And just like that, normal service has been resumed. Microsoft had started to slowly chip away at the PlayStation 4's sizeable lead in the United States with a handful of minor victories, but on the back of Sony's 50 million unit milestone announcement, the platform holder has now confirmed that it's won the all-important November NPD report.
This success was very likely aided by the release of the PS4 Pro at the start of the month, though it's worth remembering that the Japanese giant declared this Black Friday as the most successful in the brand's history, so those PS4 Slim discounts likely played a part as well. Frighteningly for the competition, the console will drop to $249.99 again this weekend.
We don't know exactly how many systems Sony sold in America during the month, but we do know that as of 30th September its install base worldwide was at 47.4 million. This figure had rocketed to 50 million as of 6th December, so we can surmise that it sold a whopping 2.6 million consoles globally in a teensy two month period. Incredible pace.