NPD March 2017 Report: PS4 Outsells Xbox One Again

But the Switch is the real star.

Posted By | On 14th, Apr. 2017 Under News


North America hardware sales for March 2017 have been revealed by The NPD Group and it confirmed that the PlayStation 4 had again outsold the Xbox One. This is the fifth month in a row that Sony’s console has emerged dominant.

Interestingly, despite top-tier releases like Nier: Automata and Horizon: Zero Dawn (which actually released on February 28th), it’s Nintendo that that’s the talk of the town. About 906,000 Switch units were sold and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold over 1.3 million copies on Switch and Wii U.

Addressing recent NPD results, Xbox corporate VP of Marketing Mike Nichols said, “This past quarter, from January to March 2017, we saw record Xbox Live engagement with 1.1 billion multiplayer hours logged globally, a 14 percent increase year-over-year.

“Looking ahead, we are excited to share more about our plans for Xbox One, including launching the world’s most powerful console – Project Scorpio – alongside an amazing lineup of new Xbox One games. We are thrilled with the incredible response we have received to date for Project Scorpio, and look forward to sharing more about the Xbox One family of devices in the coming months.”

What are your thoughts on current sales? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for more updates.


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  • kma99

    Couldn’t you just have written it like just about everyone else with Nintendo taking the headlines.

    • crazy_black_man-
    • kma99

      Didnt know u had your own store

    • crazy_black_man-

      Look at whats for sale. I don’t expect to be in business for too long. Nobody wants what I’m selling and it appears that MS has all but forgotten about it in favor of their new hardware. I always knew that would happen.

    • C. Hoffer

      Side topic, but I really wonder what will happen when Scorpio lands. You would have to be super desperate or really want to do in house gaming (2 consoles) for anyone to bother keeping any of the One/S consoles. Shrug….maybe if M$ drops the price to $189 or something people will keep buying them instead of the switch. lol

    • Dougdec92

      Lol

    • crazy_black_man-

      I think MS will force people onto the Scorpio hardware eventually by way of dropping support for the older Xbox One models, especially if sales don’t meet their targets.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Scorpio I’d just a high end option. I doubt they’ll even produce more than 5 million of them. It’s won’t be taking over the xb1 family anytime soon.
      Sony will continue to dominate the sales race.
      Still the Scorpio is going to wreck the ps4.lol
      I hear all the kids now a days saying that.

    • harlemsfinest027

      @greatnessisalie:disqus- “Wreck” them performance-wise, yes. But games-wise? Sony has layeth the SMACKDOWN on XBox and it’s only gonna get worse with what Playstation has lined up.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      What games? Nioh? Persona5?
      Wired Japanese games?
      The ps4 only has a few exclusives that I enjoyed. U4 was great but everything else is subjective.
      Most of my games are third party. The ps4 will get wrecked there all day.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      What’s that God of war 9
      Or gt sport 17?
      What of you aren’t into the majority of Japanese games? Then what games?
      Don’t forget that this year is the first year of the Gen that the ps4 actually has been getting games.

    • Dougdec92

      But they do have the ever handy xboxlive numbers…Phil’s cornerstone of success.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      lol that picture is old. Now the walls are filled with ps4 pros and Sony is about to dump that for the ps5.

    • Gamez Rule

      ☺☺☺

  • Gamez Rule

    Switch / PS4 / Xbone

    Well done Nintendo as “Nintendo has confirmed that the Switch is the “fastest-selling video game system in Nintendo history” with more than 906,000 units sold in March” PLUS “confirmed that 925,000 units of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild were sold during that period of time, equating to a more than 100% attach rate. This has never been achieved by another console” ( see link )

    http://www.gamerevolution.com/news/npd-group-ps4-outsells-xbox-one-during-march-2017-while-switch-takes-top-spot-40187

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  • Gamez Rule

    February 2017 is the 40th month of the Xbox One being on sale..
    Let’s compare that to the PlayStation 3’s 40th month being on sale..

    Xbox One Total Sales: 28,717,251
    PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 34,921,808
    ( Total Lead: 6,204,557 = PS3 )

    So even PS3 within the same time span is selling better than Xbone ( via VGChartz ) So when people stated that Xbone is selling better than X-360, that would now show that PS3 was selling better than both X-360 and Xbone then.☺

    So question given… Is it really the case that Xbone is selling better than X-360 in the same time-span?

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      The ps4 is just a selling machine. It’s a great console and sales are off the charts.

    • harlemsfinest027

      And games games GAMES!!!!!

    • Makaveli2

      Xbox fans keep thinking the Xbox one is selling better then 360 did but the numbers don’t even make sense even make sense.

  • Mr Xrat

    Shitbox in third. Better get used to seeing that, Xgimps.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      You better get used to 3 years of having inferior versions of third party games. Inferior versions than a shitbox. Being inferior to a third place shut box would make the ps4 a pieceofshitbox4.
      Might as well sell that ps4 pro so you can get a new graphics card Mr. Xgimp since the ps4 pro is going to be trash by the end of the year.

    • Mr Xrat

      That’s OK, the PS3 has eight years of struggling multiplats and two years of Xbone-style nothingness of the start and a year’s delay and a horrible reveal and it fought the 360’s paper “lead.”

      You’ve got your permanent scumbag status to try and rescue. That’s not happening. 🙂

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Hey you and I are both scumbags.
      In real life I do my part.

    • harlemsfinest027

      @greatnessisalie:disqus You may want to revisit Xbox vs PS2 and see which ssystem STILL dominated. XBox was much more powerful than PS2, as was the Gamecube and Sony still won. Why? Games, games, games. What games does Microsoft have down the pipeline to justify the purchase of the Scorpio? I’ll await your answer.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Dude the og Xbox had some of the best games of that gen. And the GameCube sold less. The Xbox brand is the only one out of the big three that has never been in last place. Sorry to burst your party.

    • harlemsfinest027

      Better than Metal Gear? And Shadow of the Collosus? And GTA at the time? Ratchet and Clank? Zone of the Enders? Onimusha Warlords? Jak & Daxter? LOL Only thing tHey had was Halo, PS2 stomped the competition ESPECIALLY in the games dep

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Metal gear 2 and gta came out on Xbox a year after launch.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Red dead2, destiny 2, and star wars 2. Most like the top three best selling games of the year.
      They will all be better on the scorpio.

    • harlemsfinest027

      LMAOOO those aren’t Microsoft’s games!!! Why would anyone pay 450, 500 bucks to play multiplats?? Couple that with Sony’s bundle deals with Activision, and Scorpio will have a tough tough time outselling Playstation. Star Wars’ Last Jedi movie is coming out this year and Battlefront 2 has the marketing deal with Sony. That alone will sell like HOT CAKES this holiday.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      You asked me what games you did say Microsoft but never mentioned the word exclusive.
      Those three games will be the best selling games of the year. They will all be better on Xbox scorpio. Nothing you do or say will make the ps4 more powerful. I’m a myltiplat gamer so I don’t need a reason to buy a console,but after scorpio the ps4 will ony be an exclusive console. Every other game will be inferior on it so there’s no point in playing a game on ps4 if it’s not an exclusive.

    • Fweds

      Your going into overload, you need to take a break, Scorpio is just a machine, don’t worry your console will still play games just nowhere near as good as Scorpio.


 

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