NPD Sales Results for January 2014 [Up3: PS4/XB1 #1/#2 best selling; Poke/SM3DW/ALBW]

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Overall:

Retail sales are down 1% year over year (normalized).

Retail software sales are down 26% year over year (normalized).



Software:



Trivia:
-Tomb Raider PS4 outsold Tomb Raider Xbox One by 2:1
-Xbox One has a 2.7 attach rate.
-2.27 million games were sold on "Xbox" this month.
-3DS and Wii U software sales were up 6 percent and 26 percent when normalized for a four-week month.

Nintendo:
-Pokemon 125,000 in January, 3.25 million LTD
-Super Mario 3D World = 655,000 LTD
-The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds = 715,000 LTD



Hardware:

PS4: Almost double Xbox One. [#1 best selling platform]
Xbox One: Estimated 143K (thanks Aquamarine) [#2 best selling platform]

VentureBeat said:
“PS4 led overall hardware sales this month, followed by the Xbox One,” said [NPD's, so counting handhelds] Callahan.

We reached out to Microsoft for its sales result, but it declined to comment. Sony, however, confirmed that the PS4 doubled Xbox One’s sales.
Source: http://venturebeat.com/2014/02/13/january-2014-npd-playstation-4-extends-its-lead/


Other Info:

Microsoft PR

The release of January NPD Group data today provides a chance to reflect on the success of Xbox One. We are incredibly humbled and proud to see Xbox One continue to be the best launch of an Xbox in our history. Comparatively, 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. 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.

More importantly, it is gratifying for our team to see Xbox continue to prove it’s the best place to play games. January NPD Group figures released today revealed Xbox* sold the most games across all console platforms in January with 2.27 million units sold, making up 47 percent of software market share. Fans continue to show their excitement for new generation Xbox One games, with U.S. consumers purchasing an average of 2.7 games per console since launch. This amazing success is due in large part to our unrivaled games lineup, first class Xbox Live multiplayer games service and a platform for game developers that offers unique capabilities such as Kinect and Xbox SmartGlass.
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/...industry-down-in-first-month-of-new-year.aspx

Good news for Nintendo fans. 3DS and Wii U software sales were up 6 percent and 26 percent when normalized for a four-week month.​
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-...-microsoft-xbox-one-in-january-sony-says.html

Combined sales for the PS4 and its predecessor, the PlayStation 3, surpassed all other platforms in January, Sony said.

PS4 + PS3 > everyone else combined ?

Can't be.

[Nirolak's Note: No handhelds maybe?]
IGN said:
Nintendo reports that Wii U software sales increased by 16% over January of last year. Pokemon X and Y sold more than 125,000 combined units in the US in January, bringing their total sales to more than 3.25 million in the United States. US Super Mario 3D World sales reached 655,000 in January, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds sales hit 715,000.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/13/ps4-leads-us-hardware-sales-in-january
 
May 24, 2012
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#4
Xbox One number calculations:


"Comparatively, 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." - Microsoft PR


Xbox 360:

November 2005: 326K
December 2005: 281K
January 2006: 249K
=
Three month total: 856K


Xbox One:

November 2013: 909K
December 2013: 908K
=
Two month total: 1817K


So:
1817K + ???K January 2014 = (856K) * 2.29 times faster
1817K + ???K January 2014 = 1960K
Xbox One January 2014 sales = ~143K
 
Feb 17, 2011
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Expecting the Titanfall marketing blitz to ramp up en masse.
Next month should be a repeat as PS4 supply continues to catch up to demand.
It's March that will be interesting because if Microsoft loses that month with the Titanfall bullet deployed panic will begin to set in.

Too bad for Microsoft they can't get gamers to pretend that the Xbox One ports of their titles look and play as good as their PS4 counterparts.
 
Sep 4, 2007
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Xbox One number calculations:


"Comparatively, 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." - Microsoft PR


Xbox 360:

November 2005: 326K
December 2005: 281K
January 2006: 249K
=
Three month total: 856K


Xbox One:

November 2013: 909K
December 2013: 908K
=
Two month total: 1817K


So:
1817K + ???K January 2014 = (856K) * 2.29 times faster
1817K + ???K January 2014 = 1960K
Xbox One January 2014 sales = ~143K
900k launch holiday down to 143k. Yikes.
 
Feb 13, 2006
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Xbox One number calculations:


"Comparatively, 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." - Microsoft PR


Xbox 360:

November 2005: 326K
December 2005: 281K
January 2006: 249K
=
Three month total: 856K


Xbox One:

November 2013: 909K
December 2013: 908K
=
Two month total: 1817K


So:
1817K + ???K January 2014 = (856K) * 2.29 times faster
1817K + ???K January 2014 = 1960K
Xbox One January 2014 sales = ~143K
143k. Ouch.
 
Jul 4, 2013
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Xbox One number calculations:


"Comparatively, 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." - Microsoft PR


Xbox 360:

November 2005: 326K
December 2005: 281K
January 2006: 249K
=
Three month total: 856K


Xbox One:

November 2013: 909K
December 2013: 908K
=
Two month total: 1817K


So:
1817K + ???K January 2014 = (856K) * 2.29 times faster
1817K + ???K January 2014 = 1960K
Xbox One January 2014 sales = ~143K
Nice work!
 
May 8, 2009
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From GamesBeat's NPD article

Games Beat said:
It’s interesting to note that the PS4 version is outselling the Xbox One version for each one of the above games except for Call of Duty: Ghosts. That led Microsoft to point out that Xbox One and Xbox 360, when taken together, are responsible for the most software sales.
 
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#47
Lol. The return of the family PR. Now, it's Microsoft's turn. Wow. They really fucked up with the X1. Next time, don't release a much weaker and more expensive console. With today's instant social media, no amount of marketing $$$ can save your product.
 
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#49
Which SKU sold more:

COD: Xbone
NBA: PS4
BF4: PS4
AC4: PS4
Madden: PS4
Fifa: PS4
Lego: Xbone
Tomb Raider: PS4

PS4 owners eatting up EA titles. If only another EA title releasing next month was coming out for PS4...