There has previously been news of the massive amounts of sales for Sony’s 4-K capable console the PS4 Pro following its release on November 10th. The sales so far have been so spectacular that Sony has managed a 204% sales boost thanks to the success of the new console. To make things even better for Sony, according to reports the PS4 Pro sales have now enabled Sony to outsell the Xbox One for the month of November, knocking Microsoft of their perch as the best selling console maker after 4 months at the summit.
Reports state that industry-tracking firm The NPD Group claims the PS4 was the best-selling console in the U.S for November. Sony has evidently been bolstered by the release of the PS4 pro as they have managed to outsell Microsoft for the first time since June. Although it is to be noted that any exact numbers are yet to be released.
Nevertheless all of this is vital for Sony as November is one of the two most significant months for video game and hardware sales in the calendar year. It traditionally kick starts the holiday-shopping season, and usually has a notable impact on a gaming publisher’s or hardware company’s annual revenues. Microsoft and Sony have both apparently experienced large sales this holiday as the PS4 and Xbox One were on the top of most people’s wish list on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Microsoft have expectedly issued a response to Sony regaining the top spot in the sales department with Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols stating that consumers have a strong hunger for consoles.
“We have seen strong momentum for Xbox One since announcing the new Xbox One S at E3 in June,” Nichols said. “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.”