After roughly four months of the Xbox One outselling Sony's PlayStation console, the PlayStation 4 is finally back on top. The PS4 was the best-selling home gaming system in the United States in the month of November, according to the industry-tracking firm, The NPD Group.
Sony ousts Microsoft in console sales
Sony Interactive Entertainment's console got a boost from the release of the PlayStation 4 Pro, which is a 4K-featured upgrade that officially released on November 10. This is the very first time since June 2016 that the PlayStation 4 outsold Microsoft's Xbox One. But with all this said, Sony, Microsoft, and even NPD declined to offer the exact numbers.
PS4 and Xbox the most in-demand consoles
November is definitely one of the two biggest months of the year in terms of video game and console sales since it officially kicks off the holiday-shopping season, and it can also often represent a significant chunk of a gaming publisher or hardware company's yearly revenues. That was, once again, the case this year, as several data presented by numerous online reports suggests the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as among the most in-demand products for online shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Sony was quiet, but Microsoft made its statement
Sony has further denied commenting on the latest November NPD numbers, but Microsoft recently provided a statement from Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols, where he confirmed that consumers this year have a very strong hunger for the latest consoles.
"We have seen some strong momentum for the Xbox One since announcing the new Xbox One S at E3 in June," Nichols claimed. "That momentum continued in towards November, as gaming consoles were once again among the most in-demand products to get over Black Friday weekend. Additionally, we saw record engagement among Xbox One owners on the Xbox Live as fans enjoyed some new games and amazing deals."