PlayStation four tops US console gross sales in February, however Xbox One narrows the hole

PlayStation 4 tops US console sales in February, but Xbox One narrows the gap

It seems to be like Sony’s commanding lead in subsequent-gen console gross sales did not final lengthy within the US. The NPD Group stories that the PlayStation four was the highest-promoting recreation console within the nation this February, however solely simply — the Xbox One managed to recover from ninety % of the PS4’s gross sales quantity. Microsoft says that it bought 258,000 models of its flagship, which means that Sony moved roughly 287,000 PS4s. Neither of those figures examine to what we noticed in the course of the methods’ launch home windows, however they’re very wholesome. Complete hardware gross sales have been up forty two % yr-over-yr, and forty four % over January. Whereas Nintendo is not divulging its numbers, it might have carried out comparatively nicely when analysts noticed “double-to-triple digit will increase” in month-to-month gross sales for many consoles.

Software program was one other story. General recreation income was down eleven % in February, and the getting old Xbox 360 was the platform of selection for six out of the highest 10 releases; the PS4 and Xbox One not often fared higher than second place. The decline is not shocking, the NPD Group says, since recreation gross sales are “anticipated” to taper off because the previous era makes means for the brand new. That transition ought to occur comparatively shortly. Titanfall is taken into account an early system vendor for the Xbox One, and excessive-profile releases like Watch Canine might assist Microsoft and Sony alike.

NPD Group: PS4 is #1 once more for the month, and cumulative gross sales, in the USA. Thanks on your help!

– PlayStation (@PlayStation) March thirteen, 2014

Oh, and NPD says the PS4 led hardware gross sales, however solely by a slender margin. Xbox One unit sals have been ninety% of PS4.

– Ian Sherr (@iansherr) March thirteen, 2014

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