Xbox One vs. PS4 Games, Sales & Comparison: Does Sony's Console Sales or Microsoft's Game Sales Win Next Gen Console War?
The epic console war between Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One has continued into 2014. Both sides are now claiming victory in the month of January as the PS4 conquers console sales while Xbox's software sales take the crown.
According to Sony, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One almost two-to-one in January.
"In the US, PS4 was #1 in sales for next-gen consoles in January, nearly doubling the nearest next-gen competitor," John Koller, Sony Computer Entertainment America Marketing Vice President, said. "And PS4 remains the cumulative leader here based on today's report from the NPD Group."
Last month, the company announced that it sold 4.2 million PS4 units in 2013 after its North American release on Nov. 15 and subsequent European and Australian Nov. 29 launch, trumping Microsoft's reported 3 million console sales since its Nov. 29 launch in 13 different countries.
Still, Microsoft says it's winning the console war where it matters: the games. Despite selling fewer systems, the company says it is dominating software sales.
"More importantly, it is gratifying for our team to see Xbox continue to prove it's the best place to play games," Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business, Xbox, wrote. "January NPD Group figures released today revealed Xbox* sold the most games across all console platforms in January with 2.27 million units sold, making up 47 percent of software market share."
These numbers represent games for both the new Xbox One and its predecessor, Xbox 360. Mehdi points out that in January, Xbox games represented five of the top-10 selling console games (Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, and according to VentureBeat, Lego Marvel Super Heroes).
Meanwhile, PS4 also represented five of the top-10 selling console games without the help of its predecessor, PS3, according to VentureBeat (NBA 2K14, Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14 and Tomb Raider).
So what do you think, gamers? Do Xbox One and Xbox 360's software sales make up for Xbox One sales numbers or does the PS4 win it all? Comment below and share.
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