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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PsychicKiller82

I am pro Microsoft and will never go back to Sony because of the 2012 hack. When you are an adult with a house, credit and cars you take your personal information seriously about fraud, this is the reason I don't support Sony. Now, Microsoft I am actually glad you are losing even from a ms fan boy like myself because you put money first and let Don Matrick ruined everything Xbox represented in the initial revealing and E3; Phil has now put gaming first and made the industry better for it, so thanks ms for turning it around

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bat725

@PsychicKiller82: Phil has put gaming first? Like that Scalebound cancellation? Like all those new IP's coming to XB1?

Try again.

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PsychicKiller82

@bat725: Well how do we know it was going to be good? How do we know if anything will be good without trying it? We hope companies don't waste money on projects/ games that suck it might have been cool Yes but would I like them to put that money to use jn different ips

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SodApOpPIMPski

@bat725: games get cancelled. Phil said there is new ips in the works as they speak. Xbox released multiple new ips since x1 launch so I'm not sure what you mean.

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bat725

@sodapoppimpski: I'm sorry, I meant good, new IP's.

Scalebound got cancelled because MS is too structured with too much bearocracy. Now, other developers will take note, and won't even bother with MS. Not cool.

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sealionact

@bat725: No, it got cancelled because it was in danger of becoming another Last Guardian .... 10 years in the making, and ultimately a frustrating experience that failed to live up to the hype.

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BenjaminBanklin

@sealionact: Another Last Guardian? You mean actually be a good game? Phil Spencer yanks the crackers right out of your mouths and you make excuses and thank him for giving you LESS GAMES than you have now. It's insane. In the meantime, snoozers like ReCore and QB slip through the cracks anyway. But still, at least those were released.

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sealionact

@BenjaminBanklin: You played Last Guardian? It looks gorgeous, but those controls and camera angles drove me nuts. This thing took 10 years to develop, and anyone saying it was worth the wait ..... well, let's just say they're easily impressed.

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bat725

@sealionact: Last Guardian got a 9 on this site. When was the last time an original IP for XB1 scored that high?

As for Scalebound, I'll go ahead and believe what the developer said about their poor experience working for MS, as opposed to your personal theory.

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PsychicKiller82

@bat725: Lol the last guardian got a 9 on a pro PlayStation site lol most of these guys started on the ps1 just saying

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bat725

@PsychicKiller82: Lol XB1 hasn't gotten a 9 in a long while.

Just saying.

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PCPS4XB

@sealionact: since when did minor frustrating turn into major? If it really ruined the game (which hasn't for me and many others) it would have scored a lot lower on sites.

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SodApOpPIMPski

@bat725: that game got cancelled because it was millions in the hole with very little to show for it. It got canceled because the workers were over worked an way behind schedule with no end in sight. Business is business and sometimes you have to cut bait if it doesn't make sense financial not because of politics

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SavageEvil

@sodapoppimpski: Blame MS and their micromanagement for Scalebounds woes, you expect a developer who never worked in such environments to somehow conform to your draconian ideals and be creative like they always have outside of your bubble? You need to think before you start spewing, business is business but creativity and an environment conducive to that is necessary. You also seem to talk about business as well, so what are your thoughts on Xbox Division's Live and Xbox being absorbed into Windows 10? You should know when this happen its always to bolster the flagging arm, no chance that Windows 10 is the flagging division, not a chance. Although I await your skewed response though, based on your history in this thread thus far.

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SodApOpPIMPski

@SavageEvil: just say you are a Sony fanboy and move on. Clearly you are someone that only can see 1 console as a good while the others can't be. It's brilliant move to combine windows and Xbox, if you think otherwise you are just a hater. Draconian ideas? Please, I speak business as all business is handle by, the bottom line. If a game is so far in a hole why continue it, it's about profit. Fact is platinum games knew what they were getting into when they teamed up with Microsoft and if they didn't they are dumb. Platinum had to give their employees mandatory vacation because they were overworked, that falls on them and their lack of project scheduling. You blame Microsoft for keeping them from being able to create is just more hate and nonsense.

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JoshRMeyer

@PsychicKiller82: When (not if) MS gets hacked, are you going to the Nintendo side or are you just going to quit playing video games all together because of your paranoia? And BTW, I think you're referring to the 2007 hack? Sonys servers now are more secure than the U.S. governments! Lol

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PsychicKiller82

@joshrmeyer: Okay let me rephrase that I have not gotten a hacked!!! Email from ms where they said my information was compromised, Sony in april of 2012 I got an email about my information being compromised, and ever company gets hacked but what would happen if they did and didn't tell us our credit card information was stolen that is called a lawsuit/ bankruptcy..

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JoshRMeyer

@PsychicKiller82: Everyone probably got that same email... although I don't remember getting one in 2012. If you're so worried, get a prepaid psn card, or use a credit card that has a low limit. All I'm trying to say is Sony is in the same boat as everyone else. It's a daily struggle to prevent hacks. If it happens to me, I won't be losing much. I think there's also a double verification you can use which makes it harder for hackers also. Be smart. There's plenty you can do on your end that'll safeguard your assets.

