GamesBeat reports: PS4 outsold Xbox One in January, but the Xbox One actually sold more software.
Dying Light? Wow.
Yeah congratulations to them,some media outlets were trying to push the idea that there's already to many Zombie games and that we're bored of them. I guess not... Maybe the lack of new releases gave it a good push. I guess some folks were starving to play a new game. I'll definitely pick up this game for the online coop, it looks fun.
PS4 outselling the xone should not surprise anyone, MS made a big push over Christmas, but it was never going to last, normal service has been resumed and with the line up of games the PS4 has this year starting with the Order, you can only see the PS4 going from strength to strength.
Congrats to Sony on the PS4's continued worldwide success. 2015 is already off to an even stronger start for the PS4 with The Order 1886, Bloodborne and MLB15 The Show (10 Year Anniversary Edition). I look forward to many more great years ahead with the PlayStation brand.
The Order FF Type 0 Bloodborne Gonna be hard to reverse the curve in the upcoming months.
M$ was only winning one small battle with NPD, the ps4 was winning the war with worldwide, now the ps4 is even winning the NPD, xone is getting beaten by a huge margin!
PS4 outselling xbox one even though the price didn't return to normal?? Thats seriously going to hurt MS they kept the price cut to desperately stay on top of PS4.
Dying Light is an amazing game. The story had some minor hiccups but the gameplay is superb. Techland has definitely won me over.
Who cares if ps4 sells more besides Ms, Sony and ps4 fanboys? Devs don't make money on hardware sales. Software sales is were the money is for them. Good job xbox gamers.. Good job sony on making more money. Sony domination is making Ms a better company.
really no surprise here the ps4 is a better piece of hardware with better games, better resolution and is a better purchase for the future as well. xbox one has played most of its cards and when "call of halo 5:the search for innovation" comes out and offers nothing new and innovative it will truly show that xbox one offers nothing new and exciting to the gaming industry and will continue to lose market share to sony's ps4. time for another price drop to boost sales!
^ Name me something speficially that has been exciting from PS4 so far?! All it has been is resolution and sells talk. There hasn't been a exclusive yet from Sony camp that has been exciting, only multiplats so far. Last PS4 exclusive with Little Big planet has gone completely under the radar unfortunately. Sony couldn't even afford to market that right. Driveclub although a great looking game, has been a dud so far. So what exactly does this subjective anticipation of yours come from? If anything Microsoft has brought a variety of exclusive games, new IPs and sold very well given the console sells for it. If anything there is more strong anticipation and interest in their new IPs soon to be revealed. Only game so far of interest to me personally and I might buy a PS4 just for it, is Bloodborne. Also did we all just forget that XOne sold more software?! That's a real revenue stream and kinda worrying that even with less consoles sold compared to PS4 it still outsold in softwares? I wonder who the true gamers are. ;D @GribbleGrunger Console manufactures sees more revenue streams from software royalites overtime then they do consoles sells. Not putting down any consoles sells, it's just very surprising that this trend continues even into this gen as it was last gen where Xbox owners always bought more softwares than PS owners. Just any observation I've noticed overtime. Xbox owners not real gamers?! I think not.
Devs don't make money on hardware? So they make just as much money from 1m consoles as they would 10m consoles? Are you sure about that?
@ kal Sales. And neither company has done much interms of exclusives. MS had a lot of 3rd party exclusives like titanfall which will move to the ps4. For 2015, the games sony has shown are much more anticipated than the ms exclusives. The same thing happened last gen.
@NuggetsOfGod "Devs don't make money on hardware sales. Software sales is were the money is for them" lol, that has to be the most myopic drivel I've heard in a great while. WHAT DO YOU THINK SOFTWARE RUNS ON? MAGIC POCKETS OF AIR UNDER PEOPLE'S TELEVISIONS!?!
To be honest, dying light surprised me in a great way !! I actually enjoyed the game a lot.
Yeah I was surprised too. I even held off buying it until checking the review on steam. Last time I checked, people gave it a 9/10.
Dying light is what dead island should have been. I've been playing this game for the PC and have been really enjoying it. Little to no glitches too.
glitches are EVERYWHERE. Usually they're not game-breaking, but I have definitely been ejected out of the map twice, had weird, unexplainable shit happen all the time like cut off a head, 2 heads fall off, etc. Edit: Still the best zombie game ive ever played.
