This past holiday week-end has been exceptional for online retailers, with Cyber Monday 2016 claiming the title of the biggest online shopping day ever with $3.4 billion spent online on a single day. Electronics and gaming consoles were once again among the best selling products this year, and Microsoft’s Xbox outsold Sony’s PlayStation on Black Friday according to a recent report from Adobe Digital insights.
Today, Polygon obtained additional data from eBay confirming that both next-gen consoles enjoyed great momentum in the US during this holiday week-end. According to the online retailer, the PlayStation 4 sold the fastest on Black Friday with one unit sold every 20 seconds, beating the Xbox One (one sold every minute) and Nintendo’s NES Classic (one sold every two minutes). However, Microsoft’s Xbox One quadrupled its selling speed on Cyber Monday with one unit sold every 15 seconds, which was twice as fast as Playstation 4 sales that day.
eBay doesn’t have extensive sales numbers for the holidays weekend yet, though Polygon used eBay’s DataLabs website to found out that 13,353 new Xbox One consoles were sold beyond November 23:
As a reminder, the Xbox One was the best-selling console for four months in a row in October but Sony is reportedly leading this month according to Adobe Digital Insights. That was to be expected, as the Japanese company launched its new PlayStation 4 Pro on November 10 with a heavy marketing campaign around bringing 4K gaming to consoles.Further reading: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Gaming, Microsoft, Playstation 4, Xbox One