Sony’s December 2013 NPD Response: “We Sold Every PS4 Available at Retail”

January 17, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


With Microsoft happily reporting yesterday that the Xbox One’s US sales of 908,000 beat the PlayStation 4 in December 2013, according to the NPD, Sony hasn’t remained quiet.

SCEA’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications Dan Race  pointed towards NPD data, showing how the PS4 was still ahead of the Xbox One when you look at 2013 as a whole:

PlayStation 4 remains the cumulative leader for next-gen console sales in the US since the launch on November 15.

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.

Now that the holiday season is behind us, it will be interesting to see which console takes home top spot this month.

Knowing that the PS4 was sold out everywhere in the US during December, do you think the Xbox One only won due limited PS4 stock? Let us know in the comments below.