Aaron Greenberg has provided more details in regards to the software sales of the two new next-generation systems. According to a report from Gamepur on Jan. 17, the chief of staff for devices and studios group at Microsoft disclosed that the Xbox One sold more software when compared to the PS4.
Microsoft’s new console managed to sell 4.8 million copies of video games at retailers as of the end of last year in the United States. Sony’s next-generation system accumulated 4.2 million units in software sales. “Battlefield 4” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts” also sold more on the Xbox One when compared to the PS4.
Aaron Greenberg also revealed the lifetime sales of the three high-profile exclusive video games: “Dead Rising 3,” “Forza Motorsport 5,” and “Ryse: Son of Rome.” Finally, the executive added that the Xbox One has a significant edge over first and second party titles. You can check out some screenshots from the aforesaid “Battlefield 4” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts” in the slideshow to the left of this article as well as his comments below:
- Some good #NPD SW facts: #XboxOne YTD 2013: 4.8M retail games vs. 4.2M for PS4. COD & BF4 both sold better on #XboxOne.
- DR3 526K, FM5 457K, RYSE 431K.
- Last #NPD fact: 1st/2nd party (exclusives) SW sales for #XboxOne 1.5M units vs. 599K for PS4. Led by Dead Rising, Forza 5 and Ryse.
Microsoft had an aggressive marketing campaign with the Xbox One. Along with television spots for first-party exclusives, the company also provided exclusive advertising ads for “Battlefield 4” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” The Xbox One has been available in the United States since Nov. 22nd of last year.