NPD has released their latest hardware and software sales for the US, showing respectable numbers for all the consoles. Though their order is slightly surprising.
Despite Sony’s Black Friday boasting, the PS3 came behind the Xbox 360 and Wii this month, selling 710,400 units. Of course, this outperformed the console’s previous November sales by quite some distance; the PS3 sold 466,000 in 2007’s November and only 378,000 in 2008.
SCEA’s Jack Tretton said of the console’s performance:
In November, PS3 was the only hardware console to see any growth when compared to last November, experiencing an 88% lift and a 122% increase from the previous month.
Metacritic also unveiled this week its 2009 Game Platform Power Rankings, in which PS3 titles topped the charts on overall game quality, tallying up five of the top ten best reviewed games in 2009 and with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves taking best reviewed game of the year.
Combined with the Xbox 360’s 819,500 units sold during the month, the console’s software sales saw Microsoft announce 2009 to be the destination of the Xbox 360’s most successful November.
Nintendo managed to sell almost 1.7 million DS handheld systems, beating their own 2008 record for the best video game system saes for the month of November ever. Find the month’s hardware and software sales below.
US November 2009 Hardware Sales
- PlayStation 2 – 203.1K
- PlayStation 3 – 710.4K
- PSP – 293.9K
- Xbox 360 – 819.5K
- Wii – 1.26M
- Nintendo DS – 1.70M
US November 2009 Software Sales
- CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 (360) – 4.20M
- CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 (PS3) – 1.87M
- NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII – 1.39M
- ASSASSIN’S CREED II (360) – 794.7K
- LEFT 4 DEAD 2 (360) – 744.0K
- WII SPORTS RESORT – 720.2K
- WII FIT PLUS – 679.0K
- ASSASSIN’S CREED II (PS3) – 448.4K
- DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS (360) – 362.1K
- MARIO KART W/ WHEEL WII – 315.0K