With the official NPD sales numbers for December released, Microsoft is celebrating as the Xbox One managed to beat the PS4 during the last month of 2013. Despite that, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Director of Corporate Communications Dan Race issued a statement to the press, mentioning that PlayStation 4 is still holding ahead of the competition when counting the two months since the launch of the new generation.
According to the latest NPD report, PlayStation 4 remains the cumulative leader for next-gen console sales in the U.S. since its launch on November 15. We sold every PS4 available at retail in the U.S. and were out of stock in December due to overwhelming consumer demand. With more than 4.2 million PS4 systems sold worldwide, it’s clear that the PS4’s gaming and entertainment features are resonating with large audiences and we’re doing our best to provide additional inventory in all of the 53 countries where it’s available.
As usual when NPD figures are disclosed, everyone is claiming victory one way or the other, and Race implies that with better supply the PS4 would have sold a lot more, which isn’t too hard to believe.
I guess the real winners, in the end, are gamers. We’re provided with multiple solid choices for our entertainment needs, and that’s always a great thing, regardless of the corporate bickering on who won the month’s sales war.