April 2018 NPD: PlayStation 4 outsold Switch, Xbox One

Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to outsell the competition in a healthy console market, according to industry-tracking data firm The NPD Group.

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Nyxus203d ago

“PlayStation 4 generated the highest April unit sales for a console since Nintendo Wii in April 2009, and the highest April dollar sales for a console since Nintendo Wii in April 2008.”


darthv72203d ago

Damn indeed. People waited a long time to play Kratos and it was well worth the wait. "It turns out that people were way into checking out Kratos’s latest adventure."

JaguarEvolved203d ago

Domination. Well deserved because PlayStation is the best gaming console. While PlayStation has new games and announced games the other console gaming companies have no games but pure rumours. It's almost the 6th month of the year but the switch has game drought and Nintendo released cardboard for the fans to buy.

sonarus203d ago

Yea god of war is probably best ps4 game I have played till date.

hulk_bash1987203d ago

Congrats to Sony and Santa Monica Studios for an amazing month. GOW is a great game, near perfect IMO, and deserves all the sales it gets and more.

butchertroll203d ago

MLB has always a steady performance for years now. Huge drop for Sea Of Thieves. It's hilarious to see Yakuza 6 ( digital aren't included, only retail ) over Sea Of Thieves ( with digital ).

The Wood203d ago (Edited 203d ago )

I dunno. . . . this word called 'impact' keeps popping up in the back of my mind. . .closely followed by the term 'out of touch'. . . .can somebody help me

UltraNova203d ago

These numbers are at console launch window levels. This is crazy...right when you thought sales would give in during the console's 5th year. It goes to show how important quality games are to a system, no matter its age.

Constant quality support is King, period.

rainslacker202d ago

That's what you call impact.

nitus10202d ago

I have not played GoW (Kratos) "yet" which is on my to-do list.

The issue I find (ie. first world problems 😎) is that I have too many full games and having a PS+ account only exacerbates the problem. Surprisingly I have not spent all that much on games.

Oh well back to Dark Souls II (yes I know it's "Dudes in armor" but it is still great fun) but I haven't played DS III, Horizon Zero Dawn or NiOH yet.

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majiebeast203d ago

It did 326K switch did 171K and Xb1 did 131K meaning that PS4 outsold both combined and almost doubled switch sales in its 5th year!

Bathyj203d ago

Not too sound like a jerk, but what are 131k people doing buying an Xbox. I mean if you were buying a new console the month GoW released would it be an Xbox? Are they all PlayStation owners? I don't get it.

darthv72203d ago

@bathy... perhaps thats what it is. I mean if someone already has a ps4 and maybe a switch and they are itching to buy into another platform then.....

In other reports it has been saying xbo is increasing yoy while ps4 decreases yoy. Who knows.

SuperSonic91203d ago (Edited 203d ago )

@ majie

Beast Mode!!!!!

PS4 is on Spartan Rage Mode!

PS4 exclusive are system sellers indeed not just 3rd party games like COD or GTA.

PS4 may be 4 years old but its not "slow and old" , Baldur.

JackBNimble203d ago

Perhaps not everyone wants a ps4 or GoW... I haven't picked up GoW yet.

Razzer203d ago

"In other reports it has been saying xbo is increasing yoy while ps4 decreases yoy. Who knows."

What reports? Link.

And how is PS4 decreasing YOY when they just had their best month of April for any console since 2009?

DJ_Professor_K202d ago

Thats crazy this far in it’s life cycle you can’t go wrong picking up a PlayStation it’s a safe investment for entertainment game companies usually drop the ball in the next generation it would be nice if they kept making the right decisions when they bring the ps5 to the table

Aura7541202d ago


The PS4 is actually up YOY in the US so far thanks to God of War. It will likely drop down below a few months later because last June, Sony released the gold and silver PS4's that sold quite a bit. However, Spiderman will be the biggest September release the PS4 has had since Destiny 1 in September 2014. And Red Dead Redemption will arrive in October.

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TheProblem203d ago (Edited 203d ago )

PS4 sold more than Double Xbone in it's strongest territory. World wide sales for April could have been more than 5 to 1

S2Killinit203d ago (Edited 203d ago )

Yup, also I think at this point we should stop refering to the U.S. as xbox’s strongest territory. It implies that its their territory and clearly the U.S. is more Playstation territory than xbox’s at this point.

Dragonscale203d ago

@S2, even though its getting beat in the US, xbone still sells the most consoles there so its still xbones strongest territory even though its technically PS4 country at the present.

SuperSonic91202d ago

I can see no version of this where the Xbox One or the Switch can come out on top.

Not this year when you have God of War

No bloody way.

Spenok203d ago

Wow, that's ridiculously impressive.

CaptainObvious878203d ago (Edited 203d ago )

I wonder how many of those sales were disgruntled xbone owners that finally had enough of Phil's and MS's empty promises?

ILostMyMind203d ago

An XB owner never has enough of empty promises. It always fits one more (Crackdown 3).

SuperSonic91202d ago

So single player games don't make money anymore, eh?
What a load of bullocks!

showtimefolks203d ago

So much for ps4 slowing down. I think this would be the biggest tear hardware wise for ps4

God of war
Black ops 4 marketing
Destiny 2 expansion
RDR2 exclusive marketing with an exclusive limited edition console most likely

I think Sony is underestimating what ps4 is capable of achieving in 2018. And take into affect ps4 might be under $179 around holiday season

Muzikguy202d ago

When and if the system gets that low I’m buying a Pro.

