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The PS4 finished February as the best-selling video game console in the US, with sales estimated to be in the region of 286,000 units.

Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One "continues selling at a record-breaking pace" with 258,000 units shifted during February – approximately 90 per cent of the PS4's Feb total.

Wii U sales were up 25 per cent compared to February 2013, giving a monthly haul of around 82,000 units. However, this wasn't enough to outpace the Xbox 360, which totalled 114,000 for the month.

Call of Duty: Ghosts was the top-selling game of February, followed by The LEGO Movie Videogame, NBA 2K14 and Thief new at No.4. Square Enix's Lightning Returns is new at No.8.

Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze didn't chart in the Top 10, but sold more than 130,000 combined physical and digital units in its first eight days on the market.

Source: @iansherr, NeoGAF, Nintendo press, Microsoft press

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pblive@ alphafour

You're right, this is not PS3-360 different. The initial PS3 ports were terrible compared to the 360 versions because they were so different. When the developers got the hang of the hardware the PS3 was capable of much better than the initial game ports. The Xbox One/PS4 difference is only really a slight difference, but now the internet is much bigger and there are plenty of tech people queuing up to over-analyse these differences.

Sales will most likely ping pong between the two as new titles appear and prices fluctuate. But who wins? The gamer!
Posted 20:06 on 17 March 2014
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alphafour

The PS4 is selling better because the marketing has been better, the product is better, the price is better and games are better. If we're talking exclusive and first party content then I would actually go with the Xbox One right now but if we're talking about the games in general, we've seen countless stories of multiplat games being FAR better on PS4 (this is not 360-PS3 different) and these stories are surely VERY slowly trickling down to the mainstream.

Social media and gaming news is much more readily available now than it was when the PS3 and 360 were duking it out in the early stages so you can assume that news travels fast. We can also assume that the die hard Xbox fans and die hard PS fans won't be swayed regardless of what happens but the people who were on the fence will almost definitely go for PS4 unless Xbox One drops to the same price.
Posted 19:18 on 17 March 2014
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Karlius@ Mastorofpuppetz

First of all the supply constraints are nonsense. There are no constraints in the US the PS4 has been freely available since mid January. The only reason there was so in the first place is to continue the hype factor that so many launches live off. (It works why knock it)

As for numbers elsewhere it's not as simple as you make out. PS4 has launched in far more territories than the XB1 and as these territories get their launch the numbers will come closer together that's not to say the PS4 won't still outsell the XB1 as I think it will but the numbers will be far closer.

I couldn't agree more with Guy. Xbox this week PS4 in a few weeks with infamous.
Posted 13:00 on 14 March 2014
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Mastorofpuppetz@ pblive

NPD is US onyl, outside us Ps4 is still outselling x1 3:1. Ps4 was supply constrained in FEB, yet still outsold MS in their turf.
Posted 12:31 on 14 March 2014
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guyderman

I should imagine the consoles sales will fluctuate as new titles are released for each machine - especially once the 'proper' next gen games start to get released.

Sinclair Domination!
Posted 11:24 on 14 March 2014
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essex1212

The solo consoles (Yes just the console itself) of the Xbox one's have gone up in the last week on eBay. People want Titanfall at the end of the day.

Wii-U domination!
Posted 11:19 on 14 March 2014
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pblive

Playstation dom....oh hang on!

Good to see Xbox One sales catching up, good for the industry in general that it is now selling better (and it was still selling well enough for a tidy profit for MS anyway) and even Wii U is picking up, which is promising (small steps, maybe, but important all the same).

We do need Sony and Microsoft's consoles selling this well to encourage further competition. It all benefits the customer in the end.
Posted 11:07 on 14 March 2014
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