After getting confirmation from Microsoft that Xbox One was the top-selling console in April, NPD released its full report.
Why do these kinds of NPD numbers even matter?
Because fanboys like to think that their purchase is more justified if sells more than the other.
Some fanboys think NPD = world.
Erm you mean MS not Sony..Sony have outsold MS worldwide since launch no need to pretend the NPD is the world unlike MS has been doing.
the odd thing from the US sales is that COD AW is still on top 10...are they serious ? this garbage series will never stop as long as we are blind consumers
there was a deal at Gamestop and Best Buy where if you traded in any 250 gig Xbox 360 slim that you received $100 credit if you applied it was the purchase of an Xbox 1 essentially making a console only $250. the difference was only 13K though.
It's those bundles. First time we saw X1 drop to $300 in some promotion. PS4 still winning 2:1 overall though.
In April, you could get an Xbox One for as low as $175 with a XB360 trade-in. Gamestop and Best Buy pushed the Xbox One hard with those deals in April: http://www.gamespot.com/art... "As always, it's a good idea to call your local Best Buy before heading out. Best Buy's Xbox One trade-in deal is valid now through May 2, and is good in-store only. GameStop offered a similar deal earlier in the month, where shoppers could receive a $125 credit toward the purchase of a new Xbox One, meaning they could get the system for just $225. But this deal ended just last weekend."
you're exactly right. according to the actual number is the difference between Xbox one and ps4 sales is only 13,000. and that difference is made up in Japan one week alone.
I don't know why they matter, but a large group believed Xbox would maybe win one month this year.....this can't be that month they were talking about could it?
You all do know that the reason Xbox One won for the month of April was because everyone wanting a PS4 pre ordered the exclusive Batman PS4. June is going to see a huge sales jump for PS4. They Might have announced the exclusive Batman console to soon. On the other hand it probably wasn't announced soon enough for people who are into Batman, the game, and PS4.
They don't worldwide numbers do however we cannot get true worldwide numbers so we can either rely on estimated numbers from vgchartz or actual numbers from just the US. There is no alternative.. the numbers also show what games sell most on what console and the only games that have sold most on Xbox One are Battlefield, NBA and COD. Apart from NBA which is a surprise the other 2 tell us a lot we need to know about the console and its audience still MS cannot shake the shooter audience.
Not sure why gamers really care. Sales talk have matter since the PS4 has been outselling WiiU and XB1. Funny last gen no one cared, even funnier no one cared about resolution either. I am going to say that it feels as if the best time to be a gamer was last generation when Games mattered and not pixels or Sales.
A well said bubble for you. I agree completely.
That's a load of crap, Xbox fanboys constantly bragged that Xbox games looked better and the Xbox 360 was selling better last gen. Biggest bunch hypocrites and liers on earth. Sells don't matter when your in second place by a huge margin.
Any one can explain what caused this +60% spike in sales? Did they lower the price or offer free games, because except for BloodBorne there was not one AAA game out there worth purchasing a console for and that wont change until Q4 2015.
NPD= world wide sales for xboxbox fanboys yet most other gamers know that world wide sales is what matters more. that is the sole reason ps3 caught xbox360. so if MS wants to actualkly catch sony/ps4 than they have to sell a lot more world wide 187k sold for xbox one 174k sold for ps4 that's a difference of 13k, does anyone actually think these numbers will matter when world wide ps4 will outsell xbox one by a huge margin again? ps4 has outsold xbox one every month since launch in world wide sales batman exclusive marketting mgs exclusive marketting no man sky exclusive on consoles and if rumor is true of COD having exclusive marketing with ps4 now, if this happens than forget about
Why do you care so much? Who cares if a console sells well in a unknown country? Does it matter? I love the ZO6 Corvette and Shelby Ford Mustang but because it sells horrible in Japan and Germany does it mean there bad cars? Grow up , play the games you like not what others like.
Oh grow up. I care because I want Sony to do better because I grew up with Playstation. You act like only I am the only person in the world who cares about sales Yes gamers care Sales do matter because the console that sells better will get better supper so sales matter
Hold up, I asked a question and I get disagrees? What kind of sillyness is this? A question is not an opinion folks...wow man!
