Xbox One Tops PS4 in December U.S. Sales

It looks like Xbox One is finding its groove again in the United States, as Microsoft's next-gen system reclaimed the top spot in U.S. sales. Although Sony's PlayStation 4 is stillt he best-selling console during the two-month launch window; Microsoft's Xbox One led console sales in December with 908,000 units sold. Together, the two consoles helped increase December hardware sales increase 50 percent compared to December 2012.

The United States has generally been the best market for Xbox, but with the new systems it was widely expected that the PS4 would overtake it. The PS4 took an early lead in November, but since then sales have been hindered by supply. Commenting on the latest report, Dan Race, senior director of corporate communications for Sony Computer Entertainment of America, said, "PlayStation 4 remains the cumulative leader for next gen console sales in the U.S. since the launch on November 15. We sold every PS4 available at retail in the U.S. and were out of stock in December due to overwhelming consumer demand."

"With more than 4.2 million PS4 systems sold worldwide, it's clear that the PS4's gaming and entertainment features are resonating with large audiences and we're doing our best to provide additional inventory in all of the 53 countries where it's available," he added...

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