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Microsoft on April NPD Results: Xbox Leads U.S. Software Game Sales

"April NPD Group figures released today showed that Xbox One continues to lead in software sales with the most cumulative units sold for any eighth generation home console platform life-to-date. Combined, Xbox One and Xbox 360 held eight of the top 10 spots on the generation eight and generation seven console game lists in the U.S. And, Xbox One continues to outpace Xbox 360 sales in the same historical time period by selling over 76 percent more units in the first six months on the market.

Xbox One sold 115,000 units in the U.S. in the month of April and has outpaced Xbox 360 sales by 76 percent in the first six months on the market.

Xbox 360 continues to grow its install base with 71,000 units sold in April in the U.S., more than any other seventh generation console." (Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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ape007  +   223d ago | Well said
TitanFall in my humble opinion is the best online game i played since CoD4/Mw2 and the best "nextgen" game yet along with SM3DW, the game is just amazing, flows like magic, vintage old IW/Respawn

Second Son is too an good game, glad to see SP game sell well

no matter how i love online, im an Old School SP guy

a great SP > great mp but online is awesome
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Septic  +   223d ago
Interesting that the X1 is leading in software but not hardware.

"Xbox One continues to lead in software sales with the most cumulative units sold for any eighth generation home console platform life-to-date."
Bonkerz  +   223d ago | Well said
Xbox One has better games which leads to more software sales. Only thing that is really worthy atm on PS4 is Infamous, and its only a SP game so the used copies probably killed it. MLB is a complete mess, horrendous MP, load times are a joke, its just not good.
Kayant  +   223d ago
Not surprising they do have more retail exclusives and big TF sales. Probably will continue for a while.

I do wish we could get by how much it is leading by.
georgeenoob  +   223d ago | Well said
It's great MS recognizes how vibrant and supportive their gamers are. That's why they're so confident in putting gamers first.

Congrats Microsoft. Well deserved.
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Septic  +   223d ago
I have to say, for all those that tried to downplay Titanfall and how it benefitted the X1, if anything, this shows just how crucial and instrumental it has been in making the Xbox One appear competitive in these tough times.

Imagine if it didn't have Titanfall and got merked on hardware AND software.

If MS continue to bring on the games in this strong fashion, THIS combined with the Kinectless Xbox (now we definitely know why they dropped it), we might see a bitter fight for hardware domination, at least in the USA, at the end of this year.

All speculation though. The question is, has Sony gained too much momentum in the meantime?
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tbone567  +   223d ago
Xbox 360 hitting beast mode right now. 9 out 10 best sellers. Too many people are currently satisfied with their 360. Will move to X1 in the future.
izumo_lee  +   223d ago
I think the reason for this is that many PS4 gamers may be taking the digital option. Alot of PS4 games are only digital.

I for one have downloaded more games than i have bought physically on the PS4. Dead Nation, FF 14, towerfall, Warframe, Outlast, etc some of the games i own digitally.

Also downloading these games are extremely fast for the PS4, some even you are able to play when it has downloaded parts of the game.
04STIBluByU  +   223d ago
@ Septic:

Please stop saying games...It was 1 game TF... not many games...just TF...which is a SHOOTER...those tend to sell very well on XB consoles. So just hope you get more shooters I guess.
aceitman  +   223d ago
@bonkers not correct ,ill leave this right here 4 u. http://vgrhq.com/ps4-vs-xbo...
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MysticStrummer  +   223d ago | Well said
"Xbox One has better games which leads to more software sales."

http://vgrhq.com/ps4-vs-xbo...
darthv72  +   223d ago
Not surprising Septic. When you think about it...that is all anyone can do on the xb1 is "buy" games.

On PS4 they "give" you games with PS+.

@mystic...how many of those games on both lists are 8th gen specific? Certainly not Fez, flower or Rayman legends......
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kreate  +   223d ago
I'm pretty satisfied with the 360. just wish there was more new games to play. so I'm playing old ones, which is also great.
ArgumentumAdPopulum  +   223d ago | Well said
From Neogaf:

360:

April 2006 - 295K

April 2007 - 174K

April 2008 - 188K

April 2009 - 175K

April 2010 - 185K

April 2011 - 297K

April 2012 - 236K

April 2013 - 130K

Xbox One:

April 2014 - 115K

Correction: This is Xbox worst April since they discontinued the original Xbox.
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KwietStorm  +   223d ago | Well said
I'm not making any definitive statement, but realistically, you could buy a PS4, not purchase a single game, and still have like 10 games to play, especially if you include PS+. Maybe that's where a chunk of the difference is. All these people who keep saying PS4 has no games, DON'T EVEN OWN A PS4.
Bathyj  +   223d ago
Given the popularity on online shooters, its no surprise the TF is leading. TF is very much a game catered to Xbones demographic.

But even given that popularity, and even without a huge mega-selling game, more gamers are preferring PS4.

