November Software NPDs: Call of Duty Tops the List Along with Mario and Assassins
The top three slots in this month’s NPD results for software are occupied by soldiers, a plumber, and assassins – not surprising in the least. Call of Duty 4 posted an impressive 1.57M copies on the 360 and another 444k on PS3, just cracking the 2M mark. Super Mario Galaxy had a strong debut with 1.12M, although I expected the game would’ve sold quite a bit more considering that nearly a million Wiis were sold during November.
Both the PS3 and 360 versions of Assassin’s Creed made the list, with the 360 version obviously being the better seller, coming in at number 3 with 980k, and the PS3 version at number 10 with 377k.
Wii Play continues to sell a disgusting amount; 564k was good enough for fifth place. Guitar Hero showed its legs by taking up two slots in the top 10 – but not on the systems you’d expect. The PlayStation 2 version was in fourth place with 967k copies, and coming in at number 8 was the Wii version with 426k. Looks like Activision is going to have a lot of defendants in that class action lawsuit.
Mass Effect did a respectable 473k, but the big PlayStation 3 release of the month, Uncharted, posted an abysmal 117k. It’s really a shame, because Uncharted is a great game that’s apparently going ignored by the majority of gamers out there.
Everybody loves numbers:
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) – 1,570,000
- Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) – 1,120,000
- Assassin’s Creed (Xbox 360) – 980,000
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PlayStation 2) – 967,000
- Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii) – 564,000
- Mass Effect (Xbox 360) – 473,000
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PlayStation 3) – 444,000
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii) – 426,000
- Halo 3 (Xbox 360) – 387,000
- Assassin’s Creed (PlayStation 3) – 377,000