December NPD ’09 – Wii sells 3.8 million, PS3 edges 360

Thursday, 14 January 2010 23:42 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Amazing.

The latest NPD for the month of December 2009 has revealed Wii was the biggest hardware winner, with a staggering 3.8 million units sold

Last week, the company said they had sold over 3 million units of the console during the month.

To add on top of Wii’s success, DS also sold over 3.3 million units.

Meanwhile, PlayStation 3 edged Xbox 360 in the battle of the HD consoles.

PS3 sold 1.36 million units, while 360 sold 1.3 million.

For the rest, PSP sold 654k and PS2 sold 333k.

The data is below. Low and behold.

  • Nintendo Wii – 3.81 million
  • Nintendo DS – 3.31 million
  • PlayStation 3 – 1.36 million
  • Xbox 360 – 1.31 million
  • PlayStation Portable – 654.7k
  • PlayStation 2 – 333.2k

“There are a lot of hardware records this month,” stated NPD’s Anta Frazier. “The PS3 realized it’s biggest month of sales ever, and the first time sales have exceeded 1 million units.

“The Wii and the DS also had their biggest sales months ever, and in fact the two platforms hold the top two spots in sales of any hardware device in a single month. Overall, it was the biggest month of sales for hardware on both a dollar and unit basis.

“This current generation of console hardware has outsold the last by more than 9 million units during the first 50 months in the market.

“Hopefully, the big increase in the overall install base of hardware systems will bring good things for software sales in 2010, especially with the incredible line-up of content coming out early in the year.”

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