NPD Group: PS4 Outsells Xbox One During March 2017 While Switch Takes Top Spot

GameRevolution: "First, it was confirmed that the PS4 outsold the Xbox One during the month of March. This marks the fifth month in a row that PS4 has led the Xbox One in sales within the territory. The last victory for Microsoft was last October, which was attributed to both strong first-party software as well as the recent release of the Xbox One S.

However, the top-selling gaming brand was Nintendo with its newly released Switch. The console is confirmed to have sold more than 500,000 units in North America alone during its first week on the market, and had more to show for it in subsequent weeks with speculated total sales during the month being around one million. Demand has outpaced both expectation and supply at a level that surpasses the record-selling Wii during the same length of time post-launch."

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PhoenixUp2363d ago

Wasn't surprising NS would come out #1 in March. It'll be interesting to see who wins in April NPD though

lelo2play2363d ago

Yep, Switch is first, PS4 second and X1 third. Everybody expected this.
Interesting to see the next few months. Will Switch keep it's pace? What impact will Scorpio have, if any impact at all? Will the PS4 continue to dominate?

uptownsoul2363d ago (Edited 2363d ago )

Congrats to Nintendo on their new hardware release. And of course PS4 was going to be in 2nd what with all the excellent games in late-Feb and all of March...Xbox will probably stay in 3rd until at least the holidays

GtR35olution2363d ago

PlayStation nation as usual. Switch will be way down next time and in its third month will most likely be in last place with sales.

davand1142363d ago (Edited 2363d ago )

The people who are expecting the scorpio to make a big splash need to step back and reevaluate the situation. The Scorpio is ms' version of he ps4 pro. The console that is going to be ms main seller is going to continue to be the x1s. The scorpio is going to mostly be for the die hard xbox fan that will upgrade for the sake of upgrading. There isn't going to be enough of a reason for people to buy the scorpio over the x1s or to get a scorpio if they already have it. The ps4 and the switch are going to be strong throughout the year with a big boost during the holidays with the big first party title releases.

Nu2363d ago

" Find out on the next episode of N4G Z...

JBaby3432363d ago (Edited 2363d ago )

I don't think Scorpio will make that big of an impact. It will mostly be for the hardcore gamer. It seems like a really well built console though. Looks like Sony will continue to dominate this gen.

rainslacker2363d ago

I think Scorpio will do well on launch as well. but it will be the holiday season, and no doubt Sony will be competitive with the PS4, so it's hard to say which will come out on top.

I have no idea the longevity of Switch sales, but Nintendo is doing a lot of marketing for the system. Something that was woefully absent with the WiiU.

Ceaser98573612363d ago

For Scropio we have to wait till dec 2017 and jan 2018 ndp...

Apex132363d ago

I don't think many people expected this at all because they had no faith in Nintendo. You were probably one of them lol

badz1492363d ago


The only impact that the Scorpio is going to make from now on is the tanking of Xbone S sales as MS slowly but steadily showing stuff that won't be available for S owners. VR is a start.

modelgod2363d ago

The switch is already dead. It would have been downright embarrassing if the Switch wasn't #1 considering it's a brand new console. I'll give it until June then it will reclaim it's rightful spot. ..DEAD LAST!

indysurfn2363d ago (Edited 2363d ago )

I remember LOTS of people (not you Lelo2play) trying to say it is not shipping enough machines to win a month. Even though Nintendo double there manufacturing from 8 million in the first year to 16 million (that is a large number for the first year of a console).


As a comparison Xbox one sold 10 million by the end of it's first year:

PS4 sold 14.4 million by the end of it's first year. (yeah I know just showing facts)

vegasgamerdawg2363d ago

Dominate? In home console sales niche? Pretty sure smart phones and Pc lead in sales and software dominating gaming. But, it's your world, your bubble. Enjoy it!

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Thatguy-3102363d ago

The title is hilarious. Lol talk about putting lemon on a cut. Can't wait to see how the Xbox defense squad feels about this.

Nu2363d ago

As an Xboxer I'd like to say that I'd be ok if Microsoft disappeared tomorrow.
Microsoft is managing their gaming division poorly. I'd be ok if Sony and Nintendo bought the Xbox brand and gutted it for whatever is salvagable.

omegaheat2363d ago (Edited 2363d ago )

Nu, that was probably the most pathetic post I've heard in a long time. "Xboxer" my ass. I choose not to game on PlayStation, but even then I don't want Sony to disappear from the gaming industry. Just pathetic.

ZeroX98762363d ago

well maybe some of them are waiting for the Scorpio right?

I mean, it's the only thing I see on ANY Xbox one news! why buy an X1 when Scorpio's coming?

Maybe that would explain the lower sales? judging by the comments, it's surely not because of the games.

JBaby3432363d ago

I can't agree with you Nu. I've never owned an Xbox console but I don't want Microsoft or the Xbox brand out of the industry. For time and financial reasons I can really only have one console and PlayStation has always had more games I liked but competing consoles is good for us gamers.

Ceaser98573612363d ago


"'I'd be ok if Sony and Nintendo bought the Xbox brand and gutted it for whatever is salvagable."

That will destroy the competition.. Sony competes with MS over Nintendo.. As a gamer i'm happy that such competition exist. Since i own both the Pro and X1 i dont miss out on any games and such competitions brings in new games and new features... I'm looking forward to see how Sony reacts to Scropio.. Sony has always surprised me.. Can't wait for E3 baby!!

TheKingKratos2363d ago (Edited 2363d ago )

"i'm xboner" ? Lol
sound like porn movie

modelgod2363d ago

About what? Nintendo launched a new console w/ Zelda as a launch title, pretty obvious it was going to sell the most units. In 2-3 months everything will go back to normal. What's there to defend? It's pretty damn obvious genius!

LexHazard792363d ago (Edited 2363d ago )

@thatguy, how would they feel about it? I mean Xbox has been outsold 95% of time.
Said no xbox gamer ever.

Dragonscale2363d ago

@zero 'its surely not because of the games' . What games?

fiveby92363d ago

@Nu I am more of a PS gamer although I own an X1. But I certainly don't want any company to go away. Competition is great for the industry and gamers. If Scorpio does reasonably well it will incentify Sony to respond. That's teh nature of competition. Monopolies are rarely a good thing for innovation.

uth112363d ago

I want to see Xbox brand continue under new ownership, and Microsoft get out. They suck.

VoodooProject2363d ago

Nintendo dominate Sony like usual

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Chevalier2363d ago

Switch sales remain strong. If the supply we get stays consistent I can see the Switch beating the Xbox One sales this year. I don't see the Xbox having a couple good months near the end of the year being good enough to beat Switch sales. Just based on the stock we've been getting and how fast it sells.

Ju2363d ago

I can't seeXbox recovering until the Scorpio releases. MS basically torpedoed it's own console. XB1 could below $200 to be competitive, maybe. Scorpio will win Q4, I have no doubt at that.

modelgod2363d ago

You can see the switch beating the Xbox this year? LMAO!!