Xbox One Sales Dominate on Black Friday, Bundles Account for 90% of All Console Sales - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 30 November 2014 / 17,905 Views

It has only been two days since Black Friday and market research firm InfoScout already has data about how well each console has sold.

Microsoft had tried to do everything to win this holiday season in the US with a temporary price cut and bundles for the Xbox One and it appears to have worked. The Xbox One accounted for more than half of all the consoles sold on Black Friday.

The Xbox One accounted for 53 percent of the consoles sold, followed by the PlayStation 4 with 31 percent of sales. Last generation console, the Xbox 360, accounted for nine percent of the sales, followed by the Wii U with just six percent, The PlayStation 3 lagged in last with only one percent of the sales.

Xbox One Sales Dominate on Black Friday, Bundles Account for 90% of All Console Sales

Consumers were also asked if they bought the console for their kids and 92 percent of people who bought a Wii U said yes. Two-thirds of the people bought the Xbox One purchased it for their kids, while 45 percent of people who bought a PlayStation 4 purchased it for their kids.

Xbox One Sales Dominate on Black Friday, Bundles Account for 90% of All Console Sales

90 percent of all console sales on Black Friday came bundled with at least one game. 75 percent of people said yes when asked if the console coming bundled with a game influence their purchase.

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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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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50 Comments

binary solo (on 30 November 2014)

Why would you report this information, which is based on a very poor methodology on a site that tries to present itself as a credible video game sales tracker? This is just regurgitation of the press release. How about a bit of commentary, critique and analysis of the quality of the data being presented. Some comparative analysis with infoscout vs VGC from last year maybe to give people some context as to reliability of information. This is just lazy reportage.


Baalzamon (on 30 November 2014)

Didn't the same website say Madden was the top selling game yesterday?


cfin2987@gmail.com (on 30 November 2014)

The same site didn't even list smash in the list but had mk8. One site. One price, one user base, all dependent on the demographic of that sites userbase.


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Namiirei (on 30 November 2014)

I can't believe Vgchartz would post a news from a random site who is even less reliable than...vgchartz themself. Use your forumers predictions next time, it will be most accurate than this.


Captain_Yuri (on 30 November 2014)

Oh come on... You guys are using that nonsense too? They had MK8 having more sales than both Pokemon and Smash Bros (which wasn't even on the chart btw)


GodOfPeace3 (on 30 November 2014)

This same website said the same thing last year. The said Xbone outsold PS4 by even crazier numbers last year on black friday. They were proven to be VERY wrong the next week.


Garland (on 30 November 2014)

Exactly. What's funny about all of this is that Xbox fanboys are falling for it.


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Gammalad (on 30 November 2014)

Im sorry to say, but this info isn't that accurate.


mornelithe (on 30 November 2014)

It's entirely likely the XB1 outsold the PS4 on Black Friday, but it's going to be hilarious seeing the gap is much much smaller, along with VGC's credibility.


UltimateGamer1982 (on 30 November 2014)

Why don't we just wait for npd before posting questionable data ok? Npd release is Thursday December 11. We'll find out then.


3703 (on 30 November 2014)

You're criticising accuracy...on VGChartz


cfin2987@gmail.com (on 30 November 2014)

So 360 outsold the PS3 6:1? Even though last week the PS3 outsold the Xbox 360? Suuuuuuuure!


cfin2987@gmail.com (on 30 November 2014)

Sorry 9:1. Even better!


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fluky-nintendy (on 30 November 2014)

Xb360 outselling PS3 in the US, shocker


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cfin2987@gmail.com (on 30 November 2014)

9 to 1? That would be shocking.


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Kallumsmarties (on 30 November 2014)

According to eBay, their 2 top sellers were Wii U and the iPad Air 2. Wii U sold 4,000 in just 17 minutes so I would love to see how many it sold in 24 hours. I don't think this is very accurate and even if Wii U didn't sell as much as others, I hope sales see a big increase.


xenogears1234 (on 30 November 2014)

Yeah this is totally legit and not just garbage clickbait i knew someone would eventually post this so called data lol.


ZyroXZ2 (on 30 November 2014)

Their data is user submitted ("panelists"), so it won't be very accurate, but there's no denying the Xbox One did just fine on Black Friday.


poklane (on 30 November 2014)

Last year they also had XB1 outselling PS4 2:1, didn't went very well with NPD for them.


BreedinBull (on 30 November 2014)

lol, you should put their methodology used in the article also


Heavenly_King (on 30 November 2014)

I am quite sure that November last year people cited the same source, but PS4 kicked a$$ so, I dont trust this, lets just wait for NPD.


