PS4 crushes Xbox One on eBay during respective launch weeks, data shows

Data from Terapeak shows PS4 sales through auction site were 78 percent higher than Xbox One during respective launch weeks.

The PlayStation 4 crushed the Xbox One during their respective launch weeks, data from market research firm Terapeak released this week shows.

During the PS4's launch week (Nov. 15-22), total eBay sales for the platform were $12,554,461, compared to $7,898,233 for the Xbox One (Nov. 22-29), the firm said. Notably, the PS4's launch week covers North America only, while the Xbox One's first seven days span 13 markets around the world.

The Xbox One drove more total dollar sales on launch day compared to PS4, Terapeak said, though this is likely the result of the $500 vs. $400 price discrepancy between the platforms.

The PS4 started ahead of the Xbox One on eBay and stayed ahead. An eBay representative confirmed last month that more than 10,000 PS4 units were sold during the platform's Nov. 15-17 launch weekend, compared to 7,000 Xbox Ones sold November 22-24.

The Terapeak data also shows that the PS4 outpaced Xbox One by a massive 78 percent margin for total unit sales, with Sony's console moving 21,309 units compared to 11,992 units for Microsoft.

During launch week, the average PS4 selling price was $589.16, compared to $658.63 for the Xbox One, Terapeak said. The firm noted that this 10 percent disparity is smaller than the $100 retail price gap between the two consoles and may signal that the PS4 is seeing more unmet demand.

Importantly, this data does not come directly from eBay, but rather by way of Terapeak's unspecified method of aggregation and analysis. Speaking with GameSpot today, an eBay representative would not comment on the veracity of the data, but said sales information surrounding next-generation gaming consoles will be shared next week.

Not all eBay shoppers had a pleasant next-generation console buying experience. One United Kingdom teenager paid $750 for what he thought was an Xbox One, though all he received was a piece of paper.

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BorgMind00
BorgMind00

This can most like be attributed to the extra $100 on the price tag. This early in the games, these numbers mean next to nothing, especially with the lackluster line-up. At the end of the day, both systems will end up being more profitable (one more than the other). People talk as if one of these companies is going to file bankruptcy based on these systems sales projections.

getupandboogie
getupandboogie

You are all forgetting the most important statistic!

Photos of Xbone sold on ebay - 1

Photos of ps4 sold on ebay - 0


XBONE WINS!

pppisahalofan
pppisahalofan

The XBOX ONE is the greateset consoleof all time. Just as women have no place in grand theft Auto, winners have no place being around a PS4. The Ps4 stinks

FezMonkei
FezMonkei

More people sold their PS4's on eBay to buy the later released Xbox One in stores then people bought Xbox Ones on ebay. Well that is GREAT NEWS, rejoyce Sony fans.

Oh wait...

awarriorg
awarriorg

X1 - less consoles sold, yet still made more money than Sony.  Hmm...  PS4, like PS3, is more powerful than X1/360, yet MS will be competitive, like with the 360...with exclusives, arcade titles, and better software/features, which is all that matters as technology (graphics) will reach the limit this gen.

AzatiS
AzatiS

13 countries vs NA alone ... Stop it lemmings already !

jshipley01eb
jshipley01eb

This number is probably not as significant as it first seems.  PS4's are harder to come by then the Xbox One.  Because many retailers still have units in stock there is less need to turn to sources like eBay for hardware.  This doesn't mean PS4 isn't more successful, just that the numbers probably inflated by demand.

kgallis21
kgallis21

No surprise here. Once i heard that   PS4 sold 1 million in U.S. and the Xbone did it in 13 countries i knew that M$ didnt have a chance to compete with PS4 even though their sales inst bad either. PS4 also crushed M$ in U.K.

AzatiS
AzatiS

PS4 crushed X1 in every single region atm. In all small markets as well. Do you know what 20-25 small market does ? Another big one.


X1 was and is strong only in NA. If it wasnt for all these americans X1 sales would have been pathetic. If MS couldnt win a really hurt Sony ( 7 billion loses in 8 years ) and a really messed up hardware ( PS3 architecture / overprice / no BC / exclusive loses and many more )  while it had a whole year advantage over it ...

