Microsoft on March NPD figure: “PS4 vs Xbox One is a marathon, not a sprint, we know what we need to do”

Earlier today, research firm NPD revealed its video-game industry sales figure for the month of March 2014, Playstation 4 continues to lead hardware sales for the third month in a row and software sale was dominated by Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall.

Microsoft’s Major Nelson aka Larry Hryb via Twitter and Reddit shared his views on the performance of Sony, Playstation 4 and Titanfall in March 2014.

Nelson first congratulated Sony on Reddit and added that next-gen consoles war is a Marathon and not a sprint and they are aware of things to do to win it:

“Congrats to Sony. As I’ve mentioned before, this is a marathon not a sprint and we know what we need to do ;)”

When one user asked Nelson that the thread on Reddit is about NPD Xbox One sales and a comment about Sony and PS4 is pretty awkward? Nelson replied:

“Well, Sony is an obvious competitor and should be recognized for what they’ve done. It’s the proper thing to do.”

Lastly, Nelson shared his views on Phil Spencer promotion at Microsoft as new Head of Xbox Division.

“If you watch the interview I did with Phil – he was pretty clear on what we need to do and that focus on games.”

“Phil is a great guy and I a really happy he is ‘Head Of Xbox'”

It is a great thing to know that Microsoft execs acknowledging dominance of Sony and Playstation 4 in next-gen consoles war, but at the same time hinting that the war is far from over.