PS4 Tops Xbox One In February 2017 US Sales

Sony's console came out on top for the second month of the year.

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Extending its win streak another month, Sony's PlayStation 4 was the top-selling home console in the United States for February, according to NPD data released today.

Sony did not have a statement to share, but a representative confirmed that the PS4 was the No. 1 overall home console in the US in terms of sales for February.

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In its own statement, Microsoft said global Xbox One game hours in February jumped 11 percent year-over-year, while global unique multiplayer users reached 35 percent-plus growth compared to last year. Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols called out Halo Wars 2, For Honor, and Grand Theft Auto IV (in backwards compatibility) as helping drive engagement on Xbox One during the month.

A week from today, the NPD Group will announce the top-selling games for February 2017. We'll report back with more details as they become available.

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RicanV

I don't envision this changing. PS4 will have the edge until Scorpio is released or futher info is revealed. Since the price point has yet to be announced anyone interested in Xbox will more than likely hold out.

Nintendo is actually Playstations biggest competition going forward.

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frostkilledmetwice

@RicanV: I feel like the Scorpio is like direct X12 and power of the cloud. All this hype more then a year before it's launch and at the end it's vapor ware.

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solid_snake1461

@RicanV: what's the use of a more powerful console when you have no game to play on it?

PS4 has Nioh, Nier, Horizon and soon, Persona 5. All of them are heavy weigh contenders for GotY. But what about the X-bone? Oh, that's right, they have Scalebound!

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sealionact

@solid_snake1461: Xbone? Why, it has every single one of the top 10 selling games in the whole of 2016. Nice try.

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solid_snake1461

@sealionact: ok, good for you. Anything planned for this year?

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sealionact

@solid_snake1461: On the home entertainment front? 4k tv, scorpio, a few UHD films, maybe enabling Dolby Atmos ... else I'll be playing BF, Rainbow Siege, Horizon, Last of us online ... maybe go back and revisit BF4, dunno .... not really sure I get your question.

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solid_snake1461

@sealionact: nvm then.

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sealionact

@solid_snake1461: Like I said ....no idea what you need to know.

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@solid_snake1461: Of the games you mentioned only Horizon is going to sell BIG numbers. Xbox still has Gears 4 and Halo 5, those games haven't disappeared and they still have exclusives coming this year.

Do you people not get bored of spouting off the same rubbish. Even if Xbox doesn't beat Sony at all this year - why do you care?

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solid_snake1461

@graffitiheart: then, would you kindly explain why do you care about my opinion? Did I somehow offended you or your beloved one? Even though I didn't mention anything that was directly or indirectly concerning you. Not even once.

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@solid_snake1461: Because your "no games to play" rhetoric is nonsense, perpetuated by the notion that some how owning the games console that suits your needs more automatically means the opposition has nothing to offer.

You know the console has games to play, stop playing up typical fanboy flaming and form an opinion that can be taken seriously as an adult.

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solid_snake1461

@graffitiheart: the moment you called other people a "fanboy", you have discredited yourself as a gamer. You have no business here.

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@solid_snake1461: Actually you'll notice how I didn't call you a fanboy, I said "stop playing up typical fanboy flaming".

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chiefwiggum16

@solid_snake1461: zelda will win goty on every site and publication so no they are not contenders. Not even a little bit

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SavageEvil

@chiefwiggum16: I highly doubt Zelda getting GoTY is a done deal. Horizon is no slouch as a complete package, it is getting praise for being more than just a simple game, but it's story and portrayal of characters that run the gamut of humanity. I think it will be a well contested battle, then we also have Shadow of War coming this year too.

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chiefwiggum16

@SavageEvil: You gotta be kidding me.... Horizon is sitting at an 8.9 score and 589th place right now and Zelda is a 9.8 and number 4 all time.....Wanna tell me a again why Horizon has a snowballs chance in hell?

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solid_snake1461

@chiefwiggum16: maybe. Generally, there would be a flash of glory in every console's life cycle, signaling their peak achievement. Afterward, things would just take a dive for them.

My point is that of all the games I have listed, while there could be different opinions about them, depending on personal taste, there is no doubt that they are of the highest quality.

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legendaryh1tman

@sticktaler36:🤔 Hip Hop Rap came from Rock though.

I could see you said Rap vs Classical music.

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Jone_G2

@legendaryh1tman: If you remember that Sony and Nintendo almost released their console together. Hip hop came from Rock as the same way Sony arrived in games industry by nintendo initiative. rsrsrs

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BlkMac

@RicanV: Scorpio wont save them if theres still NO games to play. They must have some games up their sleeve for 2018 since Scorpio is dropping this holiday. So nxt yr might b xbox's year. Still wont mean anything. PS4 has had them beat for goin on 4yrs soon.

