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Xbox One Vs PS4 sales victory to break trend

Over the past few months, we have reported on sales victories for Sony in terms of the ongoing PS4 Vs Xbox One hardware sales war. Sony has managed to come up on top so far, but infamous analyst Michael Pachter has spoken out once again, saying that it is now time for the Xbox One to record a victory over PS4.

Sony nor Microsoft are yet to official disclose sales figures for September. Obviously it was a massive month for both with the release of Destiny on both consoles and now it looks like Bungie’s title has inevitably had a massive say, in which console has recorded the most sales.

According to VentureBeat, Pachter has estimated that for September, the Xbox One has sold 325,000 units in the US. In comparison, he says that the PS4 was well behind with just 250,000.

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If confirmed to be true, it would break Sony’s trend of having recorded a sales victory over Microsoft for eight months in a row. Interestingly, it appears that Microsoft’s offer of a free game in September with every new Xbox One console bought, had a massive say in which way the sales war outcome concluded.

That free game choice by consumers was obviously Destiny and also a cheaper Madden NFL 15 bundle from Microsoft helped to sway gamers to Xbox One at a preference to PS4 last month – according to Pachter.

We knew it was only a matter of time before Microsoft fought back. With some huge multi-platform releases this month such as Alien Isolation, WWE 2K15, NBA 2K15 and The Evil Within, it will be very interesting to see which way the tide turns once again.

Are you surprised that Microsoft reportedly beat Sony for September, despite the PS4 version of Destiny offering exclusive content?

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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