Xbox One Catching Up To PS4 in US
Posted by Ken Barnes
February sales up, or PS4 sales down?
The NPD Group - the guys and gals that take note of things that are happening game and console sales-wise in the US - are reporting that Sony's PlayStation 4 has outsold the Xbox One in the US in February, but that the margin is closing.
In January - according to Sony - the PS4 had utterly dominated Xbox One, selling through a shade below twice as many units. In February though, the Xbox One sold 258,000 units in the States, which is apparently just a couple of tens of thousands of units less than the PS4. With Titanfall launching last week and clearly proving to be popular with gamers, we'd expect Xbox One to bridge the gap next month - unless the PS4-exclusive Infamous: Second Son posts some large numbers.
On top of the hardware sales data from NPD, Microsoft has confirmed a few facts, too. 772,000 Xbox One games were sold in the US in February, along with 2.46 million Xbox 360 titles. Combined, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 made up 48 percent of the total software market share, and the Xbox One has an attach rate of 2.75 titles sold per console. Not bad, but it needs to be borne in mind that the attach rate number doesn't include digital sales.
In short, things are looking better than they were.