According To Latest NPD Numbers, Sony PS4 Sales Leads Xbox One In The US By A Narrow Margin

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NPD Group today released their February gaming industry report. Xbox One continues selling at a record-breaking pace with 258,000 units sold in the U.S. in the month of February, surpassing Xbox 360 sales by over 61 percent at the same point in time. But the bad news is that Sony’s PS4 still leads Xbox One sales by about 10% in the US. Microsoft is expecting the launch of Titanfall in the March to boost their numbers.

“PS4 led hardware sales in February 2014, but by a narrow margin with Xbox One selling over 90 percent of what the PS4 sold in terms of unit sales,” said Liam Callahan, an NPD analyst. “With Xbox One’s higher price point it led hardware sales on a dollar basis.”

With Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined, the Xbox platform sold more hardware than any other home console platform and held 43 percent of the home console market share in the U.S.

Also, Xbox 360 continues to grow its install base, with 114,000 units sold in February in its 100th month on the market in the U.S., more than any other seventh-generation console. The growing fan base for Xbox 360 will have their opportunity to play “Titanfall” — which released this week for Xbox One — when it launches on Xbox 360 on March 25.

Highlights from February 2014 NPD include:

• Xbox One continues to see impressive software sales with an average of 2.75 games sold per console.

• Xbox One sold 772,000 games in February and Xbox 360 sold 2.46 million, totaling 48 percent of the total software market share (Xbox 360 and Xbox One combined).

During the month of February, Xbox One and Xbox 360 both held five of the top 10 spots on the generation-eight and generation-seven console game lists in the U.S. respectively.

Source: Xbox



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  • ZappyKins

    Wow, ahead of the very successful Xbox 360 by 61% over the same period of time? Doomed indeed, lol.

    • blackhawk556

      Of course it’s doomed, it’s a Microsoft product. /S

    • WindowsSeat

      How is it doomed? The 360 can be had for an insanely cheap price currently. Casual gamers are going to eat it up.

      • ZappyKins

        We are being sarcastic – some people like to troll the Xbox One. It’s doing very well, and after it’s first weekend TitanFall is expected to be the best selling computer/console game of 2014 (even before it launches on the 360.) Plus, there are many TitanFall/Forza bundles being sold with a new Xbox One. It’s doing great.

      • ZappyKins

        I was kidding. The Xbox One was outselling the Xbox 360 by nearly twice over the same period of time.

  • Garth Honhart

    And Xbox One will get a bump this month from Titanfall and PS4 will get one next for Infamous 3, etc. etc. etc.

    • kullkid

      Its great to see this unfold and live at the peak of the information age I tell ya :)
      in 8 years we’ll be hearing about the next gen and the complaints will be about “not enough power for my 8K UHD display” lol or “why isn’t this damn console projecting the game all over my room”

    • Duk3togo

      What I find interesting (I don’t know if this is US only but if these are world numbers) is that PS4 won with 50+ markets while the X1 is on maybe 20 markets. Sony should worry.

  • steveo99

    With the free Titanfall game bundle, it could surpass ps4 sales in March or April.

    • WindowsSeat

      It will. Xbox Live crashed on Titanfall release. Nothing has been given as a reason but I suspect it because of so many new users due to TF bundle.

      • HTk_Joe

        I know I got so mad about it crashing I took my XB1 back to Wal Mart and replaced it with PS4 >:-

        • steveo99

          right, ok…

        • NGM123

          Yeah right, of course you did.