ps4Another month, another win for Sony.

The PS4 was the best-selling console in the U.S. for July, marking the seventh consecutive month that Sony’s device has outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One.

Sony noted earlier this week that nine months since debuting its PlayStation 4 console on Nov. 15, it has sold 10 million units to consumers worldwide. The company said in February that it had sold 5.3 million consoles, so Sony has sold nearly double that in the past six months.

Sony also confirmed today that the PS4 beat the Xbox One last month for U.S. software sales by a “considerable margin,” and for the second straight month, Playstation came out on top for combined home console hardware sales (PS4 and PS3 vs. Xbox One and Xbox 360).

xboxone2121In its monthly data report, the NPD Group noted today that The Last of Us Remastered, available on the PS4 and PS3was the top-selling game for JulyHardware sales doubled in July 2014 from this time last year, while software sales declined by 15 percent.

Microsoft did not report new sales numbers today. The last official sales number from the company came in May, when it noted more than 5 million Xbox One’s shipped to retailers worldwide — not actually sold to consumers.

In its most recent earnings report, Microsoft said it sold 1.1 million Xbox consoles to retailers worldwide from April to June— that’s counting both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. It’s unclear how many were actually sold to consumers. Even with the Xbox One launching this past November, that means Microsoft only sold 100,000 more Xbox consoles compared to the same time period last year (when just the Xbox 360 was available).

However, Microsoft did double Xbox One sales in June after it began selling a $399 version of the Xbox One without the Kinect sensor on June 9 — a $100 price cut from the Xbox One with Kinect.

In an effort to drive strong sales during the holidays, Microsoft earlier this week announced new bundle deals at Gamescom. The packages — which do not include the Kinect — range from $350 to $499.

Comments

  • Guest

    Taylor, I don’t mean to tell you how to do your job, but could you please rewrite your articles to be more respectful to Microsoft and to Xbox One? The article as written is like a U.S. Electoral College result, where only one man may win and the other gets zero. Xbox One continues to sell millions of units and results in billions of dollars that flow not just into Microsoft, but throughout our region.

    Let’s be positive and accent the good things in our region, Taylor.

    • Kevin Mole

      GUEST ARE YOU IN A DREAMWORLD THE XBOX ONE IS GETTING A PASTING FROM SONY AND YOU ARE TALKING RUBBISH ABOUT IT SELLING MILLIONS LOL IT IS WOEFULLY UNDERPOWERED AND LOOKS LIKE A VCR NO WONDER IT IS LOSING SO BADLY THEY ARE RIGHT MICROSOFT DONT WANT TO GET BEAT IN THERE OWN COUNTRY IT IS EMBARRASING FOR THEM .

      • Guest

        Pardon me, Kevin. Taylor and I are talking.

        • anon

          what’s up with all the shouting? find your caps lock key.

          • Lee Pridemore

            Do you guys want to come over to my place tonight and watch the Seahawks? I ordered a deli platter from Stopsky’s. I want you to see my Xbox One and the new 8000 series Samsung 55″ 4K UHD I bought at Costco for $2400. We’re going to Skype Sarah Silverman at halftime and she is going to insult and make fun of me for five to ten minutes. (It was a charitable auction item that I bought)

        • Kevin Mole

          it is an open discussion and what you said is rubbish sony are pasting Microsoft get over it.

          • Guest

            Kevin, please. Put Taylor on.

          • Also Guest

            In the other news Coke has outsold Pepsi pretty much since the dawn of time. Pepsi is clearly an inferior product, and the Pepsi Co should abandon the product, since they will inevitably go bankrupt, since the market can’t sustain two colas. Coke has won and Pepsi has lost. That is about what this article says, but for consoles instead of colas.

          • Guests Friend

            I agree, I’m not sure why Pepsi is still in business selling that caramel color cancer causing drink either.

            I’m with you!

          • Kevin Mole

            whose taylor guest lol

          • andya1973

            Your sooo wrong get the facts , ps4 available in 50 markets xbox 13 29 more coming soon. How many consoles do you think they’ll sell in china ondia russia Switzerland to name just a few, I have both consoles and can tell you Microsoft will NEVER get a pasting from sony sales in the us between the two are very close same with uk ps4 is a good machine xbox one is better in soo many ways stay ignorant fanboy keep making me laugh

          • Kevin Mole

            stop dreaming fanboy it is getting a terrible pasting everyone knows it ,sony has won get over it ,it is not close in America and never will be bye silly little fanboy.

