PS4’s have been selling much faster–65,000 so far–than XBox One units on eBay.
That’s according to Baird Equity Research analyst Colin Sebastian.
An Ars Technica report about the issue attempts to explain the difference:
“The healthy eBay lead for the PS4 might suggest that there is more overall demand for Sony’s system compared to the Xbox One going into Christmas, but it could also be a reaction to the supply chain in the retail market. The Xbox One has generally been easier to find new in stores in recent weeks and is currently in stock at a number of online retailers, while the PS4 sold out almost everywhere and tends to disappear quickly when it does show up in stores.”
It will be clearer what’s happening when December sales are released sometime in January, the report adds.
At top commentor at the website took issue with the angle, saying:
“Ebay resales are indicative of exactly nothing. It could be supply shortages, it could be demand, it could be a combination of factors. It appears that both systems are selling well, but I know where I live I can walk into a store and buy an XBox two days before Christmas but there isn’t a PS4 to be found anywhere. Again, it’s impossible to say exactly why that is.”