With a price cut of $50 and shopping for the Holiday season rife, it’s no surprise to see that the Xbox One has finally come out on top in the NPD‘s November report. The news that the Xbox One outsold the PS4 in November dropped just this week, and Microsoft was quick to celebrate, saying:
“November set a new record for sales of Xbox One, and Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US and UK.
“Response to the holiday lineup of games on Xbox One was incredible, with Xbox One fans buying more games in November in the US than any other gen eight platform and enjoying over 357 million hours of gameplay globally.
“In fact, more fans logged into Xbox Live across Xbox One and Xbox 360, and enjoyed more entertainment, than any other month in the history of Xbox. We love to see the excitement from our fans and are grateful for their passion, support and contributions to the Xbox community,” said VP of Xbox Marketing, Mike Nichols.
This news comes in the wake of news that the Xbox One had greatly outsold the PS4 in Black Friday sales in the U.S. and it appears that was all was needed to give the Xbox One its first monthly win. NPD’s report also details the state of the games industry as a whole, and it’s looking good for consoles again – according to NPD, in the last 13 months since the PS4 and Xbox One were released, they have sold about 80% more than the PS3 and Xbox 360 did in the same period. Maybe a bit of a console gaming renaissance? We’ll have to see.
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