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Xbox Series X|S reportedly passed the PS5 to be the second best-selling console in the UK in April

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  • According to the report, the Xbox Series X|S duo comfortably passed the PS5 amidst its lagging supply.
  • The Nintendo Switch retained its top spot, however, where it continues to dominate console sales.
  • The Xbox Wireless Controller also beat out the PS5 DualSense for best-selling controller in the UK.
 

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Gotta be seriously desperate to resort to rumormongering for a "victory" in the race to second place that isn't anything more than "Console manufacturer X managed to put more consoles on the market than console manufacturer Y in a specific month in a specific market, because everything is put in the market is sold."

Writing for a brand fanboy website must be hard... 🤔
 
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Gotta be seriously desperate to resort to rumormongering for a "victory" in the race to second place that isn't anything more than "Console manufacturer X managed to put more consoles on the market than console manufacturer Y in a specific month in a specific market, because everything is put in the market is sold."

Writing for a brand fanboy website must be hard... 🤔

And how much do you get paid to write for SonyGaf? :p
 

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I'm constantly shocked and impressed with the legs the Switch has. Thing is a sales juggernaut.

With XsX taking the second place spot, I'm not too surprised, I'd wager the the XsX and PS5 will be rubber banding back and forth for the #2 spot for quite a while. With each getting it's respective #2 spot in regards to whatever new hot game is being released. I'd bet that once R&C comes out PS5 will take it back and then when Halo comes out XsX will take it and round and round it'll go.
 
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And how much do you get paid to write for SonyGaf? :p

It must also be hard to have one's head so deep into the console war that one needs to give silly names to the camps of the console war.

Luckily for me, I don't write for any camp. I can write about games regardless of what platform they're on, and the game I write (and play) the most about has "Microsoft" in the title and is for PC. I couldn't even fathom being restricted to writing about a specific brand ignoring the rest of the gaming industry. It'd be boring as hell, even more so trying so hard to "win" a meaningless war for a brand or the other.

It doesn't take being part of a brand camp to know that the backs and forths while supply is heavily constricted are absolutely meaningless, even more so in a single market.

Didn't you once run DualShockers?

Unfortunately yes. Luckily, it has never been a site dedicated to PlayStation. The name was simply a name.
 
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Gotta be seriously desperate to resort to rumormongering for a "victory" in the race to second place that isn't anything more than "Console manufacturer X managed to put more consoles on the market than console manufacturer Y in a specific month in a specific market, because everything is put in the market is sold."

Writing for a brand fanboy website must be hard... 🤔
Aren't you the guy that ran dualshockers, that wrote 2 paragraph blogs daily for N4G? If so, you should be editing most of this post.

Anyway, series consoles obviously got a restock whilst the ps5 didn't.
 
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Unfortunately that superior controller still has a rubbish d-pad and horrible triggers.
D pad is superior due to less clicking noise on Dual Sense. Everything else is debatable and personal opinion. I prefer 3 times longer battery life, one click bigger share button in the center, and triggers on Xbox controller over slightly less noisy d-pad.
 
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Aren't you the guy that ran dualshockers, that wrote 2 paragraph blogs daily for N4G? If so, you should be editing most of this post.

Anyway, series consoles obviously got a restock whilst the ps5 didn't.

1: I didn't run the site, just wrote for it. 2: if you really think the name determines the content of the site, you must have not paid all that much attention. No need to edit your incorrect assumptions, by the way, I don't mind. 😂
 
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PS4 outselling PS5 shows how little stock there was. Perhaps Sony accelerated shipments in March as it was the end of the fiscal year.

As a whole console sales are down, but that isn't surprising given what happened this time last year.
 
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  • According to the report, the Xbox Series X|S duo comfortably passed the PS5 amidst its lagging supply.
  • The Nintendo Switch retained its top spot, however, where it continues to dominate console sales.
  • The Xbox Wireless Controller also beat out the PS5 DualSense for best-selling controller in the UK.

THE actual source :


but, of course, Windows Central will do the news on their own
 
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BTW the call is not a rumor.
Even PS4 sold more than PS5 and the hardware sales where down by a good amount yoy.




 
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Did it sell better because more units were available to buy?
If the same amount of both consoles were available to the public, I can't help wonder if things would be different.
 

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Gotta be seriously desperate to resort to rumormongering for a "victory" in the race to second place that isn't anything more than "Console manufacturer X managed to put more consoles on the market than console manufacturer Y in a specific month in a specific market, because everything is put in the market is sold."

Writing for a brand fanboy website must be hard... 🤔
Its an MS fan site posting a rumor. How the fuck is that desperate? Why wouldn't they post it? It's noteworthy in that context for the supply side especially if it lets fans that gave up looking know that it might be a good time to start checking again.

