Xbox One won Black Friday sales rush, says analyst

Monday, 2nd 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.’”

What do you think? Did Xbox One smash PS4 at retail in the US? Let us know what you think below.

Via CVG.



  1. Joe Anderson

    A lot of nonsense. Doesn’t take stock levels into consideration or how this firm gathers data. Didn’t you guys already write this story last night? Maybe I’m thinking of a different site.

    No wait, you did

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Francis O

    Yeah, how can you say they won, and they only collected data from two stores? This is rubbish, and flawed.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. mistermogul

    I wonder how much MS pay these companies to produce “results” on limited data in order to paint a certain picture?

    #3 1 year ago

    The king is back!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Irani

    Perfect , Microsoft Wil Win , MotherFu.cker Sony Lose ….. I Hate Japan & Sony

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Pytox

    And also it doesnt include Gamestop ??? They still were waiting for 2.3m ps4′s :p

    #6 1 year ago
  7. The_Red

    The only bad thing about this is that COD Ghosts was the top selling game. I really hope PS4 also sells really well in US but Xone has hands down the best exclusives at the moment (DR3 and KI).

    Sadly neither Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Zoo Tycoon or even Forza 5 were the leaders. It was the crappy COD Ghosts which is arguably the worse in series.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Fin

    Err, you’ve left out the core reasoning from Infoscout:

    Their success can be largely attributed to limited availability of the PS4 in addition to Walmart discounting the Xbox 360 down to $99 for Black Friday.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Cort

    And so the interference begins.

    If you want to know the real score, check out any retailer with a sales chart in their website. Last time I looked, Amazon’s UK and US had one console miles and miles ahead of the other on both hardware and software.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Pytox

    yea it’s not the full scope of game retail so the claim is false haha

    #10 1 year ago
  11. polygem

    haha, unexpected but interesting.
    an un-kinect, slim version and i might jump back in later.
    on the other hand…if i will enjoy destiny as expected, i will probably stay on the system i started playing it and that will be a playstation now.
    crap start ms, crap start. you’ve lost some dedicated supporters because of that. will be interesting to see if they can get a new audience and/or win back some of the traitors :)

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Zackslacky

    Lot of ps fanboys in here today. Glad the xbox one sold so well. If ps did what was expected they would of had a monopoly of the console market. Good to see that isnt happening anytime soon. Both consoles selling well bodes great news for another console generation after this. Also cod ghosts is the most fun cod in years. Battlefield is plain boring. I grew up with goldeneye and on to timesplitters. Bit of quake too and cod this year brought back the fun.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. NiceFellow

    Given PS4 hardly seemed to be in stock anywhere after selling more in US than XB1 at launch this isn’t really a surprise – the question is has XB1 managed to catch up a bit while Sony are out of stock?

    I don’t blame MS for shoving as much stock to US as possible to remain neck and neck with PS4 but they’re going to pay for it outside US by letting PS4 gain an even bigger lead.

    Still – competition looks even tighter than last gen which can only be good for us as gamers.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. schnide


    Hey, you been racist long or is it just since you became a fanboy?

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Dave Cook

    @14 if he gets proper racist again I’ll ban him, no questions asked. I’ll be watching.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. sho0ok

    @irani LOLz didn’t you say I hate America in another thread? So I guess you didn’t know xbox is American console hhh..

    #16 1 year ago
  17. truth

    Console sales aren’t the biggest problem. Its Cod being the number one seller. Damn Americans eating any garbage.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Hcw87

    Hating a country doesn’t make you a racist, hating black people, jews, arabs etc makes you a racist.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. deathm00n

    @18 wut?

    #19 1 year ago
  20. NiceFellow

    @18 GTFO!

    When you say you hate Country A you’re more likely to be referring to the people who live there an the geography and foliage of the country in question don’t you think?

    I seriously doubt he was expressing in shorthand his dislike of Cherry Blossom trees.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Dave Cook

    Is this really happening now? Really?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Hcw87

    It might mean you hate the conduct of said country.

