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Xbox One sells 1.2M units in U.S. in November, topping PS4 and Wii U in early holiday battle

xboxone2121Microsoft’s Xbox One posted general document unit gross sales in November, with 1.2 million units bought in the U.S. — reaping the advantages of a $50 price cut to high the PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the crucial early days of the 2014 holiday procuring season.

The Redmond firm launched these numbers this afternoon, citing statistics from the NPD market analysis agency. Microsoft mentioned the Xbox One was additionally the top-selling console in the UK for the month.

“Response to the holiday lineup of video games on Xbox One was unimaginable, with Xbox One followers shopping for extra video games in November in the U.S. than some other gen eight platform and having fun with over 357 million hours of gameplay globally,” mentioned Mike Nichols, company vp for Xbox advertising, in a press release.

NPD didn’t launch unit gross sales figures for the opposite consoles, however mentioned complete greenback gross sales from video-game {hardware} in the U.S. declined 23 p.c to only over $1 billion in November, because of discounting.

“Whereas the vast majority of the lower in greenback gross sales of {hardware} stemmed from an anticipated drop of seventh era console gross sales, eighth era gross sales additionally decreased and represented 38 p.c of the whole declines in {hardware} gross sales from November 2013 to November 2014,” mentioned Liam Callahan, NPD analyst, in a press release. “Regardless of a decline in greenback gross sales, {hardware} unit gross sales for eighth era consoles elevated by 3 p.c over November 2013.”

Microsoft has plenty of floor to make up in opposition to Sony, with the Xbox One trailing the PS4 in cumulative worldwide sales going into the height procuring season.

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