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The First Week Ends: PS4 Overpowers Xbox One Across Most Major Online Retailers Worldwide

by on June 16, 2013 10:28 AM 12

The first week after the fateful E3 press conferences is now behind us. Shots were fired and returned, and preorders for both the PS4 and the Xbox One are open in many countries.

Who is faring better so far? We set out to search the top sellers and preorders lists of the most popular online retailers in quite a few of the countries where the two consoles will be available at launch.

Counting the retailers in which both consoles were ranked, PS4 is very solidly in the lead with thirteen retailers against four that seem to be Xbox One strongholds. In addition to that, PS4 seems to have surprisingly achieved almost total domination in the North American online market.

Looking at the preorders of games and controllers (that are often another good indication of a console’s success), the PS4 dominates again basically across the board.

Of course it’s still way too early to declare a winner of the upcoming console war, but the initial reaction of the market is rather overwhelmingly in favor of Sony’s console, determining a situation in which Microsoft seems to have to face an uphill battle. They definitely have ways to recover (as I explained in a previous article), but they’ll possibly have to swallow some pride and adjust, unless they’re just planning to try to elbow their way through with the sheer power of their ponderous marketing machine.

It also has to be said that what we’re seeing now is the result of the purchasing trends between early adopters, that want a console at launch or as soon as possible afterwards. That group includes a large percentage of core gamers that are the most sensitive to the news that came from E3, while Xbox One seems to be targeted towards a more casual crowd.

The war has just started, but you can see the results of the first battle below and draw your own conclusions.

United States

Amazon

  1. PlayStation 4 Standard Edition
  2. Xbox One Console – Day One Edition
  3. PlayStation 4 Watch Dogs Launch Day Bundle
  4. The Last of Us
  5. PlayStation 4 Battlefield 4 Launch Day Bundle
  6. PlayStation 4 Launch Day Edition
  7. Sony Playstation Network Card – $20
  8. PlayStation 4 Killzone Launch Day Bundle
  9. DUALSHOCK 4 Controller
  10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Xbox One Controller is ranked 24th, while the first game for PS4 (Watch_Dogs) is ranked 11th. The most popular game for Xbox One (Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition) is ranked 22nd behind three more PS4 games.

Gamestop

  1. PlayStation 4 Call of Duty: Ghosts Bundle
  2. PlayStation 4 Watchdogs Bundle 
  3. PlayStation 4 Battlefield 4 LE Bundle 
  4. PlayStation 4 Killzone: Shadow Fall Bundle
  5. PlayStation 4 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Bundle
  6. DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
  7. PlayStation 4 Madden NFL 25 Bundle
  8. KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX
  9. Xbox One Battlefield 4 Bundle
  10. Call of Duty: Ghosts (360)

The first PS4 game (Call of Duty: Ghosts) is ranked 13th, while its Xbox One equivalent is ranked 15th. The Xbox One controller is fifteen positions below the PS4 one, ranked 21st.

Best Buy

  1. PlayStation 4 Standard Edition
  2. Xbox One Console – Day One Edition
  3. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
  4. Microsoft – Xbox One Controller
  5. Watch Dogs (PS4)
  6. Killzone: Shadow Fall
  7. Battlefield 4 (PS4)
  8. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One)
  9. Skylanders LightCore Hex Figure
  10. Madden NFL 25 (PS4)

Strangely enough, the DualShock 4 is not ranked.

United Kingdom

Amazon

  1. Sony PlayStation 4
  2. The Last Of Us
  3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  4. Xbox One Console: Day One Edition
  5. Watch Dogs (PS4)
  6. Xbox One Console
  7. Xbox LIVE Gold 12-Month Membership Card
  8. Nintendo Power Adapter
  9. Minecraft (Xbox 360)
  10. New Super Mario Bros: 2

The DualShock 4 is ranked 11th, while the Xbox One controller is ranked 24th. The Most popular Xbox One game is Call of Duty: Ghosts ranked 25th.

Game

  1. PlayStation 4 Console – Deposit
  2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  3. Xbox One Console Day One Edition
  4. PlayStation 4 GAME Exclusive Bundle – Deposit
  5. Virtua Tennis 4 – World Tour Edition
  6. Official Nintendo 3DS XL AC Adaptor
  7. Limited Edition Animal Crossing Nintendo 3DS
  8. Limited Edition Fire Emblem Nintendo 3DS
  9. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
  10. Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon (3DS)

No PS4/Xbox One games are ranked yet.

Gamestop

After sorting the list Xbox One inches a victory over the PS4 ranking 3rd against 4th. PS4 wins for games with Battlefield 4 ranked 27th against Forza Motorsport 5 ranked 31st.

Rakuten (Play.com)

PS4 in in the lead here, ranked 3rd, against Xbox One ranked 21st (4th and 5th if you count only preorders). PS4 also wins for games in the preorder list, with Call of Duty: Ghosts ranked 36th against the Xbox One version that lags ten positions behind.

Germany

Amazon

  1. PlayStation 4 Console
  2. The Last of Us
  3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  4. Xbox One Console
  5. DualShock 4 Controller
  6. FIFA 14 (PS4)
  7. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
  8. Xbox Live – 2100 MS Points
  9. Nebel der Elfen 2 (Free download)
  10. Xbox Live – 800 MS Points

The first Xbox One game is Forza Motorsport 5, ranked 56th, while the Xbox One controlled is even more outclassed, ranked 151th.

