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USA Weekly Chart - Week Ending 3/29/2014

Gen 8 Hardware Sales (US):
XOne 61,410 (-18%) 2,625,007
PS4 57,474 (-35%) 2,875,689
WiiU 14,030 (-8%) 2,363,932

Gen 8 Software Sales (US):
PS4 235,139 (-62%) 6,425,642
XOne 192,586 (-29%) 7,350,378
WiiU 72,484 (+26%) 10,077,253

Top 5 games:
1. inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4) Sony Computer Entertainment, Action 109,584
2. Titanfall (XOne) Electronic Arts, Shooter 93,119
3. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4) Konami Digital Entertainment, Action 43,594
4. Diablo III (PC) Activision, Role-Playing 42,732
5. Minecraft (X360) Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure 36,942

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plasticidolatry902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

VGCharts Global March 2014: 626,726 PS4 to 433,889 Xbox
VGCharts US only March 2014: 238,972 PS4 to 289,340 Xbox

According to VGCharts Xbox outsold PS4 in the US by ~50k, but got outsold globally by ~200k. Taken with a big grain of salt as usual.

MysticStrummer902d ago OffTopicShowReplies(2)
georgeenoob902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

Good numbers for MS.

Even after the 118% boost in X1 sales last week from Titanfall, it still outsold PS4, despite inFamous releasing just recently. Titanfall continues to sell after 18 days, and almost outsold inFamouse during its launch week.

Sethry101902d ago

Sure ignoring the fact that there are two PS4 games in the top 3. And the fact that PS4 had a high software sale of about 40k. Yes Titanfall is selling well.

Eonjay902d ago

Thats right. It outsold the PS4 by 4k units. At this rate the Xbox One will pass the PS4 in 62 weeks. I definitely don't expect either to win every week.

corvusmd902d ago

@sethry Titanfall is selling well compared to PS4 games or not, it doesn't have to be compared at all However, it is rather impressive that a new IP is selling this well compared to a well known IP (even with an extra week of naturally declining sales).
We are just looking at numbers, which are helpful of course, but can also be misleading. 250k more PS4s have been sold in US, yet only 40k more games during a period where the PS4 heavy hitter is more "fresh". The fact that PS4 has 2 titles in the top 3 can be spun the way you did it, but it can also be spun in the way that...there are less games to attract the attention of PS4 owner at the moment, so they centered on these two games more than spreading out on XB1.

Either way US is THE major video games market, and alone could sustain both of these companies, so it's great to see it evening out here and being competitive. That being said, MS should take a long hard look now and consider spreading out more to than just 13 countires...esp to China...game scene isn't big there now...but if it takes off...

Sethry101902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

Corvusmd, what other games are sales spreading for on Xbox?

That list is about equal with the amount of PS4 games and Xbox games. The fact that PS4s first party game is first, and a multiplat has sold more then double on PS4 to Xbox can hardly be "Spun".

I don't disagree that Titanfall is selling very well, but PS4 software sales are high by 40k then Xbox.

And I disagree that comparisons should not be made, the whole point of these figures being provide is to make comparisons.

Edit:
Im curious about the whole 13 countries thing. South Africa was not one of the 13 countries the Xbox was released in, but it has been released here now. Im curious to know if its the only country or if has been released in others....

NeloAnjelo902d ago

This is a worldwide market, not just the US... Keep being blind to that fact

deathisgamesok902d ago

US and Uk are probably the only regions where MS has a chance of competing with Sony. Other than that Sony dominates them in pretty much every other region so far.

BlackWolf12902d ago

Infamous launched last week. Week ending 22. It outsold Titanfall by a large margin.

Ritsujun901d ago

Don't give up, MS!!!!!!!!

Red_Tracers901d ago

I own both systems and enjoy each one for its particular benefits so it behooves me to hope for the best products to make it to market. However, should the inventory stats reflect actual sales of Titanfall; in contrast to how many are moved as a free game included with the system?

