January NPD: PS4 leads hardware, Xbox platforms sell most games

The NPD Group's numbers for January are in and survey says: PS4 is on top in overall hardware sales, with the Xbox One right behind.

Microsoft's take on the numbers focuses on games, saying the Xbox led "US game sales" in January. Combining all Xbox platforms, Microsoft states it made up for 47 percent of the month's software market share, based on data provided by the NPD Group. Xbox Corporate VP of Marketing, Strategy and Business, Yusuf Mehdi, also revealed that over 685 million speech commands have been used to navigate Xbox One, "including 20 million commands of 'Xbox, Record That' alone." Yup, they're counting.

In a statement obtained by VentureBeat, demand for the PS4 remains high as it retained the number one spot, "nearly doubling the nearest next-gen competitor," said Sony spokesperson Guy Longworth.

Nintendo software saw a slight bump, with 3DS up 6 percent and Wii U up 26 percent (both numbers normalized). Call of Duty: Ghosts led the month in sales with NBA 2K14 and Battlefield 4 behind them. Top ten new, physical retail sales can be found after the break.
  1. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS3, XBO, PS4, NWU, PC)**
  2. NBA 2K14 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC)**
  3. Battlefield 4 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (360, PS4, XBO, PS3, NWU, PC)**
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)**
  6. Madden NFL 25 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
  7. Minecraft (360) 7 Microsoft (Corp)
  8. FIFA 14 (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PSV)
  9. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, XBO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, NWU, PSV, PC)
  10. Tomb Raider 2013 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)**
**(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.