Xbox One has finally outsold the PS4 in the US, breaking Sony’s 10 month streak to take the number one position on the NPD Group’s hardware sales charts. The Xbox One’s success doesn’t come as a surprise, as Microsoft lowered the console’s price by $50 leading into the holiday sales period. Microsoft pre-empted the NPD’s November report release with a celebratory statement on the matter.
“November set a new record for sales of Xbox One, and Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US and UK,” Xbox marketing corporate VP Mike Nichols said.
“Response to the holiday lineup of games on Xbox One was incredible, with Xbox One fans buying more games in November in the US than any other gen eight platform and enjoying over 357 million hours of gameplay globally.
“In fact, more fans logged into Xbox Live across Xbox One and Xbox 360, and enjoyed more entertainment, than any other month in the history of Xbox. We love to see the excitement from our fans and are grateful for their passion, support and contributions to the Xbox community.”