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Sony Spends Tons More Money On PS4 Ads Than Microsoft Does For Xbox One

| June 29, 2014

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If you live in North America, you may have seen more advertisements for PS4 on TV than Xbox One. There is a good explanation for this because Sony spends more money on TV advertising than Microsoft does surprisingly.

Research firm iSpot recently did a study looking at how much money had been spent on both PS4 and Xbox One TV advertising. The Wall Street Journal reported on their findings and the results are pretty surprising. Sony spends a lot more money on advertising PS4 TV commercials than Microsoft does for Xbox One.

From the start of the year until May 2014, Sony spent a whopping $59 million on TV advertisements. The leading TV networks Sony focused on were FOX, ESPN, Comedy Central, Fox Sports 1 and TNT.

On the other side, Microsoft only spent $34.7 million on Xbox related TV commercials. They focused their attention on Fox Sports 1, FOX, Comedy Central, AMC and TBS. Slightly different networks apart from FOX, Fox Sports 1 and Comedy Central.

It’s hard to tell if advertising truly equates to game and console sales. Still, the PS4 has sold over 7 million units worldwide while the Xbox One has shipped over 5 million units so far. Does this mean Microsoft needs to spend more money on TV advertising to catch up? Hard to tell, but the study is interesting . One has to wonder how Nintendo fits into all this as well.

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  • njb

    Sony learnt from their mistakes and completely turned the PS3 flop launch around and they have come out guns blazing with the PS4. So what if they spent more on adverts. Their PS4 for the players ad is fun and playful.

    But I bet you MS spend much more on online advertising, you go on sites like IGN and your whole page will get taken over by a MS ad, it’s funking annoying.

    Either way, MS messed up at the start, now they have someone in charge who knows what’s he doing and he should sort the Xbox brand out.

    • 111AlaN111

      I think that MS really messed up at the start, and that someone is better now in charge, but about sorting the X1 brand out, I’m not ok with you.

      The X1 isn’t a failure. Even though the PS4 is over it, the X1 is still making profit, wich is the main reason to keep a business.

      • Not_true

        Xbox One is probably going to be a net loss for MS, not a net profit.

        • 111AlaN111

          I think that the X1 is already a profit. Sony in the other hand, is losing money even when the PS4 is making profit.

          • Not_true

            Xbox One sales have been failing after they poured billions into creating, building, and marketing it. They are almost certainly in the red.

            Sony will be fine, sorry if PS4’s sales success upsets you.

          • 111AlaN111

            Search for the profits.

          • njb

            Sony are making around £20 profit per console, it’s the 1st time a Console has been profitable at launch. Normally you make a loss on the hardware and the software is how you make profit.

            I can’t speak for MS with the Xbox one. It costs more because of the new Kinect and I doubt they are making money from the Hardware sales but someone will have to check. Now their selling a kinectless bundle so they could be making a few £ or $ profit per console.

          • 111AlaN111

            I checked and I think that the X1 makes even more profit per console than Sony, and that the X1 is already profitable.

            “Normally you make a loss on the hardware and the software is how you make profit”. That’s Sony’s method. I think that MS doesn’t do that.

          • Mag146

            MIcrosoft absolutely makes more of a profit per console than sony, their supply chain is much more advanced than sonys which reduces their cost per unit, plus cheaper parts.

          • Not_true

            You have no clue what you’re talking about.

          • Mag146

            Microsoft is profiting on console sales….FACT

          • Revolver Ocelot

            lol

          • Chris Sanchez

            Microsoft “in the red” ? Oh boy …. Please, when you can’t wrap your head around a subject, don’t argue about it, simple as that.

            Microsoft makes around 22 billions of profit per semester, while Sony makes 30 millions. See the difference ?

            For Microsoft to be “in the red” they’d have to go haywire and spend millions per day, per employee on prostitutes, cars and what not.

            They already claimed they’re making profit, sales are doing just fine buddy, it’s doing better than the 360 did in the same amount of time.

            it’s not because it’s selling less than the PS4 that it’s not selling.
            The PS4 is breaking records, the Xbox One is selling better than any other Xbox, which is pretty damn fine in my opinion.

        • Mag146

          Thats the most uneducated thing I’ve read all day, congrats.

  • Wizard of Peace

    Poor they say!

  • NathGamer

    And that’s why they are selling more.

  • Country Boy Lucifer

    Oh but Sony are broke and ms have tons of money. . .

    • 111AlaN111

      Maybe MS will spend the money on games.

      • Country Boy Lucifer

        Lol

      • Revolver Ocelot

        Yeah, all those new MS first party AAAs at E3. Oh wait.

        • 111AlaN111

          More than PS4’s. And this article’s title is misleading, since reading the article, I realized that Sony only won on TV ads, not internet.

          • Not_true

            Sony has many 1st party studios working on AAA PS4 games. 1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Insomniac, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

          • 111AlaN111

            I don’t care. I want to see those “many games” you talk about, not studios.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Yeah, Halo ports. And, um… What else? Fable? Oh wait, that was revealed last Gamescom. Oh well.

