Xbox One Outsold PlayStation 4 in April, According to Research Firm NPD
Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One finally outsold the PlayStation 4 last month, and was the top selling console in the United States. The information comes from The NPD Group, which will release its full report later today. Since its release in November 2013, the PlayStation 4 has been in a constant lead over its competitor so this is quite a big win for the Xbox One.
Microsoft provided the following statement to GamesBeat.
“As the best-selling console in the U.S. in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month,” Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols said. “Xbox One console sales in the U.S. increased 63 percent in April 2015 compared to April 2014 and Xbox Live comparisons showed the number of active global users [Xbox One and Xbox 360] grew 24 percent. We are grateful to our fans for their passion and support and are looking forward to sharing more on the best game lineup in Xbox history at E3.”
Sony also commented.
“We would like to thank fans around the world for their continued support of the PS4,” a Sony spokesperson said. “According to NPD, PlayStation continues to lead software sales for April 2015 and PS4 remains the cumulative sales leader in the US. We are looking forward to an amazing E3.”
Sony is reporting that the PlayStation platform, which includes PS4, PS3, and Vita, is leading software sales, which is not surprising giving the large install base.
It would be interesting and quite exciting to see what each platform owner brings at E3 2015 next month.
Both Sony and Microsoft have a huge number of game announcements and surprises coming during their press conferences.
It will surely turn out to be one amazing event for gamers, one which will definitely have a huge impact on the future sales of the consoles depending upon what each company brings to the table.
Both Sony and Microsoft have delayed some major titles to 2016, Sony delaying Uncharted 4 and Ratchet & Clank and Microsoft Quantum Break. Although Sony seems to be at a far greater loss here as Uncharted 4 was surely its biggest exclusive of the year, while Microsoft still has Halo 5 Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6 and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Sony has nothing at the moment, so unless some of the huge titles that are going to be revealed, actually launch within this year, Microsoft will have the win in exclusives for 2015.
We will bring you any new information on both Microsoft and Sony as well as E3 2015 as soon as it becomes available.