PS4 Claims Top Sales Spot for Third Month in a Row
The PS4 has been the bestselling console for three months in a row.
The console’s persistent domination of the console market was revealed yesterday in NPD sales figures that showed positive growth for both the Xbox One and PS4.
“PS4 and Xbox One continue to see success with cumulative sales of the two consoles through the first five month currently totaling more than double that of their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360,”said NPD in a press release.
Even with both consoles selling well however, their overall numbers reveal a significant gap in their total sales. Whereas Microsoft was able to confirm that it’s sold around 5 million Xbox Ones since the console’s launch, Sony recently announced that it’s moved 7 million PS4s since November 2013.
The PS4’s success this past month is particularly notable due to the release of the much anticipated Xbox One exclusive Titanfall. While Titanfall itself was the bestselling piece of U.S. software for the month, its power as a hardware pusher was clearly not enough to lift the Xbox One to the heights Microsoft was likely hoping it would. On the plus side for the industry as a whole, NPD was able to confirm that the PS4 and Xbox One’s sales combined have helped lead to a 78 percent increase in software sales when compared to March 2013.