Xbox One in Console Lead; PS4 Strong as Well

Microsoft’s Xbox One has taken the lead in the latest console war generation, with Sony’s PlayStation 4 showing strength as well but Nintendo’s Wii U falling way back. That’s according to numbers released late Thursday by NPD Group.

Overall, gaming hardware sales in the month of December rose 28 percent over the same month in 2012.

“The newest consoles from Microsoft and Sony are off to a tremendous start,” Liam Callahan of NPD said in a statement. “Xbox One led console sales in December, while PS4’s two-month total makes it the bestselling console during the two-month launch window.”

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