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Xbox One Was the Best-Selling Console Over Black Friday in the UK With Over 100,000 Sold

Xbox One Was the Best-Selling Console Over Black Friday in the UK With Over 100,000 Sold - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 January 2020 / 4,058 Views

Microsoft's Xbox One was the best-selling console over Black Friday in the UK. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was discounted as low as £110 in Tesco, with £129.99 offers at other retailers. The digital-only version of the Xbox One S included three games: Sea of Thieves, Minecraft and Fortnite.

More than 100,000 Xbox One consoles were sold last week in the UK, according to numbers from retailers. The figure is slightly behind hat it sold during Black Friday 2018. 

The Xbox One outsold the Nintendo Switch by "just a handful of consoles." However, the Nintendo Switch earned more in revenue as the retail price was higher. 

Sony's PlayStation 4 came in fourth place with sales of just over 60,000 units. The FIFA 20 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare bundles were the most popular. 

Xbox One sales in 2019 are down 35% year-to-date, while PlayStation 4 sales are down 45% year-to-date. Nintendo Switch sales are up more than 13% year-to-date. 

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. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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thomas995 (on 03 December 2019)

What was in third place then, if PS4 was in fourth? :/

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DonFerrari thomas995 (on 03 December 2019)

And I thought there were only 3. Maybe it was outsold by Ouya?

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Salnax thomas995 (on 03 December 2019)

Possibly the 3DS. Which I would have found unlikely, but consider how well the PS2 was doing even in late 2008. And considering a new 2DS with a game costs £80, I can see some people getting that as a present for their kids instead of the £200 Switch Liht.

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Ljink96 thomas995 (on 03 December 2019)

Soulja Game?

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S.Peelman thomas995 (on 03 December 2019)

Maybe they count different SKUs or something.

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JRPGfan (on 03 December 2019)

So like.... 102k Xbox One, 100k Switch, 60k PS4.
Poor PS4 sales imo.

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Barkley JRPGfan (on 03 December 2019)

Yeah £199 for BF just doesn't cut it anymore, even if that's with games. PS4 needs a price cut if they want to sell more. That goes for outside of deals too. Now BF is over the cheapest PS4 on amazon is £238 for a 500gb with Modern Warfare. While the cheapest XBO is the 1TB digital for £164, or 1TB S for £207. PS4 numbers could be so much better then they are.

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DonFerrari (on 03 December 2019)

Congrats MS for a win on the BF on UK. The SAD edition for 99 is really a good deal for anyone looking to save money and not caring much about physical copies or 4k.

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drkohler DonFerrari (on 03 December 2019)

I particularly like the comments on NeoGaf about those people who proudly note they bought the X1 SAD as a cheap Blu-Ray player. I wonder what happens when they find out the discless X1 actually does not have a disc drive......

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DonFerrari DonFerrari (on 04 December 2019)

Some people are just ignorant, to use an acceptable word, but yes they will make massive returns.

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OTBWY (on 03 December 2019)

Surprised it outdid the PS4 but looking at that 99 quid pricing it's no surprise.

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sabby_e17 (on 03 December 2019)

Not surprised to be honest. You could find the Xbox All Digital for as low as £99 which is an incredible price. I was tempted to pick one up myself but then again I'd prefer the Xbox One X for my OLED TV.

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KLAMarine (on 03 December 2019)


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thomas995 (on 03 December 2019)

What was in third place then, if PS4 was in fourth? :/

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peachbuggy thomas995 (on 03 December 2019)

My guess is it was a typo.

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Barkley (on 03 December 2019)

Xbox One 1TB Digital with 3 games was as low as £99 in the UK (and £86 if ordered from europe) while PS4 500gb with 3 games was £199 and Switch Bundle deal didn't seem to go below £270, £180 for lite. It's not a surprise Xbox managed to move more units when it was half the price.

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S.Peelman (on 03 December 2019)

£110 [I]with[/I] three games? That's basically for free then.

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HollyGamer (on 03 December 2019)

Congratulation, £ 99 is very cheap price for people want to buy game pass and getting into Xbox exclusives.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 03 December 2019)

Are people in the UK not buying consoles? 100,000 seems like a low number for an entire country of millions.

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VAMatt Cerebralbore101 (on 03 December 2019)

It's only one day. And, BF in the UK is not as big of a deal as it is in North America.

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Cerebralbore101 Cerebralbore101 (on 03 December 2019)

Ah, I see. For some reason I thought it was for the entire week. Guess I'm just used to VGC posting weekly sales.

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chakkra (on 03 December 2019)

And I´m willing to bet that it is gonna be at least 2nd in Spain. And I wouldnt be surprised if it actually manages to get No. 1 as well.

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shikamaru317 chakkra (on 03 December 2019)

Yeah, Benji said that the Xbox One All-Digital Edition had already sold 4k units at a single Spanish Retailer that week, and that was only halfway into the week, there was still 3 or 4 more days of sales when he said that. And that was a single retailer.

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SwitchUP (on 04 December 2019)

My guess about the ps4 being fourth place is they're counting the regular switch and the switch lite separately.

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