U.S. Xbox One sales outpace PS4 in October
Sales figures for the console gaming market for the month of October were released by NDP Group today. And while specific console numbers aren't reported, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One came out ahead of the Playstation 4 in the U.S. for the month with 81% growth over the same month last year. Microsoft provided the following statement to Gamespot:
That's an impressive win for Microsoft, as it has traditionally trailed Sony's offering on a regular basis. But moving on to the top selling games of the month, it's not hard to see why Microsoft enjoyed such success. The Xbox One exclusive Halo 5: Guardians took the top spot, which certainly put some oomph behind Xbox One sales.
Following Halo 5: Guardians were NBA 2K16, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Madden NFL 16, WWE 2K16, FFA 16, and Destiny: The Taken King. Rounding out the top ten were Yoshi's Woolly World, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and Rock Band 4.
Get the Windows Central Newsletter
All the latest news, reviews, and guides for Windows and Xbox diehards.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl.
By Jez Corden
Unless he said that only because they were not on top... Lol
Go MSFT! :D Nov and Dec could also be good months!