Sony Reacts to April NPD "Victory" for PS4; inFAMOUS: Second Son Best Selling Next-Gen Game

Sony Computer Entertainment commented on the latest North American NPD figures that saw the PS4 beat its rival, the Xbox One, for the fourth month in a row, saying that it "won" NPD and that infamous was the best selling next gen game of the month.

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MightyNoX1250d ago

Outselling the competition almost 2:1
Infamous outselling Titanfall.

I said, goddamn...that's brutal.

Congrats to Sucker Punch. Brilliant game and you deserve these sales.

corvusmd1250d ago ShowReplies(16)
imt5581250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Where did you get PS4 outsold Xbone 2 : 1?

Well, i know that on GAF are some news about.

Anyway, InFamous outsold Titanfall on Xbone is quite surprising.

JoGam1250d ago

He never said PS4 outsold Xbone 2 : 1. Reread slowly.

mikeslemonade1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Worldwide it's almost 2:1. Since vgchartz updates the sales to more accurate numbers and then they deflate PS4 by around 100,000 units the PS4 should approaching 8 mil while the X1 is still at 4.6 mil and that's possiibly just shipped numbers.

Right now on vgcharts it's 7.6 mil and 4.6 mil. Don't give the BS about their not being not reliable. It's close and ball park. But you just have to consider they deflate the PS4 sales by about 100k and then you can forcast for PS4 today. So they should be at 7.9 mil today currently.

7.9 mil divided by 4.6 is 1.71:1 ratio. So essentially it's about to 2:1 eventually. Regardless the it's same story. PS4 is outselling and widening the gap of the X1, and the X1 will not even be competitive this generation in terms of sales. I don't care if you say PS4 has X amount of countries. That will matter very little because once PS4 launches in China they will buy the PS4 since they indentify with Sony more.

xHeavYx1250d ago

Not really that surprising. Most people got it for the 360, that's why the Xbox One's numbers haven't gone up

Septic1250d ago

A single player game like Infamous outselling Titanfall is truly surprising. But the meagre sales of the X1, a mere 115k put things in perspective.

Why o why1250d ago

Can we please banish vg chartz from this site please. Real gamers and worthier gaming sites have been ban for less. Vg have been fudging numbers for yeeeeeears now. What do they have over love to know

Triella1250d ago

Well it's almost 2:1 NPD numbers PS4=215K XBO=115K

GribbleGrunger1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

So ... can we now please stop calling Sony fans delusional when they question the American numbers on VGC. I'll repeat, for the '6TH' month running, they've been right. I do not expect anyone to question the validity of their doubt this month, which, by the way, is once again being overtracked for the XB1 and undertracked for the PS4.

The difference is almost 2:1 with the XB1 being 112k and the PS4 being 'almost double' so my guess would be 210k - 220k

GameNameFame1250d ago

Stop it guys. You guys gonna make georgenoob cry.

morganfell1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Damn Triella, I was off by more than 10K in my prediction. Still a great deal more accurate than vgchartz.

@Why o why,

When you you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth So it has to be money. That's the only reason that fits. Payoff.

GameNameFame1250d ago


PS4 7 million sold to consumers
Xbox One 5 million sold to retailers. Count the fact that 1 million is sitting on shelves. This is number given off by MS themselves in Dec.

that is 7 vs 4 million.

Also, desperate fanboys need to drop the attach rate. Lol. they are near identical. PS4 gives out free games to every months and have F2P games.

NewMonday1250d ago

Axios2 has disappeared as predicted

@Why o why

mods told me they will not

Boody-Bandit1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

I have a feeling Sony will announce they are at or closing in on 9 million sold at E3. Sold to consumer and not sitting on retail shelves. Meanwhile MS will keep spinning their numbers as they did this month with software sales while combining the 360 with the X1. Funny how MS aren't talking about their worst April hardware figures in a decade. I wonder why they dropped Kinect and lowered the price to $399.99. /s

All the while not a word of how they are doing this generation vs Sony in both hardware and software sales. Spin away MS, spin away.

I am a gamer but even I am shocked Infamous (an SP game) has outsold TitanFall (a multiplayer game geared for the xbox crowd) on the X1 for the month of April. Boy I bet EA is dying for a mulligan. It's odd we are not seeing articles talking about how poorly EA miscalculated backing the wrong horse entering this generation.

Than again is it odd or telling?

DragonKnight1250d ago

I'm waiting for MS to post the following types of numbers.

"In the month of April, Xbox One gamers shot down 300 million Titans and parkoured their way atop building 587 million times."

You know, because that's pertinent information we all need to know.

morganfell1250d ago

New Monday - vgchartz is mobbed up. Its the only upside of protection money.