          • 111AlaN111

            4 Halo ports for $60 > 1 TLOU port for $50.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            “bawwwwww my ports are better than your ports merp”

            Seriously?

            Also lol Xbone has four times as many ports as the PS4. Tragic.

          • 111AlaN111

            You clearly sound like an ignorant.

            All 4 games come in one pack. All for $60.

            You have one TLOU port that has no improved graphics. This for $50.

            You clearly see that the Halo Collection has much more value.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Four games = four ports. Not hard. :)

            “Muh value!!!” Maybe you should be asking MS for games instead.

          • 111AlaN111

            Its one disc.

            And I say the same for you to ask Sony for more games.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Four games = four ports. Don’t try and move the goalposts.

            Though I liked the tacit agreement that, yes, the Xbone has no games.

          • 111AlaN111

            One disc for $50. The Collection isn’t done separately, so it counts as one.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Four games = four ports. Just as the MGS HD Collection consisted of three ported games.

          • 111AlaN111

            Then the X1 will have 4 more games. YEAH

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Ladies and gentlemen, peak desperation has arrived. I feel sorry for you. LOL not really.

          • 111AlaN111

            So I can’t understand you. You say: “You have 4 ports”, but I tell you “then we have more games”, and now you say that its just 1 game? Where’s your logic?

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Yep. And those games are ports, so they don’t count. Tragic. MS really sh*t the bed when it came to their schedule.

          • 111AlaN111

            Why not? For many people the Halo games will be new. Many gamers weren’t gaming a decade ago.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            And for many people (30% of PS4 owners who didn’t have a last gen console) TLOU will be new. Guess that ends any more sh*tposting about that from you, huh?

          • 111AlaN111

            No. I’m ok with the TLOU PS4 version. I’m also ok with the Halo Collection, as you should also be.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Hell, I’m fine with the Halo ports. I liked Halo 1 and 2. I think it’s just sad that it’s going be the Xbone’s biggest game this year.

          • 111AlaN111

            Forza Horizon 2. Sunset Overdrive.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Nowhere near as much impact as the Halo ports will have. SO especially, it’s being released on the same day as Assassin’s Creed. Poor thing’s going to get bulldozed.

          • 111AlaN111

            FH2 is doing well on all sites. Sunset Overdrive has been less exposed, but there are still some months left for release.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Forza Horizon is not a system seller.

          • 111AlaN111

            A single game can’t be a system seller, that’s why there are more awesome games coming for both consoles.

          • Allen

            Microsoft doesn’t have squat. I guarantee just like last gen xbone will be bare bones in 3.5 years just like 360. You can’t just ignore the facts and history. Sony has an army of studios. Sony supports their platforms all generation and then some. Microsoft doesn’t two times in a row despite raking in billions and gaining huge market share.

            Fking ridiculous to see you making such ignorant and baseless comments.

          • 111AlaN111

            The X360 despite of not being supported the last 4 years, it had more exclusive games than the PS3 by a difference of 20 games.

            And the “army of studios” stuff doesn’t count if they don’t produce games. That’s what people want: games, not studios. Studios are a “promise”, but we want games, not promises.

            Understand this.

          • Allen

            Please. The only true exclusives it even has is Gears of War (even that had 1st on PC), Halo and GT wanna be.

            Everything else was small or low rated exclusives or on PC as well.

            Then a freaking drought for HALF it’s fking life.

            Game of the year time comes along and xbox isn’t anywhere to be seen nor even in honorable mentions. Took your money and screwed you over.

            It’s okay. Doesn’t affect me anymore now that XBL isn’t worthless and they aren’t forcing people into it with paywalls to basic features. I just simply get far more than you in all ways. Options. Many xbox games on PC..pass most of them up, PC exclusives plus Sony exclusives, exclusive content and free games. Win win win win for me.

            Sony pumped out AAA exclusives; paid for free exclusive content and offered huge free games with it’s subscription service. (even though they had financial problems the whole gen)

            While Microsoft gave nothing, only had pay to play timed DLC from 2 publishers and no free games (even though they raked in billions on XBL and didn’t have the financial troubles Sony did).

          • 111AlaN111

            Accept we have more games. Sony gamers have more PC indies. Nothing to be jealous about.

            GT is just a racing game with over 1000 cars. Many people say that the sounds are trash, and that Drive Club and Forza do better.

            We have the best game collection right now, but if you say that the SUPER SONY STUDIO ARMY will come and destroy all, you can believe it, I don’t care.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            You don’t have more games. Even on a strictly retail basis the PS4 has more. http://www.listwar.com/released-games/

          • 111AlaN111

            Already mentioned this previously:

            Some Sony “exclusive” games are multiplat, just as Injustice, Bound by Flame, Moto GP 14 and Le Tour de France 2014.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            In the same way Titanfall was exclusive, right?

