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Sony’s PS4 ousts Microsoft’s Xbox One for U.S. console, software sales in July

ps4Sony’s PlayStation 4 once more led the way in which for U.S. console sales in July, outselling Microsoft’s Xbox One for the third consecutive month.

“We’re actually humbled by the success of the PS4 and we want to thank avid gamers for making it the highest promoting console and No. 1 in software sales in the USA in July,” Sony Pc Leisure America stated in a press release.

Microsoft, in the meantime, stated that “Xbox One and Xbox Reside continued to see robust sales and engagement in July, with Xbox One sales in the U.S. up 44 % over July 2014 and lively international Xbox Reside customers (Xbox One and Xbox 360) up 22 %.”

Xbox-One-With-controllerMicrosoft has priced the Kinect-less Xbox One at $349 since Jan. 16; the PS4 has bought at $399 since each consoles launched in November 2013.

One attention-grabbing knowledge level from NPD right this moment was that on a unit foundation, the Xbox 360 bought extra new bodily software than the Xbox One.

” … One motive for the stronger 360 sales could have been the information of backward compatibility for the Xbox One popping out of E3,” NPD famous. “Customers could have felt safer shopping for 360 video games realizing that they are going to be capable of play them on Xbox One in the event that they select to improve.”

Microsoft made the unexpected debut of Xbox One backward compatibility at E3 in June, with all Xbox One customers receiving the function by November.

NPD additionally famous that mixed Xbox One and PS4 U.S. {hardware} sales are near 50 % larger than what Xbox 360 and PS3 bought in the course of the similar timeframe. General online game sales throughout {hardware}, new bodily software — not digital copies — and equipment rose by 5 % final month from July 2014.

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