Sony Reacts to PS4’s May NPD Victory: Calls it “Best Place to Play” Innovative IP and Big Releases
May’s NPD numbers are out, and Sony Computer Eentertainment sent in a press release commenting on just another month in which the PS4 left behind its rival Microsoft in unit sales for the United States.
Senior Vice President of PlayStation Brand Marketing Guy Longworth shared the company’s victorious statement:
PlayStation continues to be the best place to play for innovative IP, as PS4 was the preferred platform for May’s biggest releases, including Watch Dogs and Wolfenstein: The New Order, and held four of the top five spots for next gen software sales. PS4 is the leading next-gen platform for sports, highlighted in May by the best-selling sports game, MLB 14: The Show.
On the other hand, Microsoft did not yet post any comment on the official Xbox Wire site. This is the first time in which the house of Xbox does not post its own monthly take on NPD’s numbers immediately after the lifting of the embargo at 6:30 PM Eastern Time.
This result was pretty predictable, considering the release in June of the Xbox One SKU without Kinect, causing many to hold off on purchasing the console. Next month’s results will be definitely more interesting, as they will show us if the removal of Kinect from the box helped Microsoft catch up with its arch-rival.