I wish they had Motorcycles or 4-wheeler in dying light. Other then that i'm very happy with the game.
Congrats to Sony congrats to MS, for software sales too Overall it's back to noRmal. Ps4 will dominate in 2015. Sony is the reason MS had to make so many changes after major Nelson said it's not like we can turn a switch On DRM,always online and no used games So even if you are a xbox fan, you need to appreciate sony, if it wasn't for them we would be stuck with MS and their stupid policies. And please don't reply with one bubble saying you wanted the original version of Xbox one with DRM because for you that meant the future in gaming even though it was on a weaker console. Just stop it Congrats Sony Again The order 1886 MLB the show blood borne uncharted 4 no man sky Among many others so MS has to work extra hard to win few months in 2015. Also Sony winning means one this black Friday we will get even better deals with like 4 games or more with consoles lol. Competition means great for consumers If it wasn't for Phil spencer actually looking at his competition and seeing what consumers Want xboxone would be dead last
mgith of bumoed sales up alot more if they hadnt shafted everyone outside of USA
Not surprising Amazon is as reliable as ever in who wins. http://www.amazon.com/gp/be... Dying light is not surprising it the only really big release for the month iirc. PS4 is likely back to it's streak if amazon is any indication http://www.amazon.com/gp/be...
Amazon has been nearly 100% accurate for NPD this generation. It's only fault being December 2013(but that was due to stock issues). February NPD is looking much the same even with XB1 sticking to 349$ for the whole month. That is until The Order 1886 makes its debut, further accelerating PS4's momentum. Seems like we are in for another multi-month sweep for the PS4. XB1's next chance will come in October/November with Halo/CoD/TR XB1 bundles or a slim model at E3. 3DS may actually have a shot in March when LoZ, MH and the New 3DS release.
Theres no Xbox one slim version coming this year because Microsoft haves 20 MILLION Xbox one stored and ready to ship to stores still,this was confirmed directly by AMD when they released the nº. The only way Xboxone outsell the Ps4 in the future is going to be in the month some exclusive great game comes out most likely,or losing even more money droping the price even more.The PS4 will be very hard to beat during this entire generation,it haves also great exclusives and the multiplatform games run and look better on it,if one had to chose just one machine the PS4 will be the pick for 80% of the gamers.
WOW Xbox was the best selling version 6 out of the 10 games X1, 5 out of the 10 Well done
You forgot to congratulate Sony as well for their achievement. Well done to both of them. :)
I wish success to both SONY and MS I'm a gamer and own both consoles and my son has a Wii U.. Enjoy the games of your choice..
Why is this such a surprise? Are we forgetting the massive surge and increase of people who bought Xbone's over the holiday season? Those guys are gonna need games to play on their bones lol.
Apparently the X1 is not that far behind the PS4 in the US after the holidays. Plus the fact that there were a lot of X1 new owners during the holidays. I am not surprised that they are going on a shopping spree for games to catch up for lost time.
Apparently the X1 is not that far behind the PS4 in the US after the holidays. Unlikely. Ps4 has won a lot of npds since release. Xbox came back for the past couple of months but not enough to be close.
Yet its 10 million behind worldwide USA = NOT the world
/\/\ I would not be surprised if the PS4 is 11 million ahead right now globally. I think going into the holidays 2014 the PS4 was ahead just north of 1 million in NA from figures that were floating around. While the PS4 was wining most months in NA in 2013 and 2014. The wining margins where about 200-250k per month. As such the gap in software sales would not be that big as a lot of people seem to think it should be which I find odd. @calis. The figures I saw was less than a million. It is the reason why MS was pushing hard out in NA last holiday season because it was the only place they knew they have a chance of wining those few months.
Good job SONY!!! Proud to be on a winners side
You're going on like you've just won a world war, go and have a shower or summet, cool off.
let me guess. you prefer xbox
It's nice to be a part of a great gaming community. With a company and a console that have been doing right by gamers since they presented the PS4. Were like a big family of gamers. We are Playstation Nation! Game on!
If MS released "XBOX BUTT-HURT" soothing cream they would sell over 18.5 million tubes in a single day not 15 months.
Wow! we all win if they both have success grow up dude this is not grade school. People like you give gaming a black eye.
Why can't they be excited for one particular brand? That gives passion and fun to the community. I love rivalries and it's nothing new to gaming.
Winners of what??
