November 2016 NPD: PS4 Outsells Xbox One for the First Time Since June

December 9, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

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Ending Xbox One’s four-month winning streak, the NPD has revealed that PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States in November 2016.

A Sony spokesperson confirmed the news with GameSpot, but they didn’t offer up a comment or give out exact sales numbers. However, Sony did confirm earlier this week that worldwide PS4 sales are now over 50 million, thanks to PS4 Pro and the biggest Black Friday week in PlayStation history.

Xbox Marketing Boss Mike Nichols offered up this statement about Xbox One’s performance in November:

We have seen strong momentum for Xbox One since announcing the new Xbox One S at E3 in June. That momentum continued in November as gaming consoles were once again among the most sought-after products to buy over Black Friday weekend. In addition, we saw record engagement among Xbox One owners on Xbox Live as fans enjoyed new games and great deals. In fact, the total players online on Sunday, November 27 was up 40 percent compared to last year.

It should be an interesting December, as both Sony and Microsoft will be temporarily discounting their consoles by $50 in the US starting on December 11.

[Source: VentureBeat, GameSpot]