Microsoft stole the spotlight earlier this month after announcing that the Xbox One had finally topped the PlayStation 4 for the month of November in the U.S and the U.K., but based on the latest data from VGChartz, Sony wasn’t far behind.
VGChartz reports that Sony sold 1,193,346 PlayStation 4 consoles during the week of Black Friday alone, bringing total lifetime sales to over 16 million.
If the data from VGChartz is correct, it can be assumed that Microsoft’s margin of victory was razor thin. Either way, Sony could not have chosen a worse time to let the pendulum swing in the opposite direction. If Microsoft can gain enough momentum during the holiday season, 2015 could be the year of the Xbox One.
VGChartz also notes that both Sony and Microsoft have now sold over 60 million games for their new consoles, respectively. Software sales have skyrocketed throughout 2014, due in large part to the release of the eighth generation consoles.
We won’t be able to find out whether or not Microsoft’s November victory was a fluke until the December NPD numbers release next month, but as long as the Xbox One stays cheaper than the PS4, Microsoft has a chance to close out the year in style.