold out! only the Standard Edition with no promise of when you get it is listed for sale. Gamestop still say’s they have the PS4 for sale? but I also understand they were allocated way more units of the PS4 than the Xbox One, almost 10 to 1 in some cases.
Talking to gamers I know locally and in another City all but one are getting the PS4, we are abandoning Xbox. I was with Xbox for 10 years, that all ends this Holiday.

Elliott
Elliott

PS4 is still outselling the Xbox One. The ‘day one edition’ which could also be named the ‘we’re panicing because the reaction to our new console has been negative edition’ is a few behind and slowly falling down the charts whilst the standard Xbox One is miles down.

seeafish
seeafish

Ps4 still higher than Xb1 in UK and Europe on Amazon. Not sure how you get that result in the screenshot, as I’m lookong at it right now in another tab, and have been checking regularly.

cripper
cripper

I said this in an earlier post, but had a youtube weblink to a video of it in action. Search youtube for ‘illum room’ this would be a hammer blow for Sony if MS get the thing released.

cripper
cripper

Sony would want to get their finger out quicksmart regarding timed DLC, XBOne are snapping up all the major player 3rd party dev companies into these contracts. Fifa, CoD, Battlefield etc. These are the bread and butter of every console and they are going into the launch with a disadvantage from the get go.

gjustinj
gjustinj

hang on, but correct me if I’m wrong but the best sellers list on Amazon are based on daily sales, not overall sales. PS4 held the position for 8 days straight, and I believe Xbox has held it for 3-4 days now right? If this is true then PS4 had already blown the Xbox One sales off the chart during the first 8 days, and this is evident by many major game media sites polls and articles. The decision for MS to back peddle was a very good one for them, however I believe a lot of damage has been… Read more »

ps4>xb1
ps4>xb1

Did Microsoft pay Amazon to release that statement like they did when they made them take down the PS4 vs Xbox one poll from there website?, because they were being destroyed by votes and pre-orders?

facts are facts ps4 has better hardware, GPU, and will be a faster machine Sony will only be using 1gb for its OS, while the Xbox has to use 3gb to run its OS.

xb1>ps4
xb1>ps4

Anyone just ever think that they were getting publicity?! Good or Bad it still drew you in and then they played the we care about your opinions card. Great marketing idea, and i wouldn’t put it past them.

Gareth Berty
Gareth Berty

Some people just don’t care do they there is no way Microsoft should be forgiven. But that what the idiots are here for to support companies like Microsoft and apple who just bleed them dry without caring

Kris
Kris

Astonishing how easily lemmings forgive Microsoft the attempted rape… How do you guys know that greedy Microsoft won’t try to do it again in the future?

Mikko
Mikko

In the UK maybe. The US website has different versions of the PS4 and they’re all in the top 10. While XBOX clearly has a lead in each of them, in total, I’m sure PS4 is still leading. Launch day consoles for the PS4 are sold out while the XBOX still hasn’t sold out.

Tyler Davis
Tyler Davis

I had one pre-ordered since the day they announced it at E3. This about face though might cause me to drop the pre-order. I was a fan of the online sharing of games with digital versions.

I’m mad that the screaming spoiled children got their way…. People were misinformed and the screaming of hate outweighed us who love it as is.

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