The Xbox One outsold the PlayStation in December and the Nintendo Switch outsold both, according to Xbox marketing head Aaron Greenberg. Greenberg is citing unreleased data for the NPD Group, which reports on sales in the United States.
Was trying to just thank folks for supporting us and the incredible success following the launch of Xbox One X. But yes Xbox outsold PS4 in December for Gen 8 consoles according to NPD data, while Nintendo also had a great month as Switch had most overall units.— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) January 12, 2018
The launch of Xbox One X and a discounted $189 price tag for the Xbox One S helped push Microsoft's platform in November and December. PlayStation 4 was stronger in November, when it had its best month ever in the United States. The base PlayStation 4 was $199 at the time, but those discounts went away in December.
Nintendo and Sony have offered numbers to contextualize the holiday season or the year as a whole. Nintendo has sold 4.8 million consoles in the United States in the 10 months since launch, making it the fastest-selling home console in the U.S. Sony recently stated that the PlayStation 4 sold 5.9 million units over the course of the holiday season, bringing the system's lifetime total to 73.6 million. In contrast, Microsoft hasn't given firm console numbers since October 2015.
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