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Xbox One is expected to outsell PlayStation 4 this holiday season – UK retail chain

Thursday, 10 October 2013 21:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Xbox One is expected to outsell PlayStation 4 this holiday season, at least according to UK chain John Lewis’ head tech buyer Jonathan Marsh.

Speaking with Trusted Reviews, Marsh said Xbox One has the edge due to its game line-up and Xbox Live service.

“We are expecting more interest in the Xbox One,” Marsh said. “We are stocking both the PS4 and the Xbox One but if we were to back one, we are thinking that Xbox One will appeal a bit more to our customers in terms of the experience it creates.”

Marsh said he feel the console will appeal more to the chain’s consumer base, and is also basing his opinion on what the firm has “experienced in the past” with Microsoft consoles.

Thanks, GI International.

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61 Comments

  1. Legendaryboss

    Insert “this gunna be good” gif :) Adding more fuel on the fire at @3.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hcw87

    Who cares who outsells who, real gamers will get both eventually anyway (if they can’t afford it).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. pcbros

    Pretty surprising coming from a UK chain…

    Cue Sony damage control in… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… :P

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Javinator

    After the Sony/Foxxcom reaction who would still have the balls to go to store clerk and ask for a SlaveStation?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. bradk825

    That would be a big surprise. I am buying an XB1, but based on price alone I expect PS4 to outsell it…

    @4: LOL. You’ve got me picturing a game store clerk going “Are you fucking kidding me? Get the fuck out of my store.”

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Pytox

    @4 well you get a slavebox one

    #6 2 years ago
  7. John117

    @6 Either way we all become slaves ehy? :P

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    So UK likes more TV Sports TV?

    Personally I don’t believe this. PS4 and Xbox One has a price difference and game-line-up is a subjective thing. From my perspective all of the games next gen consoles launch line-up is pathetic to buy a system for 400$ or 500$

    Killzone: Shadow POS vs QTE fest from Crytek? =/
    Driveclub vs Forza 5? =/

    #8 2 years ago
  9. lacerz

    The core gamers will buy a PS4. Xbox One may cater to the more casual crowd for its non-gaming functions, but I don’t see that happening until it drops in price.

    @4
    Who do you think makes the Xbox 360 and is making the One? Are you forgetting about the Foxconn workers threatening to commit mass suicide over a pay dispute over the 360? Sheesh.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Hcw87

    @9
    What on earth makes you say the PS4 is more suited for the core crowd than the XB1? Makes no sense to me. If you like games on either console you buy it, you don’t buy a console just because ”everyone else” is going to buy it. Or do you?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. elem187

    @ #8, I agree whole heartily. I’m skipping both PS4/xBone this year, and just stick with my PC for the multiplats… I might bite on the Wii U for Christmas though, its games library is starting to take shape..

    My guess is the xBone/PS4 wont have a decent library until holiday 2014.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Mike W

    @2

    Good point, the fanboys are expected to ruin this so-called console war, because someone that is a fool is impossible to reason with.

    But it’s a different type of beast, when these so-called journalist promotes it and then deny it.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. bennyx

    @4 Yawn………yes and all the cloths we wear are made by little slave children from Asia,but the Xb1 is made by god and sent from heaven to us,no slaves needed.
    Jonathan marsh knows shit,and who the fuck bought a console from john Lewis,they hardly ever stock the stuff.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. pcbros

    @9 – Would you then say that Xbox 360 catered to the core crowd and Playstation 3 to the casual gamer wanting a cheap blu-ray player?

    I think they both cater to the core crowd. Microsoft is just offering a few more features. Both consoles turned into multi-use platforms last generation and were not limited to gaming.

    So just because a console is not limited to running games, doesn’t it make it less of a gamer’s console.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. fearmonkey

    I hope both are successful as it’s good for us consumers and I’ll get an Xbone eventually.

    However I want the PS4 to outsell the Xbox One at first, as MS seems to do better for gamers when they are challenged.

