Sony: U.S. PS4 sales nearly 2x Xbox One sales in January

|About: Sony Corporation (SNE)|By:, SA News Editor

Sony (SNE -0.8%) SVP Guy Longworth states the PS4's January U.S. sales were nearly twice that of its leading next-gen console rival, widely assumed to be the Xbox One (MSFT +0.1%).

The remarks come after NPD reported the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the U.S. in January, and also had an edge in game sales. Of the seven games on NPD's January bestseller list offered for both next-gen consoles, the PS4 version posted stronger retail sales in five instances.

Sony announced last month PS4 sell-through totaled 4.2M as of Dec. 28. Microsoft, by comparison, reported seeing 3M+ 2013 Xbox One sales. The PS4's lower price tag ($399 vs. $499) and stronger gaming focus have helped its cause.