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February NPD: PS4 Squeaks Past Xbox One, Industry Soars

The PlayStation 4 eked out another victory in the US, but February was a great month for the industry in general.

According to the NPD sales results, Sony's new console "led hardware sales in February 2014, but by a narrow margin with Xbox One selling over 90 percent of what the PS4 sold in terms of unit sales." And because Microsoft's console costs $100 more, it led hardware sales purely on a dollar basis.

Overall, sales of game hardware in the US hit $347 million for the month, which is a whopping 42 percent better than the same period last year. At the same time, software sales dropped 9 percent to $318 million, while accessories rose slightly to $221 million, up 3 percent. As for the next-gen consoles, they're definitely driving the industry forward:

"Within console hardware, we continue to see strong year-over-year increases due to the success of the Xbox One and PS4. The majority of hardware platforms experienced double-to-triple digit increases compared to January 2014."

Even though software sales fell overall, the NPD reports that game sales for the PS4 and Xbox One were up 80 percent when compared with the first four-month sales for the PS3 and Xbox 360. As for the top 10 games for the month, here they are:

  • Call Of Duty: Ghosts (Activision Blizzard)
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • NBA 2K14 (Take 2 Interactive)
  • Thief (Square Enix)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (Take 2 Interactive)
  • Battlefield 4 (EA)
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisfot)
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix)
  • Minecraft (360--Microsoft)
  • Bravely Default (Nintendo)

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 sales, xbox one sales, gaming industry, video game sales

3/13/2014 9:49:36 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

Akuma07
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:21:01 PM
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A lego movie video game.

A lego game, based on a lego movie, which is stylized on the lego games, which are lego versions of movies, which are all movie versions of comics/books.

Legoception.

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Akuma07
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:21:24 PM

Also, why is COD Ghosts still the top seller?

Why are stupid people allowed to breath my valuable air?

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kokoro
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:32:56 PM

I'm surprised that Lightning Returns is on the list. By the way I loled when I read your first comment. It was legolicious.

Last edited by kokoro on 3/13/2014 10:37:49 PM

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:45:10 PM

LOL! Akuma, post more. I always enjoy your posts, even if we don't always agree. Such passion!


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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:46:38 PM
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Interesting information, I'd like to see where we are at right before E3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:54:15 PM
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Need some good games and software will tick up.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 2:57:04 AM
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well at least the better console is still ahead and i think it's only marginally closer cos of titanfall and just a bit more

happy gaming =)

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___________
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 4:45:16 AM
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funny how the ps4 sold more units, but the xbox one made the most money, so it was obviously quite close.
thats before both got their big titles though it will be interesting to see how thing change once both are through the door.
especially SS, theres oh so much riding on the shoulders of that i just hope its not a epic disaster like 2 was!
oh well at least i know the other ones been a nice surprise, recieved my collectors edition yesterday and dear christ that was a MASSIVE box!
nice to see M$ giving us aussies our own servers, now see this is why xbox live is so much better than that PSN crap!
no more unfair disadvantages because we have to connect to servers halfway across the world!
lightning fast to download too, max speed i saw was 56M, fastest ive ever gotten off PSN is more like FIVE!

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xnonsuchx
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 7:37:42 AM
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I'm still waiting until the end of the month to redeem my PS4 freebies because I feel redeeming them early on woulda been a rip-off. PlayStation Store is still pretty anemic for PS4 after about 5 months. I thought Sony would have had more online for it from the start.

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TomBradySucks
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 10:24:05 AM
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March should see a spike in sales for both consoles with Titanfall and Infamous. Makes me happy console gaming is no where close to "dead". At least in North America. Crazy how much Japan has dropped off. Interesting article I read at IGN about that

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PC_Max
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 5:03:26 PM
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I am sure they will see a shift because of Titanfall. May Second Son will spur people as well.

We shall see.

Keep playing!

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