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Xbox One reaches one million sold in the UK

The Xbox One has now sold 1 million consoles in the UK, two months after PS4 passed the same landmark.

MCV reported the news, claiming that the console had "out-sold the PlayStation 4 for three weeks in a row" after big price cuts designed to make Microsoft's machine more attractive to consumers.

"We're seeing fantastic momentum with Xbox One having sold almost 10 million units to retailers worldwide," Xbox UK marketing director Harvey Eagle told the site.

"This momentum is reflected in the UK, particularly over the last three weeks, which is extremely encouraging as we approach the Christmas shopping period."

Xbox One still has a way to go if it is to catch PS4 in the UK. It also remains to be seen if this momentum will continue no that Microsoft has released its big hitters, or if the third party sales will go the way of Sony's PS4.

It's going to be an interesting Christmas.

Edited On 20 Nov, 2014

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PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 2 years ago
After the massive price cutting and marketing push it is unsurprising to see this happen and it's hardly the first time it's outsold the PS4 over a handful of weeks in the UK either... the big question here is one of sustainability, and judging from the comparatively weak games line up the Xbox One has for most of 2015 right now, I doubt it'll be sustainable for long.
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MrG 2 years ago
This was always going to happen, the xbox one may not be as powerful as the ps4 but the xbox one has all the best games plus the superior control pad. Which is what we all use to play our games. Sony keep on breaking promises and more and more people are now selling their ps4s to buy the better xbox one.
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Fear Sinséir1612 2 years ago
Well, I don't know. They all break 'promises' and it is known as Micro$ not without reason but of late the new PS4 Dynamic themes are pretty good and the new PS Vita interface through their downloadable themes, sure make it gorgeous and all! As for gamepad, the Dualshock 4 is a VAST improvement over the predecessors + I am sure it flashes blue and red when you're playing in racing games and you're trying to evade the fuzz which is just a neat innovation and that swipe bit in the middle of the PS4 controller works very fluidly as well, I'm really impressed :)! I have heard a lot of people moan that the PS4 controller thumbsticks wear out, but I've put gorgeous blue thumb grips over them and mine sure ain't wearing out, I can tell you that much :)!
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PHILIP 2 years ago
@MrG - Not sure why you think the xbox has superior controller ? Best games are on xbox ? People selling their Ps4's ? Eh ? I know you said you sold yours but I wonder are you trying to warrant your reason hoping you did the right thing by slagging the more successful console? I am more than happy with the Ps4 can't think why you wouldn't be. Dropping the price is what's helped xbox sell well at the moment that's what's made me look at getting one which I probably will do if any exclusives come out that I want. Ps4 and Xbox one are both brilliant consoles.
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ClericTWENTY 2 years ago
Nice push by MS but the shopto charts now have PS4 back ahead of XBO in UK and and amazon in both UK and US - and GTAV outsold Destiny on PS4 according to amazon UK yearly best selling chart which is HUGE... It's not unforeseeable that Sony make up the ground lost over the last few weeks and continue to build on the millions+ worldwide lead they have over XBO (and this despite PS4 not hitting China till next year)...
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Danny_936 2 years ago
Philip, i while i was at CEX waiting in the queue ti trade something in, I saw 3 lads all trade in there PS4's and get Xbox One's along with COD AW so yeah people do trade in em, Not to sure why you seem to think MrG needs a reason to validate his decision of getting rid of his PS4?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Just gonna take a quote and change it a bit. The Wii U may not be as powerful as the Xbone/PS4 but the Wii U has all the best games plus the superior control pad, which is what we all use to play our games.
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Bindiana 2 years ago
Just gonna take a quote and change it a bit. The Sega Megadrive may not be as powerful as the Xbone/PS4 but the Megadrive has all the best games plus the superior control pad, which is what we all use to play our games
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Not going to use a quote... PC MASTER RACE!!
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
See! You can use it for anything
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Dead 2 years ago
Never in the field of human conflict was so many Xbones traded in at CEX by so few.

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