Switch Best-Selling Console in the US in December, Xbox One Outsold PS4

Switch Best-Selling Console in the US in December, Xbox One Outsold PS4 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 January 2018 / 8,648 Views

Aaron Greenberg, Head of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, revealed earlier tonight that the Xbox One had the highest December console share ever in the US. 

Greeenberg has now clarified to fans on Twitter that the Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 for the eighth generation consoles, however, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console for the month.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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22 Comments

peachbuggy (on 11 January 2018)

Quickrick! Your attendence is required.


Mr.GameCrazy (on 12 January 2018)

He's currently banned right now.


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peachbuggy (on 12 January 2018)

Can't say it surprises me one bit tbh.


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Ryng_Tolu (on 12 January 2018)

LMFAO


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CGI-Quality (on 12 January 2018)

Do not taunt banned users. This goes for all involved.

@ peachbuggy: Have a look at Forum Rule 12 and consider this a Warning.


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Ryng_Tolu (on 12 January 2018)

Just saying, that insidier that "someone" doubted, was 101% correct. He predicted Switch first, XB1 second, and PS4 third. Congrats to Benji for being accurate, AGAIN.


KrspaceT (on 11 January 2018)

Youtube will be salty, won't it.


Bandorr (on 11 January 2018)

On one hand - yes always.
In this case? Not really.

Xbox had a new console, huge game in the form of PUBG and a $200 xb1.

And well the switch is the switch.


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KLAMarine (on 11 January 2018)

The YouTubeCube bombed hard.


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Ljink96 (on 12 January 2018)

Get ready for Black B0nd's video.


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KrspaceT (on 12 January 2018)

Blackbond's still a thing?

So, is he any better than he used to be?


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OTBWY (on 13 January 2018)

Blackb0nd is in a difficult position. He is a Nintendo hater for the sole reason of maintaining is Nintendo hater audience. He must double down on the hate, even when all other have come around. It's sad.


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Jranation (on 12 January 2018)

People are in denial?


OTBWY (on 12 January 2018)

Yes.


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Dark_Lord_2008 (on 12 January 2018)

Good to see some competition in the console sales wars. Competition is good for industry it leads to more innovation and more game releases.


Errorist76 (on 12 January 2018)

Don't forget this has been happening every year in the US. Nothing has changed. Worldwide is still a different story.


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Libara (on 12 January 2018)

@errorist76 Except it hasn't, Dec 2015 and 2016 NPD PS4 beat X1. Didn't even take me 2 minutes to find that info. I know you're in damage control mode but damn, at least make some effort to hide your blatant spreading of misinformation.


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Errorist76 (on 12 January 2018)

Libara So how was it in November?! You DO know PS4 still won by a mile (like 2:1) worldwide. I wonder who is the one in damage control mode here.


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Libara (on 12 January 2018)

Except this article was talking about December, and your reply was very much referring to December in previous years. You appear in almost every MS article and thread trying to downplay/damage control anything positive. Surely you should be playing your PS4 instead of spending so much time on a forum defending your purchase?


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RaptorChrist (on 12 January 2018)

I don't like this Greenberg guy.


DialgaMarine (on 12 January 2018)

Good, he's a total tool.


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Puppyroach (on 12 January 2018)

Everyone should rejpice that we have such a healthy industry that still competes with all other platforms like smartphones, tablets and so on.


loy310 (on 13 January 2018)

lol, the 8th gen spin. go to the bin Aaron


CrazyGamer2017 (on 12 January 2018)

So everybody has a record: The Xbox outsold the PS4 in the US in December, the Switch has the all time best selling year in the US and the PS4 is the best selling console in the world so all is good in the world of consoles and everyone is happy.


StreaK (on 12 January 2018)

Don't know why you got down voted to be honest. :/


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CrazyGamer2017 (on 13 January 2018)

@StreaK Because there are idiots everywhere, even when you try to be positive about all three systems they still feel the need to act as morons. Honestly only 5 downvotes? There are way more morons than that so they either have not seen my comment or many upvotes have offset their downvotes.


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Last_Story (on 13 January 2018)

I upvoted you. It's at -1 now.


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StreaK (on 12 January 2018)

I would like to know the TOTAL numbers for each console for the month of December.


Technarchy (on 12 January 2018)

Looking forward seeing some real numbers put to this story. Looks like we can now account for the 5% drop in demand for PS4 during the holiday season.


LivingMetal (on 11 January 2018)

But if Greenberg says that the Switch is not 8th generation, then that must be true, right?