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JoshRMeyer

@sellingthings: Oh I agree... but nothing is unhackable. I have safe guards in place like any, as he put it, "adult" should have. You can only do so much to protect yourself. People hand a waiter their credit card with no hesitation. I'm sure you know this, but all the information is there to purchase anything online! People bringing up that hack is annoying. Yes, Sony should beef up their security and I'm sure they did after the attacks. Maybe that's where our ps plus money is going to lol. If you ever google companies that get hacked, it's on a daily basis! Fortunately it's not leaked to the media or we'd be back to using cash for everything.

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JoshRMeyer

@sellingthings: Yup, and I agree... mostly because of their track record, and Sonys really bad hack in 2007.

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PCPS4XB

@sellingthings: google it and you will find out how many times Microsoft got hacked or exposed. It happens to all major companies

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PCPS4XB

@sellingthings: if you have your credit card on Xbox then call the Windows store and you will see that they have it on file. But like I said google is your best friend.

Here one that affected Xbox gamers also.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2888339/Hackers-release-cache-13-000-passwords-credit-cards-Playstation-Xbox-Amazon-users.html

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PCPS4XB

@sellingthings: so what your saying is that no credit card information was released?

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PCPS4XB

@sellingthings: it also said passwords and credit cards of PlayStation, Xbox and Amazon users were released by hackers. So clearly it has happened to a service where you had your credit card. But don't worry it's the credit/banks loss not yours if it's not authorized by you

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PsychicKiller82

@sellingthings: I agree with you it hasn't happened to me either

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JoshRMeyer

@PsychicKiller82: It hasn't happened to me either... but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened to others. You make up a tiny percent of the Live community. It's as stupid as the whole "Xbox Live is down", only to find out it only affected a tiny amount of people.

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JoshRMeyer

@pcps4xb: Ah, I should of read your comment before posting mine lol. Don't know why people assume MS is infallible. Any big company has a bullseye on it to be hacked. And any company CAN be hacked. MS does have a decent reputation going for it, but one hack leaked to the public and that's gone.

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SavageEvil

@sellingthings: You and OP are full of crap, can you name one person who has had their data fraudulently utilized stemming from PSN hack? Also credit card companies have anti fraudulent measures that are automatic and others you can place, but that is if they are reputable like Chase and other big banks who like to keep their customers money secure. Live has been hacked a lot idiot there are instances of individual hacking per user accounts, both services are attacked repeatedly you not from planet Earth are you?

To OP Phil is just saying what he needs to say, not sure about you but in business when an arm is being melded into another more successful arm, things aren't that rosy for the one being absorbed. I'll let the delusions continue but don't be surprised when Xbox goes full on service and you have zero actual customer rights. Assuming it sticks around, with the way Phil is making gaming great by cancelling the most intriguing game Xbox ever had in the wings (Scalebound) and then pushing back a bunch of other games and saying loudly enough we're not leading with Halo Gears and Forza this time...proves that they realize that those titles aren't the money makers they used to be and MS don't know what the hell they are doing software side anymore. The strict atmosphere has been documented to even bother the likes of Platinum Games(guys who were working on Scalebound), who just released the stellar Nier:Automata a SquareEnix ip. So tell me how great Phil is supposedly doing? Scorpio, DOA with Xbox games being available on Windows 10 might as well get a nice cheap and powerful PC and any other console but an Xbox. I mean the writing is on the wall, what reason could there be to own an Xbox/Scorpio when all their games will be available on PC with better everything?

Yup Phil is making gaming great, talked about exclusives being bought isn't a good thing for industry and then outs the Xbox stream service saying the exact opposite, the nerve of that double talking guy is epic. Praise your almighty leader bros, ridiculous. I have all systems but I game where I please and Sony has been firing great stuff since the year started, what has MS done since they released that repetitive as hell Gears of War 4?

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NeonicTrash

@SavageEvil: X1 had lingering public image and other issues late 2013/early 2014 that Spencer has helped alleviate, and he seems to be pushing regularly for new content and new IPs to come to X1 whether they be 1st, 2nd or 3rd party. X1 is doing good business and he's got Scorpio coming. If someone is hardcore about gaming primarily on PC the Scorpio was never going to win them over anyway, it's not marketed for them. It's the new most powerful console that way outclasses their current hardware and their competition's. Scorpio could be as low as 500. Not gonna build a PC rig with Scorpio specs for that cheap, you won't be able to buy physical games, or used games, or be able to resell games, you won't get the built in UHD player that the S and Scorpio will have, no Xbox game pass, and many games that EVENTUALLY come to PC release on Xbox way earlier. Can't pop a 360 disc into your PC either and it has one of the greatest game libraries ever. You can stream 360 games from a One. What reason will there be to play anything multiplat on a PS when all of them will be on Scorpio and look better?

