December NPD: PS3 sales up 40% Y-o-Y – holiday season sales decline

Friday, 16th January 2009 01:38 GMT By Mike


December’s NPD figures show that PlayStation 3 sales have risen 90 percent from November 2008 and total sales for the year are up 40 percent compared with 2007.

However, although the console has seen steady growth throughout the year, combined sales for the holiday season (November and December) are down from 1.26 million in 2007, to 1.1 million in 2008.

In contrast, Xbox 360 holiday season sales have seen a ten percent increase, with 2.03 million consoles sold in Nov/Dec 2007, compared with 2.27 million in 2008.

As with all things sales performance wise however, Nintendo has almost doubled its holiday season sales when compared last year, with 2.33 units sold for Nov/Dec 07, compared with 4.19 million Wiis in 2008.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Psychotext

    Plenty there to spin for all. Nintendo really need to step up the manufacturing though… 3rd xmas and they still can’t supply enough?

    I really don’t see what excuses they can have for that.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Have the various PR departments issued their own personal spins yet? They’re always faintly amusing.

    #2 6 years ago

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