Fz6soldier901d ago

Lol, he used his only bubble on that.

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Gamer1982902d ago

Without outselling PS4 thanks to titanfall Xbox is not having the best start. That was the game that was supposed to get them back on level terms. There still behind and quite a margin. Ps4 consoles seems to have dried up again after the initial boost thanks to the ones held back for Sony thanks to Infamous bundles.

Bernlock902d ago

What are you talking about. They aren't supply constrained anymore. And titanfall is selling really well

Tedakin902d ago

2 million systems sold in 3 weeks isn't really... feasible. I don't care what game came out.

Kavorklestein902d ago

I have been seeing ps4 on store shelves for the first time ever, so how do you figure that?
Titanfall did help it catch up, it didn't make it top dog, but it is a giant growth compared to the last few months is it not?
Either way, congrats to both Sony and Microsoft.
As far as the people gloating that MGS sold more on the PS4, considering how short the game is, it's not impressive, it's a crapshoot for one, why should an over-priced demo selling well be something to be proud of? It's more like "Wow, that many people bought that demo/game?" I've played it and beat at a friends house, and it's pretty cool, it feels very MGS, but it is in no way a must have title.
Also factoring in how MGS is not really a staple of the Xbox brand like it is for PS fans, it's a no brainer that it would sell better on PS4.

And, lastly, if the PS4's games like knack, KZ:SF were of any real demand/quality, then shouldn't they be outselling A glorified tech Demo?

marlinfan10901d ago

ps4s have not been dried up. I've been seeing them on shelves for about 3 weeks to a month now everywhere i go.

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imt558902d ago

Where is that 1 mil. Xbone sales boosted by Titanfall release?

Nowhere!

Zombro902d ago

Great two successful consoles competition is what drives gaming evolution!

BX81902d ago

Oh stop being silly, you know you have to pick a side /s

Sheikh Yerbouti902d ago

I'm a Playstation diehard, but games like D4 and Sunset Overdrive piques my interest in the XBOne. From these numbers, I'm not the only one.

I'll wait till next year. See MS, I'm a timed exclusive console buyer.

VforVideogames902d ago

Im turning to the DARKSIDE XB0

frostypants901d ago

Now all we need are some truly evolved games to go with the evolved consoles...

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Back-to-Back902d ago

As usual Microsoft might have a slight edge in the US, but worldwide its always been Sony. I still to this day don't understand why my fellow Americans would support a company like Microsoft.

VegasDawg902d ago

Maybe just maybe they like supporting an American company so those people can go home and feed their families you know little things like that.

UltraNova901d ago

@above

Although I totally agree with you, saying that for a company like MS feels so wrong...

Omegasyde901d ago (Edited 901d ago )

@vegasDawg.

Hmm that's strange, I thought Microsoft was an multinational company? And being that you are from the 702, I'd wager if you called Tech support from the USA for your Windows or phone issue you would get a tech in India or the Phillipines.

Or did you know that Microsoft actually imports alot of it's "american" workforce from foreign countries?

Reference: http://www.motherjones.com/...

Did you also know that Microsoft contracts its computer accessories from"dedicated" Chinese work force contracted to build products?

Reference: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...

Before declaring Microsoft is all patriotic, keep in minds it's multinational -Just like Sony (not being a truly Japanese centric company).

TL:DR If I used your logic, you should support Sony too since it has movie/music/game studios in the United States.

artsaber901d ago

@ VegasDawg -

You would probably have a point if the console was actually made here in the US.

UltraNova901d ago (Edited 901d ago )

@omega

Good links. The level of globalization we have reached leaves little to nothing patriotic when it comes to multinational juggernauts like MS, Apple, Sony etc..

Strangely though Google does fit the profile doesn't it? considering the fact that they are 95% software/server/add oriented and based mostly in the US. Go figure. So my American friends feel free to patriotically support Google!

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morganfell901d ago

"That would actually fit the trend of sales since release....