Charybdis1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Microsoft seems to be happy with their software sales but are trying to put spin on xb 1 sales comparing it only the x360 sales in same period of time. With Sony selling twice as many consoles it however is surprising to see the xb1 doing so well. Sony should be selling twice as many games as xb1 if they have same game attachment rate.

Triella1249d ago

Actually PS4 did not sell 215K which was an estimate from a GAF insider, calculated from the revenue figures published by NPD, but 199K.

Darkstares1249d ago

Many of you seem to forget how Sony used to spin the numbers last generation or refused to comment at all. So it's not an uncommon practice. Nintendo does the same thing regarding Wii U sales. I wish Sony would give exact figures for PS4 sales but the good news is it's becoming quite easy to find them for sale.

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Whiskeyjacked871250d ago

@Georgeenoob you are all bass ackwards! Sony alwayd releases milestone figures. Last I can recall from MS was 3.9 million shipped.

Farmassy1250d ago

I don't think infamous outsold titanfall. It outsold titanfall that month.

Titanfall was released March 11th and infamous was released at the end of march. No wonder it won april

medman1250d ago

The excuses roll right off the tongues of these Microslop bozos, don't they? LOLOLOLOLOL!!! Arses kicked, yet again!!!! Beaten soundly in hardware and software, yet again!!! This is getting embarrassing for dat der over son, game over!!!!

Chevalier1249d ago

A multiplayer game that is heavily advertised should not drop of within a month and lose to a single player game. Titanfall should have expected groups of people buying it continually for at least 3-4 months.

kenshiro1001249d ago

Oh c'mon...that's not a very good argument.

Eonjay1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

But Titanfall on Xbox was supposed to have legs.
Where is you know who...
VgChartz failure is complete.

Ck1x1249d ago

Titanfall is currently outselling Infamous SS each week. The sales for that game have dropped way off, even Pokemon X/Y Are Tracking Higher Than Infamous at the moment.

LackTrue4K1250d ago

@ corvusmd & GREENSHIT/georgeenoob


TitanFall got its a55 handed to you/them....

i agree 100% with Lukas_Japonicus

coming here with there crap...

Chevalier1249d ago

Corvusmd has the gall to claim he has a PS4, but, won't list a PSN name. What a joke.

jessupj1250d ago

TITANFALL DOMINA.... o wait...

dale_denton1250d ago

Where's all the bots at? Crying somewhere i guess.

Haki11121249d ago

Maybe playing games? Also before anyone spout some Fanboy shit Look me up Hakirshiro PSN name I have a PS4 and Xbox one Goku Ruk XBL

Ashlen1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )


It's so true.

I really hope people start calling this type of stuff out for what it is.

You can add Metacritic to the list of questionable sites as well. They are cherry picking reviews to give almost every single Xbox One multiplat a 1 to 2 point higher meta score even when the the game has higher frame rates and resolution on PS4.

GribbleGrunger1249d ago

Don't get me started on Metacritic. I've been keeping a close eye on how they distribute reviews between the consoles and it's starting to look a little suspicious. It's gotten a lot worse since Amazon announced they'd be including Metacritic scores with their game sales. Make of that what you will.

Not-A-Cat1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

I only come here for georgenoob comments

Where is truefan1?

dantesparda1250d ago

Or Axios with his constant spamming of "Titanfall still selling" crap.

ovnipc1250d ago

Im guilty for one of does ps4 and infamous ss. Infamous ss great mage finished it in 3 days as an infamous. Being the good guy in that game kind of boring being an infamous way funner.

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Flames761250d ago

PS4 numbers wasnt even posted by the npd.This is the second month in a row they havnt showed the PS4 numbers.The reason is the X1 outsold the PS4 in march and april.As far as second son it sold 1.1 million and titanfall sold 1.7 million.So not sure how infamous is the number 1 selling next gen game?

strickers1250d ago

You really don't know how any of this works, do you?

aceitman1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

@flames sony sold 375,000 in march and ms sold 311,000 and as far as sales wise titanfall didn't sell a million on its own yet that 1.6 million is sold total with bundles and retail copies ms has not stated it has passed a million and has yet to mention what the ratio of the 2 are how many sold with bundles how many sold separate it is rumored that only 900,000 has sold to retail copies infamous has sold on its own not free 1.6 million copies 1.2 to retail and 4 mill on digital. and as far as april it looks like the numbers are out and sony sold a little over 200,000 in us compared to 115,000 x1

KinjoTakemura1250d ago (Edited 1249d ago )

@The reason is the X1 outsold the PS4 in march and April.

You made that up didn't you?

@As far as second son it sold 1.1 million and titanfall sold 1.7 million.So not sure how infamous is the number 1 selling next gen game?

Titanfall is on 3 platforms. Infamous is on one. Titanfall's 1.7 million number is for all platforms.

