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PS4 and Xbox One fuel US videogame industry sales

Published on Jan 17, 2014 9:46 AM
 
Attendees photograph the new Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) console on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California, on June 11, 2013.  NPD Group reported on Thursday, Jan 17, 2014 that new consoles from Sony and Microsoft powered a winning holiday season for the videogame industry in the United States. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - NPD Group reported on Thursday that new consoles from Sony and Microsoft powered a winning holiday season for the videogame industry in the United States.

"The newest consoles from Microsoft and Sony are off to a tremendous start," said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.

"Xbox One led consoles sales in December, while PlayStation 4's two-month total makes it the best selling console during the two-month launch window."

The rival consoles were released in November and eagerly snapped up by players.

 
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