            Can’t play it on one of them, it’s an exclusive, that’s the precedent set by your lot. :^)

          • 111AlaN111

            Lets get TF out of the list then.

          • Allen

            PS4 has more games, more higher rated games, more free games, more free exclusive content and an army of studios. Oh and they announced more exclusives at E3.

            But I understand that you have to lie to yourself to have to think xbox is even a half way decent gaming platform. I don’t hate it anymore but it’s still the last place I’d spend my money. It’s just doesn’t offer much that I can’t get on my PC/PS4.

          • 111AlaN111

            The X1 has more and better AAAs, not just PC ported indies. If you add the indies to the PS4 lineup, you have “higher rated games”, since indies aren’t rated the same as a AAA. Most of the free content is for games no one cares about.

            Buy an X1 and you have the best exclusive game collection, and you can play in your PC 80% of all the PS4 games, and for a cheaper price.

          • Allen

            Simple research proves you wrong.

            Xbox doesn’t have the ground breaking exclusives PlayStation does.

            You trying to blow off all the amazing free games PS+ has given proves your ignorance and bias. Almost all the games with gold games are complete junk or completely outdated. Very few titles are good on games with gold.

            Xbox one has more AAA exclusives at the moment only because they held onto the money and ip ideas for xbox one. They made last gen suffer so that they could look better at the beginning of this gen.

            While Sony kept putting the money and ideas into PS3 exclusives all generation.

            You just have a false sense that xbox has more when really it has hardly anything at all.

          • 111AlaN111

            You say you have research but you’re just making up stuff. The PS has some great exclusives, but I don’t care, same does the Xbox.

            PS+ gives amazing games to PS3 people, not to PS4 people. And the Xbox games with gold can be outdated, but still people play them and like them.

            Your statement of MS making the 360 suffer is pure nonsense. You just have PC indies wich no one cares about.

          • Allen

            Resogun, Outlast, Pixel Junk Shooter Ultimate, Mercenary Kings, Strider, TowerFall: Ascension.

            Strider is made from capcom I believe. All the ones I listed above are top notch games and highly rated. With DriveClub coming that will bring the AAA and it won’t be the last.

            I don’t make anything up. WTF do you think!? Almost no exclusives the last 4 years…..then they release exclusives for xbox one. So you don’t think they held onto that money to put into xbox one? You don’t think that microsoft held onto new ip ideas for xbox one? uh….you don’t think much do you?

          • 111AlaN111

            The indies aren’t rated the same as AAA games. They’re rated more softly.

            You didn’t make up in saying that the 360 had almost no support at its last 4 years, but to say that they just made X1 games, that’s nonsense.

            I think that MS gave all the games at the start, and then just left the X360, as proof of this you can clearly see that the 360 had like 20 more exclusives than the PS3.

          • Allen

            I don’t have much time to hold your hand and do much research for you but here’s a little tid bit of information for you.

            And yeah Microsoft raking in 2.75 billion per year on XBL and not delivering for half it’s freaking life is dropping support. Enough to make 2,750 people millionaires each and every year.

            Retail exclusives

            ****THIS INCLUDES XBOX 360 GAMES THAT ARE ON PC AND NOT TRULY EXCLUSIVE****

            Of the 72 exclusives on the PS3:
            – 44 (61%) fell into the ‘Good’ Category
            – 24 (33%) fell into the ‘Average’ Category
            – 4 (6%) fell into the ‘Poor’ Category

            and Of the 89 exclusives on the 360:

            – 33 (37%) fell into the ‘Good’ Category
            – 40 (45%) fell into the ‘Average’ Category
            – 16 (18%) fell into the ‘Poor’ Category

          • 111AlaN111

            Link?

          • Allen

            Go to metacritic and do your own research. Unless you are afraid.

          • 111AlaN111

            Better show me by yourself.

          • Allen

            ?

            I’m confused. You can’t find metacritic? You don’t know how to type in highest rated ps3/360 games of all time in google?

            Oh that’s right. Ignorant xbot troll running away from the facts and having to spew lies and disinformation in order to make xbox look HALF way decent. Carry on.

          • 111AlaN111

            I don’t know how to search in metacritic for all PS3 and X360, since it looks like you’ll only trust that site.

            However, you need to get the indies out, since they are reviewed much more softly, and very commonly they get high reviews.

          • Allen

            Ugh, all you gotta do is type in “best rated 360 games of all time metacritic” then do the same for PS3 or be a little innovative. Google is a great tool and can greatly help even what a simpleton like you is looking for.

            Also we are talking about PS3/360, 360 was actually the bigger indie platform out of the two so really it is 360 that would need the weeding out….sad considering the hard numbers I provided.

          • 111AlaN111

            Searched in metacritic best games of all time on each console.

            The X360 had all pages full of green games until the end of page 7.

            The PS3 had all pages full of green games until the end of page 6.

            Looks like the X360 won.

