‘Ground Zeroes’ and ‘inFAMOUS’ Put Xbox and ‘Titanfall’ Back in Line

Source: Metalgearsolid.com

Source: MetalGearSolid.com

The week it was launched, it was clear that Titanfall was the Xbox One’s hit game of the year so far. With 902,010 copies sold for the Xbox One around the world in the week ended March 15, the next closest game was Dark Souls II for the PlayStation 3, which brought in 566,367 sales, according to VGChartz. In the U.S. alone, Titanfall sold 580,521 copies for the Xbox One in its first week. However, the titan is falling to more established franchises.

The week ended March 22 saw the release of two PlayStation 4 titles that had enough clout to come out ahead of Titanfall in the U.S. and Europe. Data from VGChartz shows inFAMOUS: Second Son pulling in a total of 695,304 sales on the PS4 between the U.S. and Europe, while the PS4 version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes made 433,118 sales globally.

To top off Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) dominance that week, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was released for PS3 and was among the three chart-toppers for the U.S., France, and Germany, where it sold a total of 191,953 copies. In total, it sold 331,803 copies that week. Titanfall was knocked to fourth in the U.S. charts, third in the U.K., and in an odd twist, the Xbox One version of the game sits at 10th in Germany while the PC version actually comes in higher, at sixth. Globally, Titanfall has fallen to fifth, with 208,439 in sales.

From VGChartz’s latest data on game console sales, Sony is still on top of Microsoft in both the current generation and previous generation of consoles. In the week ended March 22, Sony bumped PS4 sales up 67 percent from the previous week to 220,349, bringing the total number of PS4 units sold to 6.56 million.

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One saw sales drop off 27 percent after the premiere week of Titanfall. A total of 4 million Xbox One units have been sold globally. Though Titanfall gave the Xbox One a good push, it’s over, and it may not have been enough.

It’s still early in the console race, but as time goes on, one of the consoles is going to establish dominance. In the U.S. and worldwide, that console is appearing like it may be Sony’s PlayStation 4. So far the console has sold more units and more software around the globe than Microsoft’s Xbox One, and a look at upcoming preorders points toward further PS4 dominance.

Two of the bigger upcoming games for both platforms are Destiny and Watch Dogs. Both games have more preorders on the PS4, with 250,948 for Destiny and 224,309 for Watch Dogs. The former has 218,185 orders on the Xbox One, while the latter has just 169,119 orders, according to VGChartz. And among the top 30 pre-ordered games, 10 games are for the PS4 while six are for the Xbox One. Microsoft still does have time to make some moves, as the blockbuster games are still almost 10 weeks off.

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