news\ Mar 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Surprise! Xbox One has outsold PS4 in UK for past four weeks


You'd probably never guess this based on the perception, but for the past four weeks in a row the Xbox One has actually outsold the PlayStation 4 in the UK. This is according to MCV which also notes the spike in Xbox One sales can be attributed to PS4 hardware shortages and Microsof'ts official £30 price cut, which came into effect three weeks ago.

The release of Titanfall also played a role, with Xbox One sales in the UK rising 96 percent during the game's launch week. In addition to the price cut, Microsoft also introduced an Xbox One Titanfall Bundle, which included the discounted system and a free copy of the multiplayer shooter.

Despite, the recent sales success, the Xbox One is still lagging behind the PS4 in overall sales life-to-date. MCV noted that a fresh supply of PS4s last weekend led to a 72 percent increase in sales, so the demand is certainly still there. Unfortunately, Sony acknowledged this week that the PS4 will be in short supply until summer. The company has urged gamers to remain patient, but the longer they take to get units back on shelves, the more people will start to shift towards Xbox One. 

Earlier this month, Sony revealed that over 6 million PS4s have been sold since launch. Microsoft's last update was back in January when the Xbox One sold over 3 million consoles in 2013 with over 3.9 million units shipped.


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