          • 111AlaN111
          • Allen

            You proved your bias quite well.
            F*cking fanboy.

          • mkal

            lol simple facts pointed out and pissed this ragging pussy way off.

          • ?????

            Facts that were proven wrong. LOL.

          • ?????

            And Sony won’t have any money left.

          • ?????

            Phil is in charge now.
            Need I say more, PS fanboy?

    • Question.

      Thing is, they NEED PS4 to reel in $ or Sony will surely die.

  • Road Kill

    Sony can afford the ads because they let go another few thousand employees.

    • Not_true

      Lying, evil.

      Microsoft fanboys like you don’t love Xbox, they just can’t stop lying and hating about Playstation and Sony.

      • Road Kill

        LoL. M$ isn’t in the financial bind that sony is. Sony lost $100 Billion and the only thing making money for them right now is ps4 and analysts already said that ps4 sales are NOT enough to save the entire company and they thought about making ps4 its own company just to stop it from going down with the rest of the ship. Believe or don’t believe because no matter what, I’ll still get off here and go enjoy my X1 and not think another second over what you like or what you bought.

  • Jack

    Maybe Sony should spend some money on games!

    • Revolver Ocelot

      Infamous and MLB The Show out this year, Resogun DLC just out, Infamous expansion, LBP3 and Drive Club inbound.

      When’s the Xbone getting a game? 2016?

      • Not_true

        Sunset Overdrive I guess?

      • 111AlaN111

        You get 2 DLCs, 2 AAAs, and are waiting for 2 more AAAs.

        I can find more games like LBP on the internet. The game isn’t that demanding. Nothing special.

        Then the X1 has Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, the Halo Collection, with 4 games for only $60, and Project Spark, with other games.

        While you’re playing indie game’s DLCs, we Xbox gamers are in the AAA game paradise.

        • Not_true

          They both have good exclusive games. Too bad a deranged fanboy like you would never admit it.

          PS4 rest of 2014 exclusives: The Last of Us Remake, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, Resogun DLC, and lots of indies.

          • 111AlaN111

            Both have great exclusive games. I admitted it.

            Mentioning DLCs again, and games that maybe will be in 2015. The indies are also in PC already, so…

        • Revolver Ocelot

          A Dead Rising clone from the makers of Fuse (AA), a cross-gen arcade racer (always AA), Halo ports (really?) and a game that’s already out.

          Call that guff AAA? Then again you need any justification for the Gimpbox Done.

          • 111AlaN111

            How is Sunset Overdrive like Sunset Overdrive. Just see gameplay from Sunset Overdrive, see the incredible mobility of the character, and you won’t be able to say its a Dead Rising clone. I bet you’re just saying that because it has zombies.

            Forza Horizon 2, even if is cross-gen, it has more features. It has more features than Drive Club, a game wich could play also on PS3. You’re just angry when MS supports the X360, but also cry when MS doesn’t. You’re a huge hypocrite.

            We have Halo ports for the same reason as you’ll have a TLOU port. The difference is that your game was released just a year ago, while the Halo games are much older, with exception of Halo 4.

            And Project Spark is in beta, wich turned out to be good.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            I’ve seen it. Slow as all hell traversal that ISS did better and repetitive gameplay. I’m thinking 7/8s at launch. Will probably get drowned out by the usual heavy hitters at the end of the year too.

            As far as I see it, the only thing FH2 has over Drive Club is Drivertards, and people didn’t care about them last year either. MS supporting the 360? Could have fooled me after that E3. At least last year they covered it up with F2Ps like World of Tanks and Warface.

            “Drive Club, a game wich could play also on PS3.”

            Hahahaha, like f*ck it could. You even seen the gameplay? The lighting alone destroys what the Xbone can attempt to produce.

            31% of Xbone owners didn’t have a 360 last gen? I doubt that. Halo 4 is eighteen months old. Everything else is at least seven years old. Did you really buy an Xbone to play decade old games you already played? Tragic. The Xbone really does have nothing.

            Next you’ll be listing finishing Killer Instinct sometime this year as well.

          • 111AlaN111

            Forza Horizon 2 > Drive Club.

            Drive Club even copied the “dinamic weather” feature from Forza Horizon 2. And Drive Club of course could run on the PS3 the same way as FH2 can on the 360. They just lower the game’s graphics and that stuff.

            And how do you know that all the people who had a X360 had all Halos? How do you know all the people who have an X1 were gaming a decade ago? You clearly are butthurt.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            How can Drive Club copy a feature in a couple of months when both are in parallel development, loser? More conspiracy theories from the Xbots. Can’t wait to see how guff FH2 is in gameplay on Flopza 5’s engine.

            Let’s face it, it’s not like they were much else of a reason for the 360, other than it was cheaper and out earlier.