I dont think the NPD results for software OR hardware are surprising to anyone, or at least to me.
ma1asiah  +   223d ago
@ aceitman and MysticStrummer,

Now take out the mutiplat titles and indie or arcade games for both platforms, then see if you still stand by who has the better games especially Triple A titles wise

http://vgrhq.com/ps4-vs-xbo...
MysticStrummer  +   223d ago | Well said
@darth - "how many of those games on both lists are 8th gen specific? Certainly not Fez, flower or Rayman legends…"

You "forgot" Titanfall. Much of the list for both consoles is cross gen, so I'm not sure what your point is.

@ma1asiah - They're all games man. If you have to start excluding games to make your point then how much of a point do you really have? Last gen several of those allegedly non-games were legit GotY candidates, and some even won the award, so please let's drop this "Only the games I say are games are actually games" argument.
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darthv72  +   223d ago
@argumentum...

Where is the April 2014 360 numbers? You list every year but this one so lets see if what MS says is true or false.

It's the best April for the XB1 so far. How about we just go with that???

@mystic, my point is people buy a new console to play new games. Not ones that are old and made new again (Fez, Flower). New games released on the 8th gen first. If they were released prior to the 8th then they shouldnt count.

but hey, you like the list so go play with your list. I'm going to go play with games.
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Skips  +   223d ago
@ma1asiah

From that list...

Retail PS4 games that can't be played on Xbone:
Final Fantasy XIV (87)
MLB: 14 The Show (83)
Infamous Second Son (80)
Injustice (80)

vs.

Retail games that can't be played on PS4:
Titanfall (86)
Forza 5 (80)
Dead Rising 3 (78)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (77)

lol not sure what your points is, PS still beats Xbone in scores for retail. And not to mention in numbers WHEN adding in indies, and downloadables.... XD
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Biggest  +   223d ago
Did you guys not read the releases? Infamous, not Titanfall, was the leader in software sales for current generation consoles. Titanfall sold the most software when combining 360, PC and Xbone.
Muerte2494  +   223d ago
IF you look at the report. The Xbox 360 is actually leading in software. Everything next gen has PS4 outselling Xbox One, generally.

http://abload.de/img/titanf...

Also "-Infamous was the best selling next-gen game. (As in, in terms of only counting sales of games on XB1/PS4/probably Wii U, this game sold the best if you ignored all other sales.)"

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

So.... yeah, there's that.
Funny thing is VGChartz, that people keep posting so much, had Xbox One taking April in America +50k. Just more evidence of how off their numbers continue to be.
Skips IS BACKKKKKK!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!
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ma1asiah  +   223d ago
@ Skips

My point is that the number of critically acclaimed games comes down to being relatively the same - meaning neither console is winning any type of war based off of the games you actually buy these type of consoles for. The score next to them is kind of subjective as they are "one" persons opinion in this particular case i.e. gaming journalist etc. So don't carry the same weight at the end of the day as you either agree or disgree with their opinion which no matter what your own opinion would be well neither answer would be incorrect.

I asked to take out multiplats as these appear on both consoles and outside of graphical differences the game you play is pretty much still the same.

I asked to take out indie and arcade titles simply because even though they may offer the most unique and innovative experience, they are not the main reason you buy a four or five hundred dollar console for.

I am yet to find someone who says "man you have to buy console "x" for Rosogun or Max The Curse of Brotherhood etc. Normally the games we get most hyped for etc are the Triple A blockbuster titles that you can't play on an Android, IPad or Tablet.

One thing I will add in respect of your list is your inclusion of "Injustice" yes it is exclusive to the PS4 but at the same time it is a visually retooled port of the Xbox 360 PS3 game for the most part so I am not really sure it actually counts.

MLB The show is a sports game, not really what I personally would consider a Triple A franchise in the same way I don't consider Madden or FIFA, NBA2K etc Triple A franchises. Yet hey everyone to their own, plus to be fair I probably wouldn't consider Plants vs Zombies GW a Triple A game.
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AceBlazer13  +   223d ago
http://goo.gl/51Ro2R

Safe to assume a lot of ps gamers are buying digital.
DoubleM70  +   223d ago
It's been that way for a very long time @septic. Xbox owners buy games. Everybody I know have KI, DR3, TitanFall. Not to mention all the multiplats.
OrangePowerz  +   223d ago
@George

Lol MS putting gamers first, that's the best joke for today so far. You always crack me up just like Truefan1 or powerofgreen. You just should get a youtube comedy channel :)

OT

all the sales numbers are retail so it doesn't include any digital sales and that counts for both platforms. Out of 18 or so games I have 4 retail games and the rest are digital games.
Prime157  +   223d ago
Does anyone know if npd takes into account digital sales? Xblive vs psn sales would be interesting to see if they aren't in npd.
DaGamingKing  +   223d ago
Tells me XB1 is where the games are at. Those others out there just need to realise that. Perhaps now its cheaper folks will. One can hope.
ma1asiah  +   223d ago
@ Prime157

No only sales from retail, so ALL digital sales are not reflected in these figures.
SilentNegotiator  +   223d ago
http://www.joystiq.com/2014...
http://www.engadget.com/201...

