NPD March: PS4 top console despite Titanfall launch; Xbox One ships 5 million to retail
Joe Anderson | 3 years ago
The sales results are in for video game software and hardware in the U.S for the month of March, so who are the big winners?
Well, in what must surely be a body blow to Microsoft in the month that its huge hope Titanfall went on sale, Sony's PS4 actually led hardware sales for the third consecutive month in the US.
While actual figures are not give, the NPD Group noted that Sony's PlayStation 4 led hardware sales despite Titanfall topping the games chart.
"PS4 and Xbox One continue to see success with cumulative sales of the two consoles through the first five months currently totaling more than double that of their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360," noted NPD analyst Liam Callahan.
Sony's inFamous on PS4 also proved to be a big hit, coming in at second place while Ubisoft's South Park: The Stick of Truth and Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts also fared well.
Microsoft did not have too much to say in response, although it did confirm that it has now shipped 5 million consoles to retail, although this figure is different from Sony's 7 million in that the latter is sold through to the consumer.
The hardware giant also gave some interesting facts about its performance in the month of March:
- Xbox One sold 311,000 units sold in the U.S. in the month of March.
- Xbox 360 sold 111,000 units.
- Xbox One software sales an average of 2.9 games sold per console.
- Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined saw 4.1 million games sold.
- Xbox One sold 1.4 million games in March and Xbox 360 sold 2.7 million
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Edited On 17 Apr, 2014
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