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Xbox wins Black Friday battle of the Console Wars

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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.

Walmart and target black friday

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

83 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    December 2, 2013 at 08:33

    This IS OBVIOUS, American support AMERICAN PRODUCTS, WHY? BECAUSE THEY AMERICAN…

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 2, 2013 at 08:35

      Exactly what I was thinking, but without the caps.

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      December 2, 2013 at 08:40

      They should bring out a statistic at the end of the year that shows the whole world.

      Reply

      • Willem Swanepoel

        December 2, 2013 at 09:26

        If someone buy a product based on “who sold the most console stat” then I feel sorry for that person. They are no better than SHEEP!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Souls

          December 2, 2013 at 09:29

          Baaa baaaaa to them then

          ๐Ÿ˜›

          Reply

          • FruitFLY

            December 2, 2013 at 10:38

            I totally agree. The stats aren’t in perspective to the rest of the global sales and then to say: “So far, the vote is clearly in Xboxโ€™s favor” is utter BS!!!

    • RyseandRepeat

      December 2, 2013 at 08:42

      Stop shouting, it’s only Monday morning!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        December 2, 2013 at 08:42

        Don’t tell Tim what to do! It’s not his fault you’re hungover.

        Reply

        • RyseandRepeat

          December 2, 2013 at 08:43

          Someone has to control his rage! And YOUR FACE!

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 2, 2013 at 08:46

            And that person is you? LOL TO THE MAX!

          • RyseandRepeat

            December 2, 2013 at 08:50

            Yes, it was decided on Saturday, oh, hang about, you didn’t make it… Something to do with mommy and shopping? BOOM!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 2, 2013 at 08:53

            I’m flattered to know that I’m the central topic of discussion when not around ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • RyseandRepeat

            December 2, 2013 at 08:54

            No, that would be Tim.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 2, 2013 at 08:54

            Eish, you guys gossip like a bunch of old housewives.

          • RyseandRepeat

            December 2, 2013 at 08:57

            Yeah, but at least we aren’t shopping with them BOOOOOOOOOOM! You missed out man, John was over, think Jason scared him ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 2, 2013 at 08:58

            CAN YOU BLAME HIM?

          • RyseandRepeat

            December 2, 2013 at 08:58

            STOP SHOUTING!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 2, 2013 at 09:00

            my bad…

          • RyseandRepeat

            December 2, 2013 at 09:00

            Metro: Last night on special on Xbox live bro, R175!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 2, 2013 at 09:01

            It Mp?

          • Admiral Chief of Souls

            December 2, 2013 at 09:12

            No

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 2, 2013 at 09:18

            playing Dark souls 2?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 2, 2013 at 09:24

            DS2 isn’t out yet.

          • RyseandRepeat

            December 2, 2013 at 09:24

            it is in open beta isn’t it?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 2, 2013 at 09:37

            Beta yes, Zoe was playing it.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 2, 2013 at 09:36

            Then how did Sir Rants alot start playing?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 2, 2013 at 09:40

            Beta?

          • Skyblue

            December 2, 2013 at 09:20

            Already blew a grand this weekend between Steam and Origin, fuckers!

          • RyseandRepeat

            December 2, 2013 at 09:22

            I know man, some awesome sales out there!

          • Admiral Chief of Souls

            December 2, 2013 at 09:01

            STOP SHOUTING AT THE SHOUTING

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 2, 2013 at 09:13

            How many times have you died so far? ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Admiral Chief of Souls

            December 2, 2013 at 09:19

            5, I’m badass like that

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 2, 2013 at 09:24

            So only for 5 minutes then ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Admiral Chief of Souls

            December 2, 2013 at 09:29

            Actually, more than an hour. I blame 4 of them on the silly gesture menu that popped up, and 1 on experimentation

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 2, 2013 at 09:00

            I know, but duty called :/

          • RyseandRepeat

            December 2, 2013 at 09:01

            You are a good son, in that Norman Bates sort of way ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 2, 2013 at 09:02

            name sounds familiar…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 2, 2013 at 09:03

            lol – it’s the dude from Psycho.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 2, 2013 at 09:04

            psycho… sounds familiar too..

          • Rock789

            December 2, 2013 at 09:13

            Nah, not scared at all. Had a blast – good times! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • RyseandRepeat

            December 2, 2013 at 09:13

            Well he scared me! HAHAH! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Rock789

            December 2, 2013 at 09:16

            ๐Ÿ™‚

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 2, 2013 at 09:17

            I would be scared…

    • Captain GUZ

      December 2, 2013 at 09:31

      ‘merica!!!

