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PlayStation 4 sales now nearly double the Xbox One

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The latest NPD figures were released last week while we were all sunning ourselves for the long weekend on our private yachts paid for by the bribes from the main distributors… er I mean we were sitting in squalor and eating rodents.

Anyway carrying on.

The latest figures are out and at the moment Sony is dominating Microsoft in the hardware sales. According to Microsoft they have now sold 5 million Xbox One consoles to retailers, no confirmation on how many of those 5 million have been picked up by consumers but I think a guess of 90% is fair. So we are estimating sales to consumers of 4.5 million.

Sony announced in early April that they had sold 7 million PlayStation 4’s to consumers so it is fair to extrapolate that over the last 18 days they could have sold another 1/2 million giving them a lead of around 3 million consoles.

But it’s not that clear cut. Sony is currently selling the PlayStation 4 in 49 countries while the Xbox One is only available to a select 13 countries and the PlayStation 4 is no longer seeing stock constraints. If the Xbox One was released worldwide it wouldn’t be inconceivable for it to catch up those 3 million sales.

And it’s $100 more so to the people thinking the race is over, you may want to count again.

As for software sales in America, according to the NPD, the clear winner for March was Titanfall for the Xbox One and PC while second place went to inFamous: Second Son which is exclusive for the PS4.

The rest of the list is made up mostly of cross-platform titles.

    1. Titanfall (Xbox One, PC)
    2. Infamous Second Son (PS4)
    3. South Park: The Stick Of Truth (PS3, 360, PC)
    4. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, 360, PC)
    5. Dark Souls II (PS3, 360)
    6. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
    7. NBA 2K14 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC)
    8. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, Vita)
    9. The Lego Movie Videogame (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, 360, Vita)
    10. Minecraft (360)

I’m glad to see South Park doing so well and the Call of Duty haters must be gutted to still see Ghosts raking in the money.

Did you spot the anomaly? Where is Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls? Well it only released late in March and the NPD doesn’t measure digital sales so don’t take this is any reason to think the title hasn’t sold well.

Last Updated: April 22, 2014

51 Comments

  1. Umar's Sin

    April 22, 2014 at 09:20

    6. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)

    This irks me

    Reply

    • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

      April 22, 2014 at 09:21

      40 Dorrar Demo…FTW

      Reply

      • Umar's Sin

        April 22, 2014 at 09:22

        Exactly………R400 for a demo……..

        Reply

        • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

          April 22, 2014 at 09:24

          Welcome to the Future of gaming… Oooh you want to have a look at a demo, Visa please..

          Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      April 22, 2014 at 09:21

      Agreed, but hey it’s America. That’s why NBA and COD is on there. Also South Park.

      Reply

      • Umar's Sin

        April 22, 2014 at 09:22

        NBA? what sport is that? Branch of Soccer?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          April 22, 2014 at 09:53

          hahaha

          Reply

  2. eXpZA

    April 22, 2014 at 09:20

    “you may want to count again.” – I did. Still 5 Million vs 7 Million.

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      April 22, 2014 at 09:41

      But the gap is far smaller if you take price in to account

      7mil x $500
      5mil x $600

      (or whatever each concole costs. Point is the $100 diff)

      the $100 difference makes the gap in profits far smaller and when you then take % wise of distribution areas it’s conceivable that if the xbox releases everywhere the PS4 is then the sales could very easily close the gap and at the small difference in profit very possibly overtake the PS4 (Not in units sold but simply just profit margins which is what it’s all about)

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 22, 2014 at 09:45

        We don’t know the profit margins. The Kinect also costs quite a bit if I remember right.

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        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          April 22, 2014 at 09:51

          for sure. But i want to point something out real quick:

          7mil x $500 = 3,500,000,000

          5mil x $600 = 3,000,000,000

          Difference = 500,000,000

          To make up the difference:
          500,000,000 / 600 = 833,333

          So less than a million extra Xbox units need to be sold to equal the same “price bracket”.

