Even since both new consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, came out in November last year analysts and fans alike have been keeping an eye on the competition between them. In several markets it appears that the PS4 might be outselling the Xbox One. However last week it was reported that the Xbox One sales had gotten a big boost over in the UK, sales apparently jumped 96 percent. If that happened, it could be attributed to the launch of Titanfall, a much awaited title for the console. A report suggests that this boost really might not have helped Xbox One leave its rival behind.
MCV UK’s editor Christopher Dring heard from his retail sources that PS4 sales also surged by 72.4 percent. Titanfall wouldn’t have had anything to do with it, since its not available for this console. Instead it is believed that the boost may simply be due to an injection of new inventory. Major retailers have been quickly selling out of the units Sony is sending their way, the math here is really simple. More units = more sales.
Microsoft has been trying to go on the offensive in certain markets with Xbox One price cuts and bundles. On the other hand, Sony recently raised the PS4 price in Canada. Earlier today Microsoft announced that its going to launch the console in 26 additional markets by September 2014.