NPD: PS4 outshines Xbox One in sales again; Titanfall remains best-selling game
Fourth month running, Sony’s Playstation 4 continues to be the sales champion in the US, outselling Microsoft’s Xbox One in April, claims a new report.
Research firm NPD published April 2014 sales report, noting PS4’s victory over Xbox One as hardware sales of PS4 boosted by 76 percent to $192.8 million from $109.5 million.
Respawn Entertainment’s sci-fi shooter Titanfall is named the best selling game for the second month in a row. In an earnings call last week, Titanfall publisher Electronic Arts claimed that Titanfall sold 925,000 units in the US in just three weeks since it launched on the Xbox One on March 11.
“Life to date, sales of PS4 and Xbox One hardware have more than doubled the combined sales of PS3 and 360 hardware through their first six months of sales,” said NPD analyst Liam Callahan, notes PCMag.
“PS4 software combined with Xbox One software sales are up over 40 percent compared to sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 through their first six months. Wii U software sales were up over last year by over 80 percent.”
NPD reported that console hardware sales were up 120 percent year-over-year, noting that sales of PS4 and Xbox One hardware have more than doubled the combined sales of PS3 and Xbox 360 hardware through the first six months. Software sales, on the contrary, were down 10 percent to $240.8 million from $267.8 million in April 2013.
Senior Vice President of PlayStation Brand Marketing Guy Longworth, officially confirmed the NPD report stating “The April NPD report confirmed that PlayStation 4 was the top selling next generation console and remains the cumulative leader.”
Microsoft said “Xbox One continues to outpace Xbox 360 sales in the same historical time period by selling over 76 percent more units in the first six months on the market.”
The noted that gamers have spent around $580.3 million at retail on new hardware, software, and accessories, last month, up by 17 percent from $495.3 million in April 2013. Gamers have spent over $227.9 million on new physical games, down 10 percent from $254.3 million during the same period last year.