According to the NPD results for April (via IGN), the Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 and the Wii U to be the highest selling console for the month of April. This is a surprise, as the PlayStation 4 has been consistently outselling the other consoles in hardware for many months. Needless to say, Microsoft is happy this is happening.
“As the best-selling console in the U.S. in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month,” said Xbox Marketing corporate VP Mike Nichols. In fact, the Xbox One sales rose 63% from last April’s sales; an impressive number.
Nichols added in his statement: “We would like to thank fans around the world for their continued support of the PS4. According to NPD, PlayStation continues to lead software sales for April 2015 and PS4 remains the cumulative sales leader in the US. We are looking forward to an amazing E3.”
Oh, and it appears that sales for this current generation of consoles is actually outpacing the sales of their previous generation:
“After 18 months on the market for Xbox One and PS4, we are seeing cumulative hardware sales over 50 percent higher than the combined sales of Xbox 360 and PS3 at the same point in their lifecycles,” the report concluded
Interesting, but with E3 on the way, anything and everything can happen in regards to sales. Stay tuned!