November NPD: Xbox One Dethrones PS4 In US And UK
It took nearly a full year, but Microsoft's Xbox One is back on top in the US and UK.
Well, at least for the month of November. The NPD results are in and for the first time since December 2013, the Xbox One topped the PlayStation 4 in North America.
Corporate vice president of Xbox marketing Mike Nichols said Microsoft is "amazed by the excitement Xbox fans have shown to start off this holiday." He added that November set a new record for sales of the new system, and Xbox fans bought the most amount of games during the month. However, hardware declines hit $294 million compared to November 2013, which isn't too surprising, considering the PS4 and Xbox One both launched in November of last year.
Besides, cumulative PS4 and Xbox One sales are now nearly 80 percent higher than the combined total of PS3 and Xbox 360 sales after 13 months on the market. As for the top ten games for the month, no real surprises here:
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Super Smash Bros.
- Madden NFL 15
- Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
- Far Cry 4
- Pokemon Omega Ruby
- NBA 2K15
- Assassin's Creed: Unity
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
12/11/2014 9:20:06 PM Ben Dutka