      Reply

    • Devon Stanton

      December 2, 2013 at 11:29

      So your argument for Asia and Playstation would be … ?

      Reply

  2. Skyblue

    December 2, 2013 at 08:38

    Most likely down to availability and the fact that Americans like their Xbox. At least the consoles are selling.
    Interesting to see how popular the X360’s still are.

    Reply

  3. Martin du preez

    December 2, 2013 at 08:45

    Maybe it’s because 1 million people already bought a PS4 in ‘merica already?

    Reply

  4. Hammersteyn

    December 2, 2013 at 08:48

    How many sold in Japan?

    Reply

    • Skyblue

      December 2, 2013 at 08:50

      They won’t buy until there are more titles for the masturbation games

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        December 2, 2013 at 09:13

        LOL!

        Reply

      • John's (JJ's) finest excuse

        December 2, 2013 at 09:22

        There’s something very sad about this.

        Reply

  5. HvR

    December 2, 2013 at 08:50

    Looking at comments from various Black Friday warriors that most next gen consoles sold out very early on. So these figures are actually just stock ratios carried by the retailers, also might explain the very neat breakdown.

    End of the season console sale figures combined with cross platform games sales for each will give the best indication which one won the first console war battle.

    Reply

  6. iAmWeasel

    December 2, 2013 at 08:50

    So more people bought the PS4 on day 1 and more people bought the X1 on black friday. What that says to me is the PS4 is the console of choice for core gamers and the X1 appeals to casual gamers. Pretty much what we have known all along.

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 2, 2013 at 08:53

      Kinect must be more fun than I thought though…

      http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/azbe3Ej_460sa.gif

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        December 2, 2013 at 09:12

        That lady scares me..

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          December 2, 2013 at 11:43

          It scares me that she actually spawned…. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

          Reply

    • Willem Swanepoel

      December 2, 2013 at 09:22

      What makes PS4 the console for core gamers?

      I still do not get it…

      In the past, console gamers argued with the PC wankers that graphics are not important, it is the game and story etc.

      Now PS4 has 1080p and xbox one has 720p and now the console gamers argue about graphic quality…

      I am so confused now with the console gamer arguments …. really

      Reply

      • iAmWeasel

        December 2, 2013 at 09:31

        A large number of the games on these consoles are cross-platform.. so if most games are going to look better on one of them, why wouldn’t you prefer that option? I don’t believe for one second that console gamers don’t care about graphics.. that’s pure nonsense. Besides that, in the past 3 years Microsoft have shown that they are more interested in pursuing the casual gaming market, at the expensive of core gamers’ interests. So most of their resources have gone into supporting Kinect and building a library of Kinect titles.

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        • Pieter Kruger

          December 2, 2013 at 11:23

          For the last time, have you even seen the Xbox One line up??

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            December 2, 2013 at 11:42

            Yeah… not that great either. Zoo Tycoon looks pretty cool, but Forza 5 has been gutted in favour of microtransactions (much to the ire of fans) and Dead Rising 3’s performance issues have become a youtube sensation and then Ryse… poor fucking Ryse… pretty to look at by so dumb…

            Oh oh and then there’s that stupid kinect fighting game! HAHAHAHAH

            http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Two-Minions-Laughing-Despicable-Me.gif

          • Willem Swanepoel

            December 2, 2013 at 12:26

            By the time I am going to buy a xbox one, there will be lots of titles. The slim will come out int 3-4 years and I will grab it for R3000 muwhahahha

            I have my PC to keep me entertained with awesome titles like The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age 3 and Star Citizen … when those titles are released the xbox wont even be in SA yet….

  7. Brian Murphy

    December 2, 2013 at 08:56

    Wonder if the fact that they were launching in the EU and other regions that day, had them allocating more stock to those regions than the US. There’s double the population of America in the EU alone, and it’s traditionally a much stronger Sony market.

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  8. Sentient_Slug

    December 2, 2013 at 09:03

    GOOD GOD who cares. both consoles are going to be great. xbox selling more does NOT make it a better console. it means the xbox marketing team has won this round but as for the consumer, the consumer neither loses nor wins anything based on this result. they just get to have fun with the console they chose. Xbox vs Playstation argument has GOT to be the most annoying battle of all. i am pretty sure that my fragile psyche is close to braking point. AJAJAJAJJS:Lajs;
    FJa;sfjla;alfja;lsfja;lsalkfhwlehfklhfxp;qw[ Thats my brain melting.