AlfredoTurkey (on 11 January 2018)

He SHOULD have said, Xbox One was the best selling 8th gen console in December and left it at that. It sounds better than "best market share" bla bla bla.


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Ryng_Tolu (on 12 January 2018)

Tecnically he is right there. Switch is indeed gen 9. :D


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Jranation (on 12 January 2018)

Sony and MS are soooo far behind


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Ryugarr (on 11 January 2018)

Somebody needs to update the charts on here then because they are wrong.


CrazyGamer2017 (on 12 January 2018)

the charts are per week and it shows the Xbox selling a bit more than the PS4 in the US, so I don't see what is wrong there.


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Bofferbrauer2 (on 12 January 2018)

They already got edited twice, because originally it was PS4>XBO>Switch in terms of sales, with big gaps in between. Now it's the other way around, with small gaps between the contestants.


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peachbuggy (on 12 January 2018)

Can't find forum rule 12 anywhere. As for taunting a banned user, i had no idea he was banned when i originally commented.


Flilix (on 12 January 2018)

I think the 'taunting a banned user' was referring to your second comment ("Can't say it surprises me one bit").


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peachbuggy (on 12 January 2018)

Fair enough. It was only an observation but in hindsight maybe 1 i should have kept to myself.


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GoldenHand80 (on 12 January 2018)

outsold the PS4 by 6000 units ....mmm interesting ....


PAOerfulone (on 12 January 2018)

Where'd you get that statistic?


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GoldenHand80 (on 14 January 2018)

vgchartz


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adisababa (on 12 January 2018)

this guy... geez why you spin words???? why can't you say it like it is?? we will anyway get the results in a few days....


Nintendoisnumber1 (on 12 January 2018)

Read my name


Oneeee-Chan!!! (on 12 January 2018)

Yes sir !


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KLAMarine (on 12 January 2018)

Heisenberg.


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How_Soon_Is_Now (on 13 January 2018)

Ita good to see the Xbox One X getting recognition in sales! I've always been a Sony man before the X, but kudos to Microsoft for making such a quiet yet powerful console. It's never gonna appeal to the 'casual'/family masses like its rivals (or indeed the base Xbox One), but it's nice to see a higher priced console aimed at the "hardcore gamer" is selling above expectations in the US at least. It deserves it frankly, I'm glad I have one! 😁


Errorist76 (on 14 January 2018)

those numbers aren't caused by 1X though. They are caused by a 199,- PUBG bundle.


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fluky-nintendy (on 12 January 2018)

Won't believe it till i see it


ryuzaki57 (on 12 January 2018)

So XBX 1st in value for december?


Errorist76 (on 14 January 2018)

With PS4 and Pro getting cheaper and all those blockbuster titles I don't think 2017 was PS4s peak year yet. Pretty unlikely tbh


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Errorist76 (on 14 January 2018)

Sorry man...I hate this commenting system.


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JultimaX (on 13 January 2018)

The switch only sold this well because it launched with its most killer rated apps, this year won't be the same it will sell another 12million at best but PS4 is going to sell 23million + with games like God of War ff7 remake etc etc. think about it.


Flilix (on 13 January 2018)

'Killer rated apps'


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aikohualda (on 13 January 2018)

in 2019: ps4 only outsold switch because it release with its most killer rated apps, this year won't be the same it will sell another 12 million at best but switch is going to sell 23+ million with games like pokemon super smash and i am just talking out of my butthole


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Errorist76 (on 13 January 2018)

He's right though...2018 won't have Zelda, Mario, Mario Kart, Xenoblade 2 and Splatoon. That said those games still exist and will still make me buy a Switch this year.


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Eagle367 (on 14 January 2018)

PS4 peak was 2017 and I don't think it will sell 3 million more or so this year compared to the last while Ninty has projected 20mil switches and this is Nintendo who likes to make conservative estimates


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Errorist76 (on 14 January 2018)

With PS4 and Pro getting cheaper and all those blockbuster titles I don't think 2017 was PS4s peak year yet. Pretty unlikely tbh.


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Sixteenvolt420 (on 12 January 2018)

So now there are articles, based on hearsay?


Eagle367 (on 12 January 2018)

This is a top Xbox exec who has access to NPD not really hearsay


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Sixteenvolt420 (on 12 January 2018)

Well, it's been updated now. Kinda voids my original point.


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Errorist76 (on 13 January 2018)

It's been updated but the new numbers don't look realistic either.


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