 Theres no way , 1 in a trillion , to win vs a really solid and cheaper PS4. End of story. Let lemmings keep dreaming

LatinLegacy
LatinLegacy

I have no doubt that the PS4 will most likely be the better console in the long run but right out of the game, the Xbox One is a much better console for gaming. The PS4 only brings Killzone: Shadow Fall & Knack to the table. I can see some people playing Killzone. It's not a great franchise in my opinion & to be fair, I am not a big fan of Halo either so it's not a bias opinion. I don't know many people who cared much for Knack so that leaves only third party games on the PS4. There was a handfull of digital releases as well but most are not worth mentioning. The Xbox One brings Forza Motorsport 5. A franchise I do very much enjoy even if it was a half assed released. Dead Rising 3, a solid game on all fronts & most likely the best launch game between the two platforms. Ryse is fairly decent. Not the greatest of games but pretty damn good considering it was a launch tile. For those who cared, because I didn't, there was Zoo Tycoon & Zumba Fitness: World Party. They have some digital releases as well but I won't bother to bring those up.

If your a pure gamer with both consoles in your home, I can see more people getting rid of there PS4 first, It doesn't matter how much you defend it, there is not much to do on that system for the time being. When Titan Fall drops on the Xbox One, the PS4 will hardly see any playing time form multi-platform owners until there big franchises start to drop. It was the reason why I did not purchase a PS4 yet, Once the first party games start to roll out, then I will go pick one up. For now, it's not worth owning.

AzatiS
AzatiS

is not DDR3 ram that killing Xbone. My pc has DDR3 and i play on 1200p all my games. Is the GPU that killing it. Is weak .

Hellcanwait
Hellcanwait

@LatinLegacy

still the ps4 does 1080p in all the launchtitles, xbone does 720p, an omen of Things to come ...?!?


the ddr3 ram is killing the xbone.

Hellcanwait
Hellcanwait

@AzatiS

they way i see it the sbone and ps4 have a similar CPU the big difference is the Xbones 8 GB DDR3 RAM vs PS4´s 8 GB GDDR5 RAM.

brad12d3
brad12d3

This really doesn't mean anything. The majority of high profile electronics sold on ebay around launch are people trying to flip the product to make a quick buck. It is completely logical that the PS4 would outsell the Xbox in this arena. Think about it, you have no interest in buying a console for yourself but you want to buy one of the new two consoles and sale it for a higher price. You know both are going to sale like hotcakes and you could sale either at the same ridiculously marked up ebay price. So do you start off by buying the console that cost $100 more or $100 less? What do you think is going to get you the most potential profit? You could buy 5 PS4s at the same cost as 4 Xbox One's and still sale the for just as much. It isn't rocket science, nor is it really news worthy.

AzatiS
AzatiS

Rofl , what kind of logic is this ?!! PS4 sold way more on ebay because of the flippers right ? So why flippers didnt flip X1s in the same pace as PS4s ?


Ill tell you why little lemmings. DEMAND , that is. Its not because of 500$ price tag. Its because of the demand!!! lol

Keitha313
Keitha313

Lol G$ and M$ wont be happy with this news since they share a coalition with one another, soon they will need to rate every Xbox One exclusive as a perfect 10 to entice people to go towards their sugar daddy's Xbox One.

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

@Keitha313Chances are, it's just a lot of people trying to flip consoles on eBay to make a quick buck. I doubt it reflects how well either console is performing in the market to any significant degree or how well they are being received and even if it did, does it matter which console is ahead when both are doing so well anyway?

It's kinda like discrediting Pepsi just because Coca Cola is more popular, even though both are successful brands.

azzras
azzras

So what you're saying is that more people kept their Xbox than a PS4.  More people bought a PS4 and then later sold it.
How is that good for PS4 again?

t3ero2zero
t3ero2zero

people like to try to make a quick buck of new hardware my friend made over £100 selling his ps4 and hes not a gamer just wants the money lol

Imperiusmax
Imperiusmax

I know all this data does not mean much in the long run but I cant resist the impulse to laught in the face of all Xbots everywhere . As Nelson would say "HAHA"

ndmq
ndmq

Bah why bother spending $500, when I can build a PC gaming rig for $1000 that will last for 6-8 years.

stevenstreet483
stevenstreet483

@ndmq GT6 running on an 8 year old chip with 256MB of RAM. Can you build a PC that can do that?

hishamramzan
hishamramzan

wait till PS4 releases in the Middle East on 13th december, cause you dont know how much arab kids love gaming

elitefunk
elitefunk

@carolino how is that racist? its more racist for you to think that its racist than the statement itself.

hishamramzan
hishamramzan

@elitefunk @carolino arab kids is just a figure of speech, i am talking about most of the kids in the Middle East, i know cause i live in Kuwait and i have seen how much Playstation is being used over here

Shadow_Fax
Shadow_Fax

Fanboys rejoice!! Sony (this time; next time it might be MS) will reward you with free games and bonuses! - not. I am going back to enjoy my Super Mario 3D World and Total War: Rome II without giving a rat's ass about sales of products that don't benefit me financially.

