Does anyone know the record for NPD October? And if so, what are the records for NPD November and December while we're at it?
The record is I believe ~804k for Wii's October 2008. This is the second place now though.
November and December also go to Wii, Nov. 2008 with 2.04m, and Dec. 2009 with 3.81m, which is also the record for best month tracked by the NPD for a console ever.
EDIT: The data I was looking at for this was older. I can't seem to find the most recent records though just by looking around here and online, but it seems those may still be the records.
I do think Switch has a decent chance at breaking that 2.04m record. Next month is going to be big. Dec. 2009 though is too big a hurdle. I seem to recall that 2nd place is nowhere near 3.81m. That is just a crazy number of systems for a single month in the US alone.
NPD All Console Years >6M (Since 2001) vs. 2020 NSW
Some specific figures might be outdated/estimates.
Second biggest month ever is NDS 2009 3.31M. 3rd biggest is NDS 2008 3.04M.
It just dawned on me how huge a phenomenon the Wii was in 2008. The Switch is ahead of PS2 by over 200K units, knocking the PS2 down to 3rd, but the Wii is still 71K ahead of the Switch.
2009 should have been the Wii's biggest year, but there was this lull in the Spring/Summer lull - three months in 2010 even beat 2009 months which shows it's a little bit more than an standard expected decline. Especially consindering the Wii's best winter and autumn sales were both the 2009 seasons. It had an insanely strong Winter and Autumn in 2009. 2010, despite being a reduction, was still a solid year.