PS4 dominates Xbox One in UK + Knack > Mario

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#1 Edited by danabo (2474 posts) -

Sony's PlayStation 4 is the fastest-selling console in UK history, according to official sales figures.

Chart-Track said PS4 beat the eight-year record help[sic] by Sony's PlayStation Portable, which launched in 2005 to the tune of 185,000 sales. PS4 beat Xbox One, which launched on 22nd November, and its predecessor PlayStation 3.

PS4 exclusive Knack debuts at 13 ahead of Super Mario 3D World on Wii U at 14. Yes, Knack sold more than Mario.

FULL ARTICLE HERE

PlayStation 4 UK launch sales hit 250k

UPDATE: An industry source has told Eurogamer that life-to-date Wii U sales in the UK are still around the 150,000 mark after a year on sale.

That's around 100,000 less than PlayStation 4 managed in its opening weekend.

Xbox One sales are now up to the 170,000 mark, Eurogamer was told. It was reported last week that Xbox One had notched up around 150,000 units during its launch weekend, suggesting around 20,000 more have been shifted in the last week.

ORIGINAL STORY: The numbers are in and Sony has been crowned king of the next-gen launches - PlayStation 4 sold a whopping 250,000 units in the UK over the weekend.

That's around 100,000 more than Xbox One sold over its launch a week ago, MCV reports.

The numbers are even bleaker for Nintendo - its year of Wii U sales have now been trounced in a weekend by both next-gen machines. More people bought a PS4 and a copy of Knack over the weekend than bought a Wii U at any point over the past year and new release Super Mario 3D World.

FULL ARTICLE HERE

#2 Edited by Sweenix (5398 posts) -

HAahahahahhahaa, to slow

#3 Posted by Kingpin0114 (2525 posts) -

Not surprised about PS4 breaking more records.
But that awful game Knack sold more than Mario? That is truly embarrassing.

#4 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

HAahahahahhahaa, to slow

I spend some time posting my threads, and reading the source, instead of copy/pasting SonyGAF posts. ;)

#5 Posted by Sweenix (5398 posts) -

@danabo said:

@Sweenix said:

HAahahahahhahaa, to slow

I spend some time posting my threads, and reading the source, instead of copy/pasting SonyGAF posts. ;)

Why read, when you can copy and paste :P

#6 Posted by kuu2 (6970 posts) -

@danabo said:

@Sweenix said:

HAahahahahhahaa, to slow

I spend some time posting my threads, and reading the source, instead of copy/pasting SonyGAF posts. ;)

Amen to that.

#7 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26275 posts) -

Already said this in sweenix's thread but...

By the gods, poorly received games outsell better praised ones...

#8 Posted by Kingpin0114 (2525 posts) -

Wesley Yin-Poole ‏@wyp100 1m
It looks like PS4 has outsold Wii U lifetime to date in the UK

Eurogamer's Wesley Yin-Poole, author of this article

#9 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

Wesley Yin-Poole ‏@wyp100 1m

It looks like PS4 has outsold Wii U lifetime to date in the UK

Eurogamer's Wesley Yin-Poole, author of this article

Yep - the PS4, and Xbox One, already have a larger install base than the Wii U here.

#10 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

lol they also outsold the lifetime sales of wiiu.

#11 Edited by Couth_ (10016 posts) -

lol just fucking lol at the wii... Did they give hard sales numbers? With the Euro launch of PS4 and PS4 and Xbone both restocking and selling out again on black Friday I reckon both systems are between the 2-3 million mark already

#12 Posted by Kingpin0114 (2525 posts) -

The WiiU will be in last place worldwide by the start of Spring IMO. Can't believe Nintendo completely botched that year head start.

#13 Edited by SolidTy (42451 posts) -

Mario is my top game this year, I think...but I need to seriously look at my 2013 games. It's definitely my most anticipated.

Great game.

Knack was decent if you like platformers. It has an old school PS2 platforming taste, but for a PS4 game it wasn't ambitious enough in the gameplay dept. Rather by the numbers platforming, but fun for what it is.

Mario should have won...this is why SALES =/= QUALITY. Less threads on sales now, SW? Huh?

