NPD Confirms PlayStation 4 Beat Xbox One Sales In US During February


For the second consecutive month, PlayStation 4 has emerged as the best-selling hardware in the United States, as revealed by official figures from NPD.

Comfortably beating the Xbox One, its chief competitor, in both hardware and software sales – buoyed by the success of console exclusive Street Fighter V – Sony released an official statement thanking fans for the console’s continued success.

“We would like to thank our fans and partners for making PlayStation 4 the top-selling hardware platform and the software sales leader in February, according to NPD,” Sony said. “We continued to see strong year-over-year sales growth for PS4 hardware and software and are truly humbled by the support and enthusiasm from gamers. We will continue to deliver amazing gaming experiences with the upcoming launches of Ratchet & Clank, MLB The Show 16, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.”

Last time Sony revealed lifetime sales of PlayStation 4, at the beginning of the year, the current-gen hardware was simmering north of 36 million units. In the Microsoft camp, software sales were up 49 percent over the same period last year, with the total amount of hours logged Xbox Live up close to 90 percent. No word on lifetime sales, though.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed out of March – and April, too – but with the upcoming arrival of MLB 16 The Show, can PlayStation 4 make it three months on the trot?