Gee...how did Microsoft push so much software in April?? /s
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alexkoepp  +   223d ago
Xbox has the best games, no surprise. You find a much greater quantity of -$ony fans on this site because M$ fans are busy playing all those great games they buy.
BG11579  +   223d ago
These number are showing something funny.
When MS pesented their vision of gaming, they wanted to force their costumers to go all digital. They public reacted negatively and MS kind of changed their policy.
Wirh Sony, there was nothing of that. They said, you either play from the bluray or the disk.
Guest which of the compagnies sell more digital content? Weird right? Sony seemed to have actained tge perfect balance between digital and physical content sales.
Death  +   223d ago
It's funny how so many assume Sony sold digital games to make up the differance yet ignore the fact Microsoft sells digital too. I bought Titanfall digitally since it's online only.
NewMonday  +   223d ago
@Septic

XB1 has more retail games, but PS4 has about twice the games tatal with PSN games that don't get tracked.

as for Titanfall it's actually about people over-hyping the game and saying it will make XB1 the top seller those people are proven wrong, those who disagreed are proven right.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   223d ago
The only game I bought new this gen is Titanfall, as I preordered it.
All my PS4 games were bought used as they were either singleplayer or I bought them a while after release.
As someone said, alot of people have played Infamous but there is ALOT of copies avaliable pre-owned, as it is only single player a lot of people dont hang on to it.
t-hall785  +   223d ago
How is that interesting. Xbox gamers GAME. Sony gamers troll N4G
FriedGoat  +   223d ago
Wow, interesting stuff.
Xbox one has really sold that badly in April that it's being compared to the original xbox? That's crazy.

To think the Xbox360's worst april was 130K (and that was last year). No wonder they got rid of Kinect if they are only getting 115k :(
RosweeSon  +   223d ago
Well if you've bought the console your gonna buy games surely, specially as Microsoft won't give any away.
Nachoman30  +   222d ago
It's simply a marketing spin, notice it says XBOX not xbox one. It is combined software sales.
BlackTar187  +   222d ago
lol at that list of game scores

90+ on PS4: 3

90+ on Xbox One: 1

80+ on PS4: 18

80+ on Xbox One: 8
andibandit  +   222d ago
Someone explain to me why Sony customers would be more inclined to buy digital copies?.

Also even tho they have rougly the same number of games available, the only game i would really like to play on PS is Infamous:ss, where as i would really like to try TF and DR3 on X1.

The only sensible comment on here was some guy who mentioned that Sony customers get some games (almost) free, which is why they havent been so keen on spending money.
XBOX One is leading in software basically because of Titanfall. That's about it.
mikeslemonade  +   223d ago
^at the title

So.. what? Worldwide install base is everything and for that matter PS4 leads Worldwide software.
Death  +   223d ago
So...what? I still enjoy my Xbox One and WiiU even though they aren't "winning" worldwide in sales. Some actually care more about games than sales.
XisThatKid  +   222d ago
This is great news This gen may be the most successful if all this keeps up. Pee in the eye to all who thought consoles were dying.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   223d ago
115k X1's sold in April?

.....

Last month it was 311k.

That is a huge drop.

It's also pretty embarrassing seeing them constantly reference the 360 when talking about the X1. This is next-gen now, the X1's numbers should stand on their own. You shouldn't need to mention, and make comparisons, to an 8 year old console to damage control your current consoles numbers.

@bleed

In their March NPD report.
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bleedsoe9mm  +   223d ago
when did ms release 311k number for march ?

edit: @Kayant ya sorry Lukas_Japonicus , did they go back and release that number , i thought they just gave out the overall shipped number , my bad
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DLConspiracy  +   223d ago
Pretty sure that number will rise after E3.
4Sh0w  +   223d ago
Not really Lukas, last gen sony referenced ps2 sales alot in the early years of ps3. That's what you do, talk about your strengths, 360 is making them lots of money.

Nov 2008 NPD sales response from sony:
"Total PlayStation Hardware Unit Sales in November 2008 Top 1 Million"

"PlayStation®2 (PS2) and the LEGO Batman: The Videogame PS2 Entertainment Pack posted solid sales in November, with 205,944 hardware units sold, a 51% increase from the previous month."
http://kotaku.com/5108011/s...

-Anyways interesting to see how long Titanfall can lead sales even though X1 is behind.
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Kayant  +   223d ago
@bleedsoe9mm

"Xbox One continues selling at a strong pace with 311,000 units sold in the U.S."
http://news.xbox.com/2014/0...
MysticStrummer  +   223d ago
MS on April NPD : Have you SEEN 360?
darthv72  +   223d ago
Lukas, Ms has been following sonys lead for some time. That includes the release of information. MS can now use combined data very much like sony has been for years.

Every time sony touts their achievements its always using the combined efforts of all their platforms. go back and watch any of their past e3 events and you will see how they combine data. basically saying Playstation (in general) this or that is leading the way.

