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Sony won by nearly 30,000 sales

Sony's PlayStation 4 pulled out another monthy sales win over Microsoft's Xbox One, although the gap is starting to narrow. 
 
According to Xbox Wire, Microsoft sold 258,000 Xbox One consoles for the month of February. However, Sony sold around 287,000 PlayStation 4s according to market researchers NPD Group. 
 
Overall hardware sales rose 42 percent year over year and 44 percent month over month. The top-selling games for February were "Call of Duty: Ghosts," "The Lego Movie Videogame," "NBA 2K14," "Thief" and "Grand Theft Auto V."
 
The PS4 ended up outselling the Xbox One in January as well, where journalist Geoff Keighley -- who spoke with PlayStation SVP Guy Longworth -- said PS4 sales in January nearly doubled the "nearest next gen competitor," which points to the Xbox One. 


[SOURCE: voltmag]

But the Xbox One was December 2013's winner with 908,000 consoles sold.

In mid-February, it was reported that Sony had sold 5.3 million PS4s globally since launch.

Sales of both consoles are being watched very closely, since many believe the months after the holiday season are more telling of which console wins the race rather than the November-December period, when everyone is spending anyway. 

Both Microsoft and Sony released their respective consoles a week apart in November 2013, just in time for the holiday season. 

Source: Xbox Wire



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RE: Supply
By inighthawki on 3/14/2014 10:41:57 PM , Rating: 3
That's reasonable. It gets expensive to maintain a PC with good enough specs to run the games at quality settings. I am a bit surprised though that the controller, of all things, was what won it out for you. You prefer it over a mouse and keyboard?


RE: Supply
By retrospooty on 3/15/2014 8:37:55 AM , Rating: 2
It wasnt the cost, it was mostly the time and effort, and I was obsessive about it. If I could get it all back, I would want my time, not the cash LOL.

The controller, the comfort, and the fact that it is standardized among games is a big part too, but if something like this were standardized on PC it would go a long way for me anyhow. It looks nice.

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2014/03/valve-steam-...


RE: Supply
By Piiman on 3/15/2014 2:04:13 PM , Rating: 2
It doesn't take what it used to since most games are ports from consoles a good system last a lot longer these days. I mid level video card and CPU is all you need.


RE: Supply
By TakinYourPoints on 3/16/2014 9:44:05 PM , Rating: 2
Capable gaming PCs are cheaper than they've ever been. Even with a low $500 budget, all-in on everything, you can put together a very good and small mATX system with a GTX 750 Ti that will run nearly everything well. Bump up another $200-$300 towards the GPU and an SSD and its even better.

1080p gaming is very achievable with a budget these days. What will demand an increase in your budget are things like 1440p or multi-monitor gaming, or large SSD storage. The last thing is becoming less of an issue now that SSDs have come down to around $.50 per GB. 1440p+ is an unavoidable strain on performance that demands lots of graphics horsepower. Its the only reason I'm SLI right now, otherwise a mid-range card would be perfect.


RE: Supply
By TakinYourPoints on 3/16/2014 6:24:19 PM , Rating: 2
That really surprised me. I can't imagine playing this game on a controller. Being able to whip-turn in this game is so important, not just for aiming but also for triangle jumping to scale parallel walls of buildings, traversing areas, etc etc.

The way you can move in this game is so important, and being able to turn faster with a mouse than with a gamepad is a huge advantage. This is all before we get into how much better mouse and keyboard is for any other shooter anyways. The movement and traversal options make it that much better in Titanfall.


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