    I can’t imagine this true however, from the Top 100 lists on Amazon for Video games, there are always more PS4 items in there than for Xbone.
    Maybe the FIFA thing for the UK is a big deal?

    I cant wait to see how it all works out… The gamers are the winners in a good competition.

    Side note – I cant imagine the price difference helping sell to casuals fort Xbox One. I would think the PS4 would get more of that.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DSB

    The PS4 is definitely gonna be ahead at launch, but the Xbone won’t be far behind.

    Personally I’m worried about the cloud at this point. Cloud computing has ruined a lot of games, and even if it’s relatively painless I’d be worried about how much of the cloud Microsoft wants to spare for a game five years down the road.

    I like going back to old games.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. freedoms_stain

    John Lewis core consumer base are people who pay more for things just because they cost more.

    Which console costs more again?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. merrc

    Yeah, that’s definitely not going to happen. Xbox One’s TV function isn’t even available at launch in Europe

    #18 2 years ago
  19. sebastien rivas

    It’s true xbox carries a sense of recognized brand. On top os it MS offer free game with xbox1 which is appealing to moms. But the fact of the 100 dollars difference will certainly repel many.
    Is Ms going to outsell Sony, I don’t think so. At least not for the First year, not even in UK alone.
    But then again we can’t argue the power of PR and marketing acting like th e force of the Jedi on the weak mind.
    “Buy Xbox, xbox is good, xbox does laundry”.
    “huhhhhh ok”.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Cort

    Maybe Jonathan should check the preorder charts of every other retailer and then make sure his stock control team know what they’re doing. I’m sure the One will do well. But he’s dreaming if he thinks it will outsell the 4.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Bloodstorm

    I think he’s five times wrong.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. pcbros

    @17 – Isn’t Sony shipping PS4 bundles that will cost about the same as the XB1 if not more?

    @18 – If they prefer XB1′s line-up it will.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. monkeygourmet

    It’s nice when a product you buy becomes the most popular. Gives you that warm feeling inside that you ‘backed the right horse’, it also magically increases your enjoyment of the product and makes you infinitely more important than the idiots who choose a different option… The poor lambs… Crying over their stupid stupid choice…

    #23 2 years ago
  24. freedoms_stain

    @22, the top PS4 bundle (as dictated by Sony) is £449.99, XB1 bundles climb as high as £550.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DGOJG

    Yes because gamers buy consoles from John Lewis…haha no.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. NiceFellow

    Title’s a bit miss-leading – basically JLP saying they think XB1 might be more in demand for JLP customers : JLP customer base hardly translates to whole UK and the comments are clearly on referring to their business.

    I don’t think in context the title is accurate enough for the article personally – but I’m a bit pedantic about these things.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Panthro

    @22

    Yep, and the best bundles for the X1 will probably be around £500-£550

    #27 2 years ago
  28. pcbros

    @24, @27 – Microsoft has XB1 bundles? I thought they only had the standard release with free Fifa.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Panthro

    @28

    I just assumed they would that’s why I said ‘probably’

    Even if their aren’t any more launch bundles I can guarantee more expensive bundles will follow, it would be very strange if they didnt make any.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. XanderZane

    Meh.. could care less. I’m getting both systems anyways. Just give me the games and a week of vacation.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Moonwalker1982

    @9

    Wow, what a ridiculous thing to say. PS4 is more for the core and X1 for casual? Oooh so that’s why X1 has so much casual games and PS4 has titles like Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Killer Instinct and Forza 5?

    Oh….wait…lol.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Erthazus

    @31, so you are saying that QTE fest, arcadish fighting game, arcadish racing game are hardcore games?

    Lol.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Hcw87

    @32
    You’ve played it allready? Cool story.

    Seriously though, stick to your PC and let us real gamers enjoy the full spectrum of gaming.

    Fire up Crysis 1 with lots of mods and wank off to the graphics, like you so dearly love to do.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Panthro

    ^ lol he didn’t even mention anything about graphics their… way to go getting all defensive over games you haven’t played either, eveyones entitled to their own opinions.

