Xbox One UK Sales Up Due to Titanfall and PS4 Shortages

Microsoft rules the UK for the fourth week running but that could change very soon.

Posted By | On 24th, Mar. 2014 Under News


A combination of several factors helped Microsoft’s Xbox One become the best selling console in the UK for the fourth week in a row. Along with a £30 price cut with a recent bundle – which was later modified to include Titanfall – and the release of Respawn’s first person shooter, the Xbox One saw a 96 percent increase in hardware sales.

The PS4 has also been facing shortages, which allowed the Xbox One to maintain its top spot. In terms of overall lifetime sales though, Sony’s console is still firmly in control and new shipments will be arriving this week to offer a 72 percent increase in sales. There will also be enough stock for the release of Sucker Punch Productions’ inFamous: Second Son, which released on March 21st.

Titanfall meanwhile debuted on top of the UKIE game charts when it releases on March 14th in the UK according to Gfk Chart-Track. It’ll be interesting to see if it can maintain that lead, especially with inFamous: Second Son’s pre-order numbers. Stay tuned for more information.


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  • Psionicinversion

    saying X1 sales are up cus of PS4 shortage is an insult. Fanboy delusional and flat pack house, kit car, and tuff

    • Michael Norris

      You should just cuddle with your Xbone.

  • Make any excuse you want of why sales are up but the most important thing to remember is people still have to make the choice to purchase the Xbox. That choice is being shown through the sales rising. They also have the choice to wait for a PS4 obviously its not worth the wait if that’s why you think the Xbox is selling more because of shortages. Saying it that way means that people are thinking the Xbox is just as good if not better to convince them to purchase one instead of waiting. PS lower prices over in the UK also didn’t hurt. UK gamers I have spoken to over Xbox live had intended to buy an Xbox anyway.

    • Michael Norris

      73% drop in Titanfall sales….not good at all.Ps4 is really hard to come by in the UK as well.Those who think elsewise are delusional.

    • Sorry to piss on your PlayStation and wet your hair while you go downtown on Sony but a 130 % increase in sales for the xbox is a lot bigger than Sony’s decrease in sales in Japan. Keep your butt plug handy because you’re about feel the penetration of a long generation of having hardly any AAA exclusives.

  • Michael Norris

    Infamous will sell more Ps4’s get used to it people.

  • Gabrielsp85

    Really? I went to 4 different stores this weekend Toys’r us,Best Buy, Walmart and Target and they all had PS4’s this “shortage stuff is pure BS

  • Xtreme Derp

    PS4 6 million, Xbox 3.5 million by end of Feb 2014.

    PS4 will still outsell Xbox globally March 2014 despite price drops and Titanfall bundles.

    Infamous will outsell Xboner version of Titanfall.

    I predict PS4 6.7-6.8 million, Xbox 3.9-4.1 million by end of March 2014. That gap is just growing wider and won’t stop, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales.


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