It’s almost December, and the holiday shopping season is well under way. Black Friday has come and gone, and so has Cyber Monday for that matter. According to a report by VentureBeat, the data-tracking firm Adobe Digital Insights recorded that Sony’s PlayStation 4 console was the best-selling consumer electronics product for online sales on Cyber Monday, overtaking Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Cyber Monday marks the biggest online shopping day, and many retail outlets offered special online deals. The Xbox One came No. 2 as the best-selling electronics product after the PlayStation 4. Together, both gaming consoles outside Samsung 4K televisions, Apple’s iPad, and Amazon Fire products.
Now, on Black Friday, the Xbox One actually reportedly had better sales than the PlayStation 4 in terms of online sales. However, Sony is still ahead with the PlayStation 4 for the entire month of November in the United States. Sony also recently debuted the PlayStation 4 Pro, which features 4K-capable video. That was a big reason for the sales spike.
Speaking on the sales data, Adobe Digital Insights director and analyst Tamara Gaffney stated: “Cyber Monday is on track to be the biggest online shopping day ever, surpassing our forecast by almost $27 million, or 0.8 percent. This indicates that consumers still had more appetite for online shopping despite the incredible volume of online sales on Black Friday. Prices are expected to start climbing after today as retailers shift attention to extend the season late into December with quick shipping deals and the option to click and collect in store.”
For other Cyber Monday sales, Pokemon Sun and Moon for the Nintendo 3DS was the top seller for the handheld system. The titles actually outsold Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and all the other fall releases. The Pokemon’s franchise’s boost can be largely credited to Pokemon Go giving the franchise another shot in the arm.
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