Black Friday Helps Xbox One Surpass PS4 Sales for November; All Set for Holidays Now

December 15, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It has become quite an old chestnut that Xbox consoles always lag behind their Sony counterparts when it comes to sales.

It’s only during Black Friday sales every year that Microsoft finds itself basking in glory.

But that’s not the case anymore as Microsoft has carried on its dominance in sales this time to the entire month of November.

Reports show that Microsoft has surpassed sales of PS4 consoles with its Xbox One consoles, which sold 1.2 million units in November across the US and UK regions.


That comes as a fair reward for their efforts to present some enthralling gameplay experience before the year winds up.

Microsoft slashed its prices on the Xbox One console ahead of Black Friday and offered rebates and discounts through various channels. Gaming titles like AC Unity and Halo Master Chief Edition were bundled along with the packs, which has now paid off for the Xbox family.

This helped Microsoft achieve357 million hours of gameplay by its users on Xbox Live, Xbox One and Xbox 360 — highest in the history of Xbox gaming

Pricing of Sony was deemed to be way higher than its Microsoft counterpart and even during the Black Friday sales, they remained hesitant to lure the mass by a price cut-down.

But now with Xbox outpacing PS4 or any other current gen console in November, it’s evident that Sony made the wrong move.

The holiday season is around the corner and for the first time it’s an Xbox console looking to steer ahead in pole position.

Sony’s strategy for the holiday season remains unclear and if there are no decisive steps before the holiday sales starts, Microsoft could sure have a toast when Santa arrives.

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