          So yes obviously cost to company of each console needs to really be worked in there but I am sure it wouldn’t be that big a difference in profit per unit sold. In fact I am sure the extra $100 for the kinect is nowhere near what Microsoft themselves pay to have the kinect made.

          Just some food for thought there.

          So if Microsoft sold 6 million units they’d have made a bigger gross income from the unit than what Sony did off of 7 million units….. scary stuffs

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          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 22, 2014 at 09:54

            TOO EARLY FOR MATH!!!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 22, 2014 at 09:57

            That wasn’t quick, that was TL;DR ;P Even though I did read it.

            I made pretty much the same point when Gavin trolled about 98% of 2K’s revenue coming from console games.

          • Maxiviper117

            April 22, 2014 at 10:24

            YA but in the console “wars”, gamers dont care about how much the console makers make, they pay attention to how many of them are sold by sony and microsoft.

          • FoxOneZA

            April 22, 2014 at 11:01

            One does not simply rebuke fanboi math with real math so easily without a 2-page trigonemtric proof.

          • ps4lol

            May 10, 2014 at 06:33

            Xbox One is a huge net loss. They poured billions and billions into it and sales are now shipping under 360 numbers. The Xbox brand itself is also a net loss with no sign of profit. That is why Microsoft shareholders keep demanding it be sold off, it only bleeds money.

            According to IHS, MS loses $28 per console at $500, Sony loses $18 per console at $400. Sony loses less per console than MS. With $50 price drops and free game/12 month Live bundles, MS loses even more per console.

      • Brian Murphy

        April 22, 2014 at 18:02

        It’s not that cut and dry. Microsoft is giving away Titanfall with X1’s, as well as a year of XBL, and for several major regions it’s at $450, not $500.

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  3. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    April 22, 2014 at 09:20

    Either way, Sony is ahead.

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    • oVg Errorist

      April 22, 2014 at 09:45

      So… 2014 is the year for SONY? 😛

      Reply

      • FoxOneZA

        April 22, 2014 at 10:59

        And the year of Liverpool :X

        Reply

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          April 22, 2014 at 12:25

          Maybe the ONLY year for Liverpool. Moyes is out and new coach is on the way….

          Reply

  4. GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    April 22, 2014 at 09:21

    Damn, Final fantasy is doing good 🙂

    Reply

    • oVg Errorist

      April 22, 2014 at 09:44

      That is because its 10 years old. It comes from the Golden Age of gaming. Before the industry got so big for its boots that it now leaves a trail off athletes foot while it runs from one gimmick to the next.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 22, 2014 at 09:47

        Either way we get some fun. The gus is a value-add tee hee.

        Reply

  5. Admiral Chief in Space

    April 22, 2014 at 09:26

    Speaking of RoS…..WHERE IS MINE???

    Reply

    • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

      April 22, 2014 at 09:26

      Bwaa haa haa, welcome to ZA…

      How is D3 so far?

      whatcha class you playin?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        April 22, 2014 at 09:27

        Demon Hunter, really enjoying it! I can see this game sucking at my gameplay hours 🙂

        Reply

        • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

          April 22, 2014 at 09:28

          Nice man… Glad you enjoying it…

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 22, 2014 at 09:36

            🙂

            What is your nick ingame?

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            April 22, 2014 at 09:36

            Gornath

        • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

          April 22, 2014 at 09:39

          What lvl are you on?

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 22, 2014 at 09:53

            25 I think

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            April 22, 2014 at 09:59

            Sweet. Got a Monk at 25 as well, you want to do a run?

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 22, 2014 at 10:06

            Never jammed the campaign before, so wanna hit that first, get the story, and then jam the snot out of co-op

  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 22, 2014 at 09:27

    Meanwhile on Steam, GOAT SIMULATOR is one of the top 10 selling games. Sigh. At least DS2 is no.1

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief in Space

      April 22, 2014 at 09:27

      GOATYE

      Reply

  7. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    April 22, 2014 at 09:32

    When one looks at these one has to marvel at the size of the gaming industry as a whole 0_0

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 22, 2014 at 09:37

      More money than the movie industry.