          • 111AlaN111

            Forza Horizon 2 introduced the “dynamic weather” feature. Soon after that, dynamic weather was announced for Drive Club, and on top of that, the dynamic weather will arrive to Drive Club in form of a patch, wich clearly suggests, they originally didn’t plan to do the dynamic weather, but started that after watching the Forza Horizon’s gameplay.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Yeah, that’s right, Evolution copied “dynamic weather,” something that’s existed before so wasn’t introduced by FH2, in a matter of weeks. Get a grip, Al. File that with the rest of your conspiracy theories like “T-the PS4 had d-disc based DRM you guys!!!!”

            God, the Xbox fanbase is the worst.

          • 111AlaN111

            So its a coincidence that Drive Club’s dynamic weather was announced shortly after FH2 presented it.

            And the PS4 actually has DRM as every console that uses microtransctions and paid online, I think.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Might want to loosen that tinfoil hat, Al, it’s cutting off the circulation of oxygenated blood to your head. :^)

            And the concern was about disc-based DRM, Al. But then you not having a clue is unsurprising at this point.

          • 111AlaN111

            The PS4 had DRM. You couldn’t share games if the developer didn’t want to. That was found on the PS4’s contract after the PS4 announcement.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            On digital games, genius. What part of the phrase “disc-based” don’t you understand, Al?

          • 111AlaN111

            Its also on disc.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            No it isn’t. That’s what MS tried and that’s what got them comprehensively blown the f*ck out.

          • 111AlaN111

            It was. You couldn’t borrow a game neither digital nor physical if the dev didn’t want to.

            MS said that you could just lend any game to only 10 people.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            …Yes, well done. It was. That’s what I was talking about. Can’t you tell the difference between past and present tense?

          • 111AlaN111

            You said that the DRM stuff I said was for digital games only.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Yes, I referred to DRM on physical discs that the conspiracy theorists said would be on the PS4 then you brought up DRM on digital content as some kind of riposte.

          • 111AlaN111

            That “conspitacy theory” is real. It was found on the PS4 contracts. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think it was real.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Yeah, referring to digital content. You can resell discs but you can’t resell software on a hard drive. It’s been like that since the PlayStation Network first showed up.

          • 111AlaN111

            No game could be shared if the developers didn’t want that game to be shared.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            And you’re changing the subject why?

          • 111AlaN111

            I’m not changing the subject. I’m talking about the PS4 DRM.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Yes, and it’s for digital content, not physical games like MS was planning.

            I don’t know why you’re talking about sharing all of a sudden.

          • 111AlaN111

            It was on physical games too.

            You couldn’t share neither physical or digital games (nor sell) if the developer didn’t want to.

            That’s DRM.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Not until MS was going to try and do that crap. They got told, pretty handily actually, to get f*cked.

            Oh, and on MS’ system, there was no way round the DRM system. You had to go through them.

          • 111AlaN111

            Sony decided to don’t announce DRM after the X1’s presentation, so they would have a better E3. The DRM was found by some people in the PS4 contract, it was not a fake.

            MS did a good job at stopping DRM, but it damaged HUGELY the X1.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            You’re still clueless. There was never going to be disc-based DRM. The current DRM concerns digital content, which has been part of the PSN TOS since it was first launched. Get over it.

          • 111AlaN111

            It’s false, it wasn’t supposed to be that way.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Hahahaa, keep clinging to that conspiracy theory. They confirmed no disc-based DRM at the PS4 reveal and you could play games on the PS4 no problem without the day one patch. Get over it. :^)

          • 111AlaN111

            Sony never announced this, but it was found in the PS4 contract.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            How many times, quartwit? It concerned digital content, not discs.

            You’re like a brick wall.

          • 111AlaN111

            My will is like a brick wall.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            So is your brain. :)

          • 111AlaN111

            A brick wall that lets go in the good ideas and opinions, and protects me from the people who attack me verbally.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Nah, just a brick wall.

          • ?????

            I guess your head was smashed into a brick wall! Look at all the bullshit you posted.

    • Not_true

      It’s clearly the opposite this gen. Microsoft fanboys like you don’t love Xbox, they just can’t stop lying and hating about Playstation and Sony.

  • HardWorkingFamilyMan

    Well duh, people are easily brainwashed. Shove a doughnut in our face and we will eat it, make us work for it and find out the ingredients first then some people are to lazy to make an effort to find a healthier snack. What the Fug am I even talking about? It was a great tactic though because it worked. It’s worked as long as it could though because even though Xbox F’d everything up that it possible could at the start it’s def catching up and will eventually pass PS4.

    • Country Boy Lucifer

      It’s catching up? What sales figures have you been looking at?

      • HardWorkingFamilyMan

        The Facebook poll and that’s as legit as you can get.

        • Country Boy Lucifer

          Ha ha ha ha ha really?

          • Revolver Ocelot

            I can’t tell if these losers are parody anymore or not.

          • HardWorkingFamilyMan

            No not really stupid

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            so you still haven’t answered my question, how is it catching up?

