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ERA research points to PS4 victory over Xbox One

The Entertainment Retailer's Association has estimated that the PS4 will outsell the Xbox One during the consoles launch period.

According to the companies research (based on a survey of 2,068 adults conducted by Fly Research) 1.8 million PS4 units will be sold in the UK, equating £638.5 million in sales, while Xbox One sales are expected to hit 1.3 million units. This would generate sales of £560m.

"In both cases, sales could be much higher if those who said they are 'likely' to buy the new consoles are included." Currently, only those who responded "definitely" were included in the sales estimates. 

Of course all of these estimates don't mean much if there are not this many consoles to go around, although given that both consoles have just about sold out for day one delivery, it seems it won't be for a lack of demand, but rather a lack of supply.

Do you think PS4 will outsell Xbox One this Xmas?

Edited On 16 Sep, 2013

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HappyNoodleBoy 3 years ago
I'm confident the PS4 will be the best selling console come xmas. More games, F2P games don't require PS+, PS Vita TV, and it's clearly cheaper. You can't argue with what the PS4 has on offer
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Robichoico 3 years ago
I bet the 3DS will outsell both of them. But yeah. I dunno how accurate this is. 2000 is a lot less than almost 2 million. I think Sony said they have about 1 million pre-orders worldwide. So all depends on how much stock they have. Which I doubt is enough for the UK.
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Dead 3 years ago
How can a survey of two thousand people be an accurate representation of anything other than what those two thousand people will do?
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Matthew 3 years ago
Gloria, learn about statistics.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Yo yo matthew ah wouldnt git gloria started she iz like da original pimp in deez parts what 'chew trippin foo'
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I give up
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Dead 3 years ago
The only thing statistics is useful for is showing how useless they actually are.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
9/10 statistics are made up on the spot.
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Beazi 3 years ago
I am more interested in the uptake of PS3 consoles... I reckon many will still be sold
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ledreppe 3 years ago
Just to clarify the statistics situation that some people have touched on, a sample size of at least 10000 is required to make a survey statistically significant. So yeah, this survey is insignificant as it only used a sample size of 2000!
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Whitey 3 years ago
Well duh.
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Tumbler 3 years ago
Don't really care 'what the survey said' . I want an XBOX One, and that's what I'm buying. Simple :)

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