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PC Software Sales Jump 53 Percent in November

December 12, 2011

Overall video game software and hardware sales remained flat in November, thanks to reduced hardware sales. But the decline in consoles sales were offset by strong software sales and a huge jump in boxed PC games, according to November retail sales data from NPD Group. November saw a year-over-year decline in sales by 0.5 percent, with hardware sales down by nine percent, falling from $1.08 billion last year to $982.4 million this year. Peripheral sales were also on the decline in November by 34 percent.

Xbox 360 and PS3 software sales were decent in November, lead to highs by Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Just Dance 3 and the wonderful Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Modern Warfare 3 sold 8.99 million units across all formats in November, with Skyrim finishing a surprising second with 2.8 million units.

PC boxed retail sales also surprised analysts, jumping 57 percent year-over-year. Details on what was driving these numbers were not detailed, but one would imagine that games such as Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, and Skyrim had a lot to do with those surging numbers..

Source: The Escapist



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And Nilli still saying PC gaming is dead? Haha



Haha they're saying MW3 is one of the reasons...come on, cod comes out every year! Skyrim and BF3 are obviously the main reasons. Funny that they were surprised about Skyrim coming in 2nd. Are they even analysts lol?

miz1q2w3e said:

offtopic 

i made this the other day (Deus Ex related)

and here is one some one made



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its obvious, when developers make good PC games people will buy them.

Mighty Skyrim ?

PullusPardus said:
its obvious, when developers make good PC games people will buy them.


I disagree. There are plenty of incredible games on all platforms that sell bad, despite their quality. A fine example would be King's Bounty. I hardly ever notice anyone talking about it. Sure Skyrim might be superb (I personally haven't played it), but it had tremendous hype too.



naruball said:
PullusPardus said:
its obvious, when developers make good PC games people will buy them.


I disagree. There are plenty of incredible games on all platforms that sell bad, despite their quality. A fine example would be King's Bounty. I hardly ever notice anyone talking about it. Sure Skyrim might be superb (I personally haven't played it), but it had tremendous hype too.


there is also the case of a "Niche" game of course, everyone knows Skyrim and Battlefield.



naruball said:
PullusPardus said:
its obvious, when developers make good PC games people will buy them.


I disagree. There are plenty of incredible games on all platforms that sell bad, despite their quality. A fine example would be King's Bounty. I hardly ever notice anyone talking about it. Sure Skyrim might be superb (I personally haven't played it), but it had tremendous hype too.

I think King's Bounty is actually pretty popular for what it is.