Sony: PS4 ‘Nearly Doubled the Nearest Next-Gen Competitor’ During January 2014 in the US

February 14, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


With hardware sales skyrocketing by 47% year-over-year in the US during January 2014, it’s clear that the new systems, PS4 and Xbox One, are primarily to thank for the uptick.

In a press release sent out by Sony following the NPD report, they confirmed that the PS4 was not only the #1 selling new-gen console and #1 selling console overall in the US, but it also “remains the cumulative leader.” Taking that even further, SVP of PlayStation Brand Marketing Guy Longworth confirmed that the PS4 had nearly doubled the sales of the Xbox One in January, while Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition definitively sold more on the PS4:

“Demand for PlayStation 4 remains incredibly strong as it was No. 1 in sales for next-gen consoles in January, nearly doubling the nearest next-gen competitor, and remains the cumulative leader, according to today’s NPD report. Although PS4 remains severely constrained at retail, we are working hard to refresh supply as quickly as possible.”

“It’s clear gamers are choosing PlayStation as the best place to play, with PS4 software sales ranking No. 1 in January, highlighted by strong sales of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, which sold twice as many units on PS4 than any other platform.”

The Xbox did beat the PlayStation when it comes to overall software sales though, with Microsoft saying, “January NPD Group figures released today revealed Xbox [Xbox One & Xbox 360 combined] sold the most games across all console platforms in January with 2.27 million units sold, making up 47 percent of software market share.”

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