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Blimey, PS4 Sales Are More Than Double the Xbox One in Germany

Posted by Chris Lloyd

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The PlayStation 4 has sold an impressive 250,000 units in Germany since its launch on 29th November. In comparison, the Xbox One – which released a week earlier on 22nd November – has moved 100,000 units. The figures come courtesy of Media Control GFK, and track the period up to the end of December.

Sony's powerhouse has now sold a whopping 4.2 million units worldwide, comfortably beating Microsoft's total of three million next-gen units. Last year, the Japanese giant said that it hopes to sell five million systems before the end of March. It's on track, then.

[via media-control.com, next-gamer.de, worldsfactory.net]

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User Comments (15)

SimonAdebisi

#1

SimonAdebisi said:

Ha ha. That video is hilarious. Hardly a surprising stat though. Germans have plenty of common a sense. The ps4 is just better.

Reverend_Skeeve

#2

Reverend_Skeeve said:

Hardly surprising, indeed. :) I live in Germany and it always seemed like there were more PS3 among the people I know. Also, like everywhere, you can't find a PS4 anywhere, whereas an Xbox 1 can be found without problems.

BornOfEvil

#4

BornOfEvil said:

@Reverend_Skeeve Same here. My local Walmart had a sign up saying they had PS4's in stock and when I went to the electronics section to check it out, imagine my surprise when there were no PS4's to be found and a plethora of Xbox Ones still on the shelves.

Ginkgo

#6

Ginkgo said:

its not just Germany. I know VGChartz is not completely accurate, but assuming they are even in the ballpark, you can clearly see that PS4 is outselling XBO 2:1 everywhere in the world but the US.

Platform US EU JP Oth Tot
PlayStation 4 (PS4) 2.29 1.64 0.00 0.45 4.38
Xbox One (XOne) 2.12 0.80 0.00 0.19 3.11

WCamicase

#7

WCamicase said:

Remember when everyone sai tha 5 million was a number way to high to achieve until March? LOL

hydeks

#8

hydeks said:

Obviously the Germans are very smart ;-)

That video is both funny and sad. What store thought having a crap load of ps4's on a table would be a good idea?!? lol

Dodoo

#11

Dodoo said:

The situation is similar in Spain - 157,000 vs 35,000. These are total install base figures:

NDS: 4,500,000
Wii : 2,800,000
PS3: 2,500,000
PSP: 2,400,000
360: 1,100,000
3DS: 900,000
PSV: 250,000
PS4: 157,000
Wii U: 80,000
XBO: 35,000

[http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=220397]

Reverend_Skeeve

#14

Reverend_Skeeve said:

@charlesnarles Pretty much, yeah. ;) Sony surfed on a wave of good will since Microsofts clustermug...The 360 was quite popular here, but everyone I asked about intentions to buy an Xbox One just laughed hysterically. :p

Windows actually is quite popular here, though. It is by far the most common OS around here...but Linux seems to gain ground, especially among the tech-savy folks...I do use Win7 professional myself and are quite content with it, I must admit. *hides in shame

charlesnarles

#15

charlesnarles said:

@Reverend_Skeeve I'm in the US and I had to get 8 by force. 8.1's "start button" is really just another Windows key... It's so hard to get anything to run full screen. I also have a video card with FXAA, but 8 is incompatible so text blurs... Isn't Linux coming out with a new OS? Was that a dream? lol

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