If people are going to call foul on MS for doing this then do we get a do over to call foul on sony? Hell i dont even think nintendo combines figures unless it is platform related. Meaning DS as in ds, dsi dslite for example.
Kidmyst  +   222d ago
With the June price drop announcement, May could be pretty low since consumers may just wait for June and after E3. Congrats to Sony and Sucker Punch for the great sales.
Saigon  +   222d ago
I am wondering, has anyone noticed that the top sale for titan fall was for the 360 and not the XBO. Within the NPD though they list the games, they also place in order of sales. TF XBO sales were number 2 out of 3 systems that its available. Not saying that this is bad but many people are talking as though the XBO TF sales lead last month.
osprey19  +   223d ago
This just proves that the xb1 has the better games, despite the ps4 out selling the xb1 atm, the xb1 still sells more games. The ps4 only has a small handfull of half decent games, while xb1 has plenty, and plenty yet to come.
jessupj  +   223d ago
Or it could be a lot to do with PSN+ and actual free to play games that aren't held prisoner behind a paywall.

You know how many games I've bought for my PS4 after getting BF4 including in my console bundle?

Zero.

Why you ask?

Because I've been way to busy with Resogun, Don't Starve, Outlast, Mercenary Kings, WarFrame, DC:O... I think I'm forgetting a few as well.

I fully intend to play all the other amazing PS4 exclusives like KZ and Infamous amoung others, but PSN+ has just kept me way too busy.

Also, you're forgetting this is the US and as I'm sure you've been told a million times before, but somehow need to be told again, the US does not equal the world.

Good day sir.
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HeavenlySnipes  +   223d ago
I wouldn't definitively agree but I wouldn't say its not arguable

Titanfall is a strong MP game, and unless there are a multitude of people like me who like Killzone, there isn't much choice on the MP side of things on the PS4 (I didn't buy BF4 on the PS4 because of how buggy I heard it STILL was and COD: Ghosts is trash). InFamous is a fun game, but it lasted me about 20 hours

The free to play games are alright, none of them are stuff that could get hooked to (maybe DC Universe but I had already reached near max level on my PS3 a while ago) so my purchase and I'm guessing the purchases the majority of people have made are based on potential.

We all know Sony's first party studios and their quality thresholds that they hit nearly every time. I'm confident that the PS4 will be a gaming powerhouse by next fall at the very latest
kenshiro100  +   223d ago
LOL, @ XB1 has the better games.

On what planet?
jkendrick  +   223d ago
Wow all these Xbox can't read or choosing not to comprehend. Infamous outsold titan fall on the Xbox 1. I guess you have to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Keep hope alive, keep hope a live!
Gamerbynight  +   223d ago
I wish npd counted digital sales as I know so many people who purchased Titan Fall on xboxone digitally and they do not get counted. I would bet ms sold close to half of its transactions for titanfall digitally. This gen its going to be hard to get true numbers until npd catches up with the times and starts recording all sales. I would think that ms and sony would know what they sold and announce it with added on sales. Either they are not selling as well as I thought or they are waiting for e3 to show the dominance that Titan Fall has shown on the platforms its on considering it is a brand new ip. Either way congrats to sony for moving hardware and congrats to ms on the software side. This will be a fun gen for all gamers on all machines if we can get along and quit bashing one another because you do not like the choice THEY made. The majority of the conversations on here do not belong on n4g and the same with neogaf they belong on the Ny or Toyko stock exchange or maybe Forbes but not here unless were all investors and make a living on the health of these platforms. My point is were fricking gamers and maybe we should have the open zone back as it worked so much better for people who are not here to talk or learn about games but to troll and fight. Just a thought.
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Ju  +   223d ago
Better games...huh...which then is reduced to TF ... which again (considering next gen only) was outsold by inFamous in April.

PS4 has 5 shooters - KZ, BF4, CoD + Blacklight & Warframe while XO has 2, BF and CoD. So, yes, there are less shooters on that platform and less competition. Of course there is some need to have YAS, obviously, because the 'platform with the games' (/s) has no shooters to begin with.
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dicemoney  +   223d ago
Happy for you now move out the way
ape007  +   222d ago
thanks a lot, yeah a grown man got angry because of games :)

no wonder they call gamers man childern
quenomamen  +   223d ago
Titanfall is anything but a " Nextgen " game.
dale_denton  +   223d ago
yeah xbox has better game..... right.....

http://vgrhq.com/ps4-vs-xbo...
beereal360  +   223d ago
I totally agree with you. It's no surprise the xbox one is kicking butt in the USA . I just think the xbox one is better than my PS4.
medman  +   223d ago
Most gamers just laugh at Microsoft at this point....they get hammered in hardware and software and have been trying to spin that into a win for months, really since launch. Good luck with that. The rest of us are gaming on the better console with the better first party developers with indies and psplus. Oh, and the better multiplayer experiences with more power under the hood. Good luck with all that.
Ju  +   223d ago
They hammerer retail chains so they could report shipments sold to at least look competitive which bites them in the a$$ now that retail is still selling overstock. LOL.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   223d ago
Titanfall is the only reason!
Brazz  +   223d ago
lol! 115k sales! no-Kinectic SKU need come fast!

