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Nintendo Overwhelms November Hardware Sales, Sells Over 2 Million Wiis

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Along with November's best-selling consoles games, NPD has detailed the month's hardware sales from US retailers. Thanks to the holiday shopping season, each console saw a significant jump that, at least, came close to doubling October sales.

Nintendo's Wii posted a staggering 2.04 million sales, a one-month record since NPD began its tracking in 2001. Last year, the Wii sold 981,000 over the same period.

Sales of Nintendo DS hardware tripled in the past month, while Microsoft finally made good on its promise to outsell the PlayStation 3 by more than a two-to-one ratio. The PS3 sold 466,000 units in November 2007, but only managed 378,000 this year.

The US console sales for November:

  1. Wii - 2.04 million units
  2. Nintendo DS - 1.57 million units
  3. Xbox 360 - 836,000 units
  4. PSP - 421,000 units
  5. PlayStation 3 - 378,000 units
  6. PlayStation 2 - 206,000 units
"The video games industry continues to set a blistering sales pace, overall, with total month revenues 10% higher than last November, even with 7 less days of post-Thanksgiving shopping this year [over last]," said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.

"With $16B realized for the year so far through November, the industry is still on pace to achieve total year revenues of $22B in the U.S."

From The Chatty

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    December 11, 2008 4:04 PM

    2 million?!?! holy shit

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      December 11, 2008 6:09 PM

      for every ps3 they sell 5 wiis and ps3 doesn't cost 5 times more than wii.
      Nintendo... you've done it again.

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      December 12, 2008 3:19 AM

      They made a masterful business move here. They deserve it after getting the shit kicked out of them for a few rounds.

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        December 12, 2008 3:20 PM

        they've never gotten the shit kicked out of them. Even with the GCN, they still made more money than Sony did with the PS2.

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          December 12, 2008 4:35 PM

          Their mindshare dwindled greatly with that generation, and that certainly hurts.