NPD: Xbox One Outsold PS4 During December 2013 In US

By Darryl Kaye on January 17, 2014, 9:54AM EDT
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The ongoing sales battle between the Xbox One and PS4 looks set to continue following the release of NPD Group's December statistics.

The report showed that throughout December, Microsoft's Xbox One system managed to sell 908,000 units, which was more than Sony's PS4.

In response to this news, Microsoft's Corporate VP of Marketing, Strategy and Business for Xbox Yufus Mehdi said "We're grateful for the excitement and support of our fans - many purchasing their next Xbox console and many joining the Xbox family for the first time."

Despite this victory for Microsoft, Sony has been quick to point out that this was only possible due to a limited supply of PS4 systems in the US throughout December. It means that even though Microsoft managed to sell more consoles during this period, Sony managed to sell considerably more PS4s throughout November and this places the PS4 ahead in cumulative sales for 2013.

"We sold every PS4 available at retail in the U.S. and were out of stock in December due to overwhelming consumer demand," said Dan Rice, a spokesperson for Sony.

Providing stock has been a considerable problem for Sony as they attempt to cater for the unprecedented demand in their new platform. Throughout the world, the PS4 has set numerous records during its launch window and it's looking like it will exceed Sony's sales predictions. The system is set to release in Japan on the 22nd of February.

For Microsoft, the Xbox One still has plenty of territories left to launch in, with Microsoft looking to expand the system to other parts of the world throughout 2014.

Source: VentureBeat

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