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The November NPD Thread (USA data for 4 weeks ending Nov 29 in 6 hours)

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While Wii sales more than doubled from the 981,000 units Nintendo sold in November last year, monthly PlayStation 3 sales dropped. Despite it commanding a much stronger software line-up, Sony saw PS3 sales decline from 466,000 last November, to just 378,000 this November. The company's previous generation platform also dropped considerably, moving just 206,000 compared to 496,000 units during the same month last year.

Microsoft's hardware sales jumped from November 2007, but not by such a wide margin. It sold 770,000 in November last year, with 836,000 this year.

On the portable front, over 1.57 million Nintendo DSs were sold in the U.S. last month, almost four times the amount of PSPs sold by Sony.

• Wii - 2,040,000
• Nintendo DS - 1,570,000
• Xbox 360 - 836,000
• PSP - 421,000
• PlayStation 3 - 378,000
• PlayStation 2 - 206,000

Total hardware sales amounted to $2.91 billion for the month, up 10% from November of 2007.

"The expanded supply of Wii systems at retail was clearly evident in the sales figures this month," Anita Frazier, analyst for the NPD Group noted. "The 360 realized a nice unit sales bump over last November and the PS3 year-to-date unit sales growth is impressive."

 

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VGChartz preview:

NPD will report its figures for the USA videogame market for the four weeks ending November 29 in about six hours. Microsoft's boss just said he expected Xbox 360 to top PS3 2:1 in November...and given that NPD releases data to clients who pay for early data on Wednesdays you have to figure thats about what the NPD data shows. Remember to scale down the Americas data by 0.9 for our USA estimates. The *ed figures include games packaged with holiday bundles, see the link below to see what games were in the top ten not including the seasonal bundles.

http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=2633

 

Game

Platform

Publisher

Americas Sales

1

Gears of War 2

X360

Microsoft

2,268,041

2

Call of Duty: World at War

X360

Activision

1,627,945

3

Wii Fit

Wii

Nintendo

889,128

4

Call of Duty: World at War

PS3

Activision

671,615

5

Wii Play

Wii

Nintendo

509,137

6

Mario Kart Wii

Wii

Nintendo

468,757

7

Resistance 2

PS3

Sony

408,289

8

Lego Indiana Jones: ToA*

X360

Lucas Arts

356,116

9

Left for Dead

X360

EA

355,911

10

Kung Fu Panda*

X360

Activision

345,953

 

Americas

8-Nov

15-Nov

22-Nov

29-Nov

Total

USA NPD Est

Wii

295,388

342,927

335,757

803,956

1,778,028

1,600,225

DS

175,280

209,263

295,766

909,924

1,590,233

1,431,210

X360

129,524

150,361

190,250

477,956

948,091

853,282

PSP

65,063

72,386

86,236

254,618

478,303

430,473

PS3

71,363

79,069

91,195

198,068

439,695

395,726

PS2

41,963

45,562

52,642

163,305

303,472

273,125



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I was just thinking "Where is the NPD thread?" just now and was looking around the net for peoples predictions.

I feel that this will be interesting.



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Is this the highest November we've seen for a console? (not handheld)



Oh boy oh boy oh boy

I'm going to watch this thread and the GAF thread this will be my first time watching that thread

Oh boy oh boy oh boy



Highest since at least the SNES era I would think although NES may have had comparable figures in 1988 when it sold 9m in the USA with 90% market share. I have vague memmories of PS2 doing 1.2m or 1.3m in the USA in November 2002 so thats gotta be the highest for a console in November since at least 1988, and probably ever.



People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.

When there are more laws, there are more criminals.

- Lao Tzu

Yea finally going to miss this one. Got work before this comes out haha. Don't have to listen to the "oh we should upgrade because of what NPD says" never ending arguments. Ya know where people act like they are the only one who can see discrepancies in the numbers and that others care haha. Oh well.



Well done Resistance 2 for beating Lego Indiana Jones lol



For the record, Pachter USA NPD Estimation :

Wii 1,400,000
DS 1,350,000
X360 800,000
PS3 400,000
PSP 350,000


Filler

If no one else does, (looks at The Source) then I will edit the figures into this post.



im feeling up to some interesting discussion here



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