Surprise: Sony PlayStation 4 Beats Xbox One In February Console Sales In The US

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Latest NPD reports have revealed that Sony’s PlayStation 4 was the top selling gaming console in the US market in the month of February beating Microsoft’s Xbox One. After 10 consecutive months of being in the top, PS4 was beaten by Xbox One in the month of November and December. Sony again emerged at the top in the month of January and now in February too. It is surprising to see how the market swings every few months. Given the fact that Xbox One has the best games, best online service and best platform experience, I’m puzzled how PS4 sales are beating Xbox One.

However, Microsoft seems to be happy with the latest sales numbers. Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols said,

“Xbox One’s fan base continues to grow with record February sales in the U.S. for Xbox One and 84 percent more consoles sold compared to January 2015”

Top 10 software in the month of February is listed below,

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS) (515,000 copies sold digitally and physically)
  2. Evolve (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  3. Dying Light (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  6. NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
  7. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
  8. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
  9. The Order: 1886 (PS4)
  10. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) (290,000 copies sold digitally and physically)

Meanwhile, Microsoft has recently announced a new Xbox One Halo Bundle. The exclusive bundle includes a standard Xbox One console, as well as a digital download code for Halo: The Master Chief Collection – the essential Halo fan experience that features the Master Chief’s complete story through four free Halo games: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4 – all for ERP $349 in the U.S.

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