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NPD March: PS4 Leads Hardware, Titanfall Leads Software

An impressive start for both companies

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Last night, the March NPD numbers finally surfaced online and revealed just how dominant both hardware and software sales where last month. While Microsoft confirmed earlier in the week that the Xbox One sales have surpassed 5 million units sold worldwide, the PS4 crushed those numbers significantly by selling approximately 7 million units globally since launch. Interestingly enough though, Sony still hasn’t revealed the exact number of units sold in the month of March alone. The hardware sales chart listed below fully illustrates this point in detail:

NPD March 2014 Hardware Sales:

PS4: Best selling platform

Xbox One: 311K

3DS: 159K (-30.9%)

Xbox 360: 111K

Wii U: 70K (+4.5%)

Wii: 28K

Vita: 10K (-69.7%)

PSP: 5K

On the software side of things, Titanfall was easily the best selling game last month. This feat was fully expected mainly because the mech-inspired FPS launched on both the PC and Xbox One as opposed to a game like inFAMOUS Second Son that was exclusive to the PS4. The software sales chart is embedded below for you all to look over:

NPD March

While many fanboys may look at these numbers and immediately claim that their console is winning the war, it is important to point out the fact that we are only at the beginning of this console generation. While both the Xbox One and PS4 have sold well up to this point, the good games really haven’t started rolling out just yet. Microsoft’s decision to promote Phil Spencer as the Head of Xbox was a power move that will definitely pay dividends later. Additionally, E3 2014 should be interesting for all three companies and go a long way towards establishing who will ultimately make the most noise this generation.

Are any of you happy to hear that both the PS4 and Titanfall sold well in March? Do you think Microsoft has a shot at gaining momentum down the road? Please feel free to let us know your thoughts on these topics and more in the comments section below.

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