          • andya1973

            Lol solo funny both consoles(which I own)have sold more this generation than they have any other generation fact,sales in UK and us are close fact,your the silly fan boy fact,in independant polls Xbox has better interface, better media,better controller,your the stupid fanboy that is totally bias,again ps4 available in over three times the markets the ps4 is fact,grow up and wake up and smell the coffee, your solo in love with Sony aren’t you,go and cry into your change. Org petition because Microsoft got tomb raider boo hoo lol, I have both consoles because I like all exclusives,but all third party games will be bought on Xbox because way better interface that’s plugged in all the time and I don’t have to climb over thumbsticks to swipe a silly touchpad,pasting what a laugh,stupidest comment ever 1,7 billion revenue in the last year, what a idiot you are

          • Kevin Mole

            you are in some sort of dreamworld xbox zealot getting hammered by ps4 and you get your goat up get over it, it is a rubbish machine if was any good it would be winning but it is not and never will it is about gaming that’s why you are a sad little second or third I don’t know where you are when no mans sky comes out it will all be over for you.

          • andya1973

            It’s got my goat up? Did you notice my lol’s your the one that’s all serious, I just find your ignorance funny,ps3 was behind in sales for 7 years last gen does that make it a rubbish machine, your the one in dreamworld your statements are soo far off the mark it’s halarious, not responding to you anymore, waste of my time as I said once before stay ignorant fanboy enjoy being stupid for the reat of your days mr closed mind byeee

          • Kevin Mole

            hi andy I love winding you up you all take the bait because the xbox one is not doing nowhere near as well as the ps4 it makes me laugh to stick biased ps4 remarks on here because I gets lots of stick back it makes me laugh .bye andy.

          • demfax

            Hi forzafailever. PS4 is keeping its 1st place in global sales this gen, sorry. The best Xbox can hope for is 2nd place.

            Right now PS4 ~10 million, Wii U ~7 million, Xbox One ~5 million sold to consumers.

            XB1 is 2 million behind Wii U and 5 million behind PS4 SOLD TO CONSUMERS. Not shipped to stores.

            Xbox One sold 197k in June NPD, down to 131k in July NPD. August NPD doesn’t look good either. The $400 SKU was only a temporary bump not the start of a recovery.

            The “boost in sales” is over, Xbox sales are back down already.

            Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales. An extra 5-15% a month at most after the launch month. Xbox has almost no presence outside of the 13 countries they already launched in. The global picture is accurate as-is.

            The 13 countries Xbox One already launched in account for 85-90% of 360 sales. The remaining markets are tiny and PS3/PS4 dominated.

      • Duk3togo

        Under powered, huh, lets see if that’s true in a few months when developers begin to use the esram and direct x12. On paper PS 3 was powerful than XB360 but it was evident when the games came out for burn systems.

    • rick gregory

      “Taylor, I don’t mean to tell you how to do your job”

      (Tells Taylor how to do his job…)

      The article’s tone is fine. It’s factual, not inflammatory and, frankly, Geekwire is not and should not be a cheerleader for MS or any other company. This is known in the trade as ‘journalism’. The idea that GW should homer for MS, Amazon etc is naive and provincial. GW, like any place that wants to be taken seriously, should report facts as impartially as possible.

      • Guest

        Rick, I respect your opinion, but I’d like to hear from Taylor. We’ll bring you in if we need you.

        • Guest

          Dear Guest,
          The party is over. Go home.

          • Guest

            I am home.

        • rick gregory

          You seem to be operating under the misapprehension that you control who comments. You don’t, especially as an anonymous coward who won’t even post under their own name.

          • Guest

            Rick, please. I’ve read your comments, and although they use a credible-sounding name, they don’t add any value to the discussions to which you’ve posted them. I’m engaging with Taylor here, because as an award-winning journalist with one of Seattle’s top media outlets, he has power and influence.

            If you want to argue pointlessly with your fellow overeducated underworked men, you might want to try Reddit, Hacker News, Quora, and Stack Overflow. GeekWire might not be the best fit.

    • Rubix99

      Just face it and admit defeat. Xbox One is going down the toilet. Taylor has just stated facts.

    • harlemsfinest027

      Stop your b*tching and accept that Microsoft is getting MOPPED this generation. Lol and it’s going to get worse when Sony drops the heavy-hitting exclusives. The buzz being generated by Bloodborne and The Order right now means things will get worse for XBox in 2015

      • YOUR NAME

        HAHAHA! dark souls and some generic third person shooter that’s not even 1080p 60fps?! hahaha!