Suharar
Suharar

Sony just gave me Grid 2 on ps3!, woot!

carolino
carolino

sony just gave me uncharted , xcom , dragons dogma dark arisen , grid 2 , remember me.


i have plus for 2 months.. still 10 to go until renew

Shadow_Fax
Shadow_Fax

@carolino You do realize that Sony doesn't give you the free games because they outsold Microsoft but just because you are a PAYING member of Plus, right..?

themc_7
themc_7

@Shadow_Fax yet you still came to this page and made a comment. Return to your basement, Troll!

Shadow_Fax
Shadow_Fax

@themc_7 @Shadow_Fax Stating the obvious is not trolling. I would make the same comment to an MS or Nintendo related one. Gaming news sites are full of such articles that do nothing more than fuel the pointless "console wars". Few are really interested in these numbers other than console fanboys. If you think that's trolling, suit yourself, but it's the truth..

roxomega
roxomega

WOW!!! Imagine that Supply and Demand..... works?  Sony had less systems available and therefor was IN.. MORE... DEMAND.. why is this news.

Gopstop2222
Gopstop2222

gamespot makes flamebait articles
 
 more clicks on article

 more fanboys gather and flame each other

 more money for *troll* gamespot


work as intended

carolino
carolino

this news is important dude

azzras
azzras

@carolino How is this important?  It means that more people SOLD their PS4 instead of keeping it.  How is that good or important?

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

i hope the sole reason for this is because of what microsoft was trying to do. that's what happens when you're a greedy bastard.


BTW, PC gaming is inferior. it's for people with no girlfriends/friends.

wintertimes
wintertimes

@biggestnewb No really, tell me that you aren't serious, come on. What I'm reading can't be a real comment made from a person with a minimum of brain, come on, this must be a joke.

The most stupid, brainless, comment I've ever read on this site, you've beaten the non sense of Mr_BillGates, I can't believe what I've just read. PC gaming is inferior and it's only for people with no girlfriends friends? Are you serious? 

Really, as a console gamer I feel offended to be represent by idiots like you, yes, I'm a console gamer and yet I'm telling that you're an idiot. I feel sad whe I read something like this because people like you think of being smart and cool when write retarded comments like this one, but you know what? You're not cool or smart, you just look more braindead than you really are.

My wife (she's a PC gamer mainly though) hasn't laughed so much in her life after reading your "intelligent" comment. In any case I won't go further, I think that people like you just deserve to be ignored, you can't reason with people like you, it's like trying to talk and reasoning with a retarded wall. And we all are surprised that media and governement don't take us gamers seriously and treat us like some kind of angry idiotic children, you're the perfect example of all this, thanks again to make me feel ashamed by being a gamer. 

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

@wintertimes i wish i could like my own comment just so everybody knows how much of a dumbass you are.

elitefunk
elitefunk

@biggestnewb @wintertimes you're both ridiculous. pc gaming is not inferior, and in my experience most pc gamers do not in fact have girlfriends. Most being key word there, the rest are mostly married with money to spend on such things. Most people with girlfriends/wives aren't allowed to spend that kind of money :P

wintertimes
wintertimes

@biggestnewb Yes it is, because idiots like you who make these stupid flawed statements make me laugh hard, so who's the loser now? But I repeat it's my fault because I'm wasting my time by trying to reason with such fucked up person, you're right, I'm a loser just because I've replied to an idiot like you. Your life must be so good (sarcasm), keep on behaving like you're doing now, you'll go far. You're one of those people who act "BIG" behind a PC (and also the article wasn't related about PCs in any way so your intent was just to start a flame war and blabbering non sense) and hide in a corner in real life, I've seen many cases like yours, as a psychiatrist I can write your medical records right now. You can insult me how much you want, I know already what kind of person you are, and sorry to say this because I'm doctor, but people like you are a waste of time by only trying to talk with, you need someone who can teach how to relate with other people and respecting the other people's opinions and preferences, you can't say that a PC gamer have no girlfriend and using it as a "REAL FACT" because it's not, you can keep on acting "BIG" behind a keyboard how much you want but remains the fact that you're just making look yourself like an idiotic jerk. You really need help, seriously. 

