PS4 Outsold Xbox One in January 2016 in the US, NPD Data Confirms

February 12, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

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Starting off 2016 the same way it ended 2015, the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One and Wii U in January 2016 in the United States, according to NPD data, Sony announced.

In their statement, Sony also revealed that there was “impressive” year-over-year growth:

Thanks to our fans and partners for making PlayStation 4 the top-selling platform and software sales leader in January, according to NPD. PS4 also saw impressive year-over-year growth in both hardware and software sales. We appreciate the support and will continue to deliver on our promise to bring the best entertainment experiences to gamers.

As NPD analyst Liam Callahan pointed out, the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii accounted for just 4% of hardware sales last month:

As we enter 2016, the majority of console hardware sales will occur on [current] generation consoles as evidenced by the 96-percent share of console hardware sales from [current] generation consoles, which is up from 84 percent in January 2015.

The PS4 was #1 for 10 out of 12 months in 2015. How many months do you think it will win in 2016?

[Source: Games Beat]