What a weird month. 3 of the top 4 titles sold most of PS4, yet Xbox One sells more hardware.
ones an exclusive , but yes i get your point . i guess money has to go somewhere either games or hardware but not both . @Transistor lol you got me there , it does seem to be the opposite when sony wins the month , then games sell better on xb1 . weird .
Yep, the show is a PlayStation game only. But, it still sold more on PS4.
I think trade-in deals helped.
Sweet deal there! MS loses so much for not doing the same in Europe. OT: Good to know the software keeps selling, that's the best news of all.
Ya, GameStop was having a pretty sweet trade in program, trade in a PS3 or 360 for 175$ towards an X1, I went ahead and jumped on it myself. I'm guessing a lot of people did the same.
XBO will have major games releasing soon, maybe that's what cause the little push in sales, that and those sale specials. Maybe some PS4 owners that are also buying XBO to go with their console.
was that available in april seems like it only started a few weeks ago
Hard to call one month a trend or anything, but I can see more and more people buying XB1 when the games are there that people want, and they are coming. I think many people who bought PS4 first will also buy XB1 when the time is right. Too many people are multi-console gamers to ignore this possibility.
Transistor your message comes off as if you are little disappointed. Xbox one did great due to having a string of solid releases Ori and the blind forest, Dungeons and dragon Never winter which mind you have 1.6 million users playing on Xbox one, Forza presents fast and the furious, State of Decay and last but not least gamers are enjoying EA access and a ton of positive news on Indies games including Shovel night with Battletoads. Xbox is showing that it is a fantastic gaming system with excellent optional features.
Transistor, stop with the damage control. Overall, you do know there is still a bit more PS4 hardware in America than the Xbox one right? So why is it so hard for you to understand why it sold more third party ports than the XB1 even when XB1 sold more hardware in April? Logic man.
You guys are honestly a little creepy. Usually there is some correlation between the top multiplatform titles and the top selling hardware. It's just weird. It's no deeper than that. And posting the numbers the consoles did in the NPD thread is wrong? You guys say some weird things.
On GAF they said there was a PS4 shortage but I dont know if it was true. Then there's the theory about people waiting for the Batman bundle as well. I guess we will have to wait to find out if that's true. Anyways they said the difference in sales was minor between the two. Nevertheless Microsoft deserves some credit. Edit: They claim the difference is 10k between the two BTW. Take that with a grain of salt.
So now there is a shortage? Man will you butthurt Sony fanboys say anything to defend a piece of plastic? Pathetic.
With a $350 price tag, Microsoft's Xbox One is an affordable addition to the household. It serves perfectly as a companion console any of the other two consoles and is a great primary console as well. Dark Sniper personally believes that Killer Instinct is a phenomenal fighting game that deserves praise for being the classic that it was 20 years ago. Regardless of your preference, the Xbox One Home Entertainment Computer is a steal for the price they're asking. Dark Sniper would like to thank Microsoft for making it easy gamers to jump into the next generation. Hopefully the competitors will follow suit with their price tag. $niper
jesus, dude... get a life
bubs for going 3rd person on us
People who know DarkSniper, know that DarkSniper likes to speak in 3rd person. It's how DarkSniper rolls.
Wassup DarkSniper! I wish you would post more. I like that whole third person thing you do. brings a little humour to these threads that often get a bit hostile on all sides. Please post more! Im being dead serious! Im voting to bubble you up. I think you see said hostilities and like to lighten the mood. If more people did that on here, N4G might actually be a fun place to visit. @zpoc...chill bro..it aint that serious. Moldiver also approves of darksnipers, humorous, non fanboy approach to N4G. third person shenanigans and all. Beats the same old lame old fanboy mud slinging.
Wow the last time i saw a DarkSniper comment had to be around 2009-10. Funny enough was thinking about a lot of the older commenters that are not around on N4G anymore.
I like your post but pls stop talking about yourself in the third person its weird WilDRangeRfc would never do that,WilDRangeRfc thinks that its strange to do so,wait a sec oops!!!
Moldiver thinks WildRangeRfc, enjoyed that more than he wants to admit. ;)
DarkSniper wasn't you a Sony fanboy when Ps3 released?
Wow,i'm surprised by this. Sate of Decay was the only title released recently and somehow MS still sold more hardware? Congrats, Cant wait to see what they've got planned for Xbox fans at E3..They also better start preparing some amazing Halo 5, Tomb Raider and Forza 6 bundles for the holidays in addition to that they could throw in Ori for free..