No_Limit1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Man, those are terrible numbers for XB1. No wonder MS announced the Stand alone bundle 2 days before NPD. I think initially they were going to save that announcement for E3 but with number like 115k, I think they have to announce it ASAP to gain some some excitement for the console. I expect the PS4 to continue to lead in sales every month this year unless Halo 5 make it in November this year.

jnemesh1249d ago

They just announced Halo 5 for "Fall 2015". Why didn't they wait until E3 to announce this? Desperation. They want to give people SOME reason to buy an underpowered console...even if they have to wait 1 1/2 years for it's release!

xer01250d ago

I'm not shouting for a medal or cookie but i bought 3 copies of this game. The other 2 were for some really close friends.

Well deserved!

dantesparda1250d ago

Can I be your friend? Btw, my birthday is coming up buddy. Lol

MasterCornholio1250d ago

Infamous outselling Titanfall is what surprised me the most. The PS4 outselling the Xbox One didn't really surprise me because the Xbox One didn't outsell the PS4 in the month that Titanfall came out. So what game in April would boost Xbox One sales?

Anyways after reading several articles I just realized that VG charts bias towards the Xbox One is a lot worse than I thought.

WilDRangeRrfc1249d ago

Well it shouldn't X1 user base 4 million PS4 nearly 8 Titanfall on X1 has over a million sales on X1 alone so I don't know where you PSN4G fanboys get your logic from,TF over 75 awards and counting highest metacritic next gen game so far,attach rate on X1 is 1 in 3 Infamous 1 in 7 so please enlighten me fanboys how TF flopped and ISS is a success,oh I have both consoles and both games nearly completed ISS on both Karmas then it will be traded,just bought season pass on TF the greatest MP game I have ever played,I will play it til TF2 so which game is better and has most value and replayability??? Jealousy me thinks Titanfall is a gem dealwitit

cfir1249d ago

There are at least 6 games on ps4 with the same or better metacritic score than Titanfall.

Glad you like Titanfall. Personally I got tired of it after a couple of weeks. Never was a big fan of the twitch shooter.

Gamer19821250d ago

But VGchartz said Xbox One has been clearly winning all month!

Kidmyst1249d ago

Sucker Punch deserves it, great game Infamous SS was. Hopefully they walk away with some awards this year.

XiSasukeUchiha1249d ago


Agreed and Congrats Sucker Punch for outselling Titanfall!

nowitzki20041249d ago

Georgenoob really must not have any games to play on his x1 considering he only has 1 bubble but still manages to post more than anyone on n4gs ps4 section.

nosferatuzodd1249d ago

lol I don't usually do this but you sir or an idiot

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majiebeast1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Titanfell, so much hype but no legs. Yet people wonder why EA doesn't want to give any numbers, here is your answer.

DVS-Zev1250d ago

EA must hate themselves right now lol.They decided to back xbox as it turns into a sinking ship and Sony/ubi/acti are all best friends lol

majiebeast1250d ago

Yeah funny to see it backfire.

Bonkerz1250d ago

Umm, Ubi, and activision are multiplat devs so it doesnt matter whose friends with who lol. In the end Titanfall was exclusive to MS and Sony lost an amazing MP title.

iamnsuperman1250d ago

I think EA really needs to take more risks. EA has effectively given Titanfall a false start. They clearly didn't want to pump too much money into it and so looked for exclusivity dealings (Microsoft stepped up and funded a good portion of that game) and by doing this limited the impact Titanfall could have had.

OrangePowerz1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )


I'm sure they expected originally that the Xbox would be the leading console. Many expected that MS have a much better start, until they revealed the console. I don't think that MS paid them enough money for the exclusivity of TF and PvZ to cover the lost sales.


Ubi does have a better track record with Sony given that games are mostly shown at the Sony conference and the extra DLC. Activision is currently playing both sides with CoD stuff for the Xbox and Destiny stuff for the PS.

I played Titanfall, it's extremely overrated. It's a decent and ok MP shooter that got a lot of hype because of who developed it.

Farmassy1250d ago

I honestly don't think its because it was on xbox that it hasn't done as well as expected. I think it is because it wasn't the game everyone thought it would be. I really enjoyed it but it got old fairly quickly. There just wasn't enough content to make me play it more than a couple of weeks.

Insanely fun but gets old fast

hellzsupernova1250d ago

I am enjoying it to be honest. EA have done some very bad things for us the consumer and I refuse to buy there games now.

BG115791250d ago

It's well served for EA. They made really a bad choice with that one.

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TheNotoriousNiceGuy1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Is you still playing infamous ?

Bruce_Wayne1250d ago

Yeah, got to get past evil story and platinum it. School keeps me busy, you know?