New consoles sell like crazy | RetailDetail

New consoles sell like crazy

New consoles sell like crazy

Both Sony and Microsoft have had tremendous sales for their newest generation of gaming consoles. The Xbox One sold 3 million copies, while the PlayStation 4 even reached 4.2 million.

Sony outperforms Microsoft by a million

Chief of marketing for Xbox Yusuf Mehdi talks about 3 million Xbox Ones sold, despite only being available in thirteen countries. “Demand for Xbox One has been strong, selling out throughout the holidays at most retailers worldwide. [...] We are continuing to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible”, Mehdi said. Belgium and the Netherlands are both still waiting for their official Xbox One launch.  

 

Sony sold 4.2 million PlayStation 4-consoles up until 28 December 2013, which surpassed previous expectations. Sony had targetted 3 million copies by the end of the year, with 5 million by March 2014. This goal should be reached easily, as the console still needs to launch in Japan, its home market.

 

Sony also sold 9.7 million PlayStation 4-games, while the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers grew 90 %. PlayStation Plus is a subscription service enabling the use of online play in PS4 games.

 

 

 

(translated by Gary Peeters)

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Ceconomy sells its Russian division

21/06/2018

Ceconomy, MediaMarkt's parent company, has sold its onerous Russian division to local electronics chain M.video. The German electronics giant does not quit Russia altogether however, as it continues as shareholder of M.video.

LVMH's Bernard Arnault invests in refurbished phones

14/06/2018

BackMarket, a French start-up that wants to be a marketplace for refurbished smart phones, tablets and laptops, has secured a 41 million euro investment. The most famous new investor is Bernard Arnault, CEO of luxury group LVMH.

Coolblue closes hundreds of web shops

11/06/2018

Dutch e-commerce group Coolblue has terminated hundreds of its web shops, instead preferring one central web shop at coolblue.be/nl. This may be the precursor to an international expansion, the company says.

Xiaomi's European conquest goes through Paris

23/05/2018

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi just opened a physical store in Paris, part of its ambitious European expansion plan. The brand is also dreaming of an American launch.

Fnac Darty and MediaMarkt Saturn enter purchase alliance

16/05/2018

French electronics retailer Fnac Darty has set up a purchase alliance with competitor MediaMarkt Saturn. Both companies will buy together when it comes to the European retail market.

Amazon looking to outbid Walmart in Flipkart deal

03/05/2018

The battle for dominance on the Indian e-commerce market seems to be stepping up a notch: Amazon may be looking to buy a majority stake in Flipkart, trying to better Walmart which already started negociations with the Indian online retailer.