Nintendo Switch Tops PS4, Xbox One In US March Sales - Report
The new Nintendo console was No. 1 in March.
No specific unit sales were provided, however. The Nintendo Switch launched on March 3 and quickly became the fastest-selling Nintendo platform in history.
Microsoft and Sony did not share March sales figures for the Xbox One and PS4 respectively, though Game Revolution reported that the PS4 outsold the Xbox One. The PS4 has now apparently topped the Xbox One in US sales for five straight months.
Sony didn't have a statement available at press time, while Microsoft said in its own statement that the quarter ended March 2017 (January-March) was a big one for the company, with "record Xbox Live engagement with 1.1 billion multiplayer hours logged globally." This is up 14 percent year-over-year.
The statement goes on to tease some of Microsoft's 2017 plans, which include Project Scorpio.
"Looking ahead, we are excited to share more about our plans for Xbox One, including launching the world's most powerful console--Project Scorpio--alongside an amazing lineup of new Xbox One games. We are thrilled with the incredible response we have received to date for Project Scorpio, and look forward to sharing more about the Xbox One family of devices in the coming months," Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols said.
A week from today, the NPD Group will announce the top-selling games for March 2017. We'll report back with more details as they become available.
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