The NPD report for the month of December is out and it shows that Microsoft’s Xbox One has managed to beat the sales of PlayStation 4 once again.
This would not come as too much of a surprise, as Xbox One owners had two exclusive titles to play on their machine: Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive.
To top things off, Microsoft dropped the price of the console by $50, and on some occasions, it was even sold in less than $350 as well. Oh! And don’t forget the Halo 5: Guardians beta which was also a part of the Halo: MCC deal.
With cheap console and the popular Halo titles, the sales increase was very much on the cards. To keep their dominance going in the coming months, Microsoft has dropped the price of Xbox One by $50 as of today.
As of now, there’s no release date for any upcoming Xbox One exclusives, whereas PS4 users have Bloodborne and The Order: 1886 to look forward to in the next couple of months.
This price drop will certainly help Microsoft stay afloat, and hopefully, the gaming community will get fixed release dates for their upcoming games in the near future.
November and December were owned by Xbox One, but the overall year of 2014 belonged to PS4. Sony in the first week of January reported a sale of over 18.5 million units in the 14 months of PS4 launch.
On the software side, it is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare which led the charge, as it not only became the best-selling game in December, but it also is the best-selling retail game of the year 2014.
Check out the annual top 10 software retail sales posted below:
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Madden NFL 15
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Super Smash Bros.
- NBA 2K15
- Watch Dogs
- FIFA 15
- Call Of Duty: Ghosts
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