PS4 vs Xbox One sales; Titanfall leads in game sales, PS4 leads in consoles
Sony again dominated Microsoft in console sales but the latter's hugely popular Titanfall game led all others in March.
Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One were launched last November within a week of each other and just in time to make Christmas gift bags. Demand for both consoles was huge: each exceeded the one million unit sales mark within 24 hours. Since then, however, Microsoft's newest baby has kept on walking while Sony's latest console was up and running.
Sony said it had sold more than seven million PS4 units globally as of April 6. On the other hand, Xbox Corporate Vice President Yusuf Mehdi said five million Xbox Ones had been sold-in to retailers since the console's launch in December 2013.
Industry data showed that Sony's PS4 led hardware sales for the third month in a row in March 2014. PS4 software sales have sold over 20.5 million units between retailers and the PlayStation store as of April 13. Xbox One sold more than 300,000 units in March while the Xbox 360 has sales of 111,000 consoles.
But Microsoft shows signs of catching up, thanks to Titanfall. Mehdi said Titanfall from Respawn Entertainment was its best-selling title in March. Titanfall was released only on March 11.
"Today, we congratulate our friends at Respawn Entertainment, and Electronic Arts, as Titanfall for Xbox One was named the number one selling game in March," Mehdi said on the Xbox blog last April 17.
"The new generation is off to a strong start, with global Xbox One sales outpacing Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time, a true testament to your love of console gaming," he noted.
Sony Social Media Director Sid Shuman said that on behalf of the entire global team at PlayStation, "I want to thank you for your unprecedented support and for making PS4 your next-generation console of choice. We couldn't have done this without you. And please keep the feedback coming: we are listening."