Xbox One tightens gap with PS4 in U.S. shipments


— 6:00 AM on March 14, 2014

And now for an update on console sales! I mean, hey, they're practically little gaming PCs from a hardware standpoint. We're allowed to care.

Yesterday afternoon, Microsoft shared some numbers from the NPD Group that say 258,000 Xbox One consoles were sold in the United States last month. As Neowin reports, Sony hasn't published such a figure—but Spike TV's Geoff Keighley seems to have the inside scoop. Here's what he tweeted after the Microsoft announcement went up:

February console sales: PS4 leads Xbox One again, but Xbox One only 10% behind in units.

Extrapolating from that figure, it sounds like the PlayStation 4 sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 287,000 units in the U.S. in February... at least according to my rough and sleep-deprived math.

Either way, it looks like the Xbone is closing the gap with the PS4. Last month, Keighley tweeted that the Sony console had sold nearly twice as many units as the "nearest next gen competitor" in January. It's no surprise that Xbone unit sales are lagging, of course, since the console continues to sell at a $100 premium over the PS4.

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