Home Gaming Xbox One beats out PS4 for a second month running in US hardware sales charts

Xbox One beats out PS4 for a second month running in US hardware sales charts

1 min read


While the NPD charts are still virtually worthless for tallying software sales (though that is changing!), because for the most part they only track physical sales. The same isn’t true of console sales though – because you can’t download hardware. I bet you would if you could though, you cheeky buggers.

Anyway, while their software charts are silly, their hardware tracking in the US is pretty reliable – and according to their as yet unreleased report, Microsoft’s Xbox One was August’s best-selling home console again. That’s very likely down to the stateside release of the Xbox One S, a slimmer, trimmer and most importantly cheaper console that’s helping them claw back at the PlayStation 4’s global dominance. For the record, the Xbox One S does support 4K Blu-Rays.

It’ll be interesting to see what effect the recently (officially) announced PlayStation 4 slim – available in the US this month – will have on the next report. Of course, Neither Microsoft or Sony seem to consider Nintendo’s 3DS a “console,” as that’s actually been the top-selling system in the US for the last two months, likely spurred on by a global resurgence in Pokémon interest.

“Thanks to our fans and their excitement for new Xbox One games and the recently launched Xbox One S, which is the only console available this holiday with built-in UHD 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and HDR for video and gaming, Xbox One was the best-selling console in the U.S. in August,” Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols said of the achievement on Twitter.

There’s no indication of how many more units the Xbox One sold than the PlayStation 4 in July and August, and it’s unlikely well really ever know, given Microsoft’s focus on “engagement” over tangible metrics like units sold.

Last Updated: September 9, 2016


  1. Pariah ???

    September 9, 2016 at 09:42

    Someone at MS needs to put together a “How to watch a 4k Blu Ray on Xbox One S” video.


    • ??????? ????? ™

      September 9, 2016 at 09:45



    • HvR

      September 9, 2016 at 10:11

      Use the Sony how to share PS4 game video and badly photoshop in MS execs face and blue ray 4k movie


  2. The Order of the Banana

    September 9, 2016 at 11:37

    Why? Americans are so strange! Let’s look at the facts: they might end up with either Hillary or Donald as president. Their universities are becoming safe spaces for mental midgets and millennial cry babies. Hollywood has no clue how to make movies any more and is trying to compete with Bollywood by rebooting everything. African americans think their lives doesn’t matter and are ACTUALLY calling for SEGREGATION (JESUS MOTHER OF MARY!!!) and the boner won another month? What an odd nation.

    What’s next their RUGBY TEAM becomes World Champs? Canada invades the US and gets revenge for their defeats during the revolutionary wars? Texas becomes independent? ARNOLD SWARTZENEGGER BECOMES A GOVERNOR AND FATHERS A LATINO BABY!!!??? IT’s MADNESS!!!!

    I know.. I know, South Africa is stranger still, but at least we own our weirdness! Right? Right?



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Microsoft and Ninja Theory Announce a New Update to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Games developer, Ninja Theory, originally made a name for themselves with the development …