The US has been the strongest market for the Xbox by far."

Except the PS4 has been the number 1 seller at the top four US retailers for the past month and a half. The only exception was 3 days at one of those retailers, Best Buy, when the PS4 was temporarily out of stock. At places such as Amazon the gap between the PS4 and the X1 has on average been more than 10 slots.

There is a good, solid, logical reason VG Chartz numbers are banned at Neogaf. It is guesswork and very poor guesswork at that.

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christocolus902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

Nice numbers generally... curious to see how much of a bump in sales figures the xbx one gets in september..launching in 26 more regions should help push the numbers up..

MeLoveRamen902d ago

It won't help as much as you think, the xbox brand only sells well in the US and UK so don't get your hopes up.

christocolus902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

I beg to differ and i think you are underestimating the fact that we are talking about 26 countries here...even if sales aint great in those countries its still going to give the console a good boost.

If the xbox one had launched in this 26 additional countries back in november the difference in the current sales numbers between both consoles wouldnt be as much as it is now. Thats a fact. It might not have outsold the ps4 in those countries it might have even sold half the numbers of sonys ps4 in those regions but one thing would be certain the difference would definitly not be as much as it is right now.. and thats why i think MS needs to put up a great show at E3 cos like it or not that event (e3) has a major influence on the deceisions gamers make worldwide.

coolvibu93902d ago

Thats not true, just because it doesnt beat the ps4 doesnt mean it doesnt sell well. The xbox sells well everywhere except Japan. The 360 sold out in every region exceptt Japan at launch

Dannyh902d ago

The Xbox 360 only outsold the ps3 in America and the UK, it still sold good every place else except Japan. Ps3 sold good numbers in America and UK not as much as 360 but still really good amounts.

MeLoveRamen902d ago

christocolus no it would not even help because if you think about it if they did sell in those 26 additional countries then they would sold themselves short in the uk and usa so that would mean the sells that they had from uk and usa would decrease significantly due do supply.

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DefenderOfDoom2902d ago

@christocolus... just wanted say i hope XBOX 1 releasing in more countries in Sept. helps out Microsoft. so i agree wit you. But, Microsoft still has a lot to do to gain confidence in consumers world wide! Hopefully they will. they have 5 months to do that- another note. I love VG CHARTZ!!!! i know their numbers are not totally accurate, but, i just love reading Sale Charts about video games and consoles! thank you William D'Angello

BX81902d ago

I agree. They are heading in the right direction. They have a new console direction, with games 1st. They have solid line up of games and are updating the u.I. already. Plus the controller updates.

NYC_Gamer902d ago

Nintendo needs Mario Kart or something to provide a spike for Wii U in terms of sales

Neonridr902d ago

Next month. Wii U should definitely see a spike, especially in Japan.

Lucreto902d ago

Can't wait for the official numbers.

If you look at Amazon the PS4 has been in the top 5 for nearly a month and it was still being out sold by the Xbox One.

avengers1978902d ago

PS4 is on top at GameStop too.

T2902d ago

It is not being outsold by xboxone... this is Lolchartz here we are talking about not real life.

wait for npd

pandaboy902d ago

ye, the past 2 months ps4 has been undertracked by vgc and xbox1 overtracked when compared to npd. Wouldn't shock me if npd had ps4 ahead again.

YodaCracker902d ago

@pandaboy

Completely untrue. VGChartz predicted 145K for Xbox One in February and NPD reported 258K. VGC undertracked the XB1 by over 100,000 units! To be fair, the PS4 was also undertracked by over 80,000 units, but actually do some research next time before spouting complete mistruths.

You can see VGChartz' predictions versus the NPD results in the second chart down in this forum thread: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz...

pandaboy902d ago

hhmm not sure why I thought that then. Could have sworn it was true from my recollections on the data. Correction appreciated.

