Sony’s PlayStation 4 console had been the top selling console in the US since it launched, that changed in October when Microsoft managed to sell more Xbox One consoles than Sony’s PS4.
Sony has now taken the top spot again and managed to sell more PlayStation 4 consoles in the US in November than Microsoft did with their Xbox One.
The news comes in a report from NPD who said that hardware sales grew by 11 percent in November although software sales were down 7 percent at retail.
“Growth was driven by console hardware, up 14 percent, which offset a 31 percent decline in portable hardware,” observed NPD’s Liam Callahan. “November 2015 marked the best month ever in total unit sales for 8th generation consoles (Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U), surpassing sales of December 2014 (now second-highest), and November 2014 (now third-highest).”
“Within console hardware sales there were dramatic differences by console generation as 8th generation console sales rose by 22 percent in dollars, 7th generation sales dropped by 76 percent in dollars, which is sharper than the year-to-date decline of 57 percent. In November 2015, 8th generation sales had 93 percent share of overall hardware sales, a 9 percentage point increase from last November.”
It will be interesting to see which of the two consoles ends up being the most popular in December, Sony’s console appears to be the most popular one this year so far.