PS4 vs Xbox One - US Launch Sales Comparison

by William D'Angelo, posted on 06 December 2013 / 53,906 Views

The 8th generation has heated up in the last few weeks with the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 hit US shelves on November 15, followed by the Xbox One a week later on November 22.

The PlayStation 4 managed to sell 984,212 in the first 48 hours in the US, while there were 732,569 Xbox One's sold. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by about one third.

There were 2,255,864 games sold for the PlayStation 4. That would put the attach ratio at 2.29 games sold for every console sold. There was also 1,885,427 games sold for the Xbox One. That would put the attach ratio at 2.57 games sold for every console sold. That figure is slightly higher than the PlayStation 4.

Second week US sales are also in. The PlayStation 4 was severely supply constrained, which accounts for its big drop off. There was just 86,654 PS4's sold in its second week. That brings the total sales to 1,070,866 in the first two weeks. There were 306,507 Xbox One's sold in its second week. That brings the total sales to 1,039,076.

PlayStation 4 US Launch Software Sales

1.  Call of Duty: Ghosts - 563,638
2. Battlefield 4 - 396,187
3. Killzone: Shadow Fall - 355,148
4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - 345,176
5. Madden NFL 25 - 133,368

6. NBA 2K14 - 111,674
7. Knack - 102,749
8. Need for Speed Rivals - 94,157
9. FIFA Soccer 14 - 77,912
10. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - 32,188

11. Skylanders SWAP Force - 18,681
12. Just Dance 2014 - 17,569
13. Injustice: Gods Among Us - 5,143
14. Angry Birds Star Wars - 2,274

Xbox One US Launch Software Sales

1.  Call of Duty: Ghosts - 495,223
2. Battlefield 4 - 252,614
3. Forza Motorsport 5 - 225,051
4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - 213,644
5.  Dead Rising 3 - 167,766

6. Ryse: Son of Rome - 143,647
7. Madden NFL 25 - 92,424
8. NBA 2K14 - 69,819
9. Need for Speed Rivals - 62,367
10. FIFA Soccer 14 - 62,273

11. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - 29,837
12. Just Dance 2014 - 21,482
13. NBA Live 14 - 17,880
14. Skylanders SWAP Force - 16,769
15. Zoo Tycoon (2013) - 10,122

16. Fighter Within - 4,193
17. Angry Birds Star Wars - 316

Stay tuned as VGChartz provides up to date figures for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Also make sure to check out the PlayStation 4 wiki and Xbox One wiki for more info and a full list of announced games.


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22 Comments

binary solo (on 06 December 2013)

Well considering week 2 for Xb one was Black Friday and week 2 for PS4 was the week before Black Friday doing a launch aligned comparison this early in the game is going to skew the results markedly. As of today PS4 has a pretty healthy 200K lead. In the short term it appears the main determining factor to which sells more weekly will be down to supply.


late_release (on 06 December 2013)

okay, about the same and both fanboys can rejoice!


Michael-5 (on 06 December 2013)

I wonder how much PS4 would lead if Sony could meet demand? I hope PS4 dominates like the PS2 did beforehand.


Panicnausia (on 06 December 2013)

Only reason they are as close is supply, sony had to ship so much to europe.


pezus (on 07 December 2013)

Do worldwide next week :-P. Or Europe only


Serious_frusting (on 07 December 2013)

ok. clearly shows PS4 has more demand


jkudlacz (on 06 December 2013)

Here are some digital sales statistics from SONY: PS4 (With Digital Upgrades) 1 Call of Duty: Ghosts 2 Battlefield 4 3 Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag 4 Flower 5 Need for Speed Rivals 6 NBA 2K14 7 Killzone Shadow Fall 8 Madden NFL 25 9 Trine 2: Complete Story 10 EA SPORTS FIFA 14 11 Sound Shapes PS4 12 Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition 13 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 14 Knack 15 Super Motherload 16 RESOGUN 17 Just Dance 2014 18 EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 14 19 Contrast 20 Angry Birds Star Wars


Underworld (on 06 December 2013)

Didn't the PS4 sell 86,000 from the 17th to the 23rd? Doesn't that make it part of its first week sales?


jakeh14 (on 06 December 2013)

Once Sony can start producing more PS4 and meet the demand, that gap will only get bigger and bigger imho.


ps3-sales! (on 06 December 2013)

Why would people pay $40 for a $2 Ios game lol.... OT: Great sales for both platforms, I love it! No doubt I'm glad Sony is selling better, but it's closer than most people thought. Will be a great battle!


platformmaster918 (on 06 December 2013)

as most predicted it's all about supply this holiday. Both consoles will sell out. Also the US is Xbox's strongest territory so if PS4 outsells it there...


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CGI-Quality (on 06 December 2013)

My thoughts exactly, platform. Many of these titles are at least 100K apart IN THE US. I don't know what he saw, but most people predicted shortages (true) and even with them, the PS4 versions of games ar ALL ahead.

AS I told people, you start with a clean slate, gen-over-gen. Microsoft wasn't guaranteed a US victory just because of the 360 (or the same thinking should have applied to the PS3 after the PS2).


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Figgycal (on 06 December 2013)

No way Angry Birds Star wars sold 2k on PS4.


platformmaster918 (on 06 December 2013)

Rovio is rolling in money. Each one of those sales is like 30 something purchases on iphone.


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ethomaz (on 07 December 2013)

You will need to update the article after NPD.


dtrain85 (on 07 December 2013)

Sony said they sold 1.4M in North America in November. Canada is only ~10% of the US's population. I think the PS4 sold at least 1.1-1.2M in the US in November.


dtrain85 (on 07 December 2013)

I should clarify my 1.4M in North America number. Sony announced 2.1M sold world wide. Of that 2.1, Sony later reported that 700K was sold in Europe/Australasia.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/12/03/ps4-global-sales-update/
http://scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/131203b_e.pdf


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ethomaz (on 07 December 2013)

You will need to update the article after NPD.


Zappykins (on 07 December 2013)

Wow, where was this domination thing one fans bragged about? And when you add the sales price to the differences they are even closer to being the same. Interesting.


mutantclown (on 06 December 2013)

These are VGC numbers of course.....


WebmasterX (on 07 December 2013)

Mencion especial un xbox 360 - WOW 422,484 41,822 410 480,696


WebmasterX (on 07 December 2013)

not numbers for Black friday yet not?? is all confused


Rychussnik (on 06 December 2013)

Those sales are SO close after 2 weeks!


platformmaster918 (on 06 December 2013)

supply


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aleras (on 08 December 2013)

For me these numbers prove MS strategy of using some of their launch stock to sell in other key markets was the right one. Only 40k Lead to ps4 and the Xbox one is selling for almost 30% more.


aleras (on 08 December 2013)

For me these numbers prove MS strategy of using some of their launch stock to sell in other key markets was the right one. Only 40k Lead to ps4 and the Xbox one is selling for almost 30% more.


DaAndy (on 06 December 2013)

They buy new consoles to play old games they also could play on PS360 ... thats a bit strange to me.


Lawlight (on 06 December 2013)

You're assuming everyone has a PS3 or 360? But even if they did, what's wrong in that? It's not like there aren't other games to play on the PS3/360.


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RoadShow (on 09 December 2013)

Def. nothing wrong with owning games on both platforms. I wasn't even interested in Assassins Creed Black Flag (got sick of the same old) but after seeing PS3/PS4 comparison especially the "foliage" comparison I really want to play the PS4 version.

Also there is no denying PS4 supremacy on Battlefield 4. Best place to play it on a console without even breaking a sweat.


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