Black Friday is many things, few of them are considered good, but most are full of interesting adjectives. When it comes to gaming, especially in a year like this where both Microsoft and Sony released new consoles, Black Friday is a huge day for gaming and can help to dictate how the holiday season will go. So of course the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were huge points of contention for Black Friday shoppers, especially with most retailers holding back their stock of both consoles until Black Friday to lure customers into stores as opposed to selling them online. While not every company’s sales are made as public as Target and Walmart, their information is readily available and according to Infoscout the Xbox One and Xbox 360 were the best-sellers this Black Friday.
Sure, the quotes and some of the metrics seem rather dubious or just downright ridiculous, but it is a solid look as to how Black Friday played out for all of those out there who are deeply entrenched in the ridiculous concept of “console wars” still. I feel like the numbers might not tell the whole story in this, as they are most likely talking about dollars and not units (but who knows?) and that the PlayStation 4 is rather scarce at the moment, possibly a bit more scarce than the Xbox One in some markets.
Were you actually able to pick one up on Black Friday, or are you waiting for online stocks to pick up again before purchasing one to avoid dealing with the strangely long lines at Best Buy stores or having to stand around with the People of Walmart?
Dave Walsh is a writer residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico who is best known for his work as a Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts journalist. His work has been featured on a number of publications, including BloodyElbow.com, MiddleEasy.com, CageSideSeats.com, Heavy.com as well as his own site, LiverKick.com.
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