With the slimmer PlayStation 4 being made available, Sony were expected to top the charts, however Microsoft have certainly been on top ever since the release of the Xbox One S.
Xbox One S has been the top selling home console in the United states in September. Comparing Launch weeks the 500GB/1TB Xbox One S models outsold the PS4 Slim by 361% in the UK.
Going in-depth with Microsoft’s console, week-on-week sales for the Xbox One rose 989% following the launch of the slim, and the Xbox One had a 71% hardware market share for the week ending September 24, up 76% year-on-year.
According to data from industry tracking firm The NPD group, Microsoft has beaten the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii U straight for three months. Microsoft has taken the upper hand due to the Price cuts, and the 40 % slimmer, 4k supporting, more powerful Xbox One S. Sony released the PlayStation 4 slim hitting back at Microsoft but abruptly failing, probably due to their announce of the more powerful PlayStation 4 Pro and the PS VR.
Here’s what Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols stated in GamesBeat about the NPD’s September report:
“Thanks to our fans, Xbox One was the best-selling console in September in the U.S. for the third month in a row according to NPD Group as well as the best-selling console in September in the U.K. according to GfK Entertainment UK. In addition, Xbox One was the only gen eight console to see year-over-year growth in September in the U.S., Australia, the U.K., and many other countries worldwide. This success was driven by our fans and their support for Xbox One S, which is the only console available this holiday with built-in UHD 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and HDR for gaming and video. We received an incredible response to Forza Horizon 3, the No. 1 first-party title for September in the U.S., Australia, and U.K. according to NPD Group and GfK Entertainment UK. Global engagement on Xbox Live – the fastest, most reliable gaming network – continues to grow and the number of unique multiplayer users increased 57 percent year-over-year. With the blockbuster launch of Gears of War 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10 this week and the upcoming release of Clubs and Looking for Group on Xbox Live alongside the launches of Dead Rising 4, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Dishonored 2, Final Fantasy XV, Titanfall 2, and Watch Dogs 2 in the coming months, Xbox is the best place to game this holiday.”
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