PS4 Interrupts Xbox One's US Sales Streak in November
Xbox One had been the best-selling console in the US every month going back to July.
A Sony spokesperson confirmed the news with GameSpot. As has been the case for the second half of the year, however, the company declined to offer any additional comment on the report.
Dating back to July, Xbox One had been the top-selling console in the US, breaking a long streak of PS4 coming out on top. Even prior to Sony's comment, Microsoft all but confirmed that wasn't the case during November in a statement today.
"We have seen strong momentum for Xbox One since announcing the new Xbox One S at E3 in June. That momentum continued in November as gaming consoles were once again among the most sought-after products to buy over Black Friday weekend," said Xbox marketing VP Mike Nichols. "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, Nov. 27 was up 40 percent compared to last year."
Nichols went on to note some of the current Xbox One promotions that are available. This includes a return of the $50 discount on Xbox One S, which will go into effect on December 11 and bring the cheapest models down to $250. This was expected after Sony announced a temporary $50 price cut on the PS4; we saw a similar situation unfold last December, too.
It was a noteworthy month for Sony, as it launched the new, more powerful PlayStation 4 Pro. The slim PS4 revision launched in September, followed by PlayStation VR in October, but neither was enough to push PS4 sales past Xbox One's in the US.
We'll have the details of the November NPD report next Thursday, December 15.
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