November is the second biggest month for video game sales with December being the first. Let's check out sales for this all-important month.
