Xbox One Sales – Microsoft Xbox One Outsells PS4 on Black Friday
Why it seems good: Black Friday is the day when shopper-gladiators around the U.S. prepare to battle to the death for the discounted items they want most. And if Xbox One sales beat out the PS4 on Black Friday, surely that must mean that consumers prefer the MSFT product.
Why it’s not as good as it seems: Except it doesn’t mean that at all. As Infoscout noted in its report, the discrepancy in sales is likely a result of PS4 being less widely available than the Xbox One. In other words: Xbox One sales beat the PS4 on Black Friday because people had already bought all the available PS4 consoles. Thus, this actually appears to be a negative sign for MSFT stock holders, not a positive.