Microsoft sold 908,000 Xbox One consoles in the U.S. in December, but Sony’s PlayStation 4 still has the edge in terms of cumulative sales.
Microsoft had a great December as far as console sales are concerned, with the Xbox One garnering 908,000 sales in the U.S. The last-gen Xbox 360 also managed to accrue 643,000 sales. Overall video game sales for the month amounted to $3.28 billion, with hardware sales fetching in another $1.28 billion.
Microsoft may have sold more consoles in the U.S., but Sony has the lead in terms of total consoles sold. Sony has managed to sell 4.2 million PS4 units to the 3 million Microsoft achieved with the Xbox One until now. The PS4 launched a week before the Xbox One in the U.S. However, Microsoft did manage to gain a small victory by boasting higher software sales of $4.8 million to Sony’s $4.2 million. Games like GTA V, Call of Duty Ghosts, Madden NFL 25 and Battlefield 4 contributed to a huge chunk of these sales.
Those software sales will likely be bolstered in the coming months, with games like Titanfall debuting this quarter. Yesterday, Microsoft launched a Titanfall limited edition wireless controller for the Xbox One, which will retail for $64.99. The game itself is launching March 11,2014 in the U.S., and is exclusive to the Microsoft ecosystem.
To Microsoft’s statement that it was the bestselling console in the U.S. in December, Sony had a clever retort. “We sold every PS4 available at retail in the U.S. and were out of stock in December due to overwhelming consumer demand.”
Source: Xbox News Wire