NPD Group August Report: Xbox One Outsells PS4 for Second Month

Xbox One S helps propel Microsoft to victory again.

Posted By | On 09th, Sep. 2016 Under News

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The NPD Group’s report for August 2016 is out and thanks to the release of the Xbox One S, Microsoft’s Xbox One has managed to outsell the PS4 for the second month in a row in the United States.

Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols was upbeat about the success, stating that, “Thanks to our fans and their excitement for new Xbox One games and the recently launched Xbox One S — which is the only console available this holiday with built-in UHD 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and HDR for video and gaming — Xbox One was the best-selling console in the U.S. in August, according to NPD Group. In addition, we continue to see strong engagement on Xbox Live — the fastest, most reliable gaming network — with total global gaming hours on Xbox One consoles increasing 42 percent year-over-year.”

Nichols noted that the Xbox One had several big titles like ReCore, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3 and Dead Rising 4 out this year while other features like Clubs and Looking for Group would be arriving this holiday. It’ll be interesting to see if Microsoft can maintain this success over the coming months since the PS4 Slim is out on September 15th and the PS4 Pro arrives in November.

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  • crazy_black_man-

    Congrats to MS on the trade-ups of the “Original Don Mattrick version Xbox One” to those same customers, towards the newer, but still somewhat problematic, revised “Xbox One S” version. Celebrate now. Things are gonna get a whole lot tougher come October and heading into the holiday season. Brace yourself and start preparing the marketing team to remain silent again about the future NPD sales results as we head into the holidays.

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    technology needed to decode Ultra HD HDR video, it could lead to
    inconsistent experiences for users attempting to play new media on old
    systems. The probability for errors would be far higher, if the device
    was able to decode the stream at all. All version 2 Blu-Ray players have
    to have enough processing power to decode UHD HDR video, so they know
    users will have a consistent experience when playing the discs on those

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  • Mr Xrat

    Cool. With new PS4 SKUs in production and the Shitbox faithful gone
    through the S models, the status quo should return very quickly.

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