The NPD Group will release its report for December 2017 video game hardware and game sales in the United States later this month. It appears Microsoft has already seen this report, as Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg shared some results on Twitter recently.
He announced on Twitter that the Xbox One had its “highest console share” ever in December in the US. The Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 in December, according to NPD’s data, though it was the Nintendo Switch that sold the most units overall during the month.
Was trying to just thank folks for supporting us and the incredible success following the launch of Xbox One X. But yes Xbox outsold PS4 in December for Gen 8 consoles according to NPD data, while Nintendo also had a great month as Switch had most overall units.
— Aaron Greenberg 🍗🔥🍳🙅♂️ (@aarongreenberg) January 12, 2018
The NPD Group’s December US sales report is expected out later this month. The report is expected to include a list of the best-selling consoles of December along with the best-selling games. Because December closes out the year, the report should also cover the top-selling systems and games for all of 2017. We’ll report back when the report is released.
The PS4 was the top-selling console in the US during November, though that system and the Xbox One had their strongest months ever in terms of monthly sales. In terms of game sales, Call of Duty: WWII was the No. 1 best-selling game during the month, a position we expect it to hold for December.