Depending on where you are living, and depending on which time you are looking at, the PS4 and the Xbox One appear to be outdoing one another, but given that we’re now in 2014, which console is doing better? Well according to a recent report by MCV, it would appear that as far as the UK is concerned, the PS4 is leading the Xbox One in terms of sales. In its first five weeks of sales, the PS4 managed to sell a whopping 530,000 units, versus the Xbox One which managed 364,000 units, giving the PS4 a lead of 166,000 units. In terms of revenue generated by sales, the PS4 managed to nab Sony £181.8 million, while the Xbox One managed earn Microsoft about £144.5 million.
Granted these are pretty big figures and definitely no joke, but for now it does appear that the PS4 is winning. In terms of hardware, both consoles have their differences, although it does not appear that neither console outperforms the other by a considerable margin. Game selection is also fairly even since developers typically release their games on the PS4 and Xbox One, unless of course we are talking about platform exclusives. It is possible that the Xbox One’s higher price (due to the inclusion of the Kinect) could be putting gamers off, but it is still a bit too soon to tell. Perhaps when sales and stocks have been normalized we will be able to get a better picture. After all the Xbox 360 was the best selling console in the US for an extended period of time for a reason, right?
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