NPD Crowns PS4 Best Selling Home Console in the US in December; Xbox One Wins Second Half of 2016

While gamers are preparing to welcome the Nintendo Switch, NPD reports on the battle between PS4 and Xbox One.

on January 12, 2017 6:18 PM

Today the NPD disclosed that the PS4 was the best selling home console in the United States for the month of December, marking the second victory in a row for Sony, after a few months in which the Xbox One took the crown.

On the other hand, Microsoft announced that December was the the biggest month ever for Xbox One sales in the United States, and the console was the only current-generation one showing year-over-year growth.

The company also boasted the fact that Xbox One was the top-selling console “over the second half of 2016” after the announcement of Xbox One S.

I guess we had to get this out of the way, since today is Switchday. Jokes aside, it’ll certainly be interesting to see if Nintendo Switch, which will be fully unveiled tonight, will be able to intrude between the two contenders after it’ll release in March.

We’ll get a glimpse of the console’s potential in a few hours, so stay tuned.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.