PS4 was top-selling console of November, says research

Sony's next-generation console, PS4, was the top-selling console in November according to research conducted by the NPD Group.

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he newly launched next-generation console PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console for November, according to research.

Market research conducted by NPD Group has confirmed that the PS4 was the top-selling console in November and was number 1 in sales overall for home consoles. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Senior Vice President of PlayStation Brand Marketing, Guy Longworth, thanked all of their fans for their support.

He said: “We’re extremely proud to have such a passionate community and are grateful for your support. Thanks for an unforgettable PS4 launch and for making 2013 such a historic year for gaming.

“We’re also seeing gamers embrace the social capabilities of PS4 at a record pace. Earlier this week, we announced that hundreds of thousands of gamers are using the PS4’s integrated streaming capabilities. Nearly 800,000 gameplay broadcasts and more than 7.1 million spectate sessions have streamed through Twitch and Ustream, totalling more than 20 million minutes of live gameplay.”

He also promised that more news regarding the PlayStation 4 is to come.

Whilst the PlayStation 4 sold more that 2 million units, Microsoft also announced earlier this week that their next-gen console, the Xbox One, had also sold over 2 million units. They also claimed their own victory by confirming with the NPD Group that the Xbox One was the fastest selling console in the US.

Both accolades are impressive but it seems like PlayStation may have the first laugh. Will it be the last? Who knows. It’s clear, however, that the battle for king of next-gen still continues to grow.

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