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RicanV

@blkmac: There are games to play on Xbox. Some people only need a good handful of exclusives. And while I don't agree with graphics being priority on a console (that's where PC shines) that is important to some so Scorpio may be their console of choice to play multiplat games.

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sladakrobot

@RicanV: you tried...i saw it now :-)

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BlkMac

@RicanV: i have xbox but theres nothing to play.

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sealionact

@blkmac: So you don't have one single game from the top 10 selling games in 2016? Because they're all on Xbox.

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BlkMac

@sealionact: they r? Name 'em.

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sealionact

@blkmac: Why certainly young sir....

  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  2. Battlefield 1
  3. The Division
  4. NBA 2K17
  5. Madden NFL 17
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Overwatch (no Battle.net sales)
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  9. FIFA 17
  10. Final Fantasy XV
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BlkMac

@sealionact: ohhhh idk y but i thought u were speaking of exclusives. But nah i only play exclusives on xbox one. Everything i get on PS4 cuz it doesnt stfuggle to hit 1080p. I have all those games too except 5, 7, and 9

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sealionact

@blkmac: Ah well, I do the opposite ... only get exclusives for PS4. Xbox is just better online - imo - better free games, better servers, better matchmaking options and better FPS games online.

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BlkMac

@sealionact: better free games definitely, better controller too. Idk bout better online. If it was ps3 vs 360 then yea but sony stepped their game up. Also, online is hindered either way by ppl like Ubisoft

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DrProphecy

@blkmac: All those increased gaming hours MS keeps talking about, where you're putting those hours if there's nothing to play? el oh el

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BlkMac

@drprophecy: eh Ark players

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frostkilledmetwice

@drprophecy: they probably counting guys that are signed into Xbox live on windows 10 pc even though those guys aren't playing games. With a increase in windows 10 users every day yeah their will be an increase in live accounts.

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DrProphecy

@frostkilledmetwice: Do you want MS to stop giving out statements?

Because that's about the only thing left for them to share on their statement and you're trying to take it away. el oh el

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KhanWasHere

@RicanV: There is a select group of people willing to play these games you say are on Xbox, the only games it has that are already better on PS4 Pro and/or PC. Graphics don't matter to this certain ethnic group of gamers because of cost and the Scorpio will cost plenty.

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@sticktaler36: "an PlayStation exclusive kills an Xbox exclusive almost every time" Really?

First Person Shooter - Halo 5 and Killzone Shadow Fall.
Third Person Shooter - Gears of War 4 and The Order.
Racing game - Forza Horizon 3 and Driveclub.
Action Adventure - Quantum Break and Uncharted 4.
Platformer/puzzler - Recore and The Last Guardian.
Hack n slash - Ryse and Bloodborne.

Now I would personally say the first 3 genres Xbox exclusives easily take it, and the latter 3 Playstation easily takes it. To me it just shows that both systems have something to offer their customers. If you don't like what Microsoft is offering and you do like what Playstation is, then what's the problem?

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Domiddian

@graffitiheart: Noble effort my friend, and I commend you for it. But it's a pointless and thankless task trying to educate these people about this silly tribal mentality.

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chiefwiggum16

@sticktaler36: actually thats not really true. Ps exclusive generally dont sell as well.

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FreeRyu

@chiefwiggum16: 2-3M copies sold on 56M install base isn't bad tho.

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chiefwiggum16

@sticktaler36: I don't recall saying it wasnt performing well. I said Sony exclusives generally don't sell as well as Xbox/ Nintendo exclusives. Mostly because of the niche market they hit. Doesn't mean they are bad games, God of War and Uncharted are in my top 10 franchises all time with Gran Turismo, Halo, Gears of war, Forza Horizon, Zelda, and Mario Kart With some older franchises in there for my personal favs like Lunar, Toejam and Earl and Shining Force

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Domiddian

@chiefwiggum16: Toejam and Earl!! Miss those guys.

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gamingdevil800

"In its own statement, Microsoft said global Xbox One game hours in February jumped 11 percent year-over-year, while global unique multiplayer users reached 35 percent-plus growth compared to last year."

They really should stop making those hilarious statements, they are fuelling the memes.

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@gamingdevil800: As they don't release console numbers, engagement is their only form of measurement. Though it's completely flawed as gaming hours should increase as there should be around 6-10 million extra people with the console now than last year. The 35% increase in multiplayer is good as that shows that Gold has been purchased.

Their statement last month was a better indicator as they mentioned their sales had increased YOY, which to me it sounds like sales did not increase YOY this month. But it's February which is pretty quiet and PS4 has had a slew of exclusives to Microsoft's Halo Wars.

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RicanV

@gamingdevil800: Some people care about how many bullets were fired per second squared!

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Doctor_MG

@RicanV:

I think the facts are interesting, but really pointless lol.

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