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PlayStation 4 ekes out narrow lead over Xbox One in February US sales

Boxes sit on display for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation 4 video game console at a Bic Camera Inc. electronics store.
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Boxes sit on display for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation 4 video game console at a Bic Camera Inc. electronics store.

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.

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By Eric Johnson , recode.net.

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