PlayStation 4 reclaims its position as top-selling gaming console in US
After losing to rival Microsoft's Xbox One in the month of October, Sony's PlayStation 4 gaming console has reclaimed its top position in the United States last month, according to market research firm NPD.
“PlayStation 4 is the top selling console in the United States during the month of November according to NPD," said Eric Lempel, SVP Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America and Head of PlayStation Network Americas. "We have hit several key milestones over the last few weeks. Prior to Black Friday, we announced we have sold through more than 30.2 million PS4s to consumers around the world and that PS4 continues to exhibit the fastest growth in PlayStation hardware history."
"In addition, Black Friday sales were the strongest in PlayStation history demonstrating more people game now than ever before. We are also pleased to announce November was the biggest month ever for PlayStation Store indicating a strong digital marketplace complementing healthy retail sales."
The report also noted that the combined sales for Xbox One and PS4 is way ahead when compared to their predecessors. "After 25 months, the combined sales for the PS4 and the XBO are 47 percent higher than the combined sales for 25 months of PS3 and Xbox 360 hardware sales," said NPD's Liam Callahan.
While overall hardware sales were up 11% to $1.12 billion last month, software sales were down 7% to $1.02 billion, something which the report attributed to portable and last-generation platforms. As for games, Call of Duty: Black Ops III topped the charts, followed by Fallout 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront.