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Xbox One beats PS4 in US sales figures for April

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Round 18! In the blue corner, it’s the PS4. Sleek and pretty, this Asian tech will lure you in to look up her skirt and beg you to make her flash her strip lights. In the green corner, it’s the Xbox One. This American heavyweight isn’t about being good looking; it’s all about what’s inside and how it talks to your living room. So who won this round in the US of A?

It’s that time of the month again. No, I’m not going to say something rude about the guys I work with – it’s that time of the month for sales figures. After many months where PlayStation came out on top, it was Xbox One’s turn to lead the way.

Even before the official NPD numbers were released, representatives from Xbox and PlayStation issued statements about the numbers. From Corporate VP of Xbox Marketing, Mike Nichols:

As the best-selling console in the U.S. in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month. Xbox One console sales in the U.S. increased 63 percent in April 2015 compared to April 2014 and Xbox Live comparisons showed the number of active global users (Xbox One and Xbox 360) grew 24 percent. We are grateful to our fans for their passion and support and are looking forward to sharing more on the best game lineup in Xbox history at E3.

Wow, 63% growth compared to last year is pretty impressive. I know PlayStation 4 is doing insanely well, but it’s still good to see that Xbox One is breaking records and selling faster than its predecessor did. Of course, PlayStation’s official comment highlights the other side of this:

We would like to thank fans around the world for their continued support of the PS4. According to NPD, PlayStation continues to lead software sales for April 2015 and PS4 remains the cumulative sales leader in the US. We are looking forward to an amazing E3.

Leading in software sales is expected,  considering that PlayStation has been the leader in sales for so many month. Cumulatively, there are simply more PS4s in people’s homes than Xbox Ones. Still, this could be a slight shift towards a slowing in console sales. 18 months in, most early adopters will have already purchased the consoles for the sake of having them. Now it will be up to particular games to help shift units and keep the purchases going.

Last Updated: May 15, 2015

34 Comments

  1. Brady miaau

    May 15, 2015 at 07:44

    It is interesting, but surely a 63 % year on year jump must have a reason behind it. Some sort of game or price drop or something. I wonder if Jan to March this year has also improved significantly over the same period last year

    Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      May 15, 2015 at 10:00

      Yes sales have been up over the same period the year before. I think those awesome Games with Gold titles last month had an impact with the April NPD win.

      Reply

  2. RinceTriss

    May 15, 2015 at 07:47

    Not bad at all! Good to see the Bone getting a rise 0_O

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      May 15, 2015 at 07:48

      A year coming, that rise.

      Reply

      • RinceTriss

        May 15, 2015 at 07:48

        Eish. That’s some serious cleaning up… 0_O

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        • Brady miaau

          May 15, 2015 at 09:11

          ew. But I did ask for that

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 15, 2015 at 07:49

        They took the red pill instead of the blue one.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 15, 2015 at 07:49

      I’d like to say “slow clap” but that was pretty funny Rince

      Reply

      • RinceTriss

        May 15, 2015 at 07:50

        XD I’m venting ahead of a 5 hour meeting. Fuck as a 5 hour meeting almost every other day and expects a company to get work done?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 15, 2015 at 07:51

          ANY meeting longer than an hour is pointless

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          • RinceTriss

            May 15, 2015 at 07:58

            Totally agree. It’s the CEO who like sot wax lyrical.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 15, 2015 at 08:09

            You’re a sot!

          • RinceTriss

            May 15, 2015 at 08:12

            well your a tos!

          • Francois Knoetze

            May 15, 2015 at 09:16

            full agree. you are wasting time otherwise and no productivity.

        • Hammersteyn

          May 15, 2015 at 07:51

          Buy a mannequin and create a replica as your doppelganger. Then you can sit in the meeting while it does your work.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            May 15, 2015 at 07:52

            As a bonus, the mannequin also has no soul, so this plan might work

          • Hammersteyn

            May 15, 2015 at 07:53

            Exactly, no one will notice.

        • Brady miaau

          May 15, 2015 at 09:11

          I am chairing a multi company design meeting a little later. Yay. At least I hope I chair it…., then I get to steer things. If done properly, this will be very useful. long, but useful.

          Hope the same applies to you

          Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    May 15, 2015 at 07:50

    Was there a third price cut?

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    • WitWolfy

      May 15, 2015 at 07:53

      The question is, will the price cuts of the Xbone ever stop??? Before you know it they’ll give it away for free just to say they moved an X amount of units in that month.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 15, 2015 at 07:54

        XBOX $1?

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 15, 2015 at 08:15

      I heard there was a shortage of building materials, so they had to find other sources for bricks.

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        May 15, 2015 at 08:16

        So they imported from Sony?

        Trololol

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 15, 2015 at 08:32

        hahahaha

        Reply

  4. WitWolfy

    May 15, 2015 at 07:52

    Still not impressed. Scrap the whole console and rebuild it with gaming FIRST in mind then I’ll be happy.

    Reply

  5. Lord Chaos

    May 15, 2015 at 08:01

    Still waiting to see what DX12 will do.

    Reply

  6. Geoffrey Tim

    May 15, 2015 at 08:06

    I’m glad, and I hope the Xbox One continues to sell well. It’s good for all of us. Market dominance by one party leads to complacency; we saw it in the transition from the PS2 to the PS3 – which was a hard learned lesson for Sony. We saw a similar turn between the X360 and the X1: Microsoft seemed convinced it would “win” from the onset, much to its detriment. Complacency ruins things. Healthy competition doesn’t.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 15, 2015 at 08:08

      Geoffus Maximus has spoken!

      Reply

    • Brady miaau

      May 15, 2015 at 09:20

      yeah, what he said.

      Reply

  7. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 15, 2015 at 08:12

    Let’s get ready to rummmmmmmmmmbbbbbbbblllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeee! Oh, these vibrating triggers are nice!

    Reply

  8. Jonah Cash

    May 15, 2015 at 08:22

    “good looking; it’s all about what’s inside” Looking at the power brick 0-o

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    • Brady miaau

      May 15, 2015 at 09:19

      I never see mine, Xbox is locked in a tv cabinet, under the TV. If I saw it every day I would be annoyed. No reason to be so big

      Reply

    • Francois Knoetze

      May 15, 2015 at 09:19

      that power brick is huge!! the bloody thing is almost half the size of the Bone! When I unpacked mine and finally saw it I was shocked…

      Reply

      • Brady miaau

        May 15, 2015 at 09:19

        totally. Lock it away, use wireless controllers

        Reply

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