    Haha its so funny how ratty and horrible console gamers get over how someones PC can make a game look better than a console their mother bought them 7 christmas’ ago.

    and ‘real gamers’? wow dude, your a dick.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. lookingglass

    Alright. So. Both consoles are going to be great. PS4 is a beastial, classic gaming console. Xbox One is an all in one entertainment box with next-gen gameplay via Kinect.

    But with these retailers it’s all about revenue. If 1 million next-gen consoles sell, they’ll get more revenue if more of those are Xbox Ones.

    They should be pushing it hard over the PS4 so they’re quarterly revenues max out higher. Who cares though? Both will be great.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. youlost2004

    @ 3 & 4
    Talk is cheap. Everyone know PS4 will outsell xbone worldwide. Numbers will talk instead

    By the way Xbox One Manufactuers:

    Foxconn Electronics – assembly
    Asia Optical – sensing lenses
    Delat Electronics – power supply
    Foxlink – connectors
    Jentech Precision Industrial – cooling modules
    Lite-On Technology – optical disc drive
    Newmax – sensing lenses

    #36 2 years ago
  37. pcbros

    ^^^ “Everyone know PS4 will outsell xbone worldwide.”

    A wise man once said, “talk is cheap.”

    By the way PS4 Manufactuers:

    Fee Wok – assembly
    Noh Pae – sensing lenses
    Weh Da Monee – power supply
    Iam Tyr – connectors
    Ai Qui Skoo – cooling modules
    Iam Hungi – optical disc drive
    Dai Sonee – sensing lenses

    #37 2 years ago
  38. youlost2004

    See you in December bro…..

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Javinator

    Just say “No” to the SlaveStation. Please. Do it for the slaves.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Javinator

    #37 hmmmm those names sound peculiar, lol.

    You forgot about the slave who puts on the stickers, “Sum Ting Wong”

    #40 2 years ago
  41. G1GAHURTZ

    lol!

    #41 2 years ago
  42. ysleiro

    SlaveStation 4. JAJAJAJA That’s a good one.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Dragon

    PS4 will outsell X1 in UK, and for that matter, in most countries, including US.
    Any old timer on VG247 betting against that?

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Dragon

    ^Translation-
    “I don’t have any opinions or knowledge to say anything. So I will try to vaguely state my prediction and run off if wrong”

    Afraid to state your prediction?

    Btw, not aimed at newbies like you. I am interested to know what old timers here think. Its all opinions after all, duh.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Dragon

    “I have opinions too.”
    Where? I am not seeing them. Which console will sell more?

    All I see is you chiding others for posting opinions while yourself running away from it, probably because you don’t have one.

    Afraid of being of being proven wrong? Look like you are.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. barchy2

    This story is complete rubbish and smells of fanboy desperation,Why? well just visit the John Lewis website to find that their not even listing ps4 or xbox one for sale!!! Ha Ha and non of you fools even bothered to check this before frantically typing away ,MUGS THE LOT OF YOU

    #46 2 years ago
  47. tenthousandgothsonacid

    It’s weird because, let’s face it, it’s chavs that buy xboxes and they don’t go in John Lewis. If this was the tech buyer for Poundland it would make more sense.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Pytox

    @45 ps4 is defo gonna sell more at the start, maybe xbone might be back later when it releases in second of wave countries but before that the xbone wont sell that much I think :p

    #48 2 years ago
  49. VibraniumSpork

    51@ That was epic :D

    #49 2 years ago
  50. monkeygourmet

    Given that the PS4 is now the ‘peoples champion’…

    It is cheaper
    It is more powerful
    It doesn’t force a camera on you
    You can get free games at launch with PS Plus
    You can crossplay games with Vita (If you own one)
    It’s almost £100 cheaer than it’s next rival
    It’s made by gamers for gamers (the peoples champion)
    Sony are purely for gamers and never even thought about DRM

    etc.. etc…

    If they’ve got all that going for them and they can’t absolutly decimate the competition, there is something wrong. It should be a massacre.

