Sony: PlayStation 4 was top-selling console in March

Sony: PlayStation 4 was top-selling console in March
Sony jumped ahead of the NPD's console sales report and proclaimed that the PlayStation 4 was once again the top-selling console in the U.S.

"Thank you to our fans and partners for making PlayStation 4 the top-selling console and software sales leader for the month of March, as well as the number-one console for fans of The Division, according to NPD," said Sony. "We are truly humbled by the success and look forward to delivering more amazing gaming experiences throughout 2016, including the launch of PlayStation VR this October."

Overall, hardware sales for down year-over-year, to $253.2 million from $311.1 million.

"Video game hardware dollar sales declined by 19 percent in March 2016, with unit sales dropping 17 percent," said NPD analyst Liam Callahan. "The difference in trends was due to some softening of average retail prices of 2 percent versus last March. Portable hardware sales had the highest dollar sales volume decline versus last March, followed closely by eighth generation consoles. Seventh generation consoles had a steep percentage decline of 78 percent, though those sales now represent only 2 percent of the month's sales."


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Apr 2016 10:46
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