PS4 tops January NPD, however Xbox One had a report month and was the one new console to point out development

PS4 vs Xbox One: excellent news from each side of the console warfare.


PS4 topped us retail charts within the US in January, based on the NPD Group. The full month-to-month report drops subsequent week, however each Sony and Microsoft have launched statements on their preliminary efficiency.

Microsoft stated the Xbox One had its finest January to this point, and was the one console on this technology to get pleasure from year-on-year development throughout the month. Time spent taking part in Xbox One video games grew a tasty 21% year-on-year.

Not a foul outcome for Microsoft given there have been no large Xbox One exclusives in January; the largest new launch was the multiplatform Resident Evil 7. The PS4 model of Resident Evil 7 has PlayStationVR assist and an extended interval of demo exclusivity in its favour, however the Xbox One construct has cross-buy with Windows 10 PC by Play Anywhere, which is fairly good.

The PS4 was the best-selling console of the month, and Sony informed Gamespot that 4 of the 5 bestselling video games of January have been PS4 releases.

Since the Xbox One had no new and even particularly notable latest exclusives, and the one PS4 exclusives launched in January have been Gravity Rush 2 and Yakuza zero, Sony might be referring to a single-format chart, the place the PS4 and Xbox One SKUs of a recreation are tallied individually.