Look at Wonderful 101, that did TERRIBLE in sales as well...new IPs have a rough run, but Nintendo hardly promoted or marketed it. I wouldn't be surprised if Kamiya makes his next major game on a different platform.

Still, it's going to be one of those "GAMES YOU SHOULD HAVE PLAYED BUT DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED" articles in 2016 or whatever. I still miss Phantom Dust on Xbox, I wish that would get a sequel.

Poor sales, they kill some great games.

#14 Posted by hippiesanta (9809 posts) -
#15 Posted by Kingpin0114 (2525 posts) -

#16 Edited by kuu2 (6970 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

Already said this in sweenix's thread but...

By the gods, poorly received games outsell better praised ones...

Nintendo is out of touch and has been for about 15 years.

You don't launch your flagship title on the same week a console launches.

Everyone expects a Mario game to be great, it is Mario and anything else would kill the franchise faster than it is already dying. Is this Mario really different than the last one, the one before that, and the one before that?

Lastly, can the Wii2 please bring something fresh that will entice me to buy their system?

#17 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (2123 posts) -

WHO OR WHAT IS MARIO?

#18 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -
#19 Edited by kuu2 (6970 posts) -
#20 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8367 posts) -

Not surprised about PS4 breaking more records.

But that awful game Knack sold more than Mario? That is truly embarrassing.

A combination of usual Sony propaganda + general lack of games upon its launch can make wonders. Even if it was a game 10x worse than Knack, the amount of copies sold would be no less because of Sony Mythology™.

#21 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

@Kingpin0114 said:

Not surprised about PS4 breaking more records.

But that awful game Knack sold more than Mario? That is truly embarrassing.

A combination of usual Sony propaganda + general lack of games upon its launch can make wonders. Even if it was a game 10x worse than Knack, the amount of copies sold would be no less because of Sony Mythology™.

Dat damage control.

#22 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8367 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries said:

@Kingpin0114 said:

Not surprised about PS4 breaking more records.

But that awful game Knack sold more than Mario? That is truly embarrassing.

A combination of usual Sony propaganda + general lack of games upon its launch can make wonders. Even if it was a game 10x worse than Knack, the amount of copies sold would be no less because of Sony Mythology™.

Dat damage control.

Of what? Wii U? I always liked the underdogs, why do you think I still keep GameCube and Dreamcast?

#23 Posted by _Matt_ (8868 posts) -

Wow, that's... Unexpected

#24 Posted by Fishsticklover (247 posts) -

Mario is dead confirmed

#25 Edited by Kingpin0114 (2525 posts) -

Over 250k PS4 consoles were sold in the UK in the machine’s first 48 hours on sale.

Retail sources have confirmed the extent of PS4’s tremendous performance to MCV following Chart-Track’s confirmation this morning that PS4 is the UK’s fastest selling console ever.

MCV estimates that UK PS4 sales reached approximately £87m during this period.

Xbox One sold in the region of 150k units in its first 48 hours on sale.

This means that the current-gen trio (which until recently referred to as ‘next-gen’) already enjoys an install base of around 600k units in the UK. Both PS4 and Xbox have already comfortably outsold Nintendo’s Wii U, which was released in the UK over a year ago.

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/ps4-has-sold-over-250k-ps4s-in-the-uk/0125169

#26 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -
#27 Edited by _Matt_ (8868 posts) -

@danabo:

Nice choice of opening picture there lad!

It's crazy that it only took 48 hours for each console to outsell a system that has been there 1 whole year.

#28 Posted by Caseytappy (2131 posts) -
#29 Posted by nervmeister (15192 posts) -

@danabo: Okay. Now I'm concerned about Wii-U. If the most iconic character in gaming got outsold by a bargain bin launch title, then something has gone seriously wrong over at Nintendo.

#30 Posted by Promised_Trini (3584 posts) -

That's good for Sony.

#31 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

@danabo: Okay. Now I'm concerned about Wii-U. If the most iconic character in gaming got outsold by a bargain bin launch title, then something has gone seriously wrong over at Nintendo.

I wouldn't be too concerned. SM3DW sales will pick up over the Christmas period, as will the Wii U sales. And if the Wii U sales don't pick up, a new Nintendo console may come sooner rather than later. It's not like they're in a Sega situation where they can't afford to 'lose'.

