Over the last year or two, the PlayStation 4 has been on top of sales since its release, more than outselling the Xbox One.
But things are changing, and according to the NPS sales report, the Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 for three months in a row.
These months include July 2016, August 2016, and September 2016 according to the release.
These numbers could be largely due to the Xbox One S that Microsoft released back in July, so it is right to think that this might not last long as Sony released their PlayStation VR headset this month, and is set to release the PlayStation 4 Pro soon after.
But that doesn’t mean that Microsoft shouldn’t take this lightly, and Microsoft isn’t. The boss of marketing at Xbox, Mike Nichols gave the following comment about it in the NPD sales report:
“Thanks to our fans, Xbox One was the best-selling console in September in the U.S. for the third month in a row according to NPD Group as well as the best-selling console in September in the U.K. according to GfK Entertainment UK. In addition, Xbox One was the only gen eight console to see year-over-year growth in September in the U.S., Australia, the U.K., and many other countries worldwide. This success was driven by our fans and their support for Xbox One S, which is the only console available this holiday with built-in UHD 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and HDR for gaming and video. We received an incredible response to Forza Horizon 3, the No. 1 first-party title for September in the U.S., Australia, and U.K. according to NPD Group and GfK Entertainment UK. Global engagement on Xbox Live – the fastest, most reliable gaming network – continues to grow and the number of unique multiplayer users increased 57 percent year-over-year. With the blockbuster launch of Gears of War 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10 this week and the upcoming release of Clubs and Looking for Group on Xbox Live alongside the launches of Dead Rising 4, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Dishonored 2, Final Fantasy XV, Titanfall 2, and Watch Dogs 2 in the coming months, Xbox is the best place to game this holiday.”