PS4 "nearly doubles" sales of the Xbox One in the US in January

Both the next-gen consoles surpassed Nintendo's formerly front-running 3DS handheld, but the PS4 came out on top overall.

The NPD sales numbers have gone out for January 2014, and PlayStation announced that the PS4 is "the #1 selling game console in the US in January, still #1 worldwide." The PlayStation Australia website also chimed in writing, "The PS4 system moved into the top spot for next generation console sales last month."

The NPD doesn't make specific sales numbers available for hardware, but according to the official PlayStation blog, VP of PlayStation marketing John Koller said, "PS4 was #1 in sales for next-gen consoles in January, nearly doubling the nearest next-gen competitor."

Surprisingly, the next-gen console also over took the former frontrunner, Nintendo's 3DS. In their report, the NPD confirmed, "PS4 led overall hardware sales this month, followed by the Xbox One." No sales number were made available for Nintendo's Wii U.

However, Microsoft reported in a press release that the Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined "sold the most games across all console platforms."

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kovaras1984
kovaras1984

this is first time sony have made a profit for years. a few million profit to billions in debt. selling off assets like pc company and its animie thing. even with ps4 success 1 division carnt keep all sony a float. theres still a very real chance sony will go bankrupt in next few years and if they dont sony will be a shadow of its former self having to sell off it assests to survive.


sony lot will never admit it but sony is in real trouble, recently 5000 job losses. years of bad financial success are catching up with them billions of debt compared to a very small profit.. how long can ps4 sales realistically ride this wave.. it cant  last for ever.


all these people buying ps4 are buying into a company that in 5 years could be a memory


and they wouldnt have made money with out selling off assets

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

I would say that Sony has got this generation. I think I can fairly say that without being biased since I own both systems but in all honesty i'm hoping that its gamers that win this generation. Which ever console you choose or if you can have both its all about the games and where your friends are at imo.

monson21502
monson21502

xbox one will double ps4 this month and march . now is the time when every1 gets some extra money and that 100 bucks extra wont be as big plus titanfall  sony is in trouble imo 

Romayo83
Romayo83

Err I believe it but whats statements without facts? Maybe next time wait to get the actual sales figures lol anyone can say it sold more. But by what percentage or total number of units sold?

ziproy
ziproy

So many "sold mosts"!!

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

So nice to see a real game console kicking that piece of Microsuck garbage's ass. Xbox One - LOL.

motive81
motive81

so sad cause gamestop only gone give u $100 in store credit when the ps4 start smoking from playing all them garbage games lol


motive81
motive81

ps4 fans laugh now trade your ps4 in later" it's a reason why ms is not sweating or losing sleep" when i bought my xbox one i chose with gaming heart not power" and ms is known for keeping up with today biz"  wouldn't be shock if ms did a couple first party silence releases that gamespot or ign didn't see coming" ps4 don't got any good games" so yall gone be playing team death match on kingdom hearts really really tho" shooting tinker bell dust saying go go hearts" just sad shaking my head  

Artwark
Artwark

Big deal. Still too expensive for me plus It doesn't have platform games I want even.


Besides, the games so far look bland to me.


But on the plus side, I get to play PS4 controller on my laptop so yeah guess that's something I would prefer over 360 controller.


ninboxstation
ninboxstation

seem's as if "3 Party Games" are more important after all (or at least till either Sony or MS have real first party Blockbusters..)..., and sicne the 3 Party Games run best on the PS4, it's winning the race (for now)...


when Halo 5 comes out (and depending on a few other first party games), things can still shift in the future...


but I'm glad, that the stronger console is leading (otherwise games might have been "downported" like during the PS2 to Xbox times..., when PS2 games would look like 1:1 ports ont the Xbox)

was hopping the Xbox one would have the stronger hardware, but after playing with the PS4 pad, which was improved exaclty how it needed to be, I'm fine with the PS4 having more power and leading for now,.... hope Sony won't take it too easy, and still push for great first party games..., and prepare for the "Halo 5" bomb...

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

in my work we had the same amount of PS4 and Xbones delivered and all the PS4's are sold out, we still have a good 3rd of Xbones left since launch still. 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

The other reports I read also said that the PS4 outsold the XBO 2 to 1 but actual sold thru numbers weren't given (You have the stimation of gamecharts, but it does not include small retailers). There was also no mention of how well the Wii U sold.

Would be good to see the closest number..

Gliave
Gliave

...Of course the PS4 achieved double the sales of the X-One.... The number simply shows the X-One purchasers going back and buying PS4's as well now that they realize what a heap the X-One is. 

WarGod667
WarGod667

maybe, just maybe, because xbox one has no games we want to play yet? do ps4? I know ppl who bough ps4, and are NOT playing it, how is that justifiable??  i still enjoy my xbox360 games, im not done with gtav, why should i buy a xbox one or ps4 before they have games i want to play?

ShadowNeverDies
ShadowNeverDies

Microsoft wants the Kinect to hit because they see the money that they could make with the thing and it's worth the risk to them. The company in trouble from what I've read is EA because they've sunk so much cash into Titanfall.

bluefox755
bluefox755

Not sure why MS is so deadset on keeping the Kinect around, the majority of folks don't seem to care much about it, and the one's who do use it,, use the voice commands which could have been done with a microphone rather than a $100 camera. I feel like they would be posting far better numbers right now if they had made it optional, but who knows.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

If Sony focuses on the games and pushing the PS4 as a GAMES Console then the differences will become MORE apparent. with better Hardware and better software it will shine only if Sony lets it. 

