Xbox One has outsells PS4 in the month August for the second time in a row. According to NPD Data, Microsoft’s console held the lead over PS4 by more than 100K units in the United States.
Ever since the release of both machines Sony’s PlayStation 4 has been a dominant force the market. However, the arrival of Xbox One S has finally changed Microsoft’s luck.
Its original non-user friendly messaging and concept of Xbox One is no more. Phil Spencer taking charge of Xbox has done wonders for the brand.
The NDP data revealed that Xbox One outsold PS4 by 114,800. The PlayStation 4 sales stood at 160,000 units while Xbox One pushed 274,800 units in the country.
PS4 on the other hand is still market leader in many other countries. The sales may have slowed down due to the upcoming arrival of PS4 Pro. Numbers during the holiday season would be very interesting as we’ll see if Microsoft’s lead will remain intact.
Microsoft’s win two months in a row is all thanks to the support of the community. Microsoft thanked its fans in the United States:
Thanks to our fans and their excitement for new Xbox One games and the recently launched Xbox One S — which is the only console available this holiday with built-in UHD 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and HDR for video and gaming — Xbox One was the best-selling console in the U.S. in August, according to NPD Group.
In addition, we continue to see strong engagement on Xbox Live — the fastest, most reliable gaming network — with total global gaming hours on Xbox One consoles increasing 42 percent year-over-year. We’ve also received an incredible response to Xbox Design Lab, which saw millions of visits to the site and hundreds of thousands of designs created by fans. We’re excited to launch Clubs and Looking for Group on Xbox Live broadly this holiday alongside some of our biggest titles for the year, including ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 and Dead Rising 4.
Do you think the release on PS4 Pro in November will boost sales and bring Sony back in the lead?