With both consoles coming under scrutiny for sales performance in recent times, it may come as a surprise that they are virtually neck and neck for weekly sales in Europe. The Xbox One has seen a huge drop off in sales globally, and a territory Microsoft were once strong in is currently shunning them in favor of the PS4.
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With the spotlight of poor sales firmly being fixated on the Wii U over the last year or so, it is the Xbox One which is now struggling. Both have failed to capture the imagination of the gaming public and are both being outsold by the PS4 by 3:1.
Upcoming Titanfall for the Xbox One and Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U will look to close that gap but it seems unlikely. The Playstation has remained a favorite in Europe for some time and whilst it’s no surprise that the Xbox is trailing, it is a shock by exactly how much they’re trailing by.
What is probably most shocking is the fact that the PS3 is beating the Xbox One/Wii U consistently on a weekly basis in Europe. Here’s the graph of the PS3 vs Xbox One sales in Europe.
Europe looks to be a lost cause to both of these consoles, North America is the Xbox Ones best chance of success and the Wii U will look to boost sales in it’s home country. Is the war already over?