After ten months of trailing Sony’s PlayStation 4 in total units sold, Microsoft’s Xbox One can claim a “victory” – NPD reports for November show that the XB1 ultimately outsold the PS4 during this year’s holiday shopping rush.
This actually breaks a ten-month streak that completely favored Sony, dating all the way back to December 2013.
It is almost impossible to deny that both the $50 price drop and special XB1 bundle packages based on Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty and Sunset Overdrive had some kind of influence on Microsoft’s success.
The launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was also a big deal, and likely convinced many hesitant players to purchase the system once and for all.
Unfortunately, while Microsoft was shipping and selling a lot of Xbox One consoles, XB1 players experienced all kinds of issues throughout the month. Xbox Live problems and general connection issues were abundant for games like Halo, and countless “pre-loaded” digital copies of new releases (such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and even The Master Chief Collection) failed to install or work properly.
Source – GamesRadar