NPD: PS4 Was Top Selling Console in the US in November; Sony Claims Strongest Black Friday in History (UPDATED)

on December 10, 2015 6:13 PM

Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that the PS4 was the top selling console in the United States in November according to the NPD.

According to the announcement, the console keeps on track as the fastest-growing PlayStation console, and this Black Friday was the strongest sales-wise within the hstory of the brand.

November was also the biggest month ever for PlayStation Store sales, sealing the deal for a successful month for Sony and PlayStation.

The NPD also released the software sales chart, which is as follows:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  3. Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  4. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
  5. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
  6. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
  7. Need for Speed (PS4, Xbox One)
  8. Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
  9. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  10. Just Dance 2016 (Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)

As usual the ranking lists platform in order of sales, and does not include sales for games bundled with hardware.

We also learn that this was the best launch for a Fallout game, selling 70% more units than New Vegas and 9% more than Fallout 3, pulling numbers comparable to Skyrim. The strong launch still wasn’t strong enough to beat the Call of Duty juggernaut, that still sold best on Xbox One despite Sony’s efforts to associate the brand with PS4.

Star Wars: Battlefront placed third, outselling the first month of every Star Wars game to date excluding The Force Unleashed, that sold 21% more at its debut.

 /  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.