Eonjay902d ago

@pandaboy

Between me and GraveLord, we record the results of Vgchartz on this site. Vgchartz will update their information retroactively but your recollection is correct. YodaCracker is correct but fails to realize that the site also over tracked the Xbox by 100k the month before.

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avengers1978902d ago

Do facts hurt you disagreers, I mean check out amazon and gamestops web site, and look at the best sellers list. PS4 is ahead of XB1 on both sites

Lucreto902d ago

For the disagreers I don't believe the Xbox numbers.

jessupj902d ago

I'm looking forward to NPD as well, but I'll be fine if the xbone outsells the PS4.

I used to have a burning hatred for MS. They pissed me off to no end before, but when they tried to pull their draconian DRM, it grew to hatred.

Now that Phil is at the helm, almost all of that has subsided. Sure Phil isn't perfect and of course he is going to have to make decisions that will please share holders as well, but he's also a gamer and I genuinely believe he's going to turn the xbone around and make it's focus on games.

I still have a pet peeve for MS apologists. I don't think that will ever go away lol.

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lifeisgamesok902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

I can't wait to see the sales figures when Halo on X1 comes out

Halo 4 sold 3.1 million on its 1st day

MysticStrummer902d ago

Yes, and those numbers helped catapult the 360 to 3rd place.

SG1_dapunisherX902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

Somebody is mad my series did 3.1m on the first day. third place total and 1st place in software sales not bad for ms

@ the pope I'm keeping it real

ThePope902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

You're right it put them in 3rd, but what’s even more interesting, which people like you fail to point out. Is that Microsoft took 50% of Sonys market share. 3rd place means nothing in comparison to that accomplishment. Hell, if anything Sony failed last gen.

Great numbers all around, the videogame market is obviously doing very well.

EDIT: Not to mention first in software! Thank you SG1

Sethry101902d ago

I think the disagrees are more because there is very little know about what Halo will be on Xbox one, let alone even a hint at any kind of release date.

The market could be very different by the time it comes. Speculation on no facts usually doesn't hold up at all.

sic_chops902d ago

@pope yeah, by rushing the 360 out a year early with the rrod fiasco. Many people bought multiple 360's, padding their numbers and still got outsold.

Concertoine902d ago

You people get all caught up in this "place" nonsense. The 360 has sold 80 million to date, the ps3 is maybe 82? All three companies experienced huge success hardware sales wise last gen, MS is likely satisfied with third place if it means 80 million sold and still selling.

GrandTheftZamboni902d ago

@ThePope

"Microsoft took 50% of Sonys market share. "

Yeah, and Nintendo who sold more consoles than MS took another 60% from Sony.

Homeschooling sucks.

MysticStrummer902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

"Microsoft took 50% of Sonys market share."

Nintendo had nothing to do with it?

Sony's own arrogance, mistakes, and miscalculations had nothing to do with it?

It was all MS, "taking" market share?

Sure.

I don't care at all about "place". I didn't care when PS2 dominated everything else, I didn't care when PS3 was in 3rd, and I don't care that PS4 is in 1st now. All I was pointing out was that Halo's sales aren't going to be a huge difference maker this gen any more than they were last gen.

joeorc902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

@ThePope

"which people like you fail to point out. Is that Microsoft took 50% of Sonys market share"

LMAO, Not with only One Game console on the market! or are we only counting Microsoft's one console, but ignore sony's other Two system's to make it seem that Microsoft took Sony's market share %... Look while Microsoft grew the xbox platforms market share, that is not up for debate, because its a fact, Microsoft did not take Sony's 50% STAKE IN MARKET SHARE! WHICH IS NOT UP FOR DEBATE AND ITS A FACT.

Example:

Nintendo is 1st with 5 system's in the retail chain for world wide market share %

Sony is 2nd with 4 systems in the retail chain

Microsoft is 3rd with 2 systems in the retail chain.

