Sony PS4 Review
The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the US for the fourth straight month, according to NPD’s figures for April. Microsoft’s Xbox One was in second place with 115,000 units sold, though Sony is yet to release specific sales numbers for the PS4. Find out for more info here.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One for the fourth month in a row, according to the NPD Group’s April sales report released Thursday.
“Hardware experienced a solid 76 percent growth over April 2013 driven by Console Hardware sales which increased by 120 percent in April 2014 over last year,” Liam Callahan, a game industry analyst with NPD, said. “Life to date, sales of PS4 and Xbox One hardware have more than doubled the combined sales of PS3 and 360 hardware through their first six months of sales.” Hardware jumped to $192.6 million from $109.6 million last year.
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Despite the strong hardware push, software sales were down 10 percent year over year to $240.8 million from $267.8 million, with Callahan attributing the drop to a poor showing in April launch titles compared with last year’s spring lineup.
Last month, Sony announced that it had sold to consumers 7 million consoles, while Microsoft announced that it had shipped to retailers 5 million units, putting a considerable and persistent gap between the two devices. Microsoft revealed that it sold 110,000 Xbox One units and 76,000 Xbox 360 units last month.
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