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Europe snubs the Xbox One and Titanfall – Why?

I reported a few weeks ago that the PS4 was crushing the Wii U and Xbox One and that momentum hasn’t ceased. This being despite the release of Titanfall, coupled with widespread official and non official price drops in the continent. Should Microsoft abandon all hope in Europe?
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7 Spectacular Xbox One sales facts

Feeling glum about the poor sales of the Xbox One? Feel like you’ve made the wrong decision? Well STOP right there and look at some of these amazing facts about the Xbox One. If these don’t cheer you up then nothing will. Keep Reading…

10 reasons why the Xbox One will dominate the US this year

The Xbox One has had a troubled start to life, losing out to the PS4 at an alarming rate. North America represents the home of Microsoft and last generation seen the Xbox 360 sell 46 millions units there alone, which represents over half of total Xbox 360 sales. The PS4 currently is outselling the Xbox One in North America but here I shall outline 10 reasons why this early dominance won’t last. Before you continue please read my 7 Spectacular facts about Xbox One sales! Keep Reading

European Console sales update – PS4 plunges

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source: VGChartz.com

We reported a while back that the PS4 had been outselling the Xbox at a rate of over 3:1 in Europe, this gap has been decreased to nearly 2:1 . This is despite the fact that the Xbox One has been delayed until Q3 in major European countries, which is certainly good news for Xbox One fans.
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Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U European sales surprise

UPDATE: March 14th European console sales found here. Xbox One cuts in to PS4s lead.

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.

**UPDATE** – Xbox One now available for same price as PS4 in the UK

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Sales figures for the Xbox One and Wii U show the consoles are much closer than expected. Source: VGChartz.com

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.

Updated graph with the inclusion of PS4, showing its European dominance
Updated graph with the inclusion of PS4, showing its European dominance. Source:VGChartz.com

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.

source: VGChartz.com
source: VGChartz.com

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?

Top 5 worst gaming related tattoos

The subject of gaming tattoos is normally one filled with stories of amazing, well drawn, detailed, kick ass homages to some of gamings most pivotal moments and gaming heroes. These five are anything but what I’ve described. From the lame to the insane, here’s our choice of the worlds worst. Little may be known about the actual person behind the tattoos, but if you know any of the people in the pictures feel free to name and shame. Keep Reading…

Xbox One set to eclipse Atari 7800 sales

Just weeks after defeating the Wonderswan the Xbox One is set for an all time high by surpassing the Atari 7800 in sales. The Xbox One is now less than a million units behind the classic console and shows the strength and depth of the console considering it has only been out a few months.

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Major Nelson was looking rather smug with the news

We must not forget it has been a few weeks since it overtook Nokias N-Gage in terms of overall sales, something which fans were evidently pleased over. Microsoft made the announcement to the excited fans at a recent conference and this was their reaction.

 

During the conference one man could be heard shouting ”SEGA Saturn, you’re next!” whilst others were visibly moved and broke down in tears. The Xbox One currently trails the Playstation 2 which sits at the top of the all time chart by 154 million, but if this rate continues we must suspect that overall dominance is a sure thing.