Microsoft did not take 50% of Sony market share not with 1 system, if anything Both Nintendo and Sony both have mobile game systems which Microsoft does not have a single Dedicated mobile game system, and most likely never will!

while Microsoft grew its market % share for the xbox it in no way took anywhere near 50% away from Sony that is just a freaking Pipe dream, because at this point microsft has not been in this part of the market long enough to do so, just look at the release system nuber of regions for microsoft 13 vs Nintendo and Sony's over 50+ regions in the world, that takes years, Microsoft has not gathered enough time yet to get the retail pipelines established enough world wide at least in any real large number's like Nintendo and Sony has, and again they only just now have a 2nd system at the same time on the market as the new xboxone, which already the xbox360's sales is already slowed down, is expected, but the fact that the xbox base has yet really shown Microsoft that they are really willing to support two of microsoft systems at the same time, many xbox360 user's have switched over to the xboxone outright, which shows Microsoft that pretty much in the United states and north america that once Microsoft releases a new system the older system's support gets cut and already you can see microsoft doing such.

Nothing wrong with that in my opinion, but its very clear in most cases that Microsoft unlike Nintendo and Sony is pretty much a 1 xbox platform "at a time" , not because microsoft could not support more than one at a time, its just the majority of xbox user's only really want one system.

At least right now its looking that way, could that change maybe, but if the xbox360 is anything to go by, while a very good system, its just that microsoft's clear direction is to put every thing into the new system and pretty much let the past system go by the way side sooner rather than later.

deathisgamesok902d ago

@ThePope: "You're right it put them in 3rd, but what’s even more interesting, which people like you fail to point out. Is that Microsoft took 50% of Sonys market share."

How to fail at math, logic and grammar in a single sentence (or two).

Sheikh Yerbouti902d ago

A lot of "taking" market share was MS just showing up to the game with its own console, development and infrastructure. Not every company can do it or more would. Nothing Sony could have done about it.

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Naga902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

@ lifeisgamesok

To be fair, Halo 4 came out on an Xbox 360 which had a well-established install base well over 50 million households.

The next Halo will not have nearly same base to tap into, and therefore will have a much harder time reaching those kinds of launch numbers.

Death902d ago

Halo 3 launched with an install base of approx 12 million and sold over 3 million in week 1.

Naga902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

@ Death

Given the difference in the variables of time frame, franchise interest, and install base, I don't see how your statistic does anything to refute what I just said.

- One week is not the same as one day.
- Interest in the supposed end of the entire Halo story (Halo 3) is not the same as Halo 5, which will be the continuation of an ongoing saga.
- We also have no idea what the Xbox One install base will be whenever the next Halo arrives.

Consider this in addition:
- With Halo 3, 25% of the Xbox 360 install base purchased the game within the first week.
- With Halo 4, only 6.3% of the Xbox 360 install base purchased the game within the first week.

I think that illustrates my point fairly effectively. You have to look forward in making these speculations - not backward. These numbers seem to indicate a waning interest in the franchise, but we really don't have enough information to say. While I personally love Halo, we can't jump to conclusions about its future success.

Death902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

Or it illustrates that the same 3 million people pickup the new Halo when it ships. It's not uncommon for games to develop a loyal following such as this. Most likely the loyal Halo/Mario/Uncharted fans are early adopters also. This explains the sales history/console base for each release. To further refute your point, Reach had a bigger opening week than Halo 3.

170 million, 200 million, 220 million. Those are the opening day sales for Halo 3, Halo Reach, and Halo 4 on the Xbox 360. If you want to say attach rates show the series waning interest, that is completely your call. Actual sales and revenue show the trend going forward though.

As for your day/week statement, does it really matter if it is 3 million on day one vs day seven?

Eonjay902d ago (Edited 902d ago )

Halo 4 was also addressing some 60 million consoles. They need to sell a lot more Xbox Ones in order to touch those kind of numbers.

@Naga

You beat me to it!

Whiskeyjacked87902d ago

They'll probably give it away to bump sales too.