The PS4 has dominated hardware sales in the US for quite a while, but according to research firm NPD, this time it’s Microsoft’s turn to hoist the green flag on the highest pole.
Both Microsoft and Sony sent in press releases commenting on their monthly performance, and Microsoft announced that the Xbox One led hardware sales in April with a 65% increase year on year, while the number of active Xbox Live users grew by 24%
This time is Sony’s turn to find something else to boast about, and we learn that PS4 and PS3 combined led software sales in April, while the PS4 remains ahead of the Xbox One in cumulative sales since launch.
Software sales are as follows:
- Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
- Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, PC, 360, PS3)
- Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
- Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
- NBA 2K15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- Super Smash Bros. (3DS, Wii U)
- Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
Interestingly, both Mortal Kombat X and Grand Theft Auto V sold more on PS4, while Battlefield: Hardline sold more on Microsoft’s consoles for both generations.
With both console manufacturers hurling themselves towards the showdown at E3, it’ll definitely be interesting to see if Microsoft will manage to keep a hold on the leadership in May as well.