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

@wintertimes the fact that you got so worked up over a comment in a virtual world and that it is the most hilarious thing your wife has ever read clearly tells everybody you're both losers.


it's obvious she wears the pants in the family.

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

@wintertimes i like to encourage thoughtful discussion here and there and this seemed like the perfect time mate. PC gaming is inferior in every way because there's no social value in it. you may be fine with people becoming non-social serial killin freaks, but i'm not.


in conclusion: PS > xbox > gamecube > PC gaming

jocksnglocks
jocksnglocks

Paragraphs, try 'em out.

Rageposting is nothing without structure.

wintertimes
wintertimes

@biggestnewb There's no social value in PC gaming and people become serial killing freaks? But, are you serious, or you're really the biggest idiot I've ever met on the net? Really, you can't be real, such idiot like you can't be real in any case, you can't even be a human case because you're the most retarded person I've ever have the "privilege" to talk with. You can say the same thing about any gaming device user following your logic (flawed logic of course). But you can't be serious, you're trolling hard here and I took the bait like an idiotic fish. Except for exclusive the console and PC library are almost the same, I can't even understand how a person with a minimal brain can write such statements as they're proven facts, sorry to say this again, but you're a retarded, it's a bad word, but it's the truth, if you really think this you're a stupid retarded with no logic, I don't even know why I'm still talking to you. And I thought that Mr_BillGates was the "best" idiot around here, you really beat him by a longer shot. Really, PC gamers= Anti-Social Serial Killers, I won't even have the courage to insult you, you have serious mental issues and you lack of intelligence, seriously. Pc gaming it's not inferior, it's you that are inferior, in every way, I feel really ashamed to be put in the same gamers category as you, really. And you can be anti-social by using any other gaming system if you get too much addicted to it, I've know console players that had serious addiction problems (yes, every form of addiction it's unhealthy, even gaming) and they haven't touched any PC game in their life, and gaming (in every form and system) doesn't affect your social skills automatically, it depends by a lot of factors, who get addicted to gaming have serious personal problems, it's not that they are loser or other stupid bullshit that jerks as you like to think. You feel big supporting your flawed statements (which almost all the users here have ignored since I'm the only idiot that are trying to reason with your fucked up opinions and this says something) because you're behind a keyboard nothing more, as I told you I know what kind of person you are, and the more you talk the more I'm convinced of this. If you want to keep on looking ridiculous and retarded it's up to you, Do you want to keep on supporting your retarded logic? Just keep on doing it, if you feel strong by doing this, it's up to you. I really give up, I think you need a really good psychiatry, you didn't realize that the anti-social here it's you, for real. You can't be serious, I can't really believe that you're serious.

wintertimes
wintertimes

@elitefunk Are you his friend? I hope not. Your logic it's flawed too since you can buy a good PC with the same money you spend on a console, you're another person who don't know what you're talking about, using stereotypes and making retarded statements, like the other "genius" above. Most of the married people you're talking about have a PC in house, even better than mine (I'm writing from a PC, so people, be careful, I'm a potential serial killer according to that genius above) and guess what? They don't use it for gaming either, so who have a PC have a girlfriend and can be married. We're talking about gaming FFS, and your logic it's stupid and flawed, the platform you use has nothing to do with who you really are, idiots both of you, you can play a game 24 hours a day even on a console and acting anti-social, and keep in mind that on console you have a lot more titles to waste your time with since you have exclusives titles, so please stop to make such stupid, flawed  and retarded statements because both of you are making look yourself like a brainless chicken. When I've started gaming I was on PC and I had a girlfriend (now my wife, just figure), a job and I didn't become an anti-social serial killer, and this happened when I was 18 years old after finishing high school, the same was for my friends and people I've known in my life. What it really makes me mad it's that both of you are serious, this scare me. And, I repeat, you complain when the media treat us gamers like idiots? You both are the reason, I can't blame them for this. 

naz99
naz99

Do you believe the nonsense thst spews from your mouth?