February 2014 NPD: PS4 is #1 in Unit Sales, Xbox One #1 in Dollar Amount
The February 2014 NPD retail sales report is out and the PS4 defeated the Xbox One once again. The PlayStation Twitter account celebrated this by saying, “PS4 is #1 again for the month, and cumulative sales, in the United States. Thanks for your support!”
Getting to the dollars, the industry as a whole was at $887 million for the month of February, a 9% increase over last year. For a breakdown: Hardware was at $347 million (up 42%), software was at $318 million (down 9%), and accessories were $221 million (up 33%).
NPD analyst Liam Callahan revealed how well the PS4 and Xbox one software sales are going compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360:
PS4 and Xbox One software sales are off to a great start through February 2014. When compared to the combined first four month sales for the Xbox 360 and the PS3, software sales for the Xbox One and PS4 through month 4 are up 80 percent.
Callahan then added, “PS4 led hardware sales in February 2014, but by a narrow margin with Xbox One selling over 90% of what the PS4 sold in terms of unit sales. However, with Xbox One’s higher price point, it led hardware sales on a dollar basis.” Diving a little deeper, Microsoft is saying the Xbox One sold 258,000 units, with the PS4 estimated to be around 290,000 units.
Here’s the top 10 selling games in February 2014, which totals retail sales across all systems and includes Collectors Editions, GOTY Editions, and bundles, but not those bundled with hardware:
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- The LEGO Movie Videogame
- NBA 2K14
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Battlefield 4
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
- Bravely Default
Do you think the PS4 can hold on and win March 2014? Or will the Titanfall bundle give the Xbox One the edge? Let us know in the comments below.