      Reply

  8. MakeItLegal

    April 22, 2014 at 09:34

    the race is on then….

    sigh , my pc just seems so OP compared to the “next gen consoles”….cant wait for “Next gen”…./o//

    Reply

  9. oVg Errorist

    April 22, 2014 at 09:38

    Why is there a $40 DEMO in that list?

    Gamers lol. I can see that we are on the track to payable difficulty levels, endings, side missions, characters, skins…

    Gabe Newel was on the money when he was promoting Episodic content. He has just been waiting for gamers to catch up to this work model by watching what we vote for with our wallets.

    Reply

  10. Martin du preez

    April 22, 2014 at 10:27

    By gamers FOR gamers then you couple that with Live, Learn and Love philosophy you get:

    http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_medium/104/1042265/2432399-ehulwqf.gif

    Reply

    • Maxiviper117

      April 22, 2014 at 10:57

      Lol pathetic, thats when a person takes gaming too seriously.

      Reply

    • InsanityFlea

      April 22, 2014 at 12:08

      I’d only be doing that if they were for free.

      Reply

    • Jared Timothy Mullen

      April 30, 2014 at 02:05

      i hope each one of those ps4’s broke. would serve em right.

      Reply

  11. InsanityFlea

    April 22, 2014 at 12:10

    I refuse to buy any more consoles after the x360 & ps3. I’ve ditched consoles and stuck only to PC. I have my reasons.

    Reply

  12. Brian Murphy

    April 22, 2014 at 17:48

    “But it’s not that clear cut. Sony is currently selling the PlayStation 4 in 49 countries while the Xbox One is only available to a select 13 countries and the PlayStation 4 is no longer seeing stock constraints. If the Xbox One was released worldwide it wouldn’t be inconceivable for it to catch up those 3 million sales.”

    It’s actually pretty clear cut, Gavin. Know why? Because the folks who WANT X1’s, in countries where it hasn’t been ‘officially’ released, have them already. It’s why games like Titanfall actually ranked on software sales charts…in countries where the X1 isn’t released. South Africa, for example. I know there are a few people on this site, who live in a country where the X1 hasn’t yet launched…but they already have an X1.

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    • ps4lol

      May 10, 2014 at 06:33

      Yea tier 2 countries won’t do crap for Xbox sales.

      Reply

  13. Zeus Almighty

    April 22, 2014 at 18:52

    Sony can’t keep up with the demand for Playstation 4’s and xbox one players can’t stop their insatiable appetite for nuts dropped in their eager mouths…..

    Reply

  14. Timothy Collins

    May 1, 2014 at 00:04

    This may be an entirely wrong observation but…

    In early december, Sony announced it had sold 2.1 million PS4’s.

    VGChartz puts PS4 sales for the year to date at 2.8 million.

    2.1 + 2.8 = 4.9

    That means that Sony is claiming it sold 2.1 million PS4’s in December alone. That doesn’t strike me as completely honest, especially when they announced they had sold 1.2 million in December when they discussed this in early january.

    So let’s add the numbers up : 2.1 + 1.2 + 2.8 = 6.1

    Yet Sony is saying they sold 7 million consoles to date. Which begs the question : There is almost a million consoles just added onto that number seemingly out of nowhere. Where did they come from? I ask this because Sony has, in the past, been caught lying about sales numbers before (When they claimed to sell 4 million Sony Move controllers and then had to admit to only selling 2 million)…

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    • ps4lol

      May 10, 2014 at 06:30

      LOL!! This is even more outrageously stupid than your “microsoft sold 6 million xboxes” estimate when it turns out they ONLY SHIPPED 5!

      “During a CES keynote this morning, Sony’s Andrew House revealed that more than 4.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold globally as of December 28, 2013.”

      THEY SOLD 4.2 MILLION IN 2013 NOT 2.8. HOW CAN YOU BE THIS STUPID AND GET IT WRONG OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

      This is what microsoft fanboys are actually like – dumb, constantly wrong or lying, and maliciously hateful towards PS4’s success.

      Reply

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