Back in 2013, Sony’s PlayStation 4 darted into the lead against Microsoft’s Xbox One, and that has been the same case ever since, although there have been some months where the Xbox One came out on top in the United States. Focusing on last month’s report, The NPD Group’s latest figures indicate that in the United States, the PlayStation 4 exceeded the number of sales of both the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch last month alone.
Ever since the releases of both original consoles four years ago, both companies have fired shots at each other by introducing a number of updated consoles. We’ve seen the roll out of the PlayStation 4 Pro as well as PlayStation 4 Slim, on the other hand, Microsoft dropped the Xbox One S in addition to its preparation of the launch of its new Xbox One X console. Microsoft will most probably enjoy an increase in sales as soon as the Xbox One X lands in stores.
According to the NPD Group’s data, last month’s release of the all-new gold 1TB PlayStation 4 Slim empowered Sony to eat up sales from its competitors’ Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. As a result, June 2017 has actually gained its name as being the best June ever for PlayStation 4 sales. The 9th of June saw the release of the PlayStation 4 Slim in gold with an initial price tag of $250 – the initial discounted price, to be precise. After a limited amount of time, Sony pushed the retail price up to $300.
Every company boasts the fact that their newest console is the best or most powerful console that they have created – but what could we see next from the gaming industry’s top empires?
Source: | Venture Beat |
Via: | Ubergizmo |
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