Xbox One passes PS4 on Amazon chart

Microsoft's next-gen console grabs the lead back after policy reversal announcement.

The Xbox One has overtaken the PlayStation 4 on Amazon's video game best-seller chart, one day after Microsoft announced a dramatic policy reversal.

The Xbox One was tracking ahead of the PS4 earlier this month, MCV points out, though it fell behind after Sony's E3 announcements of pricing ($400) and policies (plays used game, won't require Internet connection).

Notably, there is only one Xbox One SKU on the Amazon best-seller chart--the Day One Edition. Meanwhile, five separate PS4 bundles grace the preorder chart.

Microsoft yesterday announced new policies that put the Xbox One more on par with the PS4.

The new terms state players are free to trade in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc-based games in the same way that they can today on the Xbox 360. In addition, Microsoft has done away with 24-hour Internet "check-ins" and lifted the Xbox One region lock.

Though Microsoft has backtracked on some of its policies, the company has no plans to revisit the platform's $500 price point.

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justerthought
justerthought

Yes but this article is referring to the US Amazon site. Xbox has always been big in the US. The chart picture is very different for the rest of the world. The US market is not bigger than the rest of the world added together. Sony know that, and any sales Sony steals from the US market are extra benefits on top of the global lead they currently hold. The US is the last stronghold MS are defending. The UK has gone PS4 judging by the pre-orders. Are US gamers patriotic enough to buy US and stand by XB1 when a Jap console is far superior. Hmm I guess we will find out :)

dazey6
dazey6

http://kotaku.com/plot-twist-secretly-they-did-show-the-actual-console-454001531 and http://kotaku.com/5986059/the-ps4-one-day-later (One is showing a certain comments which I found funny) Check out this link. I found it rather intriguing. ENJOY! For those of you who think $ony is "For The People". History has proven that false. As for the Gamespot article... I believe M$ Xbox One sells will be on par with $ony PS4. The console war will rage on. Please do your research folks and stop believing  the false and misleading information that is being posted surrounding the Xbox One and like-wise for the PS4.

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

Hold on Sonyfanbots, I thought it was over for X1 and that PS4 would be the dominate console.

I thought I was going to be the only one playing Forza 5, Titanfall, Ryse, KIller Instinct, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Project Spark, Dead Rising 3, etc...

What happened? 

jasongm
jasongm

This news is old, Sony is at the top of amazons chart now... seems to be a see-saw battle going.

jayoterik
jayoterik

microsoft only reversed the policies to save there own ass . at least sony actually care about there customers . so im sticking with them :)

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

Holy $hit, people are really ready to jump into bed with MS after the last couple months?

lubbalots
lubbalots

why Sony got so many bundles?

ShadowDuff
ShadowDuff

Yep they reversed their policies yay for them! Guess no one else read that article to its entirety.  At the end when asked he "could not guarantee the policies would not change down the road".  Enjoy that good old bait and switch maneuver while I enjoy the full freedom of my PS4.

Atheno
Atheno

The title is kind of miss leading, in a way. The Xbox One is in first, but PS4 is still pre ordering more in the grand scheme of things. Not sure if mistake on posters part, or did it to get everyone in a fuss.

TAIMAT0
TAIMAT0

feel sorry for the poor bastards ..for the time being so glad that mgsv, gtav & thief will be release for the current gen 

dejct
dejct

Honestly, how fucking retarded is this. There's 1 XB1 bundle vs a bunch of PS4 bundles to pick from and they don't even add them up. Who ever wrote this is a fucktard.

hordaak
hordaak

wow wee wee wow...the xb1 is outselling the ps4 just like before e3. E3 was sony's chance, but even after all the bad press, MS is winning!! yeah for the good guys!!! (also why the hating on americans?)

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

lemmings will be lemmings. they realized they dont have to crossover lol

phoenixboyz
phoenixboyz

This is gonna be the joke for all Sony fans for all eternity. Is like :"Hey do you remember, after E3 2013 M$ force change their policy after getting punched by Sony in their face? LOL"

phoenixboyz
phoenixboyz

I still do not get why fans still happy with XBOX, even a chance of getting Red Ring of Death. Also, no region lock for all games already been done by PS3.... is not breaking news. Kinect games are 90% sucks, yet you are force to buy with Kinect. First Impression is always the important, M$ gave gamers all around the world a very bad first impression, and the still insisted to show the same policy in E3 after they first announce Xbox One, is clearly shows that M$ maybe want to use EA ways of doing business, that is: Money first, Gamers voices later. Until they saw the horrible pre-order for Xbox One compare with PS4, they knew the Money isn't come in much. I'm sure they are now screaming :"Damn You SONY, We have no choice but to follow". Sony is still the best. Do not forget guys, Microsoft loves of copies many things in the past..... wait... even now....lol

torreth1
torreth1

How stupid is this reporter. Isnt Xbox one leading ps4 in Amazon Pre-orders like saying one pointing finger is bigger than a hand because its doing more work? The reporter made a mistake with titling his article and should have said one version has overtaken the other. Let alone, the trailing version is due to it being sold out and split into five bundled offshoots.

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

pre orders are from fanboys, wait untill lauch, than we see who goes to town, until than? this PC gamer will grab the popcorn... ohh what is it? STEAM SALE! gtg biaches!

pinky08_09
pinky08_09

@justerthought Sony´s lead was in the entire world. MS managed one generation later to steal the Us market from Sony and maintain dominance. Its no their LAST stronghold, its their first. 

Europe´s market is divided almost equally. MS is looking to gain footing on Japan which is the only market where one console clearly beat the other one (PS· outsold XBOX 360). 

