December 2016 NPD: Xbox One Had Its Best Month Ever, PS4 Outsold It

January 13, 2017Written by Jason Dunning


For the second month in a row, PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in the United States, The NPD Group’s latest report shows. Additionally, PS4 was the #1 selling home console in the US in December 2016.

While Sony declined to comment on the sales of PS4 (they only confirmed the NPD data to GamesBeat), Microsoft did issue a statement. In it, they say December 2016 was the best month ever for Xbox One sales, PS4 sales were down year-over-year, and Xbox One sold more units than PS4 in the second half of 2016:

December was the biggest month ever for Xbox One sales in the U.S., and Xbox One was the only [current-generation] console with year-over-year growth, according to NPD. In addition, Xbox One was the top-selling console over the second half of 2016, following the announcement of Xbox One S at E3.

Recently, Sony revealed that PS4 is the world’s best-selling console over the last three years, and lifetime sales are over 53 million.

The NPD’s full report for December should be revealed next week. One piece of information GamesBeat revealed early is that Final Fantasy XV sold far better on PS4 than Xbox One.

[Source: GamesBeat]