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PS4 Tops January 2017 US Sales

But the Xbox One was the only console to grow year-over-year in terms of January US sales.


The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States during January 2017, according to the NPD Group, which tracks sales domestically.

Sony confirmed the news with GameSpot, also noting four of the five best-selling games during the month were for PS4.

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Sony's console was also the No. 1 console in the US during December, though the Xbox One ended the year as the best-selling console for the second half of 2016.

In its own statement, Microsoft said 2017 is off to a "strong start" for the Xbox One as the number of hours players spent playing games on the console grew 21 percent year-over-year. Additionally, Xbox One sales grew year-over-year in January, according to Microsoft. PS4 sales did not grow year-over-year for January.

A week from today, the NPD Group will announce the top-selling games for January 2017. We'll report back with more details as they become available.

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