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      December 2, 2013 at 09:06

      read my comment about MERICA! There is your answer. Not Xbox marketing nothing! They could put a turd with wings as a logo and say “made in USA” and they would buy it.

      Reply

      • Willem Swanepoel

        December 2, 2013 at 09:18

        Does not matter where you live, it also does not matter Americans support xbox. Xbox just a better logical choice with all the extras you can do in america with the console. MS made sure of that ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Someone people buy a console for gaming and other stuff. Same reason why you want to buy a PC.

        Like Sentient said, it is about what you want out of the product. Does not make you stupid, it is actually more stupid to buy something because what the majority are saying and then you as the buyer does not like it….

        The console arguments are just plain stupid… You buy shit that you want and like. I might buy the Xbox one because I enjoyed Forza and I dont like GT series and I love the controller etc. Does that make me stupid like the Americans ?

        Actually, it will make me stupid to buy it on day one hahahha I am waiting for the slim anyway hehehhe

        But back to the topic, the platform arguments are fcking annoying now…sigh

        Its like people do not have something better to write about anymore.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          December 2, 2013 at 09:22

          I mean, Americans WILL always be attracted to more American products, tvs, microwaves cars ect. consoles are just another thing they prefer… America is a very proud to be American country. Sure Xbox one does have alot of features the Ps4 doesnโ€™t have, but the average joe will most times buy an American product first.

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          • Willem Swanepoel

            December 2, 2013 at 09:27

            true, majority of the humans on this plant are sheep ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Sentient_Slug

          December 2, 2013 at 09:27

          im going to buy both eventually so that when people say xbox is better i can be like “bitch please!”

          Reply

          • Willem Swanepoel

            December 2, 2013 at 09:27

            hahahahha

          • Willem Swanepoel

            December 2, 2013 at 09:28

            tbh, if you are a TRUE PURE GAMER, then you will have both consoles and a kickass PC ๐Ÿ™‚

            So that you can play all the exclusives

  9. Rock789

    December 2, 2013 at 09:13

    Just wait till PS4 launches in Japan… It’s gonna be VERY lopsided wrt PS4 vs. XBOne sales!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      December 2, 2013 at 09:34

      Then You will see the other side of the coin, Japanese hate American products lol

      Reply

  10. Robert Hart

    December 2, 2013 at 09:14

    “there was limited availability of the PS4s”

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    • Robert Hart

      December 2, 2013 at 09:15

      In other words the PS4’s sold out.

      Reply

      • Willem Swanepoel

        December 2, 2013 at 09:19

        I other words, Sony failed AGAIN ๐Ÿ˜‰ They make it so easy for MS … sigh

        Reply

        • Owner of both consoles

          March 2, 2014 at 08:32

          Xbox One only sold more on black friday. PS4 has sold better overall, even in United States.

          Reply

  11. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    December 2, 2013 at 10:56

    Infoscout doesn’t track sales, but they do track “intent to buy”, so this is essentially an opinion poll to see what shoppers were intending to buy on Black Friday. Funny enough, when you look at the actual list, Apple’s products eclipsed both consoles, BUT also when you look at the numbers of people interviewed, the sampling number is tiny….

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  12. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    December 2, 2013 at 11:13

    Meanwhile in the UK…. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-12-02-ps4-fastest-selling-console-in-uk-history

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

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  13. Brenz

    December 2, 2013 at 11:58

    Its a well known fact that america is prefers xbox over playstation, it has been for ages now.
    It is still be to determined if that can be directly linked to the age old generalizion americans are all stupid.

    Reply

  14. ToshZA

    December 2, 2013 at 12:56

  15. iPrimal

    December 3, 2013 at 04:35

    American here. I bought the PS4. Not The X1. Just sayin.

    Reply

  16. Pirata

    December 7, 2013 at 05:45

    Very misinformed article. The ps4 was almost entirely sold out at launch so there were none left to sell on black friday… sony sold 1 million consoles in 24hrs in the US alone on launch day. Xbone only sold 1mil worldwide in 24hrs. So there was a ton of stock to go around on Black Friday.

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  17. Stylinred

    December 13, 2013 at 08:39

    The PS4 was sold out by Black Friday brick and mortar stores may have kept a couple units for the shelves on Black Friday but there was no way there was a significant amount of units so no surprise Xbox One won there since even after Black Friday you could still find them on shelves

    Reply

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