According to recent figures released by Aaron Greenberg on Twitter, (chief of staff for devices and studios group at Microsoft) the Xbox One is out-performing Sony’s PlayStation 4 when it comes to retail game sales.
The news comes after another recent announcement that the Xbox One had beaten the PS4 in terms of hardware sales for December, 2013 in North America. Greenberg first revealed the total game sales for the two consoles and the manner in which the two dominant cross-platform FPS titles fared –
‘Some good #NPD SW facts: #XboxOne YTD 2013: 4.8M retail games vs. 4.2M for PS4. COD & BF4 both sold better on #XboxOne.’
Greenberg followed this Tweet up with another on console exclusives –
‘Last #NPD fact: 1st/2nd party (exclusives) SW sales for #XboxOne 1.5M units vs. 599K for PS4. Led by Dead Rising, Forza 5 and Ryse’.
Greenberg then finally answered a querying user who wanted to know the precise figures for the exclusives, those being ‘DR3 526K, FM5 457K, RYSE 431K’. These numbers reflect the visions that Microsoft executive Alan Bowman recently gave in an interview, those being that it is the games that would win over fans rather than the differences in hardware specifications.
These numbers, however, do not definitively demonstrate that Microsoft have created the dominant console. The figures released for December neglect the dominance of the PS4 in the months prior whilst the figures for PS4 exclusives are currently hazy. With Respawn’s upcoming head-turner Titanfall on the horizon, however, Sony may need to take a step back and see which way the wind is blowing to adjust there sail accordingly.
Do you think these figures are a fair reflection on the consoles? Maybe you were expecting a different result? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!