For the second straight month, Sony ousted Microsoft for U.S. console sales.
A Sony Computer Entertainment America spokesperson today confirmed that the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in February. It also finished on top for software sales, too.
Microsoft, meanwhile, said it had “record February sales in the U.S. for Xbox One and 84 percent more consoles sold compared to January 2015,” according to Xbox Marketing Chief Mike Nichols.
The margin of Sony’s victory isn’t clear. Neither Sony nor Microsoft released the specific number of consoles they sold in February in the U.S.
In January, Sony was No. 1 for U.S. console sales after Microsoft had led the U.S. console market in November and December. Sony had outpaced Microsoft in U.S. console sales for ten consecutive months up until November.
Microsoft has sold the Xbox One for $349 since Jan. 16; the PS4 has sold at $399 since launch.
Sony reported earlier this month that it has sold 20.2 million units since the PS4 went on sale less than two years ago, making the game console the company’s fastest-selling video game console ever.
Sony also earlier this week announced that it will sell the PS4 in China starting on March 20. Microsoft started selling the Xbox One in the country back in September.
The NPD Group today reported that hardware sales of the next-gen consoles in February saw “high double-digit increases” from January 2015, “indicating increasing momentum for this new console generation.”
February also marked the first time since the PS4 and Xbox One launched that the top-10 best-selling console games were all from the new machines.
Finally, NPD noted that the first 15 months of PS4 and Xbox One combined sales have surpassed PS3 and Xbox 360 combined initial 15-month totals by close to 60 percent.