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PS4 vs. Xbox One: Console Triumphs in January Sales

Feb 18, 2014 08:09 AM EST | By John Nassivera
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Sony's Playstation 4 has beat Microsoft's Xbox One in console sales, gaining the position of best-selling console for the month of January. The total sale of PS4 consoles doubled that of Xbox Ones.(Photo : tandemsystemsltd)

Sony's Playstation 4 has beat Microsoft's Xbox One in console sales, gaining the position of best-selling console for the month of January.

The total sales of PS4 consoles were double that of Xbox Ones, according to Metro.

The NPD Group did not report on specific sales numbers for hardware. However, PlayStation marketing vice president John Koller made a statement on the official Playstation blog regarding Sony's success, according to Gamespot.

Koller discussed the January sales on Thursday. According to PC Magazine, Koller said the sales of the organization's new console was, "Nearly doubling the nearest next-gen competitor."

The victory for Sony is a comeback from their defeat by Microsoft in December, when Xbox One sales were reported to be higher than PlayStation 4, CNET reported.

Sony's new console also bested Nintendo's 3DS in sales, according to Gamespot. The NPD Group confirmed in their report, "PS4 led overall hardware sales this month, followed by the Xbox One."

Despite the increase in sales of consoles, the sales of video games have been low, according to CNET. Total physical video game sales declined from 21 percent from last year to $664 million. However, NPD's Liam Callahan stated the decrease from January 2013 existed due to last year's extra week of sales.

The top five best-selling games for January were Call of Duty: Ghosts, NBA 2K14, Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Grand Theft Auto V, respectively, according to CNET.

Xbox's corporate vice president of marketing, strategy, and business, Yusuf Mehdi, stated in a blog that X-Box One is the best launch in X-Box history, according to PC Magazine.

"Xbox One consoles have sold at a rate of 2.29 times faster than Xbox 360 in the U.S. in the same timeframe for the first three months on the market," Mehdi wrote. "From our blazing start out of the gate, we have continued to see Xbox One delight fans in 13 markets around the world, with many more markets to come this year."

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