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PsychicKiller82

@SavageEvil: What would have happened when scalebound came out and it got 6 and 7? Oh you would be the one bitching ms sucks no good exclusives

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SodApOpPIMPski

@SavageEvil: until the new year what did Sony release for 11 months after uncharted? I can nitpick too. If your a fanboy of a certain console it's fine but let's not act like the other console is garbage.

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JoshRMeyer

@sodapoppimpski: Dude, I told you this before, the games only been out for 10 months, and The Last Guardian(9/10), Gravity Rush 2 (9/10), Nioh (9/10), Nier (9/10), Horizon ZD (9/10), and I know I'm missing several others. Google what Sony released after Uncharted 4, and edit your post... you sound rediculous.

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Fedor

@sodapoppimpski: 11 months? Stop lying.

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SavageEvil

@sodapoppimpski: Eh? NMS released in an unknown reality to you then? Star Ocean, Last Guardian, World of Final Fantasy, KoF 14, SFV and a few others appeared last year. Go ahead and nitpick chap. I have both of those consoles and Xbox One gets played for Forza 6 but it's by far the most unused system behind even the Wii U, that should change since the Wii U is packed up and the Switch is here taking it's place. 11 months after Uncharted 4 question and then sit there smug as if Sony went without exclusives that whole time. Karma came around rather quickly when it comes to you eh?

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SodApOpPIMPski

@SavageEvil: oh yes the abortion that was nms, can't believe I forgot that although not an exclusive. I included last guardian although nobody bought that game and the others I have no clue what they are besides street fighter. I guess you got me, all those great amazing AAA games that nobody bought. I own both consoles and ps4 was the most unused for me until now so what is your point. Like I said besides uncharted nothing worthwhile was released for 11 months. Xbox released multiple hit AAA titles on the last few months yet you claim xbox has 0 games.

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JoshRMeyer

@sodapoppimpski: Uncharted 4 has only been out for 10 months, and The Last Guardian(9/10), Gravity Rush 2 (9/10), Nioh (9/10), Nier (9/10), Horizon ZD (9/10), and I know I'm missing several others. Those not good enough for you? Good God, what more could you ask for?

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Fedor

@sodapoppimpski: Lol, by your own logic MS didn't release a single exclusive since they are all on PC... You played yourself.

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PsychicKiller82

@fedor: You release PC is 90% ms so most pcs have Windows so money in ms pocket

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JoshRMeyer

@PsychicKiller82: OMG, please use this thing called Google!

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Creepywelps

@PsychicKiller82: You realize MS doesn't see a dime for games purchased anywhere but their specific store? Of course not. And he was responding to the guy above that says if it's on PC it's not exclusive, This is basic shit, bud.

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PCPS4XB

@sodapoppimpski: 11 months? That's easy UC4, Odin sphere, world of Final fantasy, king of fighters, dragon quest, last guardian, alienation, killing floor 2, gravity rush 2, tales of berseria, Yakuza 0, nioh, horizon, nier automata.... The ones I can think of. To say either console has no exclusives or nothing in the passed 11 months just shows how much of a fanboy the person is. Ps4 released games every month for the passed yr. Does it mean Xbox sucks? No way because I played quantum break, Recore, gears 4, Forza horizon 3 and waiting for a good sale on halo wars and Dead rising for PC.

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SodApOpPIMPski

@pcps4xb: half those games you listed came out this year. The others you listed are not AAA and I said after uncharted.

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JoshRMeyer

@sodapoppimpski: Uncharted 4 was out for 7 months last year. Where the hell do you keep getting 11 months from? And why are we talking about last year when we're 3 months into this year?

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PCPS4XB

@sodapoppimpski: you said 11 months and I gave you the info. That's like saying after quantum break all Xbox had that were AAA was Forza and gears (not a ton by your logic) any way you compare it 2016 or last 11 months ps4 tops Xbox with exclusives. But did it stop me or anyone else from enjoying Xbox games? No

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Left4Jess

I have both...Xbone and PS4 are equally as good imo. I have specific games that I play on each console. Right now I'm really enjoying Horizon Zero Dawn. PS4 does it justice.

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SodApOpPIMPski

@left4jess: exactly. When ps4 released nothing for a year after uncharted xboz had tons of great games, now ps4 has a ton while xbox is in a down period. People should just own both and a switch if they can, they all offer something great.

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JoshRMeyer

@sodapoppimpski: Went from 11 months to a year now lol.

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SavageEvil

@sodapoppimpski: Which year was that? Please go on record stating the year Sony released nothing. Since I think you are delusional. 2016, nothing after Uncharted 4 you say? No Mans Sky happened did it not? As did a myriad of other games that weren't on Xbox but you are free to parade your lies all you want.

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Left4Jess

@sodapoppimpski: With you 100%! Games are meant to be played and enjoyed.

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theKSMM

Mmm....fanboy click-bait. Nom nom nom.

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carving_a_giant

Hey, they mentioned Xbox one. I own one those !

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KillerCondoms

Congrats Sony, another month in the bag

Congrats MS .........your "gamer hours" are up Yay!

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bat725

@killercondoms: Game hours! That's the funniest way to start my morning!!!