        • demfax

          Bloodborne and The Order will review and sell well, blind fanboy.

          • YOUR NAME

            i never said ponies won’t buy them. im saying their copies of games that already exist.

          • demfax

            PS4 has many great games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 10+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

            PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, and lots of indies (Resogun DLC, Counterspy, Hohokum, Velocity 2X, etc.).

            PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies (Rime, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, etc.)

            PS4 has 35+ AAA games from July to December 2014. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

            PS4 games rated 73+ on Metacritic not on XB1: Final Fantasy XIV, Resogun, Transistor, MLB 14, Injustice, Trine 2: Complete Story, TowerFall Ascension, Infamous 2nd Son, Don’t Starve, flower, War Thunder, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation, Dynasty Warriors 8, MotoGP 14, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, TLOU Remastered, The Swapper, Stick It To The Man, ZEN Pinball 2, Star Wars Pinball, The Pinball Arcade, Pure Pool, Fez, Rogue Legacy, Sound Shapes, Sportsfriends, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, SteamWorld Dig, Awesomenauts Assemble, Titan Attacks, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Escape Plan, Outlast: Whistleblower.

            1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

            Sony’s largest 1st party studios like Naughty Dog, Guerilla Games, and Santa Monica are working on unrevealed AAA games. Expect big 1st party AAA reveals in the future. Sony’s 1st parties are well funded and the games division is making a profit.

            Sony showed the following games at Gamescom 2014:

            Sony exclusives: The Tomorrow Children, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, Alienation, WiLD, Rime, DriveClub, The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, LittleBigPlanet 3

            Timed console exclusives: Dreamfall Chapters, HellBlade, The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter, Volume, HollowPoint, Runemaster, Nom Nom Galaxy, Pix the Cat, Papers Please, In Space We Brawl, Ether One, Qube 2, Snow, DayZ

            Multiplatform games: Silent Hills (P.T.), FarCry 4, Destiny, Shadow Of Mordor

            Xbox has good exclusive games like DR3, Forza 5, Forza Horizon 2, Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Halo Collection, Quantum Break, Gears of War, Halo 5, Project Spark, Tomb Raider, Crackdown, Fable Legends, Scalebound, etc. Both consoles have good exclusive games. It’s only fanboys blindly trashing one or the other.

    • balls187

      > Let’s be positive and accent the good things in our region, Taylor.

      Or, let’s call a spade a spade. Despite having a massive edge of the PS3, MSFT has lost pretty much all ground it gained over Sony. This generation, they’re key franchises are all long in the tooth: Halo 5, Gears of War 4, Forza 5. Those titles never do anything to reinvent themselves like Nintendo’s does, so no one gives a crap.

      • XB1 Lover

        If all MSFT has is Halo 5, Gears of War 4 and Forza 5 they are screwed…

  • Alan

    As a Microsoft fan, I own three Xbox 360’s and have never owned a Playstation. I see nothing wrong with this article, it looks factual and unbiased. It doesn’t look like the reporter has taken a shot at the Northwest region in anyway either.

    • XB1Fan

      Why do you own 3 xboxes? Red ring of death?

      • Alan

        I use them as media boxes mostly, rarely gaming anymore.

  • Jack

    Sony ponies love indie games cause that’s all that $400 door stop has!

    • harlemsfinest027

      And it’s funny Microsoft is scrambling to get more indies because guess what…people like indies! Sony was smart enough to cater to them and it’s paying off. 10 million and counting. Sony isn’t a door stop, it’s a $$400 Juggernaut. XBox is a $400 Cablebox

      • Consoles are Dead

        Please want FREE games, that is why everyone would rather use an iPad….

        Try this

        Start angry birds on your ipad and see how long it takes to get there

        Do the same thing on XB1….

        ahahahhaha

    • demfax

      PS4 has many great games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 10+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

      PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, and lots of indies (Resogun DLC, Counterspy, Hohokum, Velocity 2X, etc.).

      PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies (Rime, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, etc.)

      PS4 has 35+ AAA games from July to December 2014. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

      PS4 games rated 73+ on Metacritic not on XB1: Final Fantasy XIV, Resogun, Transistor, MLB 14, Injustice, Trine 2: Complete Story, TowerFall Ascension, Infamous 2nd Son, Don’t Starve, flower, War Thunder, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation, Dynasty Warriors 8, MotoGP 14, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, TLOU Remastered, The Swapper, Stick It To The Man, ZEN Pinball 2, Star Wars Pinball, The Pinball Arcade, Pure Pool, Fez, Rogue Legacy, Sound Shapes, Sportsfriends, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, SteamWorld Dig, Awesomenauts Assemble, Titan Attacks, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Escape Plan, Outlast: Whistleblower.

