Friday, 15 August 2014

The Xbox 7" Times Loser"20


God, I really stretched to find a headline there...

XBOZ L05ERS-related news today, as, after Sony announced  that 10 million PS4s had been sold at their Gamescom conference, American sales-recording company NPD reported that PS4s have been the top selling console in the US for 7 months running. Poor old Phil Spencer. The property market has gone really downhill. (If any of you get that, I feel sorry for you)

Anyways, this shows that, although a Kinectless bundle did help sales, the damage for Xbox has been done, and they'll need a few showstoppers if they want to claw back some ground. Which is exactly what they've just done. Sunset Overdrive now has a bundle with an exclusive White Xbox One, Advanced Warfare gets a themed 1TB Xbox One and a headset that doesn't actually kill your ears, and with the (Timed) exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider, they have a real system seller.

However, the biggest news, also reported on by the NPD, is that combined sales of both console after 9 months is up almost 80% over the PS3 and Xbox 360. Why has this happened? I believe that it's down to two things: 1) the video games market has boomed over the last 9 years, leading to many more sales, and 2) the decline of handheld consoles. Both the DS and PSP were much more successful in sales because of a non-existent mobile gaming market, meaning that, with the rise of smart phones, gamers can now spend less money on handhelds and more on consoles.

What do you guys think? Will the Xbox One be competing with the PS4 anytime soon? Tell us in the comments below!

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