PlayStation 4 Continues to Lead in Sales Over Xbox With Cyber Monday Numbers

Who could resist that PS4 Pro deal?

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Data-tracking firm Adobe Digital Insights has reported that the PlayStation 4 was the big winner on Cyber Monday. Not only did Sony's console outpace the Xbox One, but it was also the best-selling consumer electronics in online sales.

A big part of this was likely the attractive discounts Sony offered and the fact that companies had enough stock to allow customers to take advantage of the sale. I was going to put off buying a PlayStation 4 Pro until after the holidays, but with $60 off the MSRP I just had to pull the trigger, so Sony's tactics definitely worked on me.

The Xbox One didn't fare poorly, though. Microsoft's console outsold the PlayStation 4 on Black Friday and came in second among consumer electronic purchases on Cyber Monday. The numbers still show Sony ahead for November, but Microsoft certainly isn't hurting.

Adobe Digital Insights stated that this Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day ever. Over $3.36 billion dollars were spent online on Monday, which tops last year's total by 0.8%. As people continue to tire of the brick-and-mortar riots that are the traditional Black Friday experience, we can only expect even higher digital sales as the years go by.

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    December 1, 2016 7:18 AM

    Jason Faulkner posted a new article, PlayStation 4 Continues to Lead in Sales Over Xbox With Cyber Monday Numbers

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      December 1, 2016 8:21 AM

      So PS4 won Cyber Monday and xBox won Black Friday.
      Not counting the rest of the month, who sold more for the extended weekend?

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        December 1, 2016 9:04 AM

        I believe PlayStation 4 sold more. They were #2 for Black Friday, and they sold a massive amount of units on Cyber Monday. When Sony and Microsoft release their total numbers for the month I'm sure we'll have a detailed write-up of who the definitive winner was.

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      December 1, 2016 11:12 AM

      Certainly doesn't hurt that Target was offering 15% on all console systems and games on CM in stores and online. Saw a guy buy a full PSVR setup, used his red card, and totaled up to a pretty sweet discount!

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      December 1, 2016 4:34 PM

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      December 1, 2016 5:03 PM

      I know I took advantage of the 50% trade in bonus to turn my Xbox one and PS4 into a PS4 Pro and PS4 slim. Still have an old cheap Xbox one to hold me over to Scorpio.

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