I'm predicting that the PS4 will stay ahead of Xbox One at a 3:2 ratio in the UK at least, which will in turn force MS to compete with software/price cuts.

I'm certainly looking forward to a generation 'dominated' by the PS4 a lot more than the one which was dominated by the Wii.

#32 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26275 posts) -

@danabo said:

@nervmeister said:

@danabo: Okay. Now I'm concerned about Wii-U. If the most iconic character in gaming got outsold by a bargain bin launch title, then something has gone seriously wrong over at Nintendo.

I wouldn't be too concerned. SM3DW sales will pick up over the Christmas period, as will the Wii U sales. And if the Wii U sales don't pick up, a new Nintendo console may come sooner rather than later. It's not like they're in a Sega situation where they can't afford to 'lose'.

I'm predicting that the PS4 will stay ahead of Xbox One at a 3:2 ratio in the UK at least, which will in turn force MS to compete with software/price cuts.

I'm certainly looking forward to a generation 'dominated' by the PS4 a lot more than the one which was dominated by the Wii.

Which would make things worse for them, really.

#33 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

Which would make things worse for them, really.

How so?

#34 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26275 posts) -

@danabo said:

@nintendoboy16 said:

Which would make things worse for them, really.

How so?

They'd release said system in the middle of the gen. By then, people will be too adapted to the other systems, making them ill-prepared for another console from a major contender. It won't matter even if Nintendo had the most powerful hardware.

#35 Posted by g0ddyX (3906 posts) -

X1 and PS4 have royally owned Wii U in games and sales.
No more casuals and sales card for Nintendo.

A years work done in two days.

MicrosoftSonyDomination

#36 Edited by Kingpin0114 (2525 posts) -

#37 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

@danabo said:

@nintendoboy16 said:

Which would make things worse for them, really.

How so?

They'd release said system in the middle of the gen. By then, people will be too adapted to the other systems, making them ill-prepared for another console from a major contender. It won't matter even if Nintendo had the most powerful hardware.

It depends how long they wait, no? The 360 had a year head start on the PS3 and they hold similar marketshare. Would a new Nintendo console revealed at next year's E3 followed by a launch next holiday negate any foothold the new consoles have? I don't know, but I do know that both Sony and Microsoft have for the first time released hardware that is out of date before they launched. A Nintendo console that is more powerful than it's competitor's with their first party titles would certainly be hard to resist, for me.

#39 Edited by tormentos (17122 posts) -

@danabo said:

@Sweenix said:

HAahahahahhahaa, to slow

I spend some time posting my threads, and reading the source, instead of copy/pasting SonyGAF posts. ;)

But but the xbox one beat the PS4 in black Fri fri Friday a survey say so...hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#40 Edited by danabo (2474 posts) -

@tormentos said:

@danabo said:

@Sweenix said:

HAahahahahhahaa, to slow

I spend some time posting my threads, and reading the source, instead of copy/pasting SonyGAF posts. ;)

But but the xbox one beat the PS4 in black Fri fri Friday a survey say so...hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Yes, the Xbox One outsold the PS4 on Black Friday.

http://blog.infoscout.co/

This has nothing to do with the PS4 being the fastest-selling console in the UK.

You're a strange fellow, T.

#41 Posted by tormentos (17122 posts) -

@danabo said:

Yes, the Xbox One outsold the PS4 on Black Friday.

http://blog.infoscout.co/

This has nothing to do with the PS4 being the fasting-selling console in the UK.

You're a strange fellow, T.

Hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa The PS4 destroyed the xbox one first week of sales.hahahaaaaaaaaaaaa

But but the survey say..hahahaa

#42 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

@danabo said:

Yes, the Xbox One outsold the PS4 on Black Friday.

http://blog.infoscout.co/

This has nothing to do with the PS4 being the fasting-selling console in the UK.

You're a strange fellow, T.

Hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa The PS4 destroyed the xbox one first week of sales.hahahaaaaaaaaaaaa

But but the survey say..hahahaa

What are you prattling on about?

