Why are the Xbox One sales dropping ?

#11ILikeGamesManPosted 1/10/2014 12:49:19 PM
TC is bored of Flower.
#12ejay8320Posted 1/10/2014 12:52:45 PM
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
kyncani posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
When Xbox One launched PS4 was over a million units ahead. It's pretty much the same gap now, despite PS4 being $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories.


So it was a mistake from Microsoft then, creating a more expensive device and selling it in very few countries ?

And we can expect the gap to grow even wider, since the PS4 is still $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories ?

No, we can expect it to narrow once Xbox is released in those territories.


please explain, I'd like to hear the logic in this.
#13-se7en-Posted 1/10/2014 12:54:27 PM
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
kyncani posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
When Xbox One launched PS4 was over a million units ahead. It's pretty much the same gap now, despite PS4 being $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories.


So it was a mistake from Microsoft then, creating a more expensive device and selling it in very few countries ?

And we can expect the gap to grow even wider, since the PS4 is still $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories ?

No, we can expect it to narrow once Xbox is released in those territories.


How are they going to narrow it, when Japan is the 3rd largest gaming market and sides with Sony?

It's been historically proven that the Xbox is just not as popular as the PS brand outside of the US and UK.

UK has now sided back to Sony and MS lost November NPD to Sony.
#14Jiggy101011Posted 1/10/2014 12:56:51 PM
kyncani posted...
Hi everyone,

The Xbox One and the PS4 were both neck to neck in December with two million units sold each.

Yet since then gamers only bought one million Xbox One instead of two.

Why are the Xbox One sales dropping ?


They weren't neck and neck. Sony and Microsoft released their sales numbers at different times in December. They tend to release their sales numbers once a month but they do it at different times.
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#15ElPolloDiablo87Posted 1/10/2014 12:57:38 PM
-se7en- posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
kyncani posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
When Xbox One launched PS4 was over a million units ahead. It's pretty much the same gap now, despite PS4 being $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories.


So it was a mistake from Microsoft then, creating a more expensive device and selling it in very few countries ?

And we can expect the gap to grow even wider, since the PS4 is still $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories ?

No, we can expect it to narrow once Xbox is released in those territories.


How are they going to narrow it, when Japan is the 3rd largest gaming market and sides with Sony?

It's been historically proven that the Xbox is just not as popular as the PS brand outside of the US and UK.

UK has now sided back to Sony and MS lost November NPD to Sony.

Japan is not a large home console market. They're a large handheld market.
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#16FearPotionPosted 1/10/2014 1:02:43 PM
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
-se7en- posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
kyncani posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
When Xbox One launched PS4 was over a million units ahead. It's pretty much the same gap now, despite PS4 being $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories.


So it was a mistake from Microsoft then, creating a more expensive device and selling it in very few countries ?

And we can expect the gap to grow even wider, since the PS4 is still $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories ?

No, we can expect it to narrow once Xbox is released in those territories.


How are they going to narrow it, when Japan is the 3rd largest gaming market and sides with Sony?

It's been historically proven that the Xbox is just not as popular as the PS brand outside of the US and UK.

UK has now sided back to Sony and MS lost November NPD to Sony.

Japan is not a large home console market. They're a large handheld market.


They still get the traditional mainstream JRPG's on consoles which gives the consoles huge boost in sales.
#17ejay8320Posted 1/10/2014 1:03:28 PM
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
-se7en- posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
kyncani posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
When Xbox One launched PS4 was over a million units ahead. It's pretty much the same gap now, despite PS4 being $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories.


So it was a mistake from Microsoft then, creating a more expensive device and selling it in very few countries ?

And we can expect the gap to grow even wider, since the PS4 is still $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories ?

No, we can expect it to narrow once Xbox is released in those territories.


How are they going to narrow it, when Japan is the 3rd largest gaming market and sides with Sony?

It's been historically proven that the Xbox is just not as popular as the PS brand outside of the US and UK.

UK has now sided back to Sony and MS lost November NPD to Sony.

Japan is not a large home console market. They're a large handheld market.


While I agree the handheld market is really strong there, I don't think handheld sales really affect home consoles to such a degree.

Many were also claiming that home consoles won't be as popular anymore and look what happened in a mere 6 weeks time frame a combined 7 million units are sold and with an average of 2 games bought for each console.

You can't completely count out Japan just yet.

It's good to use history/trends as a base for theories but be ready to be surprised from time to time.
#18AtomicMenacePosted 1/10/2014 1:29:37 PM
The next boost in sales will accompany tax refunds - that is if the government doesn't steal all the money.
#19jjordan0002Posted 1/10/2014 1:32:43 PM
No worries it will pick up again come income tax time
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#20krystylaPosted 1/10/2014 1:47:06 PM
ejay8320 posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
-se7en- posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
kyncani posted...

So it was a mistake from Microsoft then, creating a more expensive device and selling it in very few countries ?

And we can expect the gap to grow even wider, since the PS4 is still $100 cheaper and available in 35 more territories ?

No, we can expect it to narrow once Xbox is released in those territories.


How are they going to narrow it, when Japan is the 3rd largest gaming market and sides with Sony?

It's been historically proven that the Xbox is just not as popular as the PS brand outside of the US and UK.

UK has now sided back to Sony and MS lost November NPD to Sony.

Japan is not a large home console market. They're a large handheld market.


While I agree the handheld market is really strong there, I don't think handheld sales really affect home consoles to such a degree.

Many were also claiming that home consoles won't be as popular anymore and look what happened in a mere 6 weeks time frame a combined 7 million units are sold and with an average of 2 games bought for each console.

You can't completely count out Japan just yet.

It's good to use history/trends as a base for theories but be ready to be surprised from time to time.


The lifetime sales for PS3 in Japan are 9 million it is unlikely for PS4 to reach those.
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