Xbox Dominates Black Friday Sales

#1Illogical_PoetPosted 12/2/2013 10:31:45 AM
Sorry if this has been posted before, but I was just reading this online and was glad I hear some good news for us Xbox fans.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/130125-Xbox-Dominates-US-Black-Friday-Retail-Console-Sales

It's good news for us as MS always can use reminders of why they should keep supporting Xbox long term. In all honesty though, I was hoping to see better sales for PS4 as well (though their very successful launch bodes well!). Both systems need healthy sales to keep competion strong. Either way, congrats to all fans. :)
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#2FocusflutePosted 12/2/2013 10:34:52 AM
Also detailed here:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/12/02/xbox-one-dominates-playstation-4-in-black-friday-console-war/?intcmp=features
#3TRC-G00SEPosted 12/2/2013 10:35:05 AM
inb4 negative spin
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#4userfrigginamePosted 12/2/2013 10:36:53 AM
That's nice. I feel like they really loaded up the retailers on black friday, cuz I saw a good share of Xbox Ones, but no PS4s.
#5Illogical_Poet(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2013 10:37:35 AM
Focusflute posted...
Also detailed here:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/12/02/xbox-one-dominates-playstation-4-in-black-friday-console-war/?intcmp=features


My mistake- I didn't see this one as well, thanks for the link.

It's really positive for everyone involved. Both consoles need to do well, and I'm glad everyone is supporting their favorites.
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#6dart246Posted 12/2/2013 10:38:17 AM
It's not negative spin, the fact is that Info is a terrible source of information that requires a user to have the app installed, to take a picture of the receipt, and that is how it is reported.

So this really shoukd be taken with a grain of salt.
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#7PrinceMedionPosted 12/2/2013 10:42:11 AM
My store had twice as many X1's as we did PS4's for BF... Ps4's were gone within 2 hours, we still have X1's available... I'm honestly surprised but yeah for the people who want Xbox ones they don't seem that hard to find right now honestly.
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#8imjustdatnicePosted 12/2/2013 10:44:04 AM
TC your link only mentions Wal-Mart and target. There's plenty of other retailers out there.
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#9SlimeSwayzePosted 12/2/2013 10:46:49 AM
"The firm’s polling found that consumers cited “too much hype” and high game prices among the top reasons for passing on the PlayStation 4."

Interesting, considering that both consoles were hyped to hell and the games cost the same. Well, no one ever accused Walmart and Target shoppers of being smart. Seeing as both systems are sold out everywhere, it seems like both Sony and MS should be pretty pleased at this point.
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#10MlREFOXPosted 12/2/2013 10:47:33 AM
http://techland.time.com/2013/12/02/did-microsofts-xbox-one-really-beat-sonys-playstation-4-in-black-friday-sales/

Completely garbage methodology that really doesn't give an accurate representation of anything. If you know anything at all about statistics, the only thing you can actually claim is that XBox dominated black Friday amongst those people who voluntarily took a picture of their receipt and sent it in to the data collector. You can't extrapolate from there based on the way this survey was done.