NPD: Nintendo Switch was No. 1 in December, however Xbox One outsold PS4

The Nintendo Switch was the No.-1-selling video game console in December, but Microsoft's Xbox One household of consoles outsold Sony's PlayStation 4, inning accordance with market scientist NPD Group.It's not a surprise that Microsoft could beat Sony in December, as Microsoft launched its Xbox One X console in November and Sony didn't have any brand-new hardware. However it was an unusual piece of excellent news for Microsoft, as Sony's PS4 has outsold the Xbox One by two-to-one in this generation.Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox marketing at Microsoft, sent a celebratory tweet.Was attempting to simply thank folks for supporting us and

the unbelievable success following the launch of Xbox One X. But yes Xbox outsold PS4 in December for Gen 8 consoles inning accordance with NPD information, while Nintendo likewise had a fantastic month as Change had most general systems.-- Aaron Greenberg ♂ (@aarongreenberg ) January 12, 2018 December is a big month because of vacation sales. Sony suggested previously that it also had an excellent holiday, with sales of 5.9 million PS4s. To this day, Sony has actually offered more than 73.6 million PS4sconsidering that 2013, while Nintendo has offered more than 10 million Switch consoles because March 2017. Microsoft doesn't launch its figures.Overall, sales of games and hardware and devices grew 11 percent in 2017."Combined sales of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One continue on a record-setting rate," NPD analyst Mat Piscatella stated.

"Over the first 50 months in market for each console, the combined hardware set up base of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now exceeds that of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by 18 percent, and that of the PlayStation 2 and Xbox by 4 percent. "