Your not!!! I have both,played a little Forza Horizon 2 then hopped on TLOUR MP all afternoon then a quick hour on Sunset Overdrive,gonna stick on Halo MCC for a few matches then some Driveclub,what about you???
Seems like things are back to normal. I wonder how many systems The Order will sell?
Yep normal. The holiday craze is over and now we are back to previous sales trends.
I have been wondering...lets say for a moment Sony withheld a large portion of ps4 shipments for a month and suddenly announces a 15 day only $50-70 sale on the ps4 the day Bloodborne is released and with The order already available. What would happen then? Its an interesting theory...
I bet you it's not even 1/8th of that install base. Seems lots of people own PS4, but aren't buying much for it. Casual Console Confirmed
All you need to do is look at Ps4 software sales to know that that is definitely not the case.
@BiggerBoss EXACTLY…PS4 has 18.5M units with 81.8M PS4 games sold…That makes an attach rate of 4.4 games sold per PS4 @WeirdShroom "Seems lots of people own PS4, but aren't buying much for it." PS4 has a 4.4 attach rate, what is Xbox One's attach rate?
@WeirdShroom It seems you have taken one too many Shrooms! Has anyone ever told you to say no to drugs?
@stuna1 you never, ever, ever say no to shrooms man. best high in the world :)
Wait for Bloodborne, that's a real console seller
I could be wrong here, but isn't Bloodborne for a selective dark souls audience? I have zero negativity towards it, genuine question here. I can't wait to see how good and interesting it is. Oh and do you guys reckon there'll be limited edition Bloodborne themed PS4's? That shyte would be so dope!
For me a Bloodbone, Dark Souls 2 and possibly an RPG like the Witcher 3 and/or Dragon Age - Inquisition would definitely tempt me since I don't have a PS4 yet. From personal experience the Souls games and now Bloodborne are not for the casual gamer. These games fall into the Action/Adventure RPG category with a "Hack and Slash" sub category and would only be popular with gamers who like those categories coupled with the fact that these games are unashamedly difficult but fair. The reason I don't have a PS4 yet is that none of the games to date are compelling enough for me to make the purchase. In addition I still have allot of PS3 games I have yet to finish.
Amazon really has this NPD stuff in the bag. I can't remeber a time where a console was at the top on Amazon and didn't win NPD. Congrats to the PS4 let the streak part 2 begin. Happy to see that Dying Light did well. It really is a great game to me. In addition I'm impressed with the software sales from Xbox. They took a lot of the big hitters home. Nice!
Amazon has been right on the sales order every single month this gen. The only thing we don't get from the Amazon charts is the size of the gap. So it will be PS4 again this month and I see nothing anytime soon that will change that short of the XB1 getting down to $299.
Nice congrats Sony.Cant wait for the conference tomorrow. @DUDEBRO http://www.hardcoregamer.co...
Sony has a conference tomorrow?
It's more like an event. Most are speculating that they will go into detail about Playstation Vue and maybe something about Vita
It's not even meant to be public info and it's for their MVP people. Nothing worthwhile or exciting will come from it for everyone else.
Are they streaming that?
the X1 had a record january so that means more than 140k sold, nothing big this month and had those 13 days at it's higher price... wonder when they'll just say the 350 is it's permanent price... dying light must have done over 300k i think fair play to sony though, top spot again wonder if they'll do the full 12 months this year software and hardware numbers aren't exactly thrilling to see though
"wonder when they'll just say the 350 is it's permanent price" - It basically is for now because there is no end date for the current so called "promotion".
I think $350 is the standard price as is the Kinect bundle at $450. Notice on the commercials on Evolve, it say "now $350" vice the Holiday promotion of "for a limited time".
Even after the "promotional" price reduction?
Anybody have numbers? Much more interested in Xone vs 360. Xone isn't going to pass PS4 globally ever, so these reports are really just a chance for anti MSFT trolls to her each other. What matters is if Xone continues to outsell 360. Also want to see WiiU numbers vs 3DS.
Nice goalpost shift....quite slick I must say Outselling the 360 is definitely important but please don't act like you were in the holiday npd articles, when the x1 went ahead, saying the same thing. Your back must be aching.
You can't be serious...
It shows how pathetic xbox fanboys really are. I mean compare xbox one with 360, really? lol
Expected. The price drop card was only going to make the bone appealing for so long before it became undesirable again.