No one thinks that XB1 leads in lifetime software over the PS4. But there is no denying that the fact that the XB1 beat the PS4 in six of the nine multiplatform titles in the top ten this month. It sure does lead one to believe that for this one month, XB1 did beat Sony in software despite being so far behind in console sales.
But PS4 > XB1 this month in terms of software.
It's been said that the gap between retail PS4 + XB1 software is <5% this month. That's absolutely correct...PS4 and XB1 are neck-in-neck.
In their misleading PR statement, Microsoft was undoubtedly referring to the software sales *relative to userbase* or *sales per console*...that's true, the Xbox One is leading.
It continues to have a higher tie ratio than the PS4, after all.
But it HAS NOT sold more games, no matter how you look at it. So the "Top 10" January sales are misleading in that regard.