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PS4 ekes out narrow lead over Xbox One in February U.S. Sales

The PlayStation 4 sold better than its rival Xbox One on U.S. retail shelves in February, but only just, according to the latest data released by the NPD Group.

"PS4 led hardware sales in February 2014, but by a narrow margin with Xbox One selling over 90 percent of what the PS4 sold in terms of unit sales," NPD's Liam Callahan said in an emailed statement. "However, with Xbox One's higher price point it led hardware sales on a dollar basis."

The Xbox One normally retails for $500, while the PS4 starts at $400.

In its own emailed statement, Microsoft said it moved 258,000 Xbox Ones in February, so combined with the NPD's own 90 percent figure, that would put the number of PlayStation 4s at up to 287,000.

Read the rest of the analysis on Recode.

By Eric Johnson, Re/code.net.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in Re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

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