As the supposed console war kicks off, it looks like Sony has a slight edge over Microsoft. According to data released by retail research firm NPD Group, the PS4 edged out the Xbox One in sales, but Microsoft says it won a battle on a different front during the launch window for the next-gen consoles. More PS4 software was sold as well during the period, but more sales of PS4 consoles and software makes sense given that the system went on sale a week before the Xbox One did in North America.
While Sony has not released numbers for North America, the company did say that it sold 2.1 million units in North America and Europe. The Wii came in second with 1.6 million units moved between North America and Japan. The Xbox One sold over two million units worldwide thus far, with 909,132 of those sold in the US during its first nine days on the market. Microsoft says that the over 101K sold a day on average is a major milestone for its system, making it the "fastest selling console in the US." Microsoft noted that it sold roughly three times what the Xbox 360 did at launch and owners picked up an average of 2.1 games per console.
As far as software sales go, the top 10 selling titles for US retail were topped by Call of Duty Ghost and Battlefield 4. The top ten games were:
1- Call of Duty: Ghosts (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U)
2 – Battlefield 4 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
3 – Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U)
4 – Madden NFL 25 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
5 – Grand Theft Auto 5 (Xbox 360, PS3)
6 – NBA 2K14 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
7 – Skylanders: SWAP Force (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS)
8 – Just Dance 2014 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Wii)
9 – Disney Infinity (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, 3DS)
10 – FIFA 14 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Vita)
NPD's figures do not include digital sales or games sold as part of a particular hardware bundle.