Xbox One Sales Figures Gain on PS4

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 02:41 -- RLWaterman

January was not a good month for Microsoft’s Xbox One, with sales figures trailing dramatically behind the PlayStation 4 from Sony. February has closed the gap though, with the NPD Group reporting: “PS4 led hardware sales in February 2014, but by a narrow margin with Xbox One selling over 90 percent of what the PS4 sold in terms of unit sales.” As the Xbox One costs $100 more than the PS4, that means Microsoft actually had greater revenue than Sony from console sales in February.

Microsoft revealed a few figures regarding the Xbox One, letting the public know that 258,000 console units were sold in the US in February, along with 772,000 games.

We’re not entirely sure why Microsoft has seen a sudden surge in its sales numbers. It could be due to the release of Titanfall, but as that didn’t come to the console until March the 11th it seems that the increases sales must have been for another reason. The PlayStation 4 is still having issues with supply in some parts of the country, so it’s possible that gamers waiting to pick up a PS4 have become annoyed with the delay and opted for the Xbox One instead.

It will be interesting to see if the release of Titanfall has increased the sales of the Xbox One still further when the March sales figures are released. On the whole the release of Titanfall was a success for Microsoft; however some issues with Xbox Live have frustrated gamers wishing to play the game. If you’re struggling to sign-in to Xbox Live, Microsoft explains that the problem “can be fixed with a cold reboot of the Xbox One by powering down, unplugging, waiting 10 seconds, plugging back in, and powering back on.”

Xbox One Sales Figures Gain on PS4Have you picked up an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 yet? What made you decide on your console of preference? Have your say in the comments.

Article by - Rebecca Waterman
Insert Date: 03/14/2014

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Honestly I own both next gen consoles however during the time of release I knew PS4 was the console to beat. Sony's overall delivery from both a business prospective and gamer prospective was all on point. Everything a developer and and gamer wanted was all there in Sony's vision for the PS4. After having it for a while now I do not regret my decision. I was recently gifted the XBONE Titanfall bundle by my girlfriend for my Bday an I have to say I have had more glitches and bug issues with the XBONE then I ever had with the PS4. There has already been two separate occasions that I thought the console was broken do to poor response on powering on and powering off. The kinect (when it responds correctly) and the first party games are honestly the best parts of the console. Plus for Microsoft boasting about having so many servers, them servers haven't been working to the best of their abilities. Titanfall launch day was proof and Titanfall latter even had another server issue within the same month. With Sony still delivering goodies and great titles thru the PS4 & PS Plus, its just dumb to believe Xbox is on top.

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