Last month, we were treated to the release of two next gen consoles – the PS4 and Xbox One. Both consoles sold their fair share of units, but Sony says it came out on top.
Sony announced via its PlayStation blog that the latest NPD report revealed that the PS4 was the best selling console of November. The same report also revealed that all three PlayStation consoles – PS4, PS3 and PS Vita – combined to make PlayStation the number one brand in home console sales last month.
Alongside this news, Sony says that gamers are embracing “the social capabilities of PS4 at a record pace.” In short, 800,000 gameplay broadcasts and 7.1 million spectate sessions have been streamed through Twitch or Ustream. All of the above contributed to 20 million minutes of live gameplay being streamed since launch.
To celebrate what Sony calls the best console launch in history, they put together a short video thanking their fans:
Oh, and what about Microsoft? It doesn’t dispute that Sony sold more units in the month of November. After all, Sony’s console was out a week before the Xbox One. The Xbox One was, however, the fastest-selling console of November. In its first nine days on the market, the console averaged 101,000 units sold per day. Microsoft notes that the Xbox platform (hardware, software, accessories) made the most money last month as well.
As for the month of December, I’m willing to wager that the Xbox One will pull ahead in the North American market. Microsoft’s focus on Western markets will help it make sure enough stock floods the North American market before Christmas while Sony is now focusing its efforts on even more countries as it launches the console in the Middle East today and in Asia on December 17.