Chartz is bullshit, they put X1 sales at over 200k!
Perhaps, the new SKU will make a great impact (or not, Ps4 will still dominate)... i can see a possibility of recover, it's possible.

edit: sorry for the edit, the first version was a bit offensive... =/
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MightyNoX  +   223d ago
There's a reason they're called Lolchatz by some.
Brazz  +   223d ago
VGchartz - 217k // NPD - 115K

lol! chartz was terrible! people in gaf and Cratz foruns are going crazy!
04STIBluByU  +   223d ago
VGC would be better off putting 1k every week for XB1 and then when the real numbers come out they will up those numbers instead of downgrading them. Now we know why MS went full dis-kinect!
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Ju  +   223d ago
What? They are great for MS. Great (fake) marketing and when the real numbers are out and they have to adjust (if they even do that) those numbers are long forgotten...but it'll keep the positive M$ propaganda busy for at least 3 days or so.
press-start  +   223d ago
I was gonna type the same thing but you beat me to the punch vgcharts is a bag of hot steamy sssss they over tracked xbox one by 85-95k lol just to make it look as if it's close or near Overtaking ps4.
Brazz  +   223d ago
they over tracked by something like 100k! this is terrible!
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Ju  +   223d ago
Or (almost) like a 100% spread...
zeuanimals  +   223d ago
Were the VGchartz for US or WW? They could still be correct WW... Probably not.
Gamerbynight  +   223d ago
I would say these numbers played a large part in the new sku being announced before e3. Is ms even going to have the ui updated for the new sku to work with the controller like they said by the time this new sku launches. It just kind of worries me as they are working on so many new updates for the one. I guess that is not a bad thing as I do not expect ms to keep the same ui for very long as they never do. They have to design it to work much more efficiently with the controller then it does now. I use my Kinect so I do not know how the controller currently works but I would think it would have to since ms officially cut the cord on kinect being required before launch. They had so much to change since last e3s reversal I am amazed they were able to rewrite all the code and get as much as they did at launch. Hopefully all the new features will still be coming soon as promised.
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Wikkid666  +   223d ago
I'm not going to defend vgchartz... but NPD numbers aren't the total number of units sold. There are some major retailers that don't provide sales info to them. One example in Walmart.
majiebeast  +   223d ago
Sub 100K in May is pretty much a given, with the announcement of the kinectless sku. Can wiiU beat Xbox One in May that's the question.
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Hellsvacancy  +   223d ago
The kinectless XB1 was only announced 1 or two days ago
Gamerbynight  +   223d ago
You would think so but maybe not. It seems a lot of people are running out and buying the kinect sku as they are scared ms is taking it away when they are not plus you have wolfenstein and watchdogs in May which will help move some consoles. I am expecting numbers fairly close to this month maybe 125000 but you just never know.
ArgumentumAdPopulum  +   223d ago
I wonder how long last gen will remain relevant in MS's NPD press releases.
incendy35  +   223d ago
8 out of 10 best selling games.. Not bad for a company that isn't about games!
kenshiro100  +   223d ago
Lol.
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polow got sol  +   223d ago
Xbox leads in software sales because it has the best games. Only a matter of time when the kinectless SKU releases the hardware sales will match the software sales
DVS-Zev  +   223d ago
pure, cold, hsrd facts.
Kribwalker  +   223d ago
Not too long ago you guys spewing crap about how crappy and stupid reviewers and scores are when titanfall got better scores then infamous, yet when these same reviewers favour the ps4 with good scores on low budget indies (that get rated in their own way) and a couple of upgraded re-releases you flaunt that. Hypocrisy is a magical thing
MysticStrummer  +   223d ago
@Krib - Ummm… that list includes TF's higher score… sooo...
annus  +   223d ago
And that's meant to support your claim? That flower is better than all those other games? That basically proves just how little reviews mean.
MysticStrummer  +   223d ago
"And that's meant to support your claim? That flower is better than all those other games? That basically proves just how little reviews mean."

My only claim is that "Xbox leads in software sales because it has the best games" is his opinion, not a fact.
Why o why  +   223d ago
that list includes TF's higher score… sooo...

