Microsoft's Xbox One console may be gaining some ground on Sony's PlayStation 4, at least in the US, when it comes to hardware sales. Today, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One was the best selling console in the country, according to numbers from the NPD Group, for the month of April 2015.
This is the first time since December 2014 that the Xbox One claimed the top spot in monthly console sales. As usual, the specific unit sales for the console were not revealed. GamesIndustry.biz got a statement from Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Xbox Marketing Mike Nichols:
"As the best-selling console in the U.S. in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month. Xbox One console sales in the U.S. increased 63 percent in April 2015 compared to April 2014 and Xbox Live comparisons showed the number of active global users (Xbox One and Xbox 360) grew 24 percent. We are grateful to our fans for their passion and support and are looking forward to sharing more on the best game lineup in Xbox history at E3,"
Sony sent out its own statement on the April 2015 sales numbers, stating that the PlayStation 4 is still the "cumulative sales leader in the US."