Xbox One sales push past PS4 in UK after FIFA 15 and price cut sales spike

Ben Parfitt
Xbox One sales push past PS4 in UK after FIFA 15 and price cut sales spike

Sales of Microsoft’s Xbox One edged past PS4 this week as the machine enjoyed a massive sales spike on the back of FIFA 15.

An anonymous retail source has told MCV that Xbox One hardware sales jumped 155 per cent week-on-week, presumably thanks to a combination of Microsoft’s recent price cut and the arrival of EA’s game.

PS4 sales were up too, however, jumping 80 per cent with help of a rival price cut of its own – but that wasn’t enough to stop Xbox One edging ever so slightly ahead in hardware sales for the week.

A report earlier today claimed that the PS4 version of FIFA 15 outsold the Xbox One SKU, claiming a 32 per cent share of the week’s overall physical sales in the UK.

Xbox One claimed 22 per cent – behind the Xbox 360 with 30 per cent but ahead of PS3 on 15 per cent.

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Tags: Hardware , uk , sales , Xbox One , PS4 , fifa 15

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