NPD: PS4 Wins November 2017 for Units Sold; Xbox One Drove Highest Dollar Sales

The PS4 came on top of the November battle in the United States across Thanksgiving and Black Friday according to the NPD.

By Giuseppe Nelva

December 14, 2017

Today the NPD Group released the sales data for the U.S. market in the month of November.

All data below is courtesy of NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, who also provided an extensive video that you can find at the bottom of the post.

Total spending including hardware, software, and accessories grew 30% year-on-year to 2.7 billion dollars. Hardware saw the biggest increase, with a whopping 52%. Hardware spend was driven by all consoles, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4.

The PS4 sold the most units of any hardware platform in November, but the Xbox One sold the most in terms of dollar sales.

On top of that, more PS4 units were sold in November 2017 than in any other month during the PS4 life cycle. This includes the month it launched in November 2013. The console remains (obviously) the best-selling platform in the United States life to date.

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The Xbox One also had its highest unit sales of any November month life to date.

Speaking of software, here is the top-20 ranking.

As usual, sales for Nintendo and Bethesda games don’t include digital download, while the performance of Destiny 2 does not include PC sales on

Looking at the month of December, Piscatella expects a 30% dollar spend increase year-on-year, strong continued sales for Call of Duty: WWII, and another solid month for all console platforms.

You can check out Piscatella’s full video below, and compare with the results in October.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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