NPD: Xbox One and Xbox 360 were the top selling consoles for each generation in the US in December. 908k (Xbox One) and 643k (Xbox 360)
Many said that the PS4 was supply constrained due to it launching worldwide in that same period so this is not unexpected. Full numbers at 6:30
Meanwhile, in a statement responding to Decembers NPD figures Sony instead focused on its 'cumulative lead' in the new console sales race, blaming a stock shortfall for hindering sales in the month.
"According to the latest NPD report,
PlayStation 4 remains the cumulative leader for next gen console sales in the US since the launch on November 15
," said Sony's senior director of corporate communications, Dan Race.
"We sold every PS4 available at retail in the US and were out of stock in December due to overwhelming consumer demand. With more than 4.2 million PS4 systems sold worldwide, it's clear that the PS4's gaming and entertainment features are resonating with large audiences and we're doing our best to provide additional inventory in all of the 53 countries where it's available," added Race.