We will see what will happen. 

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

Just wait till PS4 launches in Japan and China... 

mario_ps3
mario_ps3

They are already winning, they outsold Xbox one 2:1 in January..

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

they want kudos for selling the most games instead of the most systems during the launch window of their new flagship console <insert leet speak>

boarwar
boarwar

still waiting for AAA exclusive titles from either side before i fork over 400+ for console/games.

launch lineup is starting to look dusty and quite boring......

thebruceshow
thebruceshow

@kovaras1984 Do you guys really think gamers give a rats ass what Sony's financial situation is?? Fact is they created the best gaming console in existence at a cheaper price?!


If a company began from scratch, hired thousands of employees, created the  best console around and then went bankrupt and fired all their employees....... I would still buy that console !!! and so would everyone else.

SkyAboveThePort
SkyAboveThePort

@kovaras1984   you clearly have no idea about equities, sony is not going bankrupt any time soon. It's like saying microsoft is done because bill gates sells off all his shares over the coming years.

bigdrew89
bigdrew89

@kovaras1984  agreed , its not that they are dominating Microsoft, but climbing out of the whole they been putting themselves in, latching onto the playstation name to save them in my opinion.

kidkadaj
kidkadaj

@monson21502  Titanfall will sell more on the Xbox 360 than on the Xbox 720p, errr... I mean XBone. Gamers are smartening up this gen. Xbone is the inferior console and Xbox Live is a hosejob while PS+ is just... BEASTLY.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@ChiefFreeman No Titanfall for you!  Now, go cry in the corner while playing um, Knack.  lol

northArrow
northArrow

@motive81 Fighter Within, Ryse, Crimson Dragon, KI, Lets be honest here, when it comes to garbage games, Microsoft nearly has a monopoly

vackillers
vackillers

@motive81 ... Think you're also forgetting that this happens to all new consoles, same thing happened to PS3 and 360... it is also a known fact that if consoles are played flat, not upright, they have a much much greater chance of over-heating because there simply isn't enough airflow in consoles, the one thing people can do to neg-legate that is use cooling pads (made for laptops) which have impressive cooling ability underneath the consoles to help cooling, only costs 30$ from l. This isn't a big deal.

sirchick
sirchick

@motive81  in what universe does microsoft keep up with todays biz?

First there was ipads and androids then windows tablets 5 years later...they were late to console world by almost 20 years.

The only time Microsoft ever did something useful was microsoft office.


Then this whole games for windows LIVE trying to follow steam's footsteps and that failed so they merged it xbox live which is fine for console, it still fails hard PC and is more of a nuisance.

You forget with PS4 having more sales it is in most game developer's interests to publish games to PS4 because there are more profits.

Consider the Wii U, some developers plainly said due to lack of interest in the console they won't develop for it. With ps4 being the biggest seller - it would be suicide not to develop for it.


Lets not forget Bing! how late is that behind Google? 20 + years aswell.


Name one thing microsoft did to start a trend in an industry....

Heck even windows was started from stealing code from the Apple Operating system, so that isn't even original. Apple were first.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@Artwark Except, most would agree that the 360 controller is the best in the industry.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@ninboxstation The difference between the One and PS4 isn't half as glaring or as bad as the differences between the original Xbox and PS2.  Third party games literally were unplayable on the PS2.  Youtube Rainbow Six 3 on the PS2 and Xbox - they were totally different experiences both in multiplayer and single player.

coltonnaslund
coltonnaslund

@WarGod667  i play my ps4 almost every day. Although I could get worse versions on my 360, why not get the best versions of games now and enjoy a system for 7+ years

NotLukos
NotLukos

@boarwar  inFAMOUS: Second Son. The Order. Killzone. Driveclub. Four exclusives from launch through the end of 2014, plus the third party AAA titles (some of which have exclusive content, like Watch_Dogs). Over on Xbox, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break. Sorry, but this is as good as it gets for a launch. All the games can't come out at once.

brainstraw
brainstraw

@boarwar That's the way all launches are. A few decent games with a bunch of shovelware. The AAA titles usually come a year or so later.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@kidkadaj @monson21502How so?  Sony literally has no games.  People I know are already feeling duped that they fell for the marketing.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@sirchick If it wasn't for Microsoft, we'd still be paying 35 bucks for 500mb memory cards.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Blame those lame duck investors who wouldn't fire that asshole, Steve Ballmer, sooner. The man is the worst CEO in history, and Microsoft are completely clueless about how to build physical products. They're failures.

Super_C
Super_C

@parabol69 @bigdrew89  The whole hole, not just part of it.  No one wants to be only partly in a hole; that's the worst of both worlds.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Yea, well I played my Xbox One today. Did you play your PS3? Don't lie now.

twentymooseman
twentymooseman

@Sevenizz @kidkadaj @monson21502  They figuratively have no games. Also, the xbox one only currently has 4 more games released than ps4. That's not a big enough gap to say there are "no games". Besides, both of the console have only been out for four months. There's always a slow trickle of games on a new console before they finally start to get released regularly.

sirchick
sirchick

@Sevenizz @sirchick  not really - another company would take over and as more people buy it the price naturally goes down.

parabol69
parabol69

@ChiefFreeman Wow.  If a billion dollar AMERICAN corporation is your idea of a failure, I'd love to see what you're idea of a success is.