PS4 leads hardware charts again in March, says NPD

  • Posted April 18th, 2014 at 06:48 EDT by Adam Byrne

Despite an avalanche of advertising campaigns in the run-up to Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall on Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has again reined supreme in the hardware stakes for March, according to market research company, NPD.

Sony’s flagship system beat off the competition for the third month running, compounded by the company announcing that it had sold over 7 million PS4s as of April 6. In total, hardware sales shot up a staggering 78 percent, rounding up to $395 million.

Interestingly, NPD analyst Liam Callahan noted that, ‘’PS4 and Xbox One continue to see success with cumulative sales of the two consoles through the first five months currently totalling more than double that of their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360." 

Despite a drop in software revenue (28 percent to $432 million), March saw the release of some of gaming’s heavy hitters such as inFAMOUS, Metal Gear Solid and Dark Souls II, which have no doubt facilitated the rise in hardware sales throughout the month.

Check out how they fared below.

As ever give us your thoughts on the numbers in the comments section.

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Adam is a PSU editor and a recent English graduate of IADT in Ireland. When he’s not glued to the PlayStation or revelling in cheesy ‘80s action flicks you can find him talking nonsense on Twitter.
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