Sony PS4 outsells Xbox One in April marking four months in a row

Sony PS4 continues its winning streak outselling the Xbox One again in April as the gaming market grows overall.

Published Fri, May 16 2014 7:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Sales numbers for the two major next gen game consoles are in for the month of April and things don't look that good for Microsoft. Microsoft has been outsold again by the Sony PS4. According to the NPD Group, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One for the fourth month in a row.

Sony PS4 outsells Xbox One in April marking four months in a row |

Sales of new game hardware for the month of April grew by 76% to $192 million compared to the same month last year. NPD says that the bulk of those sales were of game consoles. NPD notes that sales of video game accessories in the US also increased year over year compared to last April to $159 million. That makes a 21% gain for game accessories.

Overall revenue in April for hardware, software, and accessories was $580.3 million, a gain of 17% compared to last year. Those sales numbers don't include used hardware or software sales. One dark spot in April was software sales, which were down 10% compared to last year.


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