Yesterday, analysts at the NDP Group reported that sales of the Xbox One and PS4 are doing better relative to the Xbox 360 and PS3’s lifespan.
That is to say, the 7th generation consoles had done a lot worse than the latest round of consoles during the same length of release.
In fact, collectively, the Xbox One and PS4 have sold 40% more units; we don’t need to tell you that, that’s a lot.
According to analyst, Liam Callahan, “after 23 months on the market, combined PS4 and Xbox One sales are 40 percent higher than the combined 23 month totals for PS3 and 360.”
As a measurement of the US market only, it’s far from a 100% accurate portrayal of global sales, but it’s a fairly solid indicator of the success both Microsoft as well as Sony are having.
Sony are having a particularly good season, outselling the Xbox One in the US during the month of September. When you consider that the US has always been a pretty definitive bastion for Microsoft, that’s a real eye opener.
It’s worth mentioning that PS4 bundles that included special edition consoles as well as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Destiny: The Taken King are most likely why Sony has seen such a fantastic month this past September.
That said, with games like Halo 5: Guardians, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Fallout 4 on the horizon, in addition to the recently announced price drop for the PS4 in Japan, the US as well as Europe, we’re willing to bet that sales for both consoles will continue to rise.