If the PS4 is in the lead, that puts Xbox One in a less than desirable position, particularly when March seemed to be a watershed month for Microsoft. Titanfall has been marketed heavily since its reveal at last year’s E3, distinguishing itself as one of MS’s strongest exclusives--it’s even bundled with the system. And Titanfall did take the NPD’s top spot, though would it have been able to do it without combining sales across Xbox One and PC?
Titanfall was meant to rally flagging Xbox One sales, which it did do in both the US and UK, (March saw 311,000 systems sold in the US compared to February’s 258,000), but I can’t help but that think that Microsoft was hoping for more. At the same time, Microsoft announced it had sold five million Xbox Ones to retailers, which is far behind Sony’s seven million, and it’s even worse when Sony states that the PS4 numbers are what’s been sold to consumers, not retailers, a better gauge of what’s doing well with your audience.