I'm pretty sure it has something to do with a lot of the Halo 5 advertising. I see it the CGI hunt the truth trailer pretty frequently. And the fact that they show the MCC bundle at the end of the commercial with "$350" entices a lot of people to go out and buy it. E3 isn't that unpredictable though, especially in light of the leak of Gears. Halo gameplay, Gears gameplay, Forza gameplay as the top attractions for the event are easily known to be there. I'm sure it'll be very similar to last year in that regards. But different in terms of an official price drop and games that haven't gotten much gameplay yet I'm sure will be nice surprises.
They're introducing some new ip's too
I am sure it is down to the offers about. Microsoft have slashed the price since launch and retailer have been do some crazy offers.
and maybe Gears remaster
This is so bizarre. I dont get it. I feel like you feel when you havent slept for 40 hours and everything seems surreal and a bit weird, like Ive been disjointed from my timezone. Congrats to MS I guess. I still dont know what they did but congrats none the less. I need a Redbull.
I have to say, you have a pretty strong reaction to sales numbers Consult a doctor immediatly. I lost my friend to caring about sales.
Imagine if Wii U won one month.
@Bathyj I'm just messing with you, man. But Xbone winning by 13k is no big deal, they sell pretty close in the US. @Metallox Imagine if pigs could fly
@ Metallox If that happened, everyone who has not bought a Wii U would either downplay it or entirely ignore it.XD
Its not going to effect my day at all, I just find it very strange, like if I saw a seagull flying backwards or a pig driving a car. I would still go on with my life as usual but certainly its worthy of comment is it not?
Please go see a doctor if sales affect that much.
Youre hilarious. You researched my comment history (I dont know how far you had to go back to see me really trolling Xbox cos I gave up looking after 3 pages) and burnt 50% of your bubbles to reply to me, claiming Im hurt, yet demonstrating the opposite was true. I think you care about it more than me. I just found it weird and worth mentioning, like everyone else in here, or in the other article with 140 comments.
@Bathyj based on your comment history I can tell your hurt that your console of choice didn't win so that you can go on your bias and agenda spree. Either way accept it gamers also love Xbox and that not going to change.
I've seen comments from this guy as far back as 2008 and I don't think I've ever seen anything positive about MS from him
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. If you don't agree with Bathyj, by all means add something to the conversation that counters his point. I'm honestly surprised by the NPD results too. Microsoft has been consistently outsold monthly with the exception of the Holidays when they are much more aggressive with sales.
Nice momentum for MS to carry over to E3.. Hmm who would of thought MS was gonna outsell the PS4 in April when it has literally not AAA out.. Good Job MS.
Wow, I did not expect this to happen until at earliest September. Congrats to Microsoft, and remember people, competition is good for all of us.
Please. *edit* elaborating: This news is baseless. Can this site please check itself? 0 mention of bloodborne, I mean--are they serious? More people got the boarderlands remake according to their imagination lmao. I mean... please. Come on. PLEASE.
NPD is the only trusted source for US console and console software sales. They are just using NPD information. As for Bloodbourne, it shipped in the last full week of March so most of its sales were there.
So what's your deal? Its baseless because a game you like didn't sell as much as a popular remaster? Where to begin... Lol
I believe they did say that if the top 10 software results were based on individual sku rather than title, then Bloodborne would have made it into the top 10.
@tekksin Not baseless at all remember there was another excellent dungeon crawler that came on Xbox One and PS4 called Dark Souls, exactly a week after, which did very well for being a remaster giving bloodbourne no room to breath. Kind of crazy that Sony decided to put there New IP in a time frame so close to an established title.
Some people need to get out more often by the look at some reactions. MS outsold ps4, great news now let's move on to the next thing
Sony sleeping at the wheel leaves the door wide open for MS. Things will probably continue based on the lack of games coming from Sony.
I completely disagree. Sony has not made any changes to its strategy through this generation so far. They have stayed with price, they have a large base of Indie games and have delivered first party games as Sony always does. What is different is MS' changes... Focusing back to the gaming community, listening, evolving the game console OS, Windows 10 integration, and a solid dose of games since September of last year with MS also showing off a lot of content for holiday 2015 already. It isn't that Sony is sleeping, it is MS finally figuring out what it takes to compete with Sony.