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 :)

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

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.

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 :)

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!

offmyed
offmyed

This gen I've been enjoying games on 360, PS3 and PC and I'm honestly baffled that so many people are preordering a console that is less powerful and more expensive based on small video clips of games. Overall I'm fairly underwhelmed by the launch titles on both sides so far and the only ones I want to play are not exclusives so my choice is a no brainer really. Microsoft have pushed me away with all the rubbish from the launch and their initial arrogance and inability to communicate about features, plus I have no interest in the kinect at all so why should I be forced to pay for one??! The only positive really is that competition will hopefully drive companies to invest in the publishers to create better games, so we are all benefiting from this. With a price drop and some great new (not a sequel/prequel) exclusives I may well get an xbox one in the future but right now MS have a lot of work to do to regain my trust. I'm not telling anyone what to do, just expressing an opinion

ShadowstormXIII
ShadowstormXIII

That's cool, that'll thin out the gibbering masses on PSN.

osxgp
osxgp

What the fanboys on both sides fail to see is that without each console competing against each other, the gamers wouldn't get a great selection of exclusives. Love or hate whichever side you want, but without each other, we would suffer the Madden Syndrome. FYI: that is when there is no competition and things become stale. An example is when Madden Football games got the exclusive NFL rights, they didn't really have to put out anything worthwhile. I will own both next gen consoles eventually but not because one is made by Sony or Microsoft. I purchase for the exclusives and both companies always have good exclusives.

ken4062
ken4062

Ps4 having unlimited preorder at Gamestop now they are doing so well. Amazon Ps4 still outselling Xbox with 5 SKUs in the top 10 and only one xbox Model. So good going for clawing back to a respectable level Xbox. Second place isnt so bad Xbox. 

GodooTheGod
GodooTheGod

it isnt selling better. if you look at amazons list there is 1 xbox one (at first place) then the ps4 (at second) then the 4th and 5th spots are also ps4s with bundles, and about the 7th is another ps4 bundle.

lol

tdtd1
tdtd1

Im a gamestop employee.As of yesterday ps4 had 435 preorders .The Xbox 1  had 350 in my store. But before xbox changed their policies it was 350 ps4 to 200 xbox 1s. the Xbox is selling better right now  150 to 85 since the policy change. Microsoft saw the ps4 was going to destroy them causing the change. Ps4 is still leading,but my guess it will be 50/50 when its all said and done.I dont bash either system il just buy both,both systems have great exclusives.i do prefer the ps4 however.

Dangerous231
Dangerous231

I think its a good thing that MS changed their policy's for those  gamers without internet. but at the same time I think that move may  do nothing more  but hold the industry back for the future .I mean if the gamers of 2001 were as  connected and  discounted from the main picture as gamers are today we would all still be stuck with weaker dial-up and  never made the big jump to broadband because their so scared of change.. and can only so whats infront of their eyes and with that fear only think of dooms day scenarios.. for always connected even know xbox 360 is always connected most of the time anyway

brian6671
brian6671

This article is completely inaccurate.  If the Xbox One was actually selling more you would think that the Xbox controller would be selling more and would have passed the PS4 controller. However, the Dualshock 4 is at #8, and the Xbox One controller is at #11. They both come with one, so it doesn't add up. I guess Xbox players could have less friends, but that seems pretty odd.

Game sales are also a completely pointless statistic since all PS4 are being sold as a bundle now on Amazon. If you wanted to go by this the PS4 would have the 3 top selling games and the top selling controller, but somehow the Xbox One console is selling more.  Let's all post articles without thinking.  Sounds like a pretty good idea.

bandofhawks
bandofhawks

People seem to forget that both Microsoft and Sony are both giant corporations that are just trying to make as much money as possible. You have to be supremely naive if you actually believe that Sony "cares about us" and Microsoft doesn't. Microsoft's public relations handled the Xbox One about as poorly as a 15 year-old with no social skills. Meanwhile, Sony immediately capitalized on Microsoft's mistakes and they made it seem that they really cared what we all think. Newsflash: THEY DON'T CARE! The only reason they would want to make it appear AS IF they actually care is just so you can buy their products and increase their bottom dollar. They're both MEGA-corporations. With that being said, the Xbox One, contrary to what any of the Sony fanboys have been telling you Microsoft fanboys, isn't going anywhere. People are still going to buy it, and Microsoft will eventually fix the problems that are plaguing it, hardware-wise. You know why? Cause it's business. It's all just business, people. Just buy the console you want to buy, and play the games you want to play. We're all gamers, after all. 

skiggy29
skiggy29

WOW!!  This is cool and all but keep in mind in order for it to pass PS4 now mean that EVEN WITH ALL THE POLICIES WHEN THEY WERE IN PLACE, LOTS OF PEOPLE WERE RESERVING X1 NO MATTER WHAT.  Im getting both consoles but way to go MS!!!!

Rayrota
Rayrota

Despite the $100 price different? Interesting.

hordaak
hordaak

this just in...i cant play my bricked ps3 until june 27th. meanwhile, the sony fanboys say nothing....

UnrealPro
UnrealPro

And IGN has been on Sony's nuts. None of these gaming publications are unbiased.

zeta
zeta

Gamespot, two things.. One, when the standalone PS4 SKU ran out of preorder slots, it dropped in the charts.. Anyone with common sense would know why. The other thing is that there are at least 7 other PS4 bundled SKUs up in said charts. You're not accounting total pre-order sales. To top things off, Sony just gave the go to Gamestop to lift the preorder limits to unlimited.. that speaks volumes of demand (but it also may speak volumes of arrogance on Sony's behalf).

Cristhian_Cobas
Cristhian_Cobas

PS4 for me... company backtracking just shows that they HAD to thanks to competition announcements... that doesn't say that they won't apply or go back to their initial ideas after some months...

pillar81
pillar81

Gamespot neglected to inform you that it was Amazon UK charts that Xbone passed PS4.

txgamerwavg
txgamerwavg

It too late for that, thanks but no thanks.

I'll just pre-order PS4.

JoshKane
JoshKane

Microsoft still lost me as a fan 

Ushae
Ushae

Boom! back on top. Now we need more exclusive announcements.

Dezuria
Dezuria

PS4 Launch Edition was #1 until it sold out, then the Standard Edtion was #1 until Amazon created all the bundles, now they're all in the top sellers and the single Xbox One sku took the spot.

BlackSheepWalls
BlackSheepWalls

Everyone already ordered a PS4, so sure the xboxone will have more orders now because of die hard xbox sheeps. also fuck gamespot they are sooo baised.

hfz_souls
hfz_souls

Only a very alienated person to write such a story. And even more stupid is the one who believes. The PS4 has about 5 different models being sold on Amazon, while the XBox One only has a single model. If you add up the sales of all models of PS4 already sold, he stands in front easy. Go search first before posting something baseless.