For the second time in a row, Microsoft’s Xbox One has outsold Sony’s Playstation 4 in the United States, this time by more than 100K units. The official numbers, according to NDP, are 160,000 units for the PS4 and 274,000 for the Xbox One. However Sony’s console is still the leader in many other markets.
It seems with the release of Microsoft’s incremental upgrade release of the Xbox One S, things have been looking up for the software giant. In addition to this, Redmond has been rolling out updates and new features to its Xbox Preview program, which is essentially a version of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for the Xbox One. This program brought UWPs to Microsoft’s gaming community.
Microsoft thanked its fans in a blog post that you can read below.
Thanks to our fans and their excitement for new Xbox One games and the recently launched Xbox One S — which is the only console available this holiday with built-in UHD 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and HDR for video and gaming — Xbox One was the best-selling console in the U.S. in August, according to NPD Group.
In addition, we continue to see strong engagement on Xbox Live — the fastest, most reliable gaming network — with total global gaming hours on Xbox One consoles increasing 42 percent year-over-year. We’ve also received an incredible response to Xbox Design Lab, which saw millions of visits to the site and hundreds of thousands of designs created by fans. We’re excited to launch Clubs and Looking for Group on Xbox Live broadly this holiday alongside some of our biggest titles for the year, including ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 and Dead Rising 4.