If anything your over the top bashing is the most fanboyish thing here.
 

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all that sales numbers from different countries say at the moment is how many each company sent out to stores.

all next gen systems still all sell out after a few hours at most. the only one you can reliably get in some countries is the Series S

and anyone who's reading more into it than that is a complete idiot, and that's a fact
 
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Its an MS fan site posting a rumor. How the fuck is that desperate? Why wouldn't they post it? It's noteworthy in that context for the supply side especially if it lets fans that gave up looking know that it might be a good time to start checking again.

If anything your over the top bashing is the most fanboyish thing here.

How exactly is the ups and downs of supply in a single market noteworthy? It doesn't even give any indication of what the supply actually is, because more consoles may have gone elsewhere, and there's zero info on that. The desperation is in trying to make that sound like a win when constraints make the race irrelevant and neither console actually won anything anyway, because the Switch is at the top. Do you seriously, honestly, find the race to second interesting in a supply-constrained market where there's no way to know what the customers would actually buy if there was supply matching demand?

all that sales numbers from different countries say at the moment is how many each company sent out to stores.

the still all sell out after a few hours at most.

More like seconds.
 
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Its an MS fan site posting a rumor. How the fuck is that desperate? Why wouldn't they post it? It's noteworthy in that context for the supply side especially if it lets fans that gave up looking know that it might be a good time to start checking again.

If anything your over the top bashing is the most fanboyish thing here.

You know what is even more funnier? XSeries wasn't the number one, but 2nd. Touting how XSeries outsold PS5, even if it ends 2nd. Now you know how paid Xbox sites are damn desperate
 
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You know what is even more funnier? XSeries wasn't the number one, but 2nd. Touting how XSeries outsold PS5, even if it ends 2nd. Now you know how paid Xbox sites are damn desperate

Ya know, I'd almost understand it more if they were actually paid. Truth is, brands don't *need* to pay this kind of site, whether it's Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo (or PC, mind you). Official outlets and magazines are a thing of the past exactly because they're not needed. People are happy to do the free marketing for console brands all on their own.

Considering how much ink people waste to further their side of the console war on forums and social media, completely unpaid, do you really think writers on fanboy websites need money from the brand itself as an incentive to do it where they actually earn a salary from the site itself?
 
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S seems to have been in stock in the last month, so maybe those are the one mostly moving at the moment. Would be interesting to see how much stock there is of each, I can't imagine XSS has the same stock has XSX since it's so much cheaper and smaller to build.
 
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Man, some of you are some petty asshats. I wonder how many sea of "congrats!", "beast mode ACTIVATED", and other similar sentiments would be shared if PS5 took the #2 spot instead. The tone would be vastly different.

Instead, just like on the ReeeeeeeeeeeeesetERA thread of the same subject, it's just a bunch of people trying to rationalize why PS5 didn't sell more. A subconscious way of dismissing or belittling another console (Xbox)'s performance instead of just being an adult (or real gamer) and giving a simple congrats and moving on with the rest of your day.

Seems like the Console Warrior Virus is worst than COVID (let me suffix that with "it's just a joke, bro!")

all that sales numbers from different countries say at the moment is how many each company sent out to stores.

all next gen systems still all sell out after a few hours at most. the only one you can reliably get in some countries is the Series S

and anyone who's reading more into it than that is a complete idiot, and that's a fact

Did you forget what forum you're on? Not much better on Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, either tbh.
 
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I have never seen a Series X in any store.
I have never seen one for sale online (although I only started looking in February)
Where and when do these magical stock drops occur? I followed the Datalover channel for a while, but I'm convinced that's nothing more than a joke account. Every time there is supposedly a drop, the units are "Out of Stock" before my finger can click my mouse button.
 

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Man, some of you are some petty asshats. I wonder how many sea of "congrats!", "beast mode ACTIVATED", and other similar sentiments would be shared if PS5 took the #2 spot instead. The tone would be vastly different.

Instead, just like on the ReeeeeeeeeeeeesetERA thread of the same subject, it's just a bunch of people trying to rationalize why PS5 didn't sell more. A subconscious way of dismissing or belittling another console (Xbox)'s performance instead of just being an adult (or real gamer) and giving a simple congrats and moving on with the rest of your day.

Seems like the Console Warrior Virus is worst than COVID (let me suffix that with "it's just a joke, bro!")



Did you forget what forum you're on? Not much better on Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, either tbh.

This is what you call "persecution complex."

Console war race to second in ONE heavily supply-constrained market is irrelevant regardless of who gets the silver medal.

Not that I consider the console war relevant to begin with, but people will have fun as they can, I guess.