    In reality though, it probably won’t because all the above things have been exaggerated to some extent and both devices are almost identical. Sony as just put a different spin on things that people seem to have swallowed hook line and sinker.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Lv01

    @54 i agree, but it wont be a massacre.
    a couple of reasons (of which im sure there are more) being that not every single person buying a next-gen console will be a video game news follower like us, and so wont know about all the u-turns and the DRM thing. and those sort of naive purchases may not realise about PS+, crossplay with a different gadget, and wont understand the hoo-hah about its camera. they will just blindly follow the POS of the stores (which, bringing this back to topic, will be an interesting point to see how John Lewis handle that… will there instore POS advertising favour the xbox one after comments like these..?) and go with what they know. which brings me to my next point:
    the xbox, thanks to the 360, might carry more weight in terms of a gaming brand… ive always thought that the term ‘PlayStation’ was more closely linked to gaming, but this last / current generation, i think that might have changed to ‘xbox’…
    so i dont think it will necessary be a massacre, but i do still anticipate PS4 coming out on top.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. coatesy

    @54 you can get free games at launch with PS Plus ha I thought you had to bay for PS Plus.

    News flash you can get free DVD’s from Love Film all you have to do is pay them a monthly fee.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. dexfx69

    LOL. PS4 sales will far exceed Xbone – nice propaganda try, tho!

    #53 2 years ago
  54. tensewookie

    @54 @55

    I am a die hard PS fan but lets be real. You guys know video game news. You know Sony originally planned to price the Playstation at 500 w/ an Eye and not to mention they changed their RAM after the Xbone announcement.

    Google it.

    That being said, Sony will win not because it is more powerful on paper, (which has never mattered before), Sony will win because we have the best exclusives. In the end it all comes down to games.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. lexph3re

    lol @58 sony didn’t change their ram after the xbone announcement. They announced having 8gbs of gddr5 long before xbone was announced.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Djoenz

    @58
    I agree with the exclusives part. Im glad I chose PS3 over Xbox360 the exclusives are more my type of games.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. justerthought

    John Lewis have no PS4 pre-orders on their website. All PS4′s will be sold out at launch so John Lewis won’t be getting any to sell in store. Zero PS4 sales. If MS give John Lewis 10 XB1′s to sell, they can both truthfully claim XB1 out sold PS4 because they have no PS4′s to sell. Propaganda at its most obvious. Nice try Microsoft …lol

    #57 2 years ago
  58. zoopdeloop

    @58 best exclusives is subjective,it’s more like variety of exlcusives.
    It all comes down to personal preference.

    Many, many hard core gamers like me aren’t interested in any of those supposedly X1 hardcore games a nerd here oh so proudly presents.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Panthro

    @56 Enjoy your games with gold, it must be nice getting 6 year old games.

    PS+ in terms of quality far exceeds that of xbox live.

    1) It’s optional on PS3, you don’t need it at all unless you want the extra games for an absolutely minuscule price.
    2) Games are pretty recent to be getting free
    3) On PS4 a subscription isn’t needed for Demos/ Video streaming/ other media apps
    4) Xbox force you to pay for everything, Getting demos and using a streaming service shouldn’t be locked to a subscription on the console, because that’s fucking stupid. If someone wants to watch netflix on their Xbox, should they really need to buy a second subscription with Xbox just to do so? certainly not.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Onholyservicebound

    Because Xbox has done so well in the past..
    PS2: 157 mil
    PS: 104 mil
    PS3: 80 mil
    PSP: 79 mil
    360: 78 mil
    Xbox: 24 mil

    Hmm, also that 2 mil difference between 360 and ps3 came of very recently, meaning interest in playstation has skyrocketed. The only place the one will sell well, or at all, will be in the US. Europe, Asia, and everywhere else prefers Playstation.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Albert_Wesker

    F2P games won’t need PS+ to play

    #61 2 years ago

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