The Xbox One, and the 360, outsold the PS4, and the PS3, on Black Friday in NA.

http://blog.infoscout.co/

Which still has nothing to do with the PS4 being the fastest-selling console in the UK.

#43 Posted by tormentos (17122 posts) -

@danabo said:

What are you prattling on about?

The Xbox One, and the 360, outsold the PS4, and the PS3, on Black Friday in NA.

http://blog.infoscout.co/

Which still has nothing to do with the PS4 being the fastest-selling console in the UK.

Link me to walmart and target numbers and not to a survey then you have a point...hahaha

Hell nor targe or walmart are even the biggest seller of video games on US that is gamestop..

So once again lol..

250K >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>145K...ahahahahaahaa

the xbox one is done it loss both US and UK.

#44 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (6159 posts) -

V Dub in da house, representing Douche land.

#45 Posted by Vatusus (4437 posts) -

@danabo said:

@tormentos said:

@danabo said:

Yes, the Xbox One outsold the PS4 on Black Friday.

http://blog.infoscout.co/

This has nothing to do with the PS4 being the fasting-selling console in the UK.

You're a strange fellow, T.

Hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa The PS4 destroyed the xbox one first week of sales.hahahaaaaaaaaaaaa

But but the survey say..hahahaa

What are you prattling on about?

The Xbox One, and the 360, outsold the PS4, and the PS3, on Black Friday in NA.

http://blog.infoscout.co/

Which still has nothing to do with the PS4 being the fastest-selling console in the UK.

Hum... thats a survey of 100,000 shoppers... in a country of millions... do you even know what a survey is? Those are not sales figures. learn2read

#46 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

@danabo said:

What are you prattling on about?

The Xbox One, and the 360, outsold the PS4, and the PS3, on Black Friday in NA.

http://blog.infoscout.co/

Which still has nothing to do with the PS4 being the fastest-selling console in the UK.

Link me to walmart and target numbers and not to a survey then you have a point...hahaha

Hell nor targe or walmart are even the biggest seller of video games on US that is gamestop..

So once again lol..

250K >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>145K...ahahahahaahaa

the xbox one is done it loss both US and UK.

The Xbox One sold 150,000 in 48 hours in the UK. And has sold more than the Wii U has in a year here.

The PS4 is the fastest-selling console in the UK with 250,000. And has outsold the Xbox One.


InfoScout scan receipts for data analysis and have said:

"Both Xbox consoles dominated sales on Friday, jointly accounting for 61% of the console market. 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."

These are 'facts' from news articles that I have been repeating at you, and not my personal opinion. I have not conducted any form of data gathering or research beyond reading source articles.

#47 Posted by Crossel777 (5593 posts) -

This probably has more to do with what console it's on rather than people liking Knack over Mario lol... PS4 is just that popular at the moment.

#48 Posted by misterpmedia (3363 posts) -

@danabo said:

@tormentos said:

@danabo said:

What are you prattling on about?

The Xbox One, and the 360, outsold the PS4, and the PS3, on Black Friday in NA.

http://blog.infoscout.co/

Which still has nothing to do with the PS4 being the fastest-selling console in the UK.

Link me to walmart and target numbers and not to a survey then you have a point...hahaha

Hell nor targe or walmart are even the biggest seller of video games on US that is gamestop..

So once again lol..

250K >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>145K...ahahahahaahaa

the xbox one is done it loss both US and UK.

The Xbox One sold 150,000 in 48 hours in the UK. And has sold more than the Wii U has in a year here.

The PS4 is the fastest-selling console in the UK with 250,000. And has outsold the Xbox One.

InfoScout scan receipts for data analysis and have said:

"Both Xbox consoles dominated sales on Friday, jointly accounting for 61% of the console market. 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."

These are 'facts' from news articles that I have been repeating at you, and not my personal opinion. I have not conducted any form of data gathering or research beyond reading source articles.

well if PS4 is sold out because of unnatural demand I guess if you're desperate what else can you do but buy an XB1. Lol @ no-one thinks to buy a Wii-U though. Nintendo am cry :(

#49 Posted by Truth_Hurts_U (9130 posts) -

PS4... Best console, doesn't ban you for saying bad words.

Who wouldn't want this awesome console that has more promise then XBO?

#50 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25596 posts) -