SubiyaCryolite (on 30 November 2014)

*sigh*


WilliamsF1 (on 01 December 2014)

The title of the article is misleading.... it gives the reader the impression that 90% of the bundles sold were Xbox One...


Rogerioandrade (on 01 December 2014)

Ok... that was predictable..... what about the handheld sales? How does they compare? I wonder why those guys completed ignored handheld sales.....


saarr_x (on 30 November 2014)

Lol, we will see. I'm sure PS4 dominated during black friday.


Manlytears (on 30 November 2014)

i hope these numbers are correct, X1 realy needs a push in USA.


TurboElder (on 30 November 2014)

X1 should die so M$ would have to release a next gen and not half-ass-gen.


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Rogerioandrade (on 01 December 2014)

handheld sales ?.....


Justagamer (on 01 December 2014)

Some people... boooo hooo... this shows the x1 in a positive way... booooo hoooo... get over it.


;-) (on 01 December 2014)

Next joke,please.


Justagamer (on 01 December 2014)

Some people... boooo hooo... this shows the x1 in a positive way... booooo hoooo... get over it.


chidori-chan2 (on 30 November 2014)

not suprised xbox have ammount of crazy deals.


kdognumba1 (on 30 November 2014)

I'm actually not surprised by this outcome. The price drop for the XB1 already made it start selling more then the PS4 in the US while PS4 continued outselling the XB1 in Europe. It's going to be really interesting to see the actual numbers when they finally come out from NPD as well as what VGChartz releases and the press releases from all the companies. Also I find it interesting that they aren't tracking 3DS, I'd imagine that would be a huge seller for the holidays.


Kerotan (on 30 November 2014)

william there are so many people who could write better articles than you on here. you're pro xbox 90% of the time too. You've got an agenda we got it but this is a new low.


Chazore (on 30 November 2014)

Last time I checked you're pro Sony so you can't really accuse and talk yourself.


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naruball (on 30 November 2014)

Have to agree about the quality of his writing. Poor English, many inaccuracies, titles that don't match the content, and limited to no discussion of the data. I'm sure they can find a better writer if they try.


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Dechizen (on 30 November 2014)

x1 has now surprassed ps4 lifetime in usa


tak13 (on 30 November 2014)

Aquamarine implied on gaf to do not trust this research...!


cfin2987@gmail.com (on 30 November 2014)

This would also mean that if the Wii U sold 250,000 in the usa (realistic) then this agency reckons the Xbox 1 must have sold 2.25 million? Just.....wow?


naruball (on 30 November 2014)

wow at the numbers or wow this is pure BS?


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Mafuba (on 30 November 2014)

Lol 92% for Wii U, well I suppose it is more of a kiddies console.


AnthonyW86 (on 30 November 2014)

PS3 is extremely low, and looks like Smash couldn't save Wii-U. Difference between PS4 and Xbox One is bigger than expected. I'm taking this data with a grain of salt for now, though it seems very likely Xbox One won both Black Friday and November NPD.


padib (on 30 November 2014)

Smash couldn't save WiiU is a big conclusion from a two-day sample over black friday. Smash also came out last week and has apparently been sold out in a few places in Europe. So it's a bit early to say something like that.


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cfin2987@gmail.com (on 30 November 2014)

Save?


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COX (on 30 November 2014)

Well I hope that their prediction is better than last year. Anyway if it's an error it's not vgchartz that will be in position to blam InfoScout.


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Puppyroach (on 30 November 2014)

The methodology used isn't the most accurate but I believe they were spot on regarding BF last year.


EoRdE6 (on 30 November 2014)

Well there you go, confirmed by VGChartz. Now let's wait for the haters


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COX (on 30 November 2014)

Lol since when Vgchartz is reliable source to confirm this kind of things ? I think that Xbox One won the BF but the only 4 sources that can confirm this are NPD, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Vgchartz made enough articles with (their own) wrong numbers and now they do this with unreliable sources why can't they just wait a source that is really reliable ?


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COX (on 30 November 2014)

Lol since when Vgchartz is reliable source to confirm this kind of things ? I think that Xbox One won the BF but the only 4 sources that can confirm this are NPD, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Vgchartz made enough articles with (their own) wrong numbers and now they do this with unreliable sources why can't they just wait a source that is really reliable ?


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COKTOE (on 30 November 2014)

"Haters".......Oh sweet jesus. Nothing has been "confirmed". This is just a sampling of data representing a small percentage of the actual number of consumers purchasing consoles on BF. It may be close to correct, it may be way off the mark.


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