Today’s report from research firm NPD reveals that the PS4 was the top-selling console for November — however, the PS4 did have an extra week on shelves, debuting on Nov. 15 compared to Nov. 22 for the Xbox One.
And for that reason, Microsoft says that the Xbox One is the “fastest selling console” in the U.S., noting 909,132 consoles sold in its first nine days. Since that’s slightly more than an average of 101,000 consoles per day, Microsoft said that Xbox One sales are “significantly outpacing the nearest competitor.”
As far as which device has been more “successful,” so far, it really depends on how you analyze the numbers. In terms of global sales, there’s also the launch locations to factor in — Xbox One was available on Nov. 22 in 13 markets, while the PS4 came out in the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 15, and then in Europe on Nov. 29.
Microsoft noted that the Xbox One sold almost three times as many units as the Xbox 360 during its own launch month in 2005.