Eighth generation consoles witness best month in total unit sales.
With Black Friday week and a number of high profile releases, the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U experienced their best month ever according to the NPD Report.
NPD’s Liam Callahan stated that, “November 2015 marked the best month ever in total unit sales for 8th generation consoles (Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U), surpassing sales of December 2014 (now second-highest), and November 2014 (now third-highest). 8th generation console sales rose by 22% in dollars. 7th generation sales dropped by 76% in dollars, which is sharper than the year-to-date decline of 57%.
“After 25 months, the combined sales for the PS4 and the Xbox One are 47% higher than the combined sales for 25 months of PS3 and Xbox 360 hardware sales.” Current gen hardware currently accounts for 93 percent in hardware sales, up from 9 percent during the same month last year.
Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 outsold last year’s Advanced Warfare to become the best-selling title in the United States for November. Fallout 4 was in second place having sold 70 percent more than Fallout: New Vegas and 9 percent more than Fallout 3 and the NPD says sales are even better than Skyrim. Star Wars Battlefront was in third place having experienced the best first month sales for any Star Wars title in history.
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