Xbox One won Black Friday sales rush, says analyst

Monday, 2 December 2013 08:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One is said to have outsold PS4 over the North America Black Friday sales. That’s the claim of analyst firm InfoScout, which reckons Microsoft console doubled its rivals market share in the US.

It follows the European PS4 launch.

You can see InfoScout’s data here. The firm places Xbox One as the highest-selling console across the Black Friday period, with 31% market share, compared to PlayStation 4’s 15%. Wii U languished at 6%.

The firm also predicts that Xbox 360 outsold PS4 over the weekend, with 30% market share. This was attributed to limited PS4 stock at some retailers, and lowered sale prices on Xbox 360 hardware.

Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Ghosts was deemed the best-selling game across all formats, followed by Disney Infinity in two, Skylanders: Swap Force in three and GTA 5 in at four.

The report also offers choice quotes from unnamed consumers. On PS4, one response was said to have been, “It’s too high tech none if the older ps games will work with it and everything is way to expensive I think it’s more for the adults.”

While in the case of Xbox One, responses included, “It’s the only system that has the game my kids want. I’m not happy about it,” and, “Waiting to see the first ‘Must have game.'”

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Via CVG.