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NPD Says Sony's PS4 Outsold Microsoft's Xbox One In March

  • Richard Conte , Design & Trend Contributor
  • Apr, 22, 2014, 11:17 PM
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(Photo : REUTERS/Yuya Shino) The Playstation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are among the consoles getting major price cuts this holiday shopping season at retailers' Black Friday events.

While the Sony PS4 vs Microsoft Xbox One is still a battle undecided, there is some indication on who's currently winning that battle at the moment.

Liam Callahan, a video game analyst with NPD Group revealed that Sony once again won the battle in March, according to CNET.

"In March 2014, Sony's PS4 led hardware sales for the third month in a row," Callahan said.

Microsoft did announce that it sold 311,000 units in the US in March and said that the console had surpassed 5 million units sold to retailers.

That figure doesn't represent how many consoles were sold to consumers but rather to retailers. On the other hand, Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman revealed in a Playstation Blog post that the PS4 has sold more than 7 million units globally.

Shuman thanked Playstation 4 console owners for their support and said the entire Playstation team were grateful for it's audience.

"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," he said.

Last month it was revealed that the PS4 had sold over 6 million units globally since its release in another blog post on the PlayStation Blog.

This time it was Sony Computer Entertainment's Vice President of Marketing, John Koller, wrote the blog post and used it as an advantage to praise the console's usage so far.

"There have now been more than 3.6 million live broadcasts, and more than 56 million spectate sessions on PS4 through Twitch and Ustream. In fact, since January 1st, PS4 gamers account for 20 percent of daily broadcasters on Twitch," he said. "PS4 owners are also embracing the Share button on the Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller, with more than 100 million shares captured as fans show friends their latest achievements on Facebook and Twitter."

 

 

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