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Xbox One is Losing Sales War to PS4

While the Xbox One is not an ordinary device, it has been facing some serious competition from Sony’s PS4. The challenge is for real and Microsoft will have to shape up or ship out.

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Xbox One is Losing Sales War to PS4

Xbox One Facing PS4 Challenge

The results were obvious on eBay. Sony’s PS4 was selling twice as much as Xbox One. This is a worrying trend for Microsoft. And the even more worrisome indicator is that this pattern is continuing to occur despite the changing times

Over 65,000 PS4s and 33,000 Xbox Ones have been purchased from the eBay website. The leading edge that PS4 has over Xbox One may be due to a greater demand. However, it may also be a response to the supply side economic factors in the retail centers. And while the PS4 sold out in a matter of days, the Xbox One still has a lot of stocks that will last it for some time.

Both Sony and Microsoft were on an even keel throughout most of the previous month. But, recently the ascent of the PS4 has sent ripples of envy and anxiety among the Xbox One manufacturers at Microsoft. The wise and shrewd Japanese may know a thing or two that has escaped the attention of Bill Gates. 

Otherwise how could this huge gap have taken place? The rift in sales between the two devices is significant. It points in the direction of change for Microsoft and vigilance in case of Sony. The former may overtake its rival while the latter may lose its position as #1. 

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Xbox One pre-order for Singapore starts Friday

Source: Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: Ahead of the Xbox One launch in Singapore on Sep 23, gamers can now pre-order one of two official Xbox One bundles from Friday (Aug 15), Microsoft has announced.The Xbox One Launch Console Bundle, priced at S$639, will include the Xbox One console — which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi — one Xbox One Wireless Controller, a chat headset, a HDMI cable, a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live ...
Source: Channel News Asia   Full article at: Channel News Asia 6 days ago, 10:51pm CDT
 


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Xbox One pre-order starts Friday

Source: Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: Ahead of the Xbox One launch in Singapore on Sept 23, gamers can now pre-order one of two official Xbox One bundles from Friday (Aug 15), Microsoft has announced.The Xbox One Launch Console Bundle, priced at S$639, will include the Xbox One console — which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi — one Xbox One Wireless Controller, a chat headset, a HDMI cable, a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members and a digital copy of ...
Source: Channel News Asia   Full article at: Channel News Asia 6 days ago, 10:40pm CDT
 

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Sony sells more than 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles

Source: Asia One

SAN FRANCISCO - Sony Corp said on Tuesday that sales of its PlayStation 4 video game console, launched in November, has surpassed 10 million units.In April, the Japanese company said it had sold over 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and was struggling to keep up with consumer demand.The console went on sale on November 29 in the United States, Western Europe and Latin America, around the same time ...
Source: Asia One   Full article at: Asia One Aug 13 2014, 3:53am CDT
 

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Xbox One Getting DLNA Support and Threaded Messages in Future Updates

Source: ign

Microsoft announced that they will be implementing new media streaming options in an upcoming update for the Xbox One. In a video released today, Xbox One engineer Ashley Speicher walked us through some of the upcoming features. Of the many upcoming features, one of the biggest is the DLNA support, which allows you to play media content through any connected USB device, with plans to add home networ ...
Source: ign   Full article at: ign Aug 12 2014, 4:40pm CDT
 

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Sony PlayStation 4 console sales top 10 million

Source: CNBC

Console went on sale in November in US, W. Europe and Latin America, around the same time rival Microsoft ...
Source: CNBC   Full article at: CNBC Aug 12 2014, 2:17pm CDT
 

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