Shakengandulf202d ago

@muzikguy.. i bought one with gow, absolutely love it..
Even supersampled to a 1080p tv look incredible.

outsider1624203d ago (Edited 203d ago )

Watch as Spiderman does the same. Damn, Sony are killing it. Quality exclusives after quality exclusives. Detroit releasing this week, Spiderman this September. Really hoping for Days Gone to be a success too.

At this rate, Ps4 sales will reach 100 mill by the end of 2019.

Relientk77202d ago

Crushing those sales BOY!

Muzikguy202d ago

I wonder if this means they dominated in hours logged into multiplayer, shots fired, and all those other made up measurements of achievement that MS has been using.

RAM0N 202d ago

Complete total domination.

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UCForce203d ago

Wow, that’s just amazing.

SuperSonic91203d ago

Kratos telling Phil Spencer where to stick it!

UltraNova203d ago

Kratos to Spencer:

K: Boy!!!
S: Yes Sir?
K: Watch and learn, boyyy!
D: But but I have gas(s) dad...

ILostMyMind203d ago

"Are you a blind? Exclusives don't sell consoles!!!!!! 😤😤"


Muzikguy202d ago

Especially single player games 😂

rpvenom202d ago

I'm curious to know how many people from xbox finally made the jump to PS4 because of this game.. I have to imagine it was a healthy number. Because let's be real.. you can't call yourself a "gamer" if you aren't playing the best games on the market.

IamTylerDurden1203d ago (Edited 203d ago )

PS4 is cementing its place in history month by month as one of the greatest consoles of all-time. The exclusives were already great, but God of War took it to another level. Now Detroit is getting positive buzz and Spiderman is likely to be great. With heavy hitters like TLoU 2, Days Gone, Tsushima, and Death Stranding slated for the end of the generation the PS4 should finish very strong.

Tobse203d ago

Meanwhile ps1 had more great exclusives in one year than all consoles this gen

letsa_go203d ago

What kind of argument is that? Go play PS1 then, no one is stopping you!

Dragonscale203d ago

Stawman argument. Completely different landscape 20 years ago lol.

UCForce203d ago (Edited 203d ago )

What an awkward statement !

Muzikguy202d ago

Huh? I enjoy so many games on PS1 but this comment doesn’t make much sense. Go play that system then if you want. Or, create some games for the current generation. 🙄

Tobse202d ago

"go play ps1" hell yeah I do, got 550 games already. Just look at 1997 alone

Bushwick202d ago

Those were the days, Im still seeing games for that system that ive never even heard of. A lot of good games werent released in North America either.

Deep-throat202d ago

Quality games, too, not cinematic walking sims. PS1 and PS2 were beast.

Razzer202d ago

lol....I love it when deep-throat starts whining. Right on cue.

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UCForce203d ago

And who said God Of War isn’t special ? Well, people are wrong.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI203d ago

There's a lot of revisionist history going on with god of war in games media. The series always had good storytelling, kratos has always been compelling, the games have always been critically acclaimed and they've always sold well.

JackBNimble203d ago

People are wrong?
No, tastes in games are subjective, that doesn't make people wrong.
But it sure makes you sound arrogant.

UCForce203d ago

Well, people said God Of War was the Last of Us clone which isn’t.

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JackBNimble203d ago

I think most of you intentionally miss the point.
You PSfanboys have this mob mentality that is quite sickening.

The point is that gaming is subjective... Get it?

Ps4 is the only console I own, but there is no way in hell I'm going to follow this PlayStation crowd. You're all a bunch of sheep...

AspiringProGenji203d ago (Edited 203d ago )

You missed his point too mister cool

I_am_Batman203d ago

Your taste in video games is subjective but that doesn't mean that the quality of a game can be accurately judged on a purely subjective level. That's why an understanding of video game design is important to write a competent review.

letsa_go203d ago

Kinda looks like you're wrong there, buddy!

Dragonscale203d ago (Edited 203d ago )

@jack, just because you hate gow doesn't mean its not a great game. And the people who bought gow aren't sheep, its because gow is a great game. The only fanboys round here with a mob mentality are the fanatx who constantly prove this by sucking up whatever mediocrity xbox offers and then praising them for it, which is the reason xbox is bereft of great exclusives like gow. So you have a PS4 but refuse to play gow because of 'taste' is fair enough, but to then rant about and insult the people who did buy it shows how salty you really are and that you probably don't really own a PS4 at all tbh. Because If you do then why the salt?

Razzer203d ago

"The point is that gaming is subjective... Get it? "

Sales figures are not subjective. Get it?

UCForce203d ago

I know it’s subjective, but God Of War surpassed people expectations and sold 3.1 millions units in 3 days. More importantly, the game did something that few games succeeds. It’s reinvent and God Of War just did that.

Muzikguy202d ago

Yes they are wrong. You’re proving it again. Tastes are subjective sure. That’s true. Calling people that all agree on the same thing sheep just because is sad though. That’s a term that gets thrown around too much. Makes you sound like the sheep

KickSpinFilter202d ago

Look I don't like Halo at all, but I know it's a very good game. While "Xberts" call Uncharted or whatever PS4 game shit. That's the difference between taste and arrogance.

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Muzikguy202d ago

They are. It’s been happening a lot lately. Not just in games either.