PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales Top 1 Million Units Black Friday Week - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2014 / 26,234 Views
Black Friday sales have been breaking records not only in the US, but worldwide. VGChartz now has preliminary worldwide hardware figures for the week. Sales for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U are all up massively year-over-year.
The PlayStation 4 sold around 1.2 million units for the week, which is up from 963,588 a year ago. The Xbox One sold around 1.1 million units, up from 456,608. The Wii U sold around 300,000 units, up from 230,081. However, 3DS sales dropped to around 600,000 units, from 868,411.
Xbox One sales accounted for more than half of all the home consoles sold in the US on Black Friday. Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg stated that Xbox One "Sales were incredible." Home console sales in the UK are double what they were a year ago. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare had the biggest Black Friday sales in the UK for the franchise, as software sales jump across the board. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire had the biggest launch in franchise history in the UK.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.