By the way the article is misleading. Xbox ONe is not outselling the ps4 on pre-orders. Quoting from the article, it says the following:

Notably, there is only one Xbox One SKU on the Amazon best-seller chart--the Day One Edition. Meanwhile, five separate PS4 bundles grace the preorder chart.

What that means is there is no way of knowing if the five PS4 models combined are outselling the xbox one or not. Only that ezche model individually has less pre-orders than xbox one.

The only aproximate measure you have at this point is with the controllers pre-orders.

And youll see that the Dualshock 4 is way above in pre-orders than the Xbox one controller

RussellGorall
RussellGorall

@lubbalots There is too much demand for the standard standalone console, they are going the Gamestop route.

I get a launch one guaranteed from Amazon for release date delivery, so I am not worried.

abdoalwaer
abdoalwaer

@TAIMAT0 , That's not good , that's not good at all , that means that we'd have to wait for games and they won't look that great.

CivilWarOnDrugs
CivilWarOnDrugs

@dejct  Let xbox fanboys think what they want. If they want to be delusional and trick themselves into a false sense of security, so be it. Anyone who attended school (and actually paid attention *cough cough*) can see that Amazon's "Best Seller" category is plastered to Microsoft's ONLY option mentality. I'm starting to see why they called it the xbox ONE. One option and YOU WILL LIKE IT THAT WAY.

neilcottee
neilcottee

@dejct First is First mate...suck it up :)

All those dumb shi*s that went nuts over Microsofts policy without thinking are the same people that will see XB1 as first place. Can't have it both ways now....


m4nk
m4nk

@hordaak being from US what it has to do with playing FBOX?

BeforeLyfe
BeforeLyfe

@jsmoke03 agreed they will be flooding these chats when they do another 180 and add those policys after the fact. gameinformer has a report on it go read it.

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@Gankstar_VX84 Well if you can't see why the 360 gained ground so quickly over the PS3 at least in the early years you'e quite biased, especially when many only purchase one console.

However, in the same respect, if people can't see why PS4 is much better than Xbox One, they have to be borderline moronic.

Keitha313
Keitha313

@Gankstar_VX84 Well all you can do is don't buy it!

Simple as that, If these people who were having a go at M$ few weeks ago now have got back on the M$ train again let them!

It shows that they're fickle and can forget things alot quicker than most people.

torreth1
torreth1

@wizzzer_thy_133 Dont think your not a fanboy just because you are a PC Gamer. You just flaunted your gaming system of choice fanboy.

justerthought
justerthought

@pinky08_09 @justerthought Before you can attach any significance to consoles selling out, you need to know how many where actually available to be sold. Again, rumours suggest that Sony are in a position to manufacture far more units than MS. So if both sell out, Sony will have sold more and have a larger user base, diminishing MS prospects for the future.

Also, if Sony have 4 models and they sell out. That could be 4 times the amount sold by MS, but again we cannot tell until we know how many units are available for sale.

The only indicator we have right now that has any credibility are user votes of intension, where they are showing a preference for one or the other that could translate into a purchase. If the swing is huge in one direction, you can almost guarantee that it will translate into sales. And that is what I am seeing. Not a slight swing either way. A crushing dominance of around 80% in Sony's favour globally. No console can survive that if it is not turned around pretty sharpish. You may not like it, but that is democratic capitalism :)

justerthought
justerthought

@pinky08_09 You just confirmed what I said. Yes MS took US and UK off Sony in current gen and held a majority. That is well known. But MS appear to have lost the UK now to Sony for next gen. That just leaves MS holding the US now. The US is their 'last stand' because Sony is now aggressively targeting the US with the PS4. If Sony win outright, MS may go the same way as Sega.

This worldwide poll mirrors what we are seeing from others sources: http://www.xboxonevspsfour.com/

Click the statistics link top right of page to see how each country is panning out. If you don't think MS are in deep trouble, you've got you head in the sand.

Whether Sony succeed all depends how patriotic the US players are when given the choice to buy US or Japanese. Those countries that have no patriotic allegiance to the US have all chose PS4 as the better console proposition. That is the picture that is emerging, like it or not.

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

@Benny_Blakk @Snakepond1 I am and I still don't see PS4 dominating with 5 sku's. The real question here is XBox One is not as behind as everyone thinks it is. Not only that we still have 6 months to go till launch day and this proofs that it is anybodies game to win.

mjswooosh
mjswooosh

@lubbalots A lollipop would be more valuable to me than a One if MS re-instates DRM....

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@neilcottee You're so dumb. First is first yes, but that doesn't mean it has more units preordered when PS4 dominates the top 10. Nice avatar btw fanboy hahaha.

jayoterik
jayoterik

@IAMTYLERDURDEN @hordaak 

leave him to it pal , at the end of the day we will be the 1 with a more powerfull console , and by spending less cash . more powerfull and cheaper or less powerfull and more expensive . there will always be people out there that are gunna go for the dumb choice. dont understand people that get both either . buying  another console just for some exclusives is a bit senseless too . oh well . ill stick with ps4

james-vikid
james-vikid

@LittleSaintGoph @wizzzer_thy_133 even though I have consoles and ultrabook=not a gaming pc, but you do know that gaming pcs are expensive than console? consoles are cheaper alternative of gaming pcs.

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

@LittleSaintGoph @wizzzer_thy_133 You do realise that a console is basically an antiquated PC right. PC's are more powerful than consoles can ever dream of being. PC's are a hardcode gamers paradise, especially if you care about  speed and performance. Exclusive titles and content is the only edge consoles have on them.

GaMa__GaMer
GaMa__GaMer

@hordaak @m4nk Just one Bundle for the XONE. Add up all Sony's bundle, it will top XONE. Still gonna buy both