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PS4 sales continue to outsell Xbox One despite Titanfall spike

Luke Johnson


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The PS4 vs Xbox One sales battle narrows

Despite Microsoft’s console being boosted by the arrival of Titanfall, latest figures have revealed that the PS4 continues to outsell the Xbox One.

Having consistently been the best-selling console since both next-gen devices launched last November, sales reports for February have shown that, in the US, despite the Xbox One closing the gap, the PS4 remains the console of choice for many.

Despite Microsoft claiming that the Xbox One “continues selling at a record-breaking pace,” the 258,000 reported US console sales for February is still short of the approximately 286,000 PS4 sales during the same period.

Although hard to be certain, it is widely believed that the rising Xbox One sales were boosted by the Titanfall release which saw the eagerly awaited FPS title hit the US on Tuesday and UK retailers today, March 14.

While the Xbox One and PS4 continue to dominate console sales, the now superseded Xbox 360 remains the third most popular gamer shifting 114,000 units last month.

Nintendo saw its fortunes take a slightly upwards turn during February, with Wii U sales increasing 25 per cent to around 82,000 units.

Earlier this month Sony confirmed that global PS4 sales have already topped 6 million units despite the manufacturer struggling to keep up with demand.

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Via: VideoGamer

Kenneth Neil Turner

March 14, 2014, 12:07 pm

Titanfall didn't release in February. Wait till March's NPD results before claiming titanfall didn't help


March 14, 2014, 12:44 pm

WTF? Titanfall spike? Surely that would come in March...not February.


March 14, 2014, 3:38 pm

Xbox One with Titanfall bundle has been available for a while.


March 14, 2014, 3:59 pm

To "PRE-ORDER", which means its dispatched on the 11th March in the US or 14th in the UK. This would not count as a "SALE" in February.


March 14, 2014, 6:13 pm

The bump is due to the TF Bundle which was available to preorder since February. Granted that there are still TF Bundles available to purchase, it means that they didn't sell out.

I can see the PS4 still outselling XBO in March. And if so, we'll see a price drop during summer or early fall.


March 14, 2014, 6:14 pm

It won't have a massive impact for March. People can still buy on PC and 360.

barry brennan

March 15, 2014, 11:09 am

Preorders don't count until they actually ship which was on march 11th so have nothing to do with feburary sales.

Matthew Bryant

March 15, 2014, 9:00 pm

February and March will undoubtedly see a spike in sales from Titanfall. However, realize that many people will buy the console in February since tax returns were in February. Whatever the reason, PS4 would've had a lot more sales in the US in February if they hadn't of sold almost 400,000 PS4s during the Japanese launch. In reality, the Xbox One is still considerably behind the PS4.


March 16, 2014, 2:42 am

This article is off you won't see Titanfall boosts till March. Xbox will probably clean up well in March. Who'd buy the Xbox one in February with Titanfall bundles with the game for free.

Stream Of Conscious

March 17, 2014, 12:41 am

Ummmm...."Titanfall" just released not even a week ago. How can there be a spike for an unreleased game?

Manoo Bahar

March 17, 2014, 3:04 am

well I don't know about titanfall but I btried to buy ps4 for a month but couldn't find one so I gave up for now and wait a few more months before I try again...


March 17, 2014, 3:33 am

I believe those are pre-sale figures for Titanfall bundle packs as well as regular sales of Xbox One Consoles.


March 17, 2014, 3:37 am

Technically a "Pre-Order" is a SALE. If I paid full price for a product that doesn't come out until a month later, it still counts as a sale for monthly earnings. Basic Capitalism; It's all in the language.

Mason Rieber

March 17, 2014, 6:29 am

its funny cause ps4 "outsold" the xbox one but in reality the xbox one is 25% more expensive so it actually moved more money and "made" more (even though neither are really making anything off the consoles) and i find ps4's easily available... the only item im having trouble with is the MS xbox one headset adapter which has been sold out everywhere for the past week

Mason Rieber

March 17, 2014, 6:34 am

it IS NOT a sale. simple accounting... its not recorded as a sale until you provide the service. Not to mention NONE of the pre-order places take money before you receive because that would be falsely selling something that they don't have which is illegal


March 17, 2014, 8:38 am

Don't really have an opinion on whether or not xbox Feb figures include Titanfall or not; however, just wanted to point out that my housemate pre-ordered an xbox with Titanfall but only had to pay a £20 deposit, so I would assume that wouldn't count as a sale.


March 17, 2014, 8:44 am

I don't think that Titanfall pre-orders would count as a sale.

But I think the most surprising thing in this article is the fact 360s are still selling so strongly. Guess it's because most of these new "next-gen" titles are being released on the old hardware too.


March 17, 2014, 2:58 pm

I pre-ordered...money was debited when it was dispatched on the 13th. Please justify how that would count towards a sale that supposedly took place in February?


March 18, 2014, 1:16 am

The only way any of us would be able to justify is if we worked in the finance department at MSFT. I just simply get the feeling that MSFT is reporting fluctuated numbers. I don't think it matters to them that you didn't receive your package until the 13th. They are keeping track of people who pre-order. Whether you return your order or cancel, a sale is a sale in corporate. You don't see any company reporting return merchandise and loss revenue because it doesn't matter to them. Unless their going belly up.

P.S. This is just opinion.


March 18, 2014, 3:10 pm

You are missing my point, my original post was to challenge the actual article in saying that it wasn't due to titanfall pre-orders that Microsoft sere reporting of sales just 10% as my understanding was that they report sales as those delivered to a store and if that was the case, then those deliveries would not be made until March. Regardless of anything, the titanfall Bundle was announced on the 25th Feb...just 3 trading days remained in February. Is it really too difficult for you to imagine people actually going out and purchasing an Xbox one as opposed to a ps4?


March 29, 2014, 8:16 pm

Just because just system costs 25% more, it doesn't mean MS makes 25% more profit on every system sold. They both probably make a slight profit on each unit so it comes down to unites sold not MSRP.

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