Though the official NPD figures will arrive only following week, they all’re at the control of the relevant parties, and Xbox Games advertising General Manager Aaron Greenberg let the kitty out of the bag on Twitter.
According to Greenberg, statistics from the NPD reveals that the Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling console at the U.S. in December, followed by the Xbox One, and then by PS4. In addition, he added that Microsoft’s console had its greatest December share.
It’s possible to read the applicable tweets below.
Was hoping to just thank people for supporting us and the incredible success following the release of Xbox One X. However, yes Xbox outsold PS4 in December for Gen 8 consoles according to NPD data, whereas Nintendo had a terrific month since Switch had overall units.
This looks like a very different result from November, in which the PS4 arrived on top. That being said, it’s not surprising, considering that Sony’s console has been heavily discounted over the Thanksgiving period, meaning that most of people who wanted to buy one, probably did afterward, and didn’t wait until December.
It’ll be interesting to see if Nintendo can send a media release regarding the outcome, as they did if the Switch on top of the charts from October.