PlayStation 4 was November’s top-selling console
posted on 12.12.13 at 06:46 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Sony console takes record as the world's biggest console launch.

PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console in November and PlayStation was the top seller overall for home consoles in North America, Sony reported via NPD.

It’s taken the record as the world’s biggest console launch.

PlayStation 4 also took top honors in software sales.

Xbox One, which launched a week later than PlayStation 4, was November’s fastest-selling console, however, averaging 101,000 units sold per day, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb reported. A total of 909,132 units were sold.

As of December 3, sales of PlayStation 4 worldwide reached 2.1 million units. And as of December 11, Xbox One sales reached two million.

On the current-gen side of things, Xbox 360 took top sales in November, moving 674,000 units.

These were November’s top ten selling games:

  1. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
  2. Battlefield 4 (EA)
  3. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
  4. Madden NFL 25 (EA)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)
  6. NBA 2K14 (2K Sports)
  7. Skylanders SWAP Force (Activision)
  8. Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft)
  9. Disney Infinity (Disney)
  10. FIFA 14 (EA)

Sony released a video in celebration of PlayStation 4’s sales. Watch it below.

Thanks, NeoGAF and VG247.

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  • LordKaiser

    The story will change on February.

    • Nate

      What happens in February?

      • LordKaiser

        Well now pushed to March. The exclusives will start rolling out.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          It still holds true for February since that’s when Japan gets the PS4 :p

        • xMCXx

          A fuckton of PS3/360 games are released in March, though. :p
          There isn’t even a compelling reason to buy the new consoles, yet.^^

      • Pyrofrost

        The PS4 will launch in Japan in February.

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    So there you have it people. 4 is Greater Than One.

  • bloodiOS

    I need some freaking number for the PS4…

    • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

      Soon, Probably next week once they see how Asia does.

      • bloodiOS

        I meant one for North America right now. We know over one million PS4 were sold in 24 hours but how much more have been sold since then?

        • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

          I think they’re waiting till after they launch in Asia to give out the numbers sold together World Wide and for each country separately.

          • bloodiOS

            I see… when was it again?

            • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

              Asia will get their hands on PS4’s on December 17th – 20th I think.

  • Nate

    I’ve had a ps all three consoles and both handhelds. They have been great. I’m ready to give MS of try though. Sony had a ruff online on the ps3 with voice chat and they always promise big but deliver small. Plus uncharted and stuff is great but it does not have the re-playability of Halo. That said I still don’t know which one I’ll get. Maybe I’ll pick in March. I’m glad to see they are selling close to the same amount.

    • bloodiOS

      My friend once told me to wait three more years before picking up a next-gen console, seeing that there would be more games to choose from, at cheaper price, and who knows, there might even be a price drop on the consoles.

      • MrRobbyM

        Three years is a pretty good time to wait. That’s about how long I waited to get a Ps3. My first game was MGS4 and I got it for about 20 bucks I think. If not less.

        However, I don’t think I’ll be able to wait three years this time. I’m sure FFXV will release before then and the Ps4 is already at an attractive price.

    • captainhowdy

      Yeah, March or April would be good. They should have some of the kinks out of the system and a lot of patches should be already on the systems.

    • Budgiecat

      wtf dont be a gayfish

      • Nate

        Why so mean? What are you talking about anyways?

        • captainhowdy

          They don’t like to hear you are going to buy an X1 ha-ha ha-ha :-P.

        • Budgiecat

          Do you like fishsticks?

          • Willgaea

            *hissss*
            That’s some old south park **** right there.

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    “Xbox One, which launched a week later than PlayStation 4, was November’s fastest-selling console, however, averaging 101,000 units sold per day, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb reported. A total of 909,132 units were sold. ”

    So M$ lied again about selling 1 million in 24 hours.

    http://gematsu.com/2013/11/xbox-one-sells-through-one-million-on-day-one-worldwide

    • bloodiOS

      So M$ lied again about selling 1 million in 24 hours. *SMH* when will they ever learn.

      They said worldwide. NPD tracks sales from the North American region. I didn’t down-vote you, by the way.

      • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

        I thought the 909, 132 applied to all countries in the first 24 hours.

        • bloodiOS

          That’s the total amount of XBO sold in North America in November.

          • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

            Okay Thanks

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Man I shoud have bought Ghosts instead of BF4

    • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

      O_o

      • bloodiOS

        I can see why 新阿修羅(ShinAsura) would think that, seeing how buggy BF4 was (or still is.)

        • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

          Well, I haven’t had any problems with the PS3 version, so I don’t know about what’s going on with the PS4 Version. I heard DICE has been trying to patch it but people are still complaining.

          • Gustavo Rosario

            Dude the game is a mess…It’s been patched so its more stable but before you couldn’t play a conquest match to its entirety because it usually crashed. Nvm the fact that you couldn’t alternate between campaign and multiplayer without your story data corrupting.

    • captainhowdy

      Yeah, BF4 has some serious issues :- . Somethings wrong with the frostbite engine.

  • SprintsMcGee

    I didn’t buy a single one of those “Top 10 Selling Games”

    • http://www.hush404.com hush404

      Me either :P

    • gekitsu

      same here. i looked at the list and was like:
      1) shite game
      2) shite game
      3) boring

    • bloodiOS

      Aside from GTAV (which I already had since it was bundled together with my new PS3), I can see myself getting Black Flag at some point. The rest of them though… err, not a chance.

      • MrRobbyM

        Definitely try Black Flag. If you like AC games at all, you’ll love Black Flag.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Same here. It amazes me what makes the ‘top selling’ charts sometimes =3=

      • 罪罰

        gta5 is so gud m8

        • bloodiOS

          I personally got tired of it after three hours…

          • shogunknight

            Skyrim, Fallout and GTAV. I tried my best too but, i just dropped them after some hours. Not finished any of them, im a tactics or strategy game fan though maybe thats something

            • $83030187

              I put over 100 hours into Fallout 3 and easily 3 times that into Skyrim.

              GTAV didn’t click like I thought it would though.

              • Willgaea

                I put about 100 hours in Skyrim. I had to stop because that game was so broken at launch. I just went back to Darksouls and sold that piece.

                • $83030187

                  Hey, at least you got your money’s worth. 100 hours of playtime is quite a bit.

                  I think I’m closing in on 400 hours in Dark Souls.

                  • Willgaea

                    True. But than again I do play games in the 500 mark, if its awesome.

          • 罪罰

            Well, that’s because you’re too busy fighting Titans, Annie.

            • bloodiOS

              Psst! The Titans are on my side ;)

              • Budgiecat

                Thats because you hypnotize them with your twerking

  • captainhowdy

    Epic man! Good for Sony. I can’t wait for the exclusives :-) .

  • rockman29

    proud to have added one sale to that total, go playstation :)

  • $83030187

    PS4 and Xbone both going strong.

    As for the Wii U…man, the numbers going around are horrible. Like, “pull the plug, he’s dead Jim” levels of failure.

    Bayonetta 2 better be worth it.

    • 罪罰

      X better be good

      • SprintsMcGee

        Fire Emblem X SMT better be the best

        • 罪罰

          DA BEST

        • Pyrofrost

          I’m ready to see some gameplay, and what kind of battle-system the game will have with Atlus developing the game.

          Atlus (SMT) games are primarily turn-based JRPGs; while Fire Emblem is tactics/strategy.

      • bloodiOS

        Well, I just can’t imagine it ends up sucking.

    • bloodiOS

      I seriously don’t think that Bayonetta 2 is going to sell well at all. Titles developed by Platinum Games are always like that, regardless of their quality. Really, as sad as it is, it’s hard to be optimistic about the sales of any title from P+. Hell, MGR:R probably sold as well as it did primarily because of the Metal Gear brand…

      • http://www.hush404.com hush404

        I can see that happening. PG does well enough with development but for some reason have always met with mediocre sales. I don’t think B2 has wide enough appeal to do extremely well. Even if it’s an amazing game, there’s a small group (mostly due to the WiiU’s small install base) that’s actually going to buy it.

      • Eder García

        yeah, and fans demanding a PS3/PS4 360/X1 port are the proof of that. time to expect Bayo 3 for next gen consoles in the future (most likely XBONE) regardless of Bayo 2 sales

      • $83030187

        I’m 100% sure that Bayonetta 2 is going to crater like nobody’s business. Doesn’t change the fact that it should be an incredible game.

