November NPD Hardware Stats – Surprise 3rd spot for Sony

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The much anticipated NPD sales figures are in and I am truly shocked at the hardware results.

These figures include Black Friday where all the stories were about how amazingly well the PS3 sold and how it trounced the Xbox 360 in all areas so I was expecting the PS3 to be pushing the Wii hard this month and possibly become the top selling console for the month.

However when all the excitement had died down and the actual figures were counted things were not as rosy for Sony.

Once again the Wii is the all dominant home console with it’s little sibling also burning through the sales charts.

  • Nintendo DS – 1,700,000
  • Wii – 1,260,000
  • Xbox 360 – 819,500
  • PlayStation 3 – 710,400
  • PSP – 293,900

The PSPGo has been an abject failure and Sony really need to get back to the drawing board with that one and release a model with a UMD drive attached.

But the big news for this post is that the Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 by 109,100 units in November, while I still see the PS3 as great value for money I do think it is going to struggle to beat the 360 this silly season after these relatively poor results.

I really did think the PS3 was going to take it this month.

Last Updated: December 11, 2009

Gavin Mannion

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