While the official NPD figures will probably arrive only following week, they all’re at the hands of the relevant parties, and Xbox Games Marketing General Manager Aaron Greenberg allow the kitty out of the bag onto Twitter.
According to Greenberg, data from the NPD shows the Nintendo Switch was the bestselling console in the U.S. in December, followed by the Xbox One, and by PS4. In addition, he added that Microsoft’s console had its biggest December share ever.
It’s possible to read the relevant tweets below.
— Aaron Greenberg 🍗& 🔥🍳🙅♂️ (@aarongreenberg) January 11, 2018
Was trying to just thank folks for supporting us and the extraordinary victory following the release of Xbox One X. But yes Xbox outsold PS4 at December for Gen 8 consoles according to NPD data, whereas Nintendo had a terrific month since Switch had general units.
— Aaron Greenberg 🍗🔥🍳🙅♂️ (@aarongreenberg) January 12, 2018
This looks like a quite different outcome from November, in which the PS4 arrived on top. That said it’s’s not surprising, considering that Sony’s console was greatly discounted over the Thanksgiving period, meaning that the majority of people who wished to purchase one, probably did then, also didn’wont wait till December.
It’ll be interesting to see if Nintendo may send a press release about the result, as they did once the Switch on peak of the charts from October.