The console wars between Microsoft and Sony has been very heated, and the two companies have gone back and forth battling each other for consumers. Sales figures on Friday from the NPD Group show that the Xbox One has sold record number of units along with the Xbox 360.
Microsoft is hitting home runs left and right with the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles, as the sales figures show. The NPD Group goes over sales figures for sales in the United States, and shows that Microsoft is continuing to grow with consumers and leaving Sony in the dust.
Huge February For Xbox One & Xbox 360
According to the NPD Group sales figures, Microsoft sold 258,000 Xbox One consoles in the United States during February 2014. This is a huge number considering that the Xbox One is still in a relatively low number of countries in the world, and Microsoft had initial problems meeting demand. As Titanfall comes in March, this will only grow.
Additionally, Microsoft also sold 114,000 Xbox 360 consoles, and that marked the consoles 100th month in the market in the United States, which surpasses all other consoles. The Xbox 360 continues to grow, even with the launch of the Xbox One, and also gets Titanfall in late March.
Gamers Love Microsoft
Gamers love Microsoft, and Microsoft is giving gamers what they want, and that only helps revenues grow. The NPD report shows that the average gamer buys 2.75 games sold per console. The Xbox One sold 772,000 games in February, and the Xbox 360 sold 2.46 million games, which combined makes for 48 percent of the software market share according to Microsoft.
The top games for the consoles in February include “NBA 2K14,” “Battlefield 4,” “Thief,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.” Xbox 360 top titles in the generation-seven console game title list in the U.S. include: “NBA 2K14,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Fable Anniversary,” “Grand Theft Auto V,” “Minecraft” and “The LEGO Movie Videogame.” Microsoft only has the Xbox One in 13 markets so far, and will grow that number later this year.
This is awesome for Microsoft and the Xbox franchise. Gamers love it, and they will continue to buy, which makes Microsoft happy.