          • HardWorkingFamilyMan

            If you read your questions from earlier, you never ask that in the first place poopy pants. Stop logging in as different people and liking your own comments, it’s pretty obvious.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            lol if you think i’m liking my own comments then you’re welcome to that opinion but I assure you I have 1 account and that’s it.

            In my original statement i said “it’s catching up?” that is the same question as how is it catching up? just worded slightly differently.

            oh and you still have yet to answer it

        • Not_true

          The facebook poll just proves there are more rabid, desperate microsoft shills willing to come onto sites like this one and spread lies and hatred about PS4.

          Like you just did.

          • HardWorkingFamilyMan

            What’s rabid and shills mean? I’m from the USA, I don’t speak retard.

    • Not_true

      The global gap is growing wider, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales.

      PS4 is selling on price/performance, the best visuals on console multiplats, better PR, and the promise of Sony 1st party games (Naughty Dog, GoW, Gran Turismo, etc).

      You’re in complete denial of reality.

      • HardWorkingFamilyMan

        Blah blah blah. Who cares about global sales. The U.S is all that matters little man. I’ve never heard of that etc game, is it fun?

        • lol

          lol The U.S. is all that matters? That statement says a lot about you.
          Is the U.S. at the center of the universe?

          • HardWorkingFamilyMan

            Everyone knows that Brad Pitt is the center of the universe.

  • xfatalxzero

    Yeah Sony has sole more consoles (also in 30+ more countries), but though Sony spent $100mil on game adverts. Xbox outsells when it comes to software sells which are the games and $60+ mil less. PS is the one thing holding Sony together. So their selling consoles and spending all of this on game adverts but their not selling as many games. I’ve researched both companies and follow stocks, which many gamers don’t so I know what goes on compared to people reading shabby articles.

    • Country Boy Lucifer

      Lol OK Mr stockbroker

      • xfatalxzero

        Hey jokes that’s cool but I know what Im talking about.

        • Country Boy Lucifer

          OK can you tell me how the stocks told you how many games the ps4 sold? Can you tell me how looking at the stocks gave you specific information about the gaming divisions of both companies?

          Ms sells more software in the states because of the 360 however if you look at ps4 software sales vs x1 software sales the ps4 outsells the x1 every time

          • xfatalxzero

            I never said stocks told me the amount of software sells. I obviously talked about some other topics. Sony again being in 30+ countries and only 2 million a head. I want a PS4 I’m no fan boy (childish way to explain a person) I just think PS needs to be manufactured and sold by a more stable company. Sony is to dependent on their tvs which is losing them so much money. PS is the best thing for them but they fire 5,000 employees mostly from their PS family? It may be selling more but they need to stop worrying about their poor selling tvs and about a product that matters, I’m sure you could agree.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            All you’ve just done is explain to me you know nothing at all about corporate structure and you no nothing about the extra terrotries Sony is selling the console in and their market shares.

            Can I ask why you believe Sony are only 2 million ahead?

          • Guest

            Because the Xbox one isn’t available in countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, South Africa, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, Slovakia, Venezuela…

            Surely once it comes in those countries, Xbox One will sell more than the PS4… HAHAHA!!

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Unfortunately for the Xbox one these are markets the Xbox has never performed well in and expected to make a very small contribution to sales.

          • Guest

            I know I wasn’t serious. NA, UK were the few markets the XBOX One had chance of winning but it’s unlikely to happen.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            yeah I agree, they might outsell the ps4 the occasional month in NA when a big game like halo or gears releases but they’re never catching up in overall sales.

          • Not_true

            Xbox will hardly sell anything in smaller “tier 2” markets already dominated by PS3 and PS4. The global gap is growing wider, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales. You are wrong.

            The employees they fired had almost nothing to do with the games division. You are lying, clearly a malicious fanboy, and WRONG.

    • Revolver Ocelot

      Sony has sold 20.5 million PS4 games globally as of April. We don’t have a number for the Xbone. I wonder why.

      • Not_true

        The attach rates for PS4 and Xbox One are nearly identical.

        • Revolver Ocelot

          In the US.

    • Not_true

      Xbox will hardly sell anything in smaller “tier 2” markets already dominated by PS3 and PS4. The global gap is growing wider, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales. You are wrong.

      PS4’s attach rate is 2.93 (20.5 / 7 million) as good or better than Xbox One. You are wrong.

      Sony has several profitable divisions not just Games. You are wrong.

      You have no clue what you’re talking about.

      • Clause420

        Its ok sport..if this makes you sleep at night…stick with it. To me its about the games…xbox one has em ps4..not. That is why my ps4 sits untouched while i play xbox one. Sales…only a matter of time before they trade them in and pickup xbox ones. They are already doing it…Ebay is reported overloaded with ps4s…people cant sell them cause they have so many…check it.

        • Revolver Ocelot

          David, are you still trying?

        • Not_true

          Typical Ebay results as of a few days ago: “278 results for ps4 used”, “296 results for xbox one used”. You are lying and evil.

