Xbox One sells less, but makes more than PS4 in February

For the month of February 2014, PlayStation 4 led Xbox One in hardware sales. Although, NPD Group notes it was by a "narrow margin" with Xbox One selling "over 90 percent of what the PS4 sold in terms of unit sales." Despite actually selling less units, the Xbox One's higher price point actually means Microsoft's console led hardware sales on a "dollar basis." 

In a separate post on Xbox Wire, Microsoft revealed that Xbox One sold 258,000 units in the U.S. during the month of February, surpassing Xbox 360 sales by 61 percent at the same point. Sony has not revealed its specific sales numbers for February, but announced earlier this month that the PS4 has sold over 6 million units worldwide since launch.

Meanwhile, 114,000 Xbox 360 units were sold in February, its 100th month available in the U.S. market. Combined with Xbox One sales, the Xbox platform "sold more hardware than any other home console platform and held 43 percent of the home console market share in the U.S.," Microsoft boasted.

Total hardware sales for the period spanning February 2 through March 1 reached $347 million, up 42 percent from February 2013's $244 million. “The majority of hardware platforms experienced double-to-triple digit increases compared to January 2014," added NPD Group's Liam Callahan.