PS4 Leads Next-Gen Consoles Sales In Its Debut, Xbox One Second
NPD sales results for the month of November have been released, this monthly report describes the leading purchases by consumers in the gaming industry. No surprise, the PlayStation 4 has outsold all other consoles while setting a new plateau with “the best console launch in video game history”. Overall it was a successful month for video games as retail sales rose 7% over last November which is a great sign of what’s to come this holiday season. In the top five of software sales, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Assassin’s Creed, Madden and GTAV (in that order) lead the way.
NPD analyst Liam Callahan in the report said November 2013 was actually the best November ever for hardware sales in the US. “With the introduction of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, coupled with positive sales for the Nintendo 3DS, sales in November 2013 marked the best November for hardware sales on record,” he explained.
PlayStation 4 (Top Selling Console) [Numbers TBD]
Xbox One: 909,132 (Fastest selling: 101,000 per day) [Second Best Selling Platform of Nov.]
3DS Estimate: 770K [November 2012 was 540K, November 2011 was 795K]
Xbox 360: 647K
Wii U: 220K
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y sold a combined total of 450,000+ bringing its lifetime sales to 2.35 million copies. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds sold 280,000+ combined digital and physical copies.
Wii U’s Super Mario 3D World sold 215,000+ after eight days of availability in this recorded data.