Aaron Greenberg Announces Switch as December NPD Winner

"Was trying to just thank folks for supporting us and the incredible success following the launch of Xbox One X. But yes Xbox outsold PS4 in December for Gen 8 consoles according to NPD data, while Nintendo also had a great month as Switch had most overall units."

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NewMonday2146d ago


and Xbox has not won a month on home turf all year, gaming is now just Nintendo/Playstation/PC

UltraNova2146d ago (Edited 2146d ago )

Oh Aaron...desperate much? Where did the "we will not be discussing sales anymore" thing go?

I guess congrats on getting 2nd place...(?)

SuperSonic912146d ago (Edited 2146d ago )

See I told you guys. Nintendo's new PR consultant is Aaron Greenberg!
No one does that straw grasping "fastest selling" tirade for Nintendo like Greenberg.

Ecerytime he opens his mouth he either opens a can of worms or incur the anger of many gamers.
Now MS and Nintendo 9s really teaming against the PS4.
Bring it baby!

septemberindecember2146d ago


What the hell are you on about?

Prince_TFK2146d ago


I’d love to have a whip of what you are having right now.

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NoPeace_Walker2146d ago

Congrats to MS and Nintendo. My two most played consoles in December. XB1X 80% and Switch 20% usages. Well deserved. 👍🏼

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Cobra9512146d ago

For Nintendo, obviously. The tides were washing it away to sea last gen, and now they've pushed it back on shore.

darthv722146d ago

Not surprised about the switch but seriously... did xbox outsell the ps4? That is the surprising part considering all the promos for a $199 ps4 on gamestop and amazon and other retailers.

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SuperSonic912145d ago

After selling 5.9 million Sony can not put enough PS4 on the shelves in December. They need to restock.

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indyman77772145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

I've been signing Nintendo praises as much as anyone else (Well .... close). But after PS4 took November I didn't expect SWITCH to take the biggest month of the year in it's first Christmas season ever! Wow.

Even MORE socking is Xbox was ahead of PS4. I'm sure the pent up demand for x1x and, he lower riced slimmer bundle version of xbox one helped.

I'm wondering if Nintendo haters will keep down playing it as much? Grasping at straws?

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littlezizu2146d ago

Not really if you look at overall picture.
December NPD Sales

PS4 : 1,300,000
NSW: 1,450,000
XB1: 1,375,000

Switch won December followed by Xb1. PS4 suffered from scarcity of stock during 1st week.


As of December NPD YTY (from Jan to dec 2017)
PS4: 5.772,773
NSW: 4,829,000
XB1: 4,294,946

Overall PS4 won the year with nearly 1 million more than switch and 1.6 million more than XB1.

Krangs_Uncle2146d ago

This has got to be the lowest I have seen MS go, lol.. Just when you think they can't lower the bar anymore. Pure desperation. Aaron Greenburg has got to be the most hypocritical, obnoxious spokesperson in the history of gaming. Making a 'win' out of this is utterly laughable.

The fact that the Xbox was kept at $189 helped dramatically, and the Xbox still couldn't even come 1st this month, nor once in the whole year! Are we going to get articles on how the PS4 won on revenue out of the two? I highly doubt it.

Globally is what really matters, and the PS4 dominated...

jaymacx2146d ago

PS4 had low stock probably because of that insane "why anyone would pass up on" 199 price tag during the week of Black Friday. Console gaming is doing just fine

FinalomegaS2146d ago

should put an * beside the Switch since it isn't Jan-dec 2017

As of December NPD YTY (from Jan to dec 2017)
PS4: 5.772,773
NSW: 4,829,000 - *March- dec
XB1: 4,294,946

343_Guilty_Spark2146d ago (Edited 2146d ago )

Scarcity of Stock? Where was PS4 scarce?

Victoria’s Secret?
Bed Bath and Beyond?

starchild2146d ago

Looks like three healthy platforms.

Also, you really should mention that those Switch numbers were achieved in a shorter time frame.

Neonridr2146d ago

so now the PS4 lost because of stock? You don't think the Switch didn't have stock issues as well?

Come on, give MS the pat on the back and move on.

butchertroll2146d ago

Looks like PS4 won holiday season overall in US, Xbone is 2nd, Switch 3rd.

trooper_2146d ago

I don't know why Microsoft thinks getting bodied by two competitors is a good thing.

dcbronco2146d ago

Krangs both consoles had special pricing the entire holiday season. If Xbox One benefited from it so did PlayStation. And these mythical shortages people are talking about are a joke. Both Xbox and PlayStation sold out of the sub-$200 offerings quickly. The base consoles were never out of stock. The only console that was out of stock was Switch. It consistently ran out. Though the numbers received were less than the others. It was clearly selling better. I worked at a Gamestop this holiday. A high volume store that had all-time revenue totals. There were always PlayStation 4s available. Especially Pros. Again, only the special $199 bundles sold out. Just like the $189 bundles sold out for Xbox.

Bronxs152146d ago

Switches wins December **points out PS4 stock scarcity in first week of Dec***

PS4 wins the year *** DOES NOT point out switch was unavailable for Jan and Feb or switch stock scarcity for first few months after launch ***

Oh boy.... and they say Aaron is desperate.

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jent2146d ago (Edited 2146d ago )

Source? According to many mainstream press sites, NPD has not released these number (as of 5 hours ago).

Munnkyman2145d ago

I have to say just looking at those numbers, makes me smile. The video game industry is still going strong

Ceaser98573612145d ago

Thank you Littlezizu for the info.. Some section will still rejoice a 2nd place..

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butchertroll2146d ago (Edited 2146d ago )

This year will be the lowest Xbox One sales to date in US.

Xbox One sold below 1.5 million in December, so below ~ 4.3 million for the full year.

Xbox One previous low was 2014 with ~4.4 million sales.

This is also the first time, Xbox One falling behind X360 in yearly launch aligned sales in US. Worldwide already happened since 2016. That's good. And this is the first NPD year where Xbone didn't reached No.1 place.

chiefJohn1172146d ago

ROFL, I thought you said PS4 would outsell the Xbox for Dec npd

UCForce2146d ago

@chiefJohn117 But did Xbox One outsell PS4 Worldwide ? My answer it didn’t.

NoPeace_Walker2146d ago (Edited 2146d ago )

Butchertroll, like ChiefJohn said, whatever happened to your "PS4 will definitely win Dec" prediction? Now that it finished last place on NPD in Dec, the goalposts narrative moves again. 😆