NPD: Xbox One Console Sales Outpace PS4
Posted on Friday, May 15 @ 07:00:00 PST by Alex_Osborn
Microsoft's Xbox One was the number one selling console during the month of April in the United States.
According to the latest NPD report, new-gen hardware sales continue to outperform that of their prior-gen counterparts. "After 18 months on the market for Xbox One and PS4, we are seeing cumulative hardware sales over 50 percent higher than the combined sales of Xbox 360 and PS3 at the same point in their lifecycles." With regard to Microsoft's stellar performance last month, corporate marketing VP Mike Nichols said, "As the best-selling console in the U.S. in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month," noting that Xbox One console sales jumped up 63 percent versus April 2014. Additionally, Xbox Live's global user base grew in size by 24 percent.
PlayStation 4 is still the overall leader in lifetime sales by a fair margin. Do you think Microsoft will be able to slowly catch up and perhaps even surpass the seemingly unstoppable PS4?
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