Xbox One

Microsoft said the Xbox One had "record February sales in the U.S." last month, but it wasn't enough for the game console to beat its main rival, Sony's PlayStation 4.

The numbers come from the research firm The NPD Group, and while it does not offer specific hardware unit numbers, Sony said the PlayStation 4 sold the most hardware and software among the home consoles in February 2015 in the US. Microsoft also didn't offer any specific numbers, saying only that Xbox One sales for February were 84% higher than they were in January 2015.

Overall, the NPD Group claims that US retail game sales (combining hardware, software and accessories) totaled $956 million in February, up 8% compared to February 2014. quotes NPD's Liam Callahan as saying:

"Hardware unit sales for all eighth generation consoles increased year over year with high double-digit increases from January 2015, indicating increasing momentum for this new console generation. The first 15 months the PS4 and the Xbox One combined unit sales have outsold the PS3 and the Xbox 360 combined 15 month totals by close to 60 percent."