Microsoft Xbox One reportedly outsold PlayStation 4 on Black Friday

Microsoft says it saw incredible sales of its Xbox One game console on Black Friday, and could have outsold the PlayStation 4.

Published Sun, Nov 30 2014 10:31 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:13 PM CST

It appears the Microsoft Xbox One carried its recent momentum into Black Friday, outselling the Sony PlayStation 4 in the United States, according to a report from InfoScout. Sixty-six percent of consumers purchased a console for their children, with 92 percent of Nintendo Wii U buyers reporting a purchase for their kids - while 66 percent of Xbox One and 50 percent of PS4 buyers making a purchase for someone else.

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Microsoft sold several appealing game console bundles, including its Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One bundle - and a recent price drop - also seemed to help Microsoft.

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo prepared for what they hoped would be a busy 2014 holiday shopping season, and it seems to be off to a great start.

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