After an intense month of November Sony won and continued in December.
PlayStation 4 was the best-selling home gaming system in United States in the entire year of 2016, according to data from industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Microsoft highlighted that December was also huge for its gaming division and that Xbox has won the second half of 2016.
Huge thanks to all for making @Xbox #1 selling console in US according to NPD in second half of 2016 & Dec our biggest sales month ever!
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) January 13, 2017
“December was the biggest month ever for Xbox One sales in the U.S., and Xbox One was the only [current-generation] console with year-over-year growth, according to NPD,” a Microsoft spokesperson said. “In addition, Xbox One was the top-selling console over the second half of 2016, following the announcement of Xbox One S at E3.”
Going into 2017 Sony and Microsoft could face a new comer in the NPD competition in March with the Nintendo Switch. The way it seems Nintendo seems confident it will bring them back into discussion. We will see.