PlayStation 4 Back On Top In November In The US ; Outsells Xbox One
The PlayStation 4 has outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One in the US for the November month.
Microsoft’s console outsold Sony’s PS4 for four consecutive months in a row but according to NPD sales numbers, the recently released PS4 Pro console helped Sony outsell its main rival in the US for the November month.
November kicks off the holiday-shopping season, and usually accounts for a large portion of a company’s or publisher’s annual revenues. Recent data from Adobe suggests the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were among the most in-demand products for online shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. According to Adobe, the PS4 console was the most sought after console during this year’s Black Friday.
Neither Microsoft or Sony declined to comment on exact sales numbers for the November month, although Microsoft’s Xbox marketing executive, Mike Nichols, confirmed high demand for both consoles.
“We have seen strong momentum for Xbox One since announcing the new Xbox One S at E3 in June,” Nichols said. “That momentum continued in November as gaming consoles were once again among the most sought-after products to buy over Black Friday weekend. In addition, we saw record engagement among Xbox One owners on Xbox Live as fans enjoyed new games and great deals. In fact, the total players online on Sunday, November 27 was up 40 percent compared to last year.”
We’ll update as soon exact sales numbers are made public, although Microsoft hasn’t been providing hardware sales numbers since last year.