Lmao

This is painful for some of these guys... its hard to breath. Anyway game on people.
kenshiro100  +   223d ago
Don't hurt them too badly Mystic. The logic is killing them. :(
randomass171  +   223d ago
Glad these figures came out. Last time I entered a post on Xbox One sales, everyone was saying "LAWL Titanfall must have undersold this month!" Now we have facts instead of blind speculation.
jessupj  +   223d ago
Titanfall has done a great job as a new IP, but I believe if you look at the actual release you'll see that Infamous was the highest selling console exclusive between current gen hardware.
MRMagoo123  +   223d ago
titanfall is selling well .............when you combine 3 platforms together, if you go by xbone only infamous second son outsold titanfall, so whats your point?
randomass171  +   223d ago
My point is the game did well. Did GTAV not do well because it was spaced across two different platforms? Or Assassin's Creed Black Flag on at least four or five? The game is a top seller. People on a variety of platforms wanted it. I'm tired of seeing fanboys lying and saying it isn't doing well just because it isn't on PS4. That's just unwarranted.
-Foxtrot  +   223d ago
You have to hand it to Microsoft Wire team, they know how to spin things to make them look extremely positive. They can't keep bringing up the 360, that's in the past were in next gen now.

Besides the Xbox One has the lowest sales in April then the Xbox 360 did all of last gen
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JRobes  +   223d ago
weird how its "in the past" yet people are still buying them. it's a sold xbox console, why wouldn't they report it?
pandaboy  +   223d ago
Just for comparison VGChartz had the XB1 at 217,000 for the month. So VGC were off by a margin of over 90% and 100,000 units. That's unacceptable for a supposed tracking site.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   223d ago
THANK YOU.

People need to be more aware of this.
bornsinner  +   223d ago
no one cares about sales figues outside the US & UK, i honnestly hope xbone is doing poorly in places where they can't speak english, tired of playing eurotrash on ps4
KwietStorm  +   223d ago
Well that wasn't ignorant at all.
xilx  +   223d ago
I wonder if PS4 PS+ users getting a free game every month has any relation to XBOne consistently leading in software sales.
sashimi  +   223d ago
PS4 actually has a pretty high swoftware attach rate, remember we're only looking at NPD and it is only for April to put it into perspective.
KwietStorm  +   223d ago
That's what I said above too. Then you got free to play games that you don't even need PS+ for. That's a lot of games immediately. But apparently PS4 doesn't have any.
DanielGearSolid  +   223d ago
XBOX leads software, NOT Xbox One.

They combined 360 and x1, just to say they sold the most.

Ps4 sold more software than X1
DonkeyWalrus  +   223d ago
Did you even read the article, guy?

"Xbox One continues to lead in software sales with the most cumulative units sold for any eighth generation home console platform life-to-date."

... Xbox One did sell more software. Just pointing out your error.
FITgamer  +   223d ago
@Donkey No Xbox One leads "total" software sales in the US. It did not sell more software for April's NPD.
04STIBluByU  +   223d ago
MS PR is like the special olympics...no one is a loser in their camp ever...Do you people realize why they sell a lot of software and not hardware...It's because ONLY true XB fans are buying games. They missed out on mass market appeal. $500 is too much for a console. Didn't MS learn from Sony's mistake? If two new console's come out $400 vs $500. Hmmm...it doesn't take a genius that most will flock to the lower price model since both consoles aren't much different spec wise (XB1 is lower spec wise though). At least we will see where they stand come E3.
lonewolfjedi  +   223d ago
here we go again combining xone and 360 so they can look better.
GamersHeaven  +   223d ago
Titan fail indeed.
patrik23  +   223d ago
LOL 115k, probably wii u is not far off
Bonkerz  +   223d ago
Please someone enlighten me, the PS4 has this huge lead apparently in console sales. The X1 i think last time showed 2 million less sales or more, but the X1 leads in game sales, you know what that shows me that either PS4 owners dont want the games the PS4 has or just X1 has constantly put out games that the gamers want. You pick you're choice either way the PS4 having a bigger console base should have more game sales, but it doesnt.
So in the end the proof is in the pudding, the X1 has better games, its clear, just accept it.

EDIT: @Mystic and Xilx.. Are you guys trying to prove the talk about PS4 being a 400$ indie box? From reading you're comments thats all im seeing.
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MysticStrummer  +   223d ago
"Please someone enlighten me…"

PS+

*drops mic*

"X1 has better games, its clear, just accept it."

*walks back and picks up mic*

http://vgrhq.com/ps4-vs-xbo...

*drops mic again*
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xilx  +   223d ago
Yep, if you've been grabbing PS+ games since the PS4 launch, including F2P games, you have:

Blacklight: Retribution, Contrast, DCUO, Dead Nation, Don't Starve, Mercenary Kings, Outlast, Pinball Arcade, Resogun, Stick it to the Man, Warframe, and Zen Pinball 2. (assuming I didn't miss any) Edit: Oh yeah, War Thunder if you have an EU account.

Can't say I'm all that needing to rush out and buy a bunch of games myself.
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marlinfan10  +   223d ago
i own both systems and the indie games for the most part just don't interest me. i love the show and infamous so those have been holding me over for a little, but xbox has the better lineup right now. IMO.
MysticStrummer  +   223d ago
"i own both systems and the indie games for the most part just don't interest me"

Perfectly reasonable, as compared to…

"X1 has better games, its clear, just accept it."