      1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

      Sony’s largest 1st party studios like Naughty Dog, Guerilla Games, and Santa Monica are working on unrevealed AAA games. Expect big 1st party AAA reveals in the future. Sony’s 1st parties are well funded and the games division is making a profit.

      Sony showed the following games at Gamescom 2014:

      Sony exclusives: The Tomorrow Children, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, Alienation, WiLD, Rime, DriveClub, The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, LittleBigPlanet 3

      Timed console exclusives: Dreamfall Chapters, HellBlade, The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter, Volume, HollowPoint, Runemaster, Nom Nom Galaxy, Pix the Cat, Papers Please, In Space We Brawl, Ether One, Qube 2, Snow, DayZ

      Multiplatform games: Silent Hills (P.T.), FarCry 4, Destiny, Shadow Of Mordor

      PS4 has a steady stream of games all year. According to Listwar it’s now 100 PS4 games to 59 XB1 games. The fact is PS4 has nearly twice as many games as XB1, and many of those are rated 73+ on Metacritic.

      Xbox has good exclusive games like DR3, Forza 5, Forza Horizon 2, Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Halo Collection, Quantum Break, Gears of War, Halo 5, Project Spark, Tomb Raider, etc. Both consoles have good exclusive games, it’s only fanboys trying to trash one or the other.

      • clay

        I’ve had both consoles and it’s hard to tell them apart visually, what r u friends using..,decision made screw the crap you talk…the one I choose and I’m happy with it, Sony pads not on level with the xbox for racing games fact!, ps4 games r pants the last of us etc not for me!

        • demfax

          Hi forza

  • UnderSerf

    Cue the fanboy wars…

  • GamerPro

    If Microsoft would have shipped Halo 5 at the same time they shipped the Xbox One, they would have had a hit. Halo is the ONLY game that made Xbox stand out.

    So you have ZERO games that make Xbox One unique. You can get your favorite game on PS, XBOX and PC. So why bother with another console?!

    The new Xbox One experience is as slow if not slower than my PC.

    Reminds me of Atari…

    I hate to say it…. FAIL….

    • balls187

      Halo 5 is going to be more of the same. The 343 guys did an okay job with Halo 4, but really, how much do you want Halo4 + Slightly nicer graphics?

      • GamerPro

        yes, it will be the same. but at the moment, they are way behind schedule with a lot of issues and people leaving….

        You knew 343 was in trouble when all they could do is update the graphics on old halos and release them as a collectors pack. Really? That is all you can do? Stupid.

        And stupid is the stupid that purchased the collectors pack..

        The world needs suckers to sell stuff too…

  • Paddy

    As long as XB1 doesn’t completely unravel and as long as they keep putting out games, I don’t really care much. If things get terrible a few years down the road to where developers are skipping over them in large favor of the PS4, I’ll probably count my losses and sadly move on to a PS4. I’ve been a big fan of the 360 and now the XB1, so I’d be sad to move on.

    With that said, I don’t see any indication yet that this scenario will play out in the next few years. I am a bit worried that the XB1 will fall further behind though. And I’m not sure that will be a good thing for games as a whole considering Sony doesn’t really have another competitor (hard to really count Nintendo in because they are so different). Hopefully Microsoft keeps plugging away or just sells the XB off to another company that will do big things.

    • ProGramer

      Xbox is run by a bunch of people that don’t play games…

      • Paddy

        That’s an idiotic remark.

        • Paddy boy’s friend

          Walk the halls… 25% of the business there is actually gamers… The rest are business managers and marketers that don’t play games….

          • Guest

            So is Sony and Nintendo. It is not a requirement to use the product to be in charge of running it you know…

  • Sell it now!
  • XB1 Architect

    Another bad MSFT idea. http://www.neowin.net/news/xbox-one-is-first-to-get-new-look-official-youtube-app

    Time yourself.

    Start XB1 and see how long it takes to get to your youtube app and watch a video

    Do the same on the Amazon TV thingy

    Heck, it takes XB1 like 5 minutes to start up…

    Enough said…

  • wise

    respect for M$ ? Let M$ first have respect for the consumers and not trying to screw the consumers over and over again…. I dont know what sucks more the XBrick or their buyers ! I must say xbox has the most hardcore retarded fanboys. just unbelievable.

    • wise

      p.s. just think out of the “box“ once.

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