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Small bits of small data from various sources have rolled in that indicates that the Xbox One is falling behind the PS4 in sales like Americans trail just about every other important (and unimportant) country when it comes to education.
Techfaster spotted news from both Ars Technica and BGR, where it's noted that the PS4 is still a hard item to find in stock the world around. This isn't particularly new news, but it's further reiterated with a quick glance over on the Now In Stock page for both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
A snapshot of the Now In Stock page for both Sony and Microsoft's newest generation consoles reveals that the PlayStation 4 is, indeed, selling out and continually sold out, just as Sony had mentioned previously about supply being in such high demand that it would be sold out through Christmas. Check it out below.
That's probably a sight for Sony's executives to see... all that product sold out no matter the creed, culture, country or color. It's all gone and that's all that matters.
The Xbox One on the other hand... well, let's just say that they're going to need some of Larry “Major 'Flip Switcher' Nelson” Hryb's spin-mastery to make the below data stop looking like stock keeping for Donald Trump's toupee brand and more-so a stock showing befitting the status of a new generation console. Check it out below.
Sad... just sad.
The above snapshot of the stock keeping units isn't just an isolated freeze-frame of time. Oh no, the data above is backed up with consistent trends in consumer shopping. According to Benzinga, the survey data showed that customers were more likely to pick up a PS4 this holiday season over an Xbox One, with 41.2% favoring the PS4 over the Xbox One, which settled at 37.3%.
What's more is that the survey trend showing favoritism toward the PS4 was recently backed up with Amazon sales trends, as we reported on recently, where the PS4 stock (including bundle packs) was selling out within the hour, where-as the Xbox One's SKUs were moving at a much slower sales rate, by comparison.
As noted in the Ars Technica article as well, the PlayStation 4 is outselling the Xbox One two-to-one on eBay. I imagine, when comparing the Now In Stock data and Amazon trends, the story makes perfect sense that a lot of people are left having to buy the system from eBay flippers since that's the only place that has them available. Quite naturally, the PS4's flip-rate on eBay would easily exceed the Xbox One since you can find Microsoft's console at most retailers with relative ease and it wouldn't be necessary to pick up a unit from eBay.
If Sony keeps this trend up through the rest of the holiday and into the early part of 2014 where the consoles will further roll out in Asian territories, they could potentially dominate Microsoft throughout the entire launch window ending just after March, 2014.