Xbox One trumps PlayStation 4 in US sales race for April

Here’s an incredible little turn up for the books in the lead-up to E3 2015, especially if you’re on the greener side of the fence (pun intended in this case).

Microsoft‘s straggler, the Xbox One, has finally outsold its PlayStation 4 competition in the United States in the month of April, which ends a long streak for Sony and its gaming machine.

As the NPD report would have it, it wasn’t because the Xbox One reinvented itself — it’s primarily thanks to Mortal Kombat X, which led software sales. There was an absence of exclusive title launches during this time too, which makes the feat even more impressive. Console and game sales are up a slender-but-still-impressive 3% over the same period last year.

It’s small steps, but it’s definitely a triumph for Microsoft, who has been struggling to push consoles beyond its front door recently.

According to a comment gained by VentureBeat, the company experienced a sales boom of 63% for the console in terms of year-on-year US sales, with Xbox Live users jumping by 24% in the same period.

Recently, Sony celebrated cumulative sales of the PlayStation 4 which topped 22-million earlier this month (pdf). While the Xbox One’s hard sales figures isn’t quite available as yet, we should imagine that the company has a long road before it reaches the likes of Sony this generation.

Nevertheless, it’s the little wins that count as gamers will tell you.

Feature image: – EMR – via Flickr



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