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NPD February: PS4 Tops US Retail Chart Again

Posted on the 13 March 2014 by Sameo452005 @iSamKulii
NPD February: PS4 tops US retail chart again
PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in the US in February, according to The NPD Group’s regular monthly report.
Total industry spend for the month of February was $887 million, up 9% year-on-year from $810 million in February 2013, and significantly better than January’s $664 million.
Hardware was the major driving factor for the growth, of course, with spend of $347 million, up 42% year-on-year from $244 million. That’s also a jump on January’s $241 million.
Software was down 9% year-on-year, unfortunately, to $318 million, but that’s a significant improvement on January’s $232 million.
According to Sony, drawing on the NPD’s data, the PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in February 2014. Additionally, its cumulative life-to-date sales remain ahead of the Xbox One.
This is the fourth month of victory for Sony in the US front of the ongoing next-gen console war, having remained ahead of its rival in terms of cumulative sales inNovember, December and January. The PS4 did have a week’s headstart on the Xbox One in the US, mind.
The Xbox One still had a good month, with 258,000 console sales, and NPD’s John Callahan said that thanks to Xbox One’s higher price point it led in terms of dollar sales. Microsoft noted that the Xbox One is outpacing the Xbox 360′s sales during the same period post-launch by over 61%.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze managed 130,000 sales across physical and digital. Callahan said it was the fourth best-selling SKU of the month; unfortunately, the prevalence of multi-platform titles with higher total sales kept it out of the charts.
Nintendo also said Pokémon X & Y sold 130,000 units in February across physical and digital, bringing its life-to-date sales to 3.4 million.
Microsoft also had good news to share on the software front, saying that the Xbox One attach rate is 2.75 with 772,000 game sales in February. The Xbox 360 still vastly outweighs its sibling, though, with 2.46 million game sales in February. Combined, the two consoles held 48% of the US home console software market.  The top ten list of games sold is below.  
  1. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC)
  2. The Lego Movie Videogame (Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, Vita)
  3. NBA 2K14 (Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
  4. Thief (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  5. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  6. Battlefield 4 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  7. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
  8. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 (PS3, Xbox 360)
  9. Minecraft (Xbox 360)
  10. Bravely Default (3DS)

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