The NPD Group’s April 2015 results have just come in, and the Xbox One has topped the PlayStation 4 for the month. While hardware sales are down from last year, software sales have gone up.
In a statement from Microsoft, the company thanked its fans for helping make the Xbox One the highest selling console of the month. Xbox sales increased a whopping 63% compared to April 2014, and Xbox Live’s active users also grew by 24%.
“As the best-selling console in the U.S. in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month. Xbox One console sales in the U.S. increased 63 percent in April 2015 compared to April 2014 and Xbox Live comparisons showed the number of active global users (Xbox One and Xbox 360) grew 24 percent. We are grateful to our fans for their passion and support and are looking forward to sharing more on the best game lineup in Xbox history at E3,”
While Sony did take second place this month, they did get in one small jab at their competition, releasing a statement to say that they still remain the leading cumulative seller in the US, and also announced that they led software sales for April.
“We would like to thank fans around the world for their continued support of the PS4. According to NPD, PlayStation continues to lead software sales for April 2015 and PS4 remains the cumulative sales leader in the US. We are looking forward to an amazing E3,”
In terms of hardware sales, they saw a 4% decline compared to last year, which would reflect a 55% decline in seventh generation console sales. Portable hardware sales are up 36%.
“On a unit basis, hardware sales grew by 12 per cent. Declines in hardware dollar sales were due to a decrease in average price of 4 per cent, due to a drop in console hardware pricing,” “After 18 months on the market for Xbox One and PS4, we are seeing cumulative hardware sales over 50 per cent higher than the combined sales of Xbox 360 and PS3 at the same point in their lifecycles.”
Here are your 10 best selling software titles for the month of April 2015:
- Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
- Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, PC, 360, PS3)
- Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
- Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
- NBA 2K15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- Super Smash Bros. (3DS, Wii U)
- Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)