Ah, Black Friday! That wonderful day of shopping in the US of A when stores slash prices, and people slash each other in order to get those deals. Now that PS4 and Xbox One have been released internationally (but not locally), we can see what people really want to buy, and Xbox is the clear winner.
Over on InfoScout, we get some data about the console wars. Of course the Nintendo consoles are on the bottom of the heap, but the rest of the stack might just surprise you.
It’s important to note that there was limited availability of the PS4s and that Xbox 360 was marked down to $99 at Walmart for Black Friday. That said, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 clearly dominated the market, accounting for over 60% of console sales during the key holiday shopping weekend. Despite its lower price take, PS4 barely garnered 15%.
Is this because Xbox is the superior console? Or is it because America is Xbox country? Of course this is only looking at Walmart and Target – no mention of those other massive sales through Amazon or around the world at places like Game. It will be interesting to see how the numbers stack up after the launch period. Either way, this is a nice win for Xbox. We kept saying it would come down to how people voted with their wallets. So far, the vote is clearly in Xbox’s favor.
Last Updated: December 2, 2013