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U.S Charts, November: Xbox One finally outsells PS4

The U.S NPD results are in, showing good news for Microsoft as the Xbox One finally outsold the PS4.

Of course it helps that Microsoft cut the price of the Xbox One by $70 and bundled in some games before Black Friday even arrived, at which point there were even more discounts. The tactic worked anyway, seeing the Xbox One having its best month yet.

"Response to the holiday lineup of games on Xbox One was incredible, with Xbox One fans buying more games in November in the U.S. 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," said a statement from Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President, Xbox Marketing.

Sony hasn't issued a statement, but it seems like PS4 still performed well over Black Friday, selling a huge amount of consoles both on the day and throughout the month, despite Sony not responding to Microsoft's aggressive price cuts.

Nintendo meanwhile saw console sales increase 10 percent compared to the same period last year and overall, the platform holder was quite bullish on the performance of its wares and no wonder, since overall sales of Nintendo 3DS software in November increased by more than 40 percent over the same month in 2013.

This was mainly thanks to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire which has already sold nearly 1.5 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S. alone and of course Super Smash Bros which with formats combined has shifted 1.5 million physical and digital units in the U.S. since it launched on Oct. 3.

Nov. 21 also saw the arrival of amiibo, Nintendo’s new platform, with sales being approximately equal to sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It's interesting to note that Link, Mario and Pikachu (in that order) have been the best-selling figures to date.

So a good month overall for all platforms, and as you can see by the software charts below, it was also a good month for the usual suspect franchises.

U.S Charts, November 2014 (top selling platforms in order)

1.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (360, XBO, PS4, PS3, PC)
2.) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
3.) Super Smash Bros. (NWU, 3DS)
4.) Madden NFL 15 (360, XBO, PS4, PS3)
5.) Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (3DS)
6.) Far Cry 4 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
7.) Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)
8.) NBA 2K15 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC)
9.) Assassin's Creed: Unity (PS4, XBO, PC)
10.) Halo: The Master Chief Collection (XBO)

Edited On 12 Dec, 2014

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Dead 2 years ago
The 10% increase for Wii U isn't an increase from last month, but the same time last year, when 3D World launched and the Wii U had a massive sales boost, so the 10% increase is more impressive than you're making it sound.
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Joe Anderson (Editor) 2 years ago
Yeah I realised that after writing it, edited it as I would rather spread the positivity when it exists.

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