Sony PlayStation 4 Outsells Microsoft Xbox One 2-To-1 In January, COD: Ghosts Top Game Title
A Sony spokesperson stated that demand has remained "incredibly strong" for the PS4 console, even after the holidays, making it the number one next-gen console to kick off 2014. Not surprisingly, he was quite proud to "nearly double" the sales of the nearest competitor.
In terms of software sales, Call of Duty: Ghosts continues to rule, though interestingly, the breakdown in sales revealed that more copies of Ghosts were sold to Xbox One owners in January than to PS4 owners. After that, NBA2K14, Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV, and GTA V took top honors.
These studies tend to show varying data each month, with gaming demand being about as unpredictable as the wind. Watching how the rest of Q1 plays out should be quite interesting. It's very obvious that the same thing which hurt Sony in the PS3 war (it's high price tag) is the thing that's helping this time. Sony's base console starts out $100 less than the Xbox One, and when it comes to gaming, price matters. Perhaps a few more months with a silver medal will convince Microsoft to engage in a price cut -- we wouldn't hold our breath, but we've heard of wilder things happening.