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NPD: Xbox One Was Fastest Selling Console in US in November


Those assuming the Xbox One to be trailing behind in sales should think again. NPD has released their figures for the month of November and it reveals that Microsoft’s next-gen console was the fastest selling console in the US.

A total of 909,132 units were sold by Microsoft in the US alone in the console’s first nine days of launch. On an average the Xbox One has a sales volume of 101,000 consoles a day. This puts it a bit ahead of the PlayStation 4 but not quite that long of a margin.

According to NPD there were three Microsoft highlights for the month of November:

  • Total retail spend on the Xbox platform (Xbox One and Xbox 360) in November (hardware, software and accessories) reached $1.21 billion, the most for any console in the U.S.
  • During the month of November, Xbox (Xbox One and Xbox 360) held five of the top 10 spots on the console game title list.
  • During the month of November, Xbox One sold nearly three times as many units compared to Xbox 360 in the U.S. during its November 2005 launch.

Last week Microsoft announced that they have successfully sold more than 2 million Xbox One consoles since its launch on November 22, 2013. Demand for the console is exceeding supply in the 13 territories in which it launched. Microsoft is trying to make sure that there is a constant supply of consoles to retailers’ shelves.

Source: TechNet