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PlayStation 4 sales nearly double that of Xbox One in January

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The holiday season was hotly contested between Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. When the new year dawned, many were curious to see who would retain as much of that momentum as possible. And with today's release of NPD numbers, it has been made clear who won the month of January.

"PS4 was #1 in sales for next gen consoles in January, nearly doubling the nearest next gen competitor," says video game journalist Geoff Keighley. Citing Senior Vice President of PlayStation Brand Marketing, Guy Longworth, that puts Microsoft sternly behind Sony in the console war.

Microsoft did receive some good news however as Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business at Xbox reveals that both of their platforms culminated in the most sold games across all console platforms in January with 2.27 million units sold, making up 47 percent of software market share.

Xbox One owners on the other hand are averaging 2.7 games bought per console since launch.

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