    Like hating USA for invading other countries for their oil. When you say that, you’re not hating on the average US citizen, but the conduct of the country as a whole.

    An example btw.

    Hating a country is nowhere near as racist as hating that guy because he’s black, or a jew.

    I hate religion, does that mean i hate every single Christian? Give me a break.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. DrDamn

    And if you also link that hate to a physical characteristic of that race as Irani has in the past? Something I thought Dave banned him for previously – is this one an alt?

    #23 1 year ago


    So it’s ok to hate white people?

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Hcw87

    Ofcourse that would be racist, i’m just saying in general. If anyone came to me and said he hates the country i’m from, i wouldn’t feel personally insulted. If he told me he hates me because i’m black, or a chinese, then ofcourse i’d feel insulted. Because that would be personal.

    #25 1 year ago

    China is a country!

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Hcw87

    Yes, and your point is? If you say you hate China it doesn’t automatically mean you hate every single citizen living there.

    #27 1 year ago

    You said that Chinese was a race.

    That’s a bit of a faux pas…

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Hcw87

    Swap out ”Chinese” with ”Asian” then, i can’t be bothered going back to edit it. Anyway, this discussion is over for me, it’ll only derail the thread even further.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Panthro

    America is a vastly multi-cultural country, it would be hard to just say you hate ‘Americans’ without including every race in the book.

    Race and country – 2 different things.

    I’m from Britain and I dislike living here, I don’t like the government and I don’t like the over abundance of idiot teenagers who think they can steal and destroy anything choose and the 500 other things I don’t like.

    All in all I just don’t like Britain.

    Im not even trying to defend Irani here since its plainly obvious that he is an idiot fanboy to begin with, Im just pointing out I don’t consider it racist to dislike a country.

    He does deserve a ban though dave ;)
    Not for the ‘racism’ just for the sheer shit he posts.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Panthro

    Hcw87 is right, lets try to steer this back on topic….

    Sooo… those xbox’s sold more huh’? anyone here buy one?

    I tried.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Ilovesony

    and so microsoft starts paying “analyst” but we all know this is all PR bullshit…. The PS4 has single handedly killed the sockbox one…. and if you disagree with that… you are in denial

    #32 1 year ago
  33. lolatfanboys

    Analysts srsly? Who in his right mind would have thought that xbox will win anything? The ps4 is 100$ cheaper of course Sony will outsell. Both using the hype pretty well, I don´t know what the fuss is about, just no interesting games out on either console. Srsly Fanboys, get a grip on your hating, it´s just a fucking product, hating on other does NOT make your product any better, but at least we profit as consumers as a whole if you keep an open mind…and lol Nintendo.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. fearmonkey

    no Way this is true….Unless people actually bought Xbox Ones because they couldnt find a PS4.

    I had multiple friends out looking for PS4′s and everywhere they went, there were hardly any PS4′s to be had, they were all sold out. Almost every single retailer though had Xbox One’s in stock.

    Not a single person I know bought an Xbox one. I went to several stores and asked about both consoles, not a single store had any PS4′s, but I could have bought an Xbox One at both places. It’s not that they had less PS4 stock, it was that the demand for the PS4 was higher per the employees I talked to.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. sebastien rivas

    analysts are never wrong, if they say Xbox1 won, then xbox 1 won.

    However there is a behind the curtain analysis.
    If the analyst takes into account only a specific town, or, for a nationwide but for a very specific time frame, or worst, just a single store then yes truth be told if they have 50 xbox1 and only 5 ps4.

    That is why the vast majority of Analysts are just a bunch of untrustworthy, overpaid, unscrupulous little rats and probably paid under the table.

    Look at my shiny graph with glitz woooowwwwwww… shiny

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Gigabomber

    Responses also included, “Yeah, remember when psn went offline for two months? I do.; my ps3 was as useful as a paperweight.”

    #36 1 year ago

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