------------------------
"Mystic and Xilx.. Are you guys trying to prove the talk about PS4 being a 400$ indie box? From reading you're comments thats all im seeing."

I'm talking about the highest rated games on both consoles. You're saying some of the aren't really games to prove your point. Which of us is being unreasonable? I remember when XB fans thought indies were a bragging point. Times have changed I guess.
DanielGearSolid  +   223d ago
Ps4 sold more software than X1...

XBOX Brand (combination of One and 360) accounted for the most software sales

I'm disappointed to see ppl falling for the PR spin...
johndoe11211  +   223d ago
" Are you guys trying to prove the talk about PS4 being a 400$ indie box? From reading you're comments thats all im seeing".

Please learn the difference between indie games and the F2P and free games that ps+ offers. You sound absolutely ridiculous right about now.
Spotie  +   223d ago
If your intent on remaining ignorant, how the hell do you expect anyone to enlighten you?
DanManDantheMan  +   223d ago
So much for people saying vgchartz well making up Xbox One sales.
Illusive_Man  +   223d ago
My thoughts:

Now we wait to see the impact on the Kinectless SKU. I am certain it will be big.

Titanfall has legs. It is still selling well and is major fun.

Xbox platform has always have a very high attach rate for software.

Playstation needs games, and I am not talking about Indies.

Sony fans are not buying the games enough.

Hardware gap is closing in the US. It won't be long. The lead is insignificant, and that is with it being slightly underpowered and having a higher price point.
BlackTar187  +   223d ago
Please go ahead and do us all a favor and post the amount of Retail games both systems have currently.

Please do this it would be alot of help

here's a list of games but they aren't all retail.
http://c2.bgr.com/2014/04/p...

My point is at one point the amount of retail games the xbox had over ps4 was 1 . I think it's even now. So the line about one having games and the other doesn't is very cherry picking of the truth and hilarious. When 1 game is a has no games or has games then i have to say how desperate are you really?
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ThanatosDMC  +   223d ago
Ouch. Lack of games makes people buy their shooter exclusives like Halo and the like. Same thing happened with the 360.
sashimi  +   223d ago
^ That denial, the struggle is real guys lol
BlackTar187  +   223d ago
Like i said in another forum section if you think Xbox will someday beat a PS console on WW sales then you should have picked a better generation.
Illusive_Man  +   223d ago
Did you read what I said? I said USA.

USA
USA
USA

Xbox One will catch, surpass, and beat Sony in the USA.

By the way for those who think the Xbox never beat Sony, why did it take nearly the entire gen for Playstation to mount a comeback. In the USA the Xbox destroyed Playstation in hardware and software sales. The only way the PS3 won is if you move the goal post. By early 2013 the 7th Gen was essentially over. Xbox Won.

http://www.techradar.com/us...
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bratman  +   223d ago
@illusive

"...if you move the goal post"
"By early 2013 the 7th Gen was essentially over. Xbox Won."

I don't know about about you, buuuutt..
-God of War:Ascension
-Ni No Kuni
-Sly Cooper:Thieves in Time
-Beyond: Two Souls
-Grand Turismo 6
-Ratchet And Clank: Into Nexus
-MLB 13: The Show

And quite possibly the game of the generation, The Last of Us were all released throughout 2013.. The generation ends when it ends, not when you think it does. Enjoy games & don't stretch those goal posts too far (;
BlackTar187  +   223d ago
illusive I get you said US and I said WW.

i didn't make a mistake in my response.

Are you going to ignore the other question i asked or respond to it at all?

"By the way for those who think the Xbox never beat Sony, why did it take nearly the entire gen for Playstation to mount a comeback. In the USA the Xbox destroyed Playstation in hardware and software sales. The only way the PS3 won is if you move the goal post. By 2013. The 7th Gen was over. Xbox Won. "

DUDE you do relize Xbox 360 launched a Year and a Year and half earlier then the ps3 right? The only goal post being moved is by you in your comment.

You realize how stupid that sounds right? Let me ask you a question. If you were to compare 2 products of any kind but competitors do you not compare them based on Overall years and sales in each year?

Ohh look you have no bubbles and instead of provide backing to your point you singled out 2 letters in my comment. GOOOOOOOOOOD JOOOOOOOOOOOOB
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kenshiro100  +   223d ago
This bot is starting to malfunction guys.
Chevalier  +   222d ago
Yeah it's not like 360 released a year early or have people buy multiple units to replace RROD units. Also where are these 360 exclusives the last 3 years? Aren't they supposed to support the supposed 80 million 360 owners? Most Xbone owners had what to play on 360? Good reason to buy Xbone if your old 360 has no games to offer.

