November Hardware NPDs: Money, Money, Money
Between Black Friday and that beginning of the holiday shopping season, November is always going to be a strong month for videogame sales across the board. While in October we marveled at the continued ability of the Wii to push out 500,000+ consoles in a single month, only two consoles didn’t manage to top that mark in November. Oh, and the DS sold a cool 1.53 million.
Yes, 1.53 MILLION DS systems were sold in a single month. As insane as that is, the Wii also sold 981k (how’d so many Wiis get on store shelves?) and the Xbox 360, 770k. The PlayStation 3 had a terrific month, nearly selling quadruple what it did in October with a total of 466k. The PlayStation 2 remained a strong seller with 496k units sold, and the PlayStation Portable also posted a modest 567k.
Just to put this in context from a money standpoint, in November 2006, there was $772 million in videogame hardware sold, with $519M coming from consoles and the other $253M coming from handhelds. November 2007, on the other hand, posted $1.1 BILLION; $771M from consoles and $319M from portables.
What is there to be said, really? That is a metric crapton of cash, and regardless of what camp you’re a fan of, you can smile at these results.
The raw numbers (October’s total in parentheses):
- PlayStation 2 – 496,000 (184,000)
- PlayStation 3 – 466K (121,000)
- PSP – 567,000 (286,000)
- Xbox 360 – 770,000 (366,000)
- Wii – 981,000 (519,000)
- Nintendo DS – 1.53 million (458,000)