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Friday, February 14, 2014
PS4 Tops U.S. Video Game Console Sales In January
Sony seems to have managed to take the lead from Microsoft in US next-generation console sales. The NPD has just released estimates which show that the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One during January.
People spent $241 million on video game hardware, predominately consoles, in January compared to $205 million in the same month a year earlier, according to industry tracker NPD Group.
Sony's PS4 led overall hardware sales, followed by Microsoft new-generation Xbox One consoles, NPD reported.
PS4 sales were nearly double that of Xbox One in the month, Sony said citing the NPD report.
Membership in the PlayStation Plus subscription service has nearly doubled since the PS4 launched in November, according to Sony.
Meanwhile, video game software sales sank about 40% in November to $224 million, down from $373 million in January of 2013.
The decline was due to a big drop in the number of new titles released for play, said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.
Activision?s "Call of Duty: Ghosts" was the best selling game on a "top 10" list that included "Assassin?s Creed IV: Black Flag".