          PS4 has many great AAA games that gamers love. That is why it is 3.8 million ahead in sales and growing. You are lying and evil.

          PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. Sony still has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games. PS4 will make a net profit, and Sony won’t go bankrupt. You are lying and evil.

          • Clause420

            Wrong.

            Just checked…4,500 ps4s for sale and 2,200 xbox ones for sale…more than double ponyboy.

          • Not_true

            283 results for xbox one Used Worldwide
            287 results for ps4 Used Worldwide

            496 results for xbox one New Worldwide
            586 results for ps4 New Worldwide

            You are clearly malicious and here to spread lies, hatred, and ignorance. Nothing you say is remotely constructive or factual.

          • Clause420

            More than double the people getting rid of ps4 than there are getting rid of xbox one on EBay. These are the facts and they are undisputed.

          • Not_true

            You are clearly malicious and here to spread lies, hatred, and ignorance. Nothing you say is remotely constructive or factual.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            You’ll find that many of the results you’re looking at on eBay are for new consoles from eBay shops that are just the ecommerce arm of a store.

            The ps4 is more popular so more places sell it. Its comment sense

          • Clause420

            More than double # of people getting rid of ps4 than there are getting rid of xbox one on EBay. These are the facts and they are undisputed.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Lol they are not facts and I’m disputing it right now

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Nice try, David. Crawl on back to Twitter and take Ian with you.

      • 111AlaN111

        Although I am ok with you with almost all you say, Sony isn’t having any profit. It’s been losing money 6 years in a row.

        • Country Boy Lucifer

          The gaming division is making a profit

          • 111AlaN111

            Yeah, but Sony by itself doesn’t.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Yeah but we are talking about the Xbox and ps4 divisions of each company not the whole corporate umbrella

          • 111AlaN111

            Even if you put it like that, I think that the X1 is also making profit. I think both consoles have done like the same profit in HARDWARE now, since MS wins more money for each X1 sold than Sony does for each PS4 sold.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Na the ps4 is outselling the x1 almost 2 to 1 the little bit of extra profit they make per system won’t make up for a shortfall like that

          • 111AlaN111

            I think that the PS4 is starting to make more profit than the X1, like at the 7 millions, but I’m not sure.

    • Realgamer

      Agreed…looked at the future of both companies before buying my xbox one. Better games..better system…better company…better future – xbox one.

      • Revolver Ocelot

        Go away, David. Learn to be a better concern troll.

      • Not_true

        Xbox does not have access to all of MS’s money, they’re given a budget by shareholders and expected to turn a profit. MS shareholders aren’t going to throw endless billions into the Xbox brand that shows little or no sign of turning a profit. Which is why Xbox recently laid off 20 Rare staff despite MS having “a lot of money”.

        Sony is not on the edge of bankruptcy, it is not going bankrupt.

        • Realgamer

          Okee dokee…its going to be ok little pony. I didnt even mention bankruptcy…are you a little sensitive..maybe even paranoid ? Do yourself a favor fruitcake, trade your ponystation in and get an xbox one. You will be playing great games instead of feeling insecure fighting with everyone on these stupid forums.

          • Not_true

            PS4 has many great AAA games that gamers love. That is why it is 3.8 million ahead in sales and growing.

            You are a fanboy hypocrite posting here as well. You are malicious and evil and only here to lie and fling feces like a rabid fanboy animal.

          • 111AlaN111

            The PS4 is just selling based on hype. The social media did a good job at attacking the X1 when MS announced DRM.

            Many X1 memes popped up when DRM was announced, while the PS4 was the savior without DRM in most of those memes.

            So when MS decided to reverse the DRM policies, people were already with the idea of the X1 being trash and the PS4 being superior.

          • Not_true

            PS4 is selling on price/performance, the best visuals on console
            multiplats, better PR, and the promise of Sony 1st party games (Naughty
            Dog, GoW, Gran Turismo, etc). Watch Dogs on PS4 sold about 2 million out
            of the 4 million total claimed by Ubisoft.

            PS4 being more powerful yet less expensive is part of the reason it’s selling so well to the early hardcore crowd.

            PS4 will keep selling like hotcakes based on superior multiplats alone, and bundles with Destiny and Watch Dogs. Destiny month will be huge for PS4 bundles. PS4 is 8.2+ million and counting sold to consumers.

            Don’t worry, PS4 sales domination is not ending this gen.

          • 111AlaN111

            Xtreme Derp, is that you?

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Why even try and argue with David seriously? Belittle and mock him and move on. That’s all he deserves.

          • ?????

            The same question should go to you.
            No wonder why your family hates you.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            FOUR

            MONTHS

            AGO

            Might need to apply some more lube in future. :)

  • Tga215

    That’s a good move on sony part

  • Revolver Ocelot

    Bu bu but Sony has no money!!!

    • Not_true

      Isn’t MS spending more on marketing overall?

