PS4 Sells More Consoles Than The Xbox One In November

Numbers released by NPD show Sony sold more consoles than Microsoft for the month of November.  The PS4 did have an have an extra week on shelves, debuting on Nov. 15 compared to Nov. 22 for the Xbox One.  Approximately 909,132 Xbox One units were sold in the U.S. in the console’s first nine days, making it the fastest selling console on the market in the U.S. Xbox One sales averaged a volume of more than 101,000 consoles per day, “significantly outpacing the nearest competitor.”

November 2013 NPD highlights include:

  • Total retail spend on the Xbox platform (Xbox One and Xbox 360) in November (hardware, software and accessories) reached $1.21 billion, the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group).
  • During the month of November, Xbox (Xbox One and Xbox 360) held five of the top 10 spots on the console game title list (Source: NPD Group).
  • During the month of November, Xbox One sold nearly three times as many units compared to Xbox 360 in the U.S. during its November 2005 launch (Source: NPD Group).

In terms of global sales, there’s also the launch locations to factor in — Xbox One was available on Nov. 22 in 13 markets, while the PS4 came out in the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 15, and then in Europe on Nov. 29.  The PS4 is now available in over 30 markets.  Both companies announced that they had sold over 2 million consoles globally earlier this month, and both companies said they sold one million consoles within 24 hours.

Without having access to the full NPD report it is somewhat difficult to say which console is more successful so far.  We’ll have to wait for December’s numbers to get a clearer picture.  However, given that the Xbox One is $100 more expensive and the vast amount of negative publicity surrounding it I think it is doing quite well so far.  Nevertheless, since the two consoles had not launched at the same time and were not available in the same markets, it is impossible to make an objective analysis at this time.

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Suril is a scientist, journalist and obsessive Microsoft observer. He holds an advanced degree in Biotechnology with minors in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. Send him tips on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/surilamin

  • redtidal

    It is a marathon, not a sprint. We will see in two or three years.

    MS should have fully implemented its multiple screen plan and have game streaming (let’s hope network speed is ready by then).

  • Bob

    So they are really neck and neck. 2 million each.
    l would say both have won!

  • grs_dev

    The manufacturing capacity by their respective partners is 2 MM units therefore they pretty much each sold 2 MM units. This story is bogus.

    The Xbox One is a different product and comparing to the PS4 is almost unfair. To put things in Perspective, the Xbox One in my opinion is like a Porsche Panamera and the PS4 is like the latest edition Mazda Miata.

    Other than they’re both fun to drive in their own way, the comparison doesn’t even really make sense.

  • robertwade

    Well, for pity’s sake, you can’t FIND a flipping Xbox One! We’ve been trying to buy one for the past few weeks and nobody has them in stock, and no ETA. A bit hard to SELL something that’s never in STOCK.

    • jaylyric

      They just went back up for order on Amazon and I believe Best Buy like last week or so. I wouldn’t really try psychically picking one up,because calling around won’t necessarily get you the truth,in many cases neither going in. Even though I’m not really a fan of online shopping,it may be your best bet here. If you follow the tech threads they usually give you the heads up on when who has what going on. Personally I’m waiting for next year. Good luck.

  • James Norrington

    This headline is complete BULLSHIT! You DO know, that the PS4 released EARLIER than the XBOX ONE, right?

    • http://twitter.com/surilamin surilamin

      Did you bother to read the article?

  • XB_Mod

    I think as soon as heavyweights like Titanfall, Halo, Quantum Break etc. hit the market…thats when it counts to sell consoles. Sony has Uncharted and Infamous in the bag. Uncharted will sell consoles…for sure simply because Naughty Dog is amazing and they robbed MS by getting Corrinne Yu to jump from 343 to ND.

    I think Xbox will soon overtake PS4 with the release of Titanfall…lets just hope the hype materializes in the end result. I personally can’t wait to play it on my Xbox One.

  • Horbeme

    i would assume PS4 sold more than XboxOne because it came out a week early, it sounds correct to me and it should. one thing i must say is a 1 read and article where Sony and MS gave walmart system to sell on black friday and MS provided 4 times the amount Song did fo rthe day. logically Sony shouldve sold more but since there arent any actual numbers it can go either way