PlayStation 4 Tops US December Sales; Xbox One Wins Second Half of 2016

The latest on PS4 and Xbox One sales.

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The NPD Group today released its initial report for December US sales, revealing how hardware sold during the month and more. Sony's PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console in the US during the month, according to VentureBeat, while the Xbox One saw strong performance as well.

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A statement from Microsoft shared with GameSpot confirms that December 2016 was the "biggest month ever" for Xbox One sales in the US. Additionally, the Xbox One was the only new-generation console that showed year-over-year growth in the US during the month. Microsoft also said that the Xbox One was the best-selling console for the second half of 2016.

Additionally, Microsoft shared some further statistics about Xbox's performance

"In November and December we saw Xbox Live engagement reach an all-time high of 3.9 billion hours, up 23 percent compared to 2015 driven by fan excitement for the greatest games lineup," Xbox marketing VP Mike Nichols said. "Looking ahead, we expect 2017 to be a special year for gamers thanks to the upcoming launch of the most powerful console ever in Project Scorpio and a terrific portfolio of new games with Xbox Live support on Xbox One, Windows 10, or both."

Next week, the NPD Group will announce the top-selling games for December 2016 and presumably the full year. We'll report back with more details as they become available.

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I'm just happy to see both are doing well.

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ha, ha, ha ... fanboys's war, more reasons for trolls to come out, i am wondering if russians hackers are involved in that :-D

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ehh hopefully more and more delusional xbots realize that phil is balls deep in their ass

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@thecman25: you already said that. Repeating your delusional statement over and over doesn't make it right. Have fun with your trash single player games and your shoddy network for Multiplayer games that are on Xbox as well and far more stable. I hope you had fun back when psn for shut down and members robbed by hackers. Too bad they failed to hit Xbox lives superior network. Face facts, Gaystations days are numbered. Repeating the same copy n paste opinion won't change that.

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@quackingintensifies: Actually, they have hit Xbox's networks in the past, but MS was much better at keeping it hush-hush. If anything, the Xbox One's days are numbered. Scorpio, remember?

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@Barighm: whatever lil conspiracy theories help you sleep at night. FYI, Xbox one will continue along beside Scorpio. Try harder next time.

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@quackingintensifies: Scorpio will flop. Enjoy.

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@fedor: your jus as dumb as the many psduh owners are. And that psduh pro is barely above xbox S. Scorpio is something your lil fan girl hands will dream to have, but your pride will have you missing out on tru tech. Moron

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In other words:

The sky is blue

My eyes are too

This is not a poem

My name is not Dave

Microwave

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And water is wet.

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@flyincloud1116: banned for speculation ^

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@xantufrog: Now water isnt wet

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@flyincloud1116: you better have some kind of conclusive evidence that proves this wild theory next thing you'll be telling me is the earth revolves around the sun

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This year PS4 will have Destiny 2, Cod, Battlefront and RDR2 marketing. Scorpio will have Sea of Thieves & Crackhead 3.

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@sgtsaltnpepper: Lmao all trash marketing, grats.

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@freeryu: red dead is trash? I've heard it all now.

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@fedor: Who said it was trash?

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@sgtsaltnpepper: COD, Destiny and battlefront are Trash rinse n repeat garbage pooped out yearly with little innovation. RDR2 is coming out on Xbox too and I bet u MP will be solid on XBL and trash on PSN's shoddy network. Scorpios gonna make ps4 pro look like Dreamcast.

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@quackingintensifies: I own both an Xbox One and a PS4 and don't notice any difference in online multiplayer.

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@ButDuuude: I own a mustang gt and a private boeing 757. I didn't notice one getting anywhere faster than the other. Lol probably because your so high it's hard to notice, duuuude.

P.S. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/gaming/578597/PSN-DOWN-Fans-anger-PlayStation-Network-currently-not-working you were saying??

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@sgtsaltnpepper:

Cool...Sony gets marketing...great.

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@sgtsaltnpepper: out of all those games that you mention not one of them interest me and I'll pass on all of them.

this is my list so far for 2017 and it may grow as we go but this is what I have so far that interest me so far for this year.

January - Double Dragon IV

February - Halo Wars 2

March - Mass Effect: Andromeda

April - Yooka-Laylee

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Red Dead Redemption 2

Shenmue III

also interested in (Friday the 13th The Game)

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@angrycreep: Ok but majority of people will buy COD, Battlefront, Destiny 2 and RDR2. Just because they don't interest you doesn't mean majority of consumers share your view. And FYI, PS4 has marketing rights for Mass Effect as well.

PS. I work in marketing

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@sgtsaltnpepper: just because a lot of people buy a game doesn't mean it's good. It means they spent millions with over repeated commercials raping poor cable/satilites sheeple eyeballs n earholes. FYI, the majority of ppl have an IQ of 90 and watch reality TV.

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@angrycreep:

Great list!
Just well-rounded on all fronts...genre, console, and even style.

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