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NPD: Xbox One leads hardware sales for December

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jan 2014 8:25 User comments (2)

NPD: Xbox One leads hardware sales for December Microsoft has boasted of having the top-selling hardware for December in the U.S., citing the most recent NPD figures.
The Xbox One sold 908,000 units in December, beating out the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox 360 saw 643,000 units sold, good for third place.

"We're grateful for the excitement and support of our fans - many purchasing their next Xbox console and many joining the Xbox family for the first time," said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of marketing, strategy and business for Xbox.

Sony did not reveal exact figures, but made sure not note that the console still has the cumulative lead: "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."

Both companies continue to have shortages of supply.

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2 user comments

124.1.2014 16:23

Hmmmmmmmm....MS kicks Sony's ass by 300,000 units. Where's the Sony Fan Boys shooting their mouth's off now ?

224.1.2014 20:41

i wouldn't be bragging if i were you.

Sony announced that its cumulative sales of the PS4 surpassed 4.2 million as of 28th December.

Comparatively, the Xbox One only sold three million as of New Years. Of course, the PS4 launched a week earlier in the US, but it also launched a week later in various European territories.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-...-sold-worldwide

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-o...y/1100-6417039/

http://gamesided.com/2014/01/20/hardwar...on-4-leads-way/

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