  • Robbie581

    This pisses me off ! How bout putting some of that money into actually delivering some fing games ! Frickin system has no great games; just a bunch of worthless indies. Now looks like they wasted more than $400 million on playstation now ??? Pay to play for last gen games ?!?! NO THANKS. Losing faith and looking to go to xbox one.

    • Not_true

      You are the same lying, evil microsoft shill posting the same nonsensical garbage. You never owned a PS4 or intended to buy one.

      PS4 has many great AAA games that gamers love. That is why it is 3.8 million ahead in sales and growing.

      PSNow is not a waste. It could be a very useful service for streaming to TVs or mobile devices.

      8.2+ million PS4s and counting. Nothing you say will stop it, you are helpless. Keep lying and hating while everyone else ignores you.

      • Robbie581

        Ok pal…if you say so. You are fighting with ps4 owners and xbox one owners now. Dont you think something may be wrong with you ? The truth is the truth…Really feel sorry for you.

        • Not_true

          You are clearly malicious and here to spread lies, hatred, and ignorance. Nothing you say is remotely constructive or factual.

          Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~3.7 million sales lead, large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset, causing them to spread lies and hatred. Thankfully everyone is ignoring these children and buying PS4s like hotcakes anyway.

      • 111AlaN111

        PSNow is and will be a failure is the prices keep the same. Many people are already speculating its failure. No one will spend $30 dlls to RENT a last-gen game for 3 months when they could buy it for lower than $10.

        • Not_true

          Placeholder/beta prices.

          It’s meant for TVs and mobile devices not necessarily people who already have a PS3 or PS4.

          • 111AlaN111

            The beta prices are meant to stay. Sony should talk to the placeholders and make prices drop. No one will pay huge prices for renting one single game.

    • Revolver Ocelot

      Yes, Robbie582, sorry, Ryan420, sorry, David Sayles. Go back to Twitter.

      • Not_true

        Is it a surprise David Sayles is a dumb delusional hick with a “don’t tread on me” image on his twitter?

        • Revolver Ocelot

          It’s certainly not a surprise that a member of the “Xbox Mafia” is this incompetent.

          • 111AlaN111

            Talking like that when Xtreme Derp made many accounts like Not_true, guest accouts, and other accounts.

    • Country Boy Lucifer

      Lol dumb ass

  • Blarg

    Really honestly who cares.

    • Not_true

      Clearly a bunch of deranged microsoft shills that are currently invading this article.

      It’s clear microsoft fanboys are agitated and upset, which is why they are swarming disqus in overwhelming numbers.

      • Doom4star

        No i think its just that ps4 sucks compared to xbox one…and many, many people know that now.

        • Not_true

          LOL no.

          PS4 will continue outselling Xbox every month for the entire generation.

      • Blarg

        I don’t think any MS fans are upset. We’re sensible people. Only the Sony Drones get worked up on things like this because they have no games to play :)

        • Shannon Novosel

          This has nothing to do with the article troll.

  • Justin D

    Sony, please stop spending money on this…we have no games and many ps4 owners are angry and selling or trading in their ps4s for xbox ones. I am about to do the same if we dont get some decent games !

    • Clearyone

      I already did it. PS4 sucks….got the forza bundle and picked up titanfall. Frickin fantastic….its nice to have great games to play…ps4 is a lie.

      • Revolver Ocelot

        Go away, David.

        • ?????

          Did he ruffle a few feathers because it was the truth?

  • Guest

    Funny to see these desperate xboy fanboys claiming to have sold their PS4 and buying Xbox one.
    PS4 is trashing the xbox one in sales. Even the 399$ xbox one is still getting outsold.

    • Mets1

      Lots of fanboys from both parties..no doubt. Its a waste of time..the system with the best games will eventually win. But i have to be honest..got 2 titanfall clanmates who just traded their ps4s for xbox ones. They do not have good things to say about ps4 either. I say whatever..to each his own.

  • Bankruptcy Awaits

    IBtimes rumored to be reporting on sony bankruptcy initial talks. Should have saved this $. Another poor decision from a bankrupt company. Almost a poor of a decision as wasting 450 million on playstation now. Bankruptcy Awaits !

  • Noved23

    I want to get a next-gen console but I’m still trying to decide between a PS4 and Xbox One. What would people recommend based off of exclusive games that take advantage of the hardware that are out now? Not next year.

  • Mag146

    Having that additional advertising budget definitely helps but probably does’t explain the wide margin of sales. The factors that are boosting sales for sony is Microsoft horrible start, ps4 is sold in more countries and maybe the hype around it being more powerful. Yet I’ll bet you in 1-2 years Microsoft is beating sony as they are in a much better financial position and have done a complete 180 all around. They are a much healthier business and Sony (the company) is in the shit hole, business strategy/operations plays a huge role in what these companies present to their consumers. Too bad some many on here have no business sense as it really does explain why companies do certain things, instead I laugh at your comments and shake my head .

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