If anything there is less reason for PS3 owners to get PS4 yet as there are over a dozen exclusives already out on PS3 exclusively with over a dozen on the way in the fall.
mrpsychoticstalker  +   223d ago
Xbox is home to the best franchises in video games. I'm happy they are leading.
Predaking77  +   223d ago
Playsation has proven to has the best exclusives and library always. I'm glad they are leading this generation.
marlinfan10  +   223d ago
different types of games..its all opinion. if you like MP, xbox is clearly the winner. SP is clearly playstation
ThanatosDMC  +   223d ago
daniel2115

That's just ignorant.
Hellsvacancy  +   223d ago
Your comment makes not sense, the only thing the XB1 is leading right now is you blind fanboys into denial

I've read so many delusional comments today it's hard to choose one to reply to (I used to be a 1 bubbler like yourself, it's kinda stuck with me, I only really comment once per article, maybe twice if the stupidity is high enough, in this case it is)
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Predaking77  +   223d ago
Interesting that no xbox console has ever beat a playstation console. On generation 7 the PS3 is outselling the Xbox 360 and on this current gen the PS4 is destroying the x1.
Jag-T1000  +   223d ago
The 7th gen war is over. The Xbox won. The Ps3 finally has more numbers but nobody cares since ps4 & Xbox one are here. On another note the ps3 included sales from Japan. The Xbox beat Ps3 by selling in two regions instead of three. That is remarkable!
Chevalier  +   222d ago
Yet Xbone is stilling losing in all 13 regions so if number or regions mattered it would still be losing in tier 2 and 3 countries. Xbone can't even beat PS4 in any single country and you think they're going to win in their worst tiered countries? Your delusional. They can't even muster back to back months with good sales with 'system sellers' like titanfall. They went from 300,000 to just over 100,000 and are getting destroyed in the U.S. where apparently Xbone players consider the centre of the universe.

The argument is still Sony is in more countries, like that matter?! When the single FACT is pointed out they are losing in EVERY country you conveniently gloss over this fact. Also PS4 is selling 1 million units a month on average when was the last time Xbone sold 1 million in a month?!
patrik23  +   223d ago
"Although Titanfall no doubt helped Xbox One, similar to March it wasn't enough for Microsoft's console to outsell Sony's. NPD said that PS4 was the top-selling hardware for the fourth month in a row"
TheRacingX  +   223d ago
Nice microsoft spin machine, the titles they reference that are multiplats are all inclusive meaning PS3 PS4 AND PC sales are included, its not that the MS versions of those games outselling the other platform versions....they are ridiculous...
McScroggz  +   223d ago
Interesting numbers indeed. InFamous:Second Son is the top selling current gen game, generally surprising. Also interesting that the Xbox One is leading in software sales. Had TitanFall been the #1 current gen game, which I thought it would have, then it would have made more sense. I know the Xbox One has had more bundles than the PS4, but surely it's more than just that as to why the Xbox One is leading software sales.
AKissFromDaddy  +   223d ago
The Xbox 360 is carrying the massive load of those software sales:
1. Titanfall (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC)
2. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
3. NBA 2K14 (Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
4. Minecraft (Xbox 360)
5. Lego: The Hobbit (Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, 3DS, Wii U, Vita)
6. The Lego Movie Videogame (Xbox 360, 3DS, PS3, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, Vita)
7. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (Xbox 360, PS3, DS, 3DS, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, Vita, PC)
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS)
9. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
10. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)

Notice the Xbox 360 is carrying Microsoft in April. (2)Call of Duty & (3)2K14 sold better on PS4 & PS3 than Xbox One in April. Even TitanFall on 360 outsold the Xbox One version.

The Xbox 360 is too popular for Xbox One.
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bleedsoe9mm  +   223d ago
thats the problem with lists/charts without numbers, its impossible to know if its a meaningful difference in sales . if infamous SS out sold titanfall last month by 200,000 its damn meaningful if its 1,000 not so much . if ss sold 300,000 and titanfall sold 295.000 both are happy , if they sold under 10,000 neither are happy .
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AKissFromDaddy  +   223d ago
Agreed.
jnemesh  +   223d ago
Gotta love that Microsoft SPIN! "Hey, nevermind our pathetic hardware numbers, look at our software sales!" BWA HA HA HA! Not to mention the fact that NPD doesn't track digital only sales...I have been buying all of my games digitally.
Ninver  +   223d ago
wow every month Sony announces their continued domination and MS just spins theirs. this company is a complete joke.

E3 and the next Uncharted can't come soon enough. More GOTY awards please.
ritsuka666  +   223d ago
115,000 '''

Worrying decline of video games. Market has indeed contracted. No suprise..
MRMagoo123  +   223d ago
no, xbone sales have declined not video game consoles.
Father__Merrin  +   223d ago
are Microsoft counting 360 and Xbox1 software together? this is depraved
MRMagoo123  +   223d ago
Its all they can do, PS4 is leading in software and hardware , so MS combine to make it seem like they have a win somewhere.
n4gamingm  +   223d ago
Xbox One sold 447,000 games in April and Xbox 360 sold 2.2 million
since you cant read ill copy paste for you fanboy
ALLWRONG  +   222d ago
Same things Sony does.

Nice try though.
urwifeminder  +   223d ago
Nice well done MS and well deserved great games and fun times.
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