The NPD Group has released its report for the month of November.
As usual, games like Call of Duty: Ghosts, Madden NFL 25 and FIFA 14 are among the month’s best-selling games. However, the report also detailed the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches.
Liam Callahan, NPD analyst, reports that the PlayStation 4 “led U.S. hardware sales for the month, and marked the highest first month sales of a hardware platform on record.” Furthermore, the Xbox One was the “second highest selling platform for the month,” in the United States.
In late November, Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 sold over one million units in its first 24 hours in North America. Microsoft have since reported that 909 132 Xbox Ones were sold in the United States within the console’s first nine days on sale.
So, it would seem that the new generation of consoles have launched to great consumer success and demand.
On another positive note for hardware sales, the Nintendo 3DS sold 770, 000 units in North America in November, bringing “the lifetime total past 10 million to nearly 10.5 million units.” No doubt fan favourite releases like Pokemon X, Pokemon Y and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds had some influence on those numbers.
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