NPD report for September came out today and for the ninth month in a row, PlayStation 4 is still leading the hardware sales when compared to Xbox One.
September was very kind indeed for PS4 as the sales of the console tripled from the last month, largely due to the new game releases, especially Destiny.
NPD in their report stated that the hardware sales this September were far better as compared to last year’s September as most of the contribution came from the new-gen consoles.
Hardware growth of 136 percent versus September 2013 is the highest growth rate seen this year. As seen in previous months, was driven by new console hardware sales of PS4 and Xbox One. Console hardware, specifically, was up over 200 percent versus September 2013.
There were no surprises in the software sales as the highly anticipated Destiny took the first spot, followed by Madden NFL 15. However, despite its impressive sales figure, Destiny couldn’t give much competition to last September’s GTA V.
When taking out Grand Theft Auto V and Destiny, sales increased when looking at top 2 through 9 games only. This is an indication that sales decline this year were rooted in a poor comparison to last September’s behemoth, Grand Theft Auto V.
Check out the full software sales chart given below:
- Madden NFL 15
- FIFA 15
- Super Smash Bros. 3DS
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- NHL 15
- The Sims 4
- Disney Infinity 2.0
- Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls
There’s no slowing down PS4 sales at the moment, but Microsoft seems confident that the coming months will turn the tide in their favor.
We believe this will be one of our biggest holiday seasons ever. We’re offering great Xbox One bundles aligned with the most anticipated game launches of the year, including Assassin’s Creed Unity, Sunset Overdrive, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and incredible deals for fans.
Combined with blockbusters like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Grand Theft Auto 5, Destiny, and Forza Horizon 2, we are committed to making Xbox One a great place to play this holiday.
Do you think Xbox One will be able to take the lead in October with more games coming out?