        Since Nintendo has already payed Platinum for the game, they at least won’t take a financial hit. It’s just going to get even harder for them to find work.

        Thankfully, Kojima seems pretty set on a MGR2, so that is at least one avenue they have. Also, there are the rumors of them working with Microsoft on something.

        • Pyrofrost

          What I find most funny about the Bayo 2 thing, is how people always bitch and moan for Nintendo to get exclusive epic mature titles.

          Then, when Nintendo finally gets something, people bitch and moan about it not being on PS/XBox.

          Gamers today, I swear~

          • $83030187

            I don’t think I have ever been as embarrassed to be a gamer as I was on that day. One person said it was like having food taken from their child’s mouth.

            It was easy to spot who was a genuine fan of Platinum Games and who was just a bitter console warrior.

            I mean, it would’ve been great for Bayonetta 2 to be on Playstation or Xbox platforms, but I didn’t see Sony or Microsoft step up to save the project.

            Nintendo did, so I bought a Wii U.

            • Pyrofrost

              My thoughts exactly.

              And dear god, do you remember the reactions SE got from fans after their exclusivity contract to Sony ran out and they announced they were going multi-platform.

              (a lot of people didn’t realize the source of the bad blood between Sony and SE came from the fact that Sony brought out the PS2 Slim shortly after FFXI went worldwide; effectively rendering the game unplayable for anyone buying a new console)

              • $83030187

                I will never forget the day that FFXIII was announced for the 360. It was glorious.

                Hell, people still threw a fit when FFXV and KHIII were announced as multiplatform.

                The thought that more people might enjoy these games must be horrifying.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Between FFXIII, Bayo 2, FFXV & KHIII, and MGSV; I’ve seen the term “betrayal” thrown around more times than I can count.

                  What people seem to forget is that a corporation’s loyalty is to the almighty dollar.

                  • $83030187

                    I never saw much outrage when MGSV was announced as multiplatform. You’d think the HD collection being on 360 would be a huge sign.

                    And besides, it’s Metal Gear. It makes a ton of sense for it to go multiplatform. Hell, it needs to be on PC too.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I remember a bit of it spinning off of E3 and Kojima appearing on the MS stage, it died and was reignited with the console exclusive DLC.

                    • $83030187

                      The vast majority of people are still going to buy Metal Gear Solid games on Playstation platforms, so I don’t know why they get so worked up.

                      Hell, I prefer Xbox, and I still play MGS games on Playstation.

                      And it’s so painfully obvious that all of the exclusive stuff that Ground Zeroes is getting will end up on both platforms eventually.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Pretty much, when we get the MGSV “complete edition”

                      It’s the same thing as with SE though. Playstation console warriors feel like they are “owed” exclusivity. That’s what it all boils down to.

                    • $83030187

                      I never understood why Playstation fanboys think they have the only right to Final Fantasy.

                      The series didn’t start with Final Fantasy VII.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      For many people it did, the majority of western gamers who claim to like (or have once liked) JRPGs have a serious case of “first love syndrome” for that game.

                    • $83030187

                      And the internet is filled with fanmade videos of Advent Children set to Linkin Park to this day.

                      Because IN THE END, IT DOESN’T EVEN MATTER~ #edgy

                    • Pyrofrost

                      lawl
                      #gag xD

                    • $83030187

                      I’m glad I dodged that bullet. My first JRPG was Final Fantasy IX, which I think is why I crave a return to old-school JRPGs and not this stuff with sexy boy-band protagonists in leather outfits.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      My first one was Dragon Warrior on NES, and I have been hooked on the genre ever since xD

                    • $83030187

                      Probably safe to say you’ve got most of the people here beat.

                      The hour that I put into Dragon Quest IX is the only experience I have with that series.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Yeah, I was really looking forward to it and saved money to get it on release. Sadly, I missed the giveaway on it that happened later.

                      It is by no means my favorite JRPG or series though, it was simply enough to hook me on the genre.

  • shogunknight

    I wonder what the numbers are now for the PS4, either way great thank you video Sony, good job Microsoft. Now, get the games and the services rolling

    • miyamoto

      Good thing we are talking about months when it comes to ps4 game development.

  • Zackasaur

    Sony’s sales numbers are entirely constrained by supply.