GameStop

On GameStop Germany (after sorting the list) Xbox One actually beats PS4. Ranked 1st against 3rd. PS4 has the best ranked game, with the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Buccaneer Edition in 20th. The Best ranked Xbox One game is Forza Motorsport 5, ranked 28th.

France

Amazon

  1. The Last of Us
  2. PlayStation 4 Console
  3. Animal Crossing New Leaf
  4. Luigi’s Mansion 2
  5. Xbox One Console – Day One Edition
  6. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  7. Watch_Dogs (PS4)
  8. Official Nintendo 3DS XL AC Adaptor
  9. Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins
  10. DualShock 4 Controller

The best ranked Xbox Game is Forza Motorsport 5 (ranked 44th), while the Xbox One controller way down the list in 111th position.

Spain

Amazon

PS4 (ranked 1st) soundly beats Xbox one, that barely makes the top 10. The first PS4 game is FIFA 14 (ranked 20th), while Forza Motorsport 5 leads the charge for Xbox One games, but hangs back at a rather humiliating 357th place. The DualShock 4 doesn’t fare too well, ranked 103rd, while the Xbox One controller doesn’t seem to be available at all.

GameStop

Again GameStop seems to favor Xbox One, at least for consoles, with Microsoft’s SKU ranked first between preorders and the PS4 ranked 3rd. PS4 and Xbox One games aren’t ranked at all.

Canada

Amazon

  1. Xbox One Console – Day One Edition
  2. PlayStation 4 (Sold Out)
  3. The Last of Us
  4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  5. OUYA Game Console
  6. DualShock 4 Controller
  7. Xbox One Wireless
  8. Shin Megami Tensei IV
  9. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  10. Fire Emblem: Awakening

Amazon.ca has Xbox One inching over the PS4, even if the PS4 wins in the controller battle. Forza Motorsport 5 is ranked 11th, while no PS4 games are ranked at all.

EBGames

The PS4 is ranked 1st, while The Xbox One is ranked 3st. The first PS4 game is Battlefield 4 (ranked 12th), while its Xbox One equivalent is ranked 28th (Editor’s note: Thanks Devlar for noticing the mistake here).

Italy

Amazon

The PS4 overpowers the Xbox one by quite a lot, ranked 1st against 8th. The DualShock 4 is ranked 17th  against a poorly ranked Xbox One Controller in 135th place. The best ranked PS4 game is Watch_Dogs in position 29, while the usual Forza 5 leads for Xbox One games in 62nd position. So much for Italians loving cars (well..I do).

Gamestop

After Sorting the list for preorders, PS4 was in 5th position while Xbox One was not ranked. No games or accessories for the two consoles were ranked as well.

Australia

EB Games

PS4 inches a victory on Australia’s biggest retailer ranked 1st against Xbox One’s second place. The DualShock 4 is ranked 13th and beats the Xbox One controller (ranked 26th) much more solidly. Xbox One wins for games, though, with Call of Duty: Ghosts ranked 30th. The same title leads the charge for PS4, ranked 36th.

New Zealand

EB Games

PS4 leads solidly here, ranked 1st against Xbox One’s 5th position. The DualShock 4 makes the bottom of the top ten while the Xbox One controller is in 97th place. Killzone: Shadow Fall (ranked 21st) brings home a victory for PlayStation team against Halo (ranked 38th).

Disclaimer: the full top ten has been reported for each retailer only when a sizable number of products in it were related to either the PS4 or the Xbox One. When only the two consoles appeared in the top 10, it’s been replaced by a blurb to avoid clutter. All lists have been last checked on June 16th, 10:20 EST, and they’re subject to change over time.

Join the Discussion

  • JustinConstantino

    lol all the newbs who dont know about console specifics are getting xboners from gamestop.

    • John Nemesh

      Let’s wait and see how many get returned after people hook them up and see how it works!

  • devlar

    EB Games Canada – take off the “pre-release” modifier and the ps4 is top, xbox one 3rd after Last of Us. For some reason ps4 is not classified as a pre-release on their system.

    http://www.ebgames.ca/browse?nav=28-xu0

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Good catch there. I fixed it :D

      Thank you.

      • James

        The PS4 is back in stock, not a launch edition I guess. PS4 is first, The Last of Us is second and the Xbox One Day One is third.

  • Optimist

    PlayStation 4 is sold out in amazon Canada ..
    thats why it’s # 2

  • Eagleeye595 .

    There was never any doubt… i knew the PS4 would not only outsell the Xbox which looks like a DVR, but it would demolish it and kill any chance it had to becoming a known console and i knew this from the day PS4 was announced, as i know that i need oxygen to survive. So thank you for continuously stating the obvious internet.

  • XBox Boss

    The PS4 surge was caused by the rabbid Sony Fanboy geeks.
    Its finally over with.

  • PISSFACE

    Only because the Xbox One has “ONE” console item!!! Whereas the PS4 has several “bundles”. Combine all the PS4 console bundles into one overall total, and I guarantee you PS4 would be SHITTING all over XBOX BONE !!

  • John Nemesh

    Remember as well, these are the early adopters playing here…once THEY get the consoles, guess which one their friends will get? The Xbox gained a LOT of popularity in the US simply because people want to game with their friends…if your friends have an Xbox, you will get an xbox to play with them, same with the PS4!

    I expect the distance between the PS4 and the DRM infested Xbone to be even larger once the 2nd and 3rd wave of customers starts buying…and once people start having problems with the Xbone’s daily DRM check (it’s only a matter of time before users get locked out of single player games due to an XBL failure…they arent exactly rare occurrences!)

    • Kasif

      So true, people will buy what their friends have

  • eter

    All is change!! Xone up

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