NPD: Xbox Sold The Most Games In January, But PS4 Trumps Xbox One In Console Numbers

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NPD research firm released their data on gaming industry sales yesterday. Microsoft has got both good and bad news from these numbers. Good news is that, January NPD Group figures revealed Xbox(Xbox One+Xbox 360) sold the most games across all console platforms in January with 2.27 million units sold,
making up 47 percent of software market share.

During the month of January, Xbox* held five of the top 10 spots on the console game title list in the U.S.: “Battlefield 4,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts” (Xbox 360 and Xbox One), “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Minecraft.” Gamers love Xbox and our community has never been more vibrant on the industry-leading Xbox Live service. Since launch, over 2.6 billion global Gamerscore has been achieved, 165 million global achievements have
been unlocked and 130 million global Game DVR clips have been uploaded.

On the negative side, Sony’s PS4 outsold Xbox One by a significant margin. Sony’s official Twitter account tweeted this information yesterday. Currently, Microsoft’s Xbox One is $100 costlier than Sony, but comes with Kinect and improved overall entertainment experience. Also, Sony leads the overall console shipment numbers worldwide as it is available in more than triple the number of countries Xbox One is currently available.



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  • Mark Matheson

    Not surprised Xbox sold more games, the current offerings on PS4 are (in my opinion) nowhere near as interesting as XO.

    • omMarcus Asdrubal C. Navarro

      have to say, this site (yes, this one) is not only bias, but is lying to their readers. If this site is from United States, I will send this information to the Syndicate.

      Firstly PS4 outsold XBOX ONE , nearly a Double on United States. The numbers are not global, is from US. Pradeep stop being biased. Stop writing shit here. Stop lying. Hell, are you a journalist or a puppet? Honor your task, your job here, your mission. Stop keep saying bullshit to readers. Grow as a MAN.

      Here, in the United States, PS4 outsold Xbox One nearly a double:
      http://www.theverge.com/2014/2

      Here said, tha Playstation (PS3+ PS4) is the same of Xbox (One and 360) on games:
      http://www.ign.com/articles/20

      Wake and stop saying BS to people Pradeep. Start doing the things right. Stop being Biased. I prefer Xbox One, but I kept the truth. You are not respectable reporter doing that, just a puppet, a stupid guy.

      • NGM123

        Dude, if you want to launch a tirade here, you need to get a better grip on the English language man.

      • ElDramar

        Pradeep says explicitly that the Sony PS4 outsold Xbox One by a significant margin.

  • Antonioerre

    The numbers, please. “Significant margin” means nothing if no numbers are shown.

  • Wtechrover

    No XBox One for sale in the Netherlands, so no sale for Microsoft.
    I don’t want a PS4 so I have to wait or import.

  • hysonmb

    This is funny, the PS4 was supposed to be “the system for gamers” since it doesn’t have the features that people were calling gimmicks in the Xbox One, but, while they moved more hardware more games are being played on the One.

  • Pieter Snyman

    More interesting would be the sales comparison only in countries where both are on sale.

  • Rikkirik

    PS4 sold in 52.countries, the Xbox One in only 13. Says enuff

    • neva

      If Sony did something illegal or wrong in any way to get the PS4 in more
      countries so I would agree with you. But you can only blame on
      Microsoft for selling the XBox in only 13 countries.
      I’m holding
      myself very tight to not get a PS4 and wait for the XBox One to be
      released but meanwhile the PS4 already sold out 2 or 3 times in my
      country while 0 XBox One’s where sold because it isn’t available.
      Apparently it will only be released in October, after Japan (WTF!?)
      where 360´s market share is almost 0. Again do you think people will
      wait that long? Specially for a console with so many problems? Do you
      think people who already got a PS4 will also get a XBox when it’s
      released? They wont! Most people buy a console and only get another in
      the next generation.
      Microsoft had the chance to do something amazing
      with the XBox. They could have caused serious injury to Sony but they
      blew everything up! If you charge more for something you need to be sure
      it works better than any competitor in the present or at a close future
      and XBox One just doesn’t! The 360 was a lot cheaper and was released
      way before the PS3 so XBox got a amazing market share. This time they
      did the opposite and now they will pay for it!

  • omMarcus Asdrubal C. Navarro

    Write it again pradeep. Do the job right, stop being too biased. You are lying.

  • omMarcus Asdrubal C. Navarro

    Here what makes me angry, I love XONE, but this is site is BS their readers:

    Here, in the United States, PS4 outsold Xbox One nearly a double:
    http://www.theverge.com/2014/2

    Here said, tha Playstation (PS3+ PS4) is the same of Xbox (One and 360) on games:
    http://www.ign.com/articles/20

    • Bert

      Dude, take a deep breath and read the fucking headline.

  • NGM123

    “$100 costlier”. Can the gramma be any worse, FK !!!