    Microsoft’s sales are also constrained in some areas, but not to nearly the same level on a global scale. Xbones are readily available in more than a few places already.

    It’s possible that, if Sony can’t keep up production quickly enough over the holidays, they’ll be temporarily in second place by default. They’ll of course be the top seller down the road, though.

    Unfortunately, sales are only half the story right now, since supply is such an important limiting factor.

    • McPoo

      I’ve not read much about it, but I thought Sony had launched everywhere but Japan now, whereas MS seem to be doing it on a country by country basis, a bunch of which have has delays or haven’t been launched in yet?

      • kiri25

        No i think u have backwards. Sony released in NA 1st then a week or 2 later in EU. There Asia release is due dec. 17th if i recall right and finally finishing up on Feb 22nd in Japan.

        MS on the othe hand released in 13 territories all on one day with no japanese release date set as of yet.it is true a few countries that were suppose to be released on same day as the other 13 were delayed but if i recall was only 3 or 4 locations in EU.

        • Ultimasamune

          True that Xbone hit the international market more quickly in relation to its NA release, but the PS4 is now available in 48 countries, whereas the Xbone is still only available in 13.

    • Pyrofrost

      Pretty much. This is just like the PS2 launch when they couldn’t keep the damn things in stores. Back then, even people who pre-ordered for launch had to wait months to get one.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    this thread needs moar LOVE PHANTOM!

    http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm22437739

  • Elvick

    99.9% sure Just Dance (PS4) is waiting under the Christmas tree. So that’s the only game on that list I’ve gotten.

    Will get ACIV next year though (for PS4).

    Interesting when no much you buy is in the top 10. By interesting, I mean sad. Was more interested in the exclusives Knack and Killzone.

    Glad to see Sony doing well. If they can scratch my JRPG itch with first or second party offerings again, then they’ll be perfectly in tune with my interests.

    • Pyrofrost

      > If they can scratch my JRPG itch with first or second party offerings
      again, then they’ll be perfectly in tune with my interests.

      That’s exactly what I am waiting on, even 3rd party ones will work for me.

      I mean, I will be getting one for Yakuza: Ishin, but I am ready to see some JRPG offerings aside from Natural Doctrine (which personally doesn’t fit my style), FFXV, and KH3

  • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

    Good job, Sony. May your success last for the next 10 decades.

  • Eder García

    EA games sold more on PS4 than XBONE… ouch! for EA since they decided to support the XBONE

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Awesome! :)

  • DarthBrian

    Yes! Awesome news. Congrats,Sony for a successful launch! :)

  • DarthBrian

    Okay. Just re-read the news. I still can’t figure out how Xbone was the fastest-selling console in November when PS4 outsold it. /confused

    EDIT: Never mind, I figured it out. Microsoft is being disingenuous throwing out an average number without supplying a standard deviation. They’re stating misleading statistics in order to make themselves sound more impressive than they are. lol @ that PR spin.

    (I’m really tired. Was up for 24 hours straight yesterday while waiting in line for midnight Hobbit. Movie was pretty good by the way.)

  • Blaz

    God, for f*ck sake, i don’t get sony. Why don’t they put some of the money there are using for PS4 meaningless advertising and give it some to PSVita?
    From my point of view the vita is really bad sales wise.

    • DarthBrian

      my friend works at Best Buy and he said ever since the PS4 launch they’ve been selling a shit-ton of Vita’s.

      • Blaz

        really? nice, kinda surprising though.

  • $83030187

    Speaking as someone who really enjoys western games, that top 10 best seller list is fucking depressing.

    I don’t think it could be any more bland.

    • Budgiecat

      Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
      Call of Duty 3
      Genji: Days of the Blade
      Madden NFL 07
      Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
      Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
      NBA 2K7
      NHL 2K7
      Resistance: Fall of Man
      Ridge Racer 7
      Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
      Tony Hawk’s Project 8

      • McPoo

        Marvel Ultimate Alliance, what a game…

        Might have to play through that again now.

    • Pyrofrost

      To be honest, imo, none of the Sony consoles have ever had a starting line-up to write home about. Even back to the PS1 and PS2.

  • Willgaea

    Which ever team that comes out with a game I want, will be the console I’m sticking with.

    X
    Deep Down
    PSO 2 (english server plox)
    Witness