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Xbox One reigned supreme at Target and Walmart on Black Friday

Xbox One reigned supreme at Target and Walmart on Black Friday

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?

Last modified onMonday, 02 December 2013 10:13
Dave Walsh

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+6 # Puck 2013-12-02 07:23
This article has been all over the internet but is very misleading.

XB1 outsold PS4 simply because PS4 came out a week earlier and nearly EVERYONE was sold out of it. Didn't help that Black Friday was during the European PS4 release so most of Sony's consoles went overseas. I checked locally and every single Target, Best Buy, and Walmart I called in my district was sold out of PS4s (over 15 stores).

Hell, Wii-U probably outsold PS4 on Black Friday too lol!
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0 # bayzel22 2013-12-03 17:24
Sounds like Sony fucked up. Should have had plenty for here and overseas. I wouldn't doubt I could sell a sack of shit on black Friday as long as I told some idiot it was a 70% discount.
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+3 # Hair1ess Chimp 2013-12-02 07:56
I've seen it posted a few places about the stats being 'misleading' but the fact is it sold more over that weekend. Sure there are valid reasons for it but the numbers aren't misleading, it sold more.

Both are great consoles, if people can afford either they should be happy and just enjoy playing great games.
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+3 # CC 2013-12-02 19:19
This question will be on the SAT's next year.

Walmart has 100 Xbox One's in stock. Walmart also has 20 PS4's in stock. It's Black Friday, and everyone is punching people in the face to get a discounted towel. There are one thousand overweight hungry meat sacks in the store searching for bargains, and using credit cards to pay for things they can't afford. In this equation meat sacks are humans. Which console sold more?
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