NPD November console estimates place Xbox 360 as Black Friday king

Tuesday, 4th December 2012 08:26 GMT By Dave Cook

NPD sales estimates have been released for America, and Xbox 360 has emerged as the victor of a busy November, the same month that saw Black Friday sales and the launch of Wii U. Microsoft’s console sold an estimated 1,400,000 units in November alone, trumping last year’s thanksgiving sales. See where everyone else placed below.

Go Nintendo posted the NPD list earlier this morning, which reads:

360:1,400,000 (-17%) / Last year: 1,350,000 (-20%)
PS3: 700,000 (-22%) / Last year: 850,000 (-5%)
Wii U: 450,000 (n/a) / 450,000 (n/a)
3DS: 440,000 (-45%) / Last year: 800,000 (0%)
Wii: 435,000 (-50%) / Last year: 170,000 (-80%)
DS: 375,000 (7%) / Last year: 260,000 (-26%)
Vita: 190,000 (n/a) / Last year: 190,000 (n/a)
PSP: 9,500 (-96%) / Last year: 8,000 (-92%)
PS2: 500 (-98%) / (n/a)
Total: 4,000,000 (-18%) / Last year: 4,088,000 (-16%)

That’s 4 million console sales in a month, and it’s only a small dip on 2011′s figures, but regardless, next-gen is just around the corner if rumours are to be believed. How much of an impact will this have on NPD figures? We’ll have to wait and see.



  1. mistermogul

    Well done Xbox.

    I must be one of the few that really don’t want a new MS/Sony console next year as I feel the 360/PS3 still have so much to offer… Plus I don’t want to pay more for games on systems that will inevitably cost much more to develop for.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Gadzooks!

    Does this include digitally downloaded consoles?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    I think the two figures are meant to be different estimates (Wedbush / EEDAR) and the percentage in brackets relates to a last year comparison.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    Interesting to see the Wii almost reaching the numbers of the WiiU, and likewise with the Ds and 3Ds situation, i think this will have a number of readings for nintendo.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The_Red

    Wow, despite the introduction of 2 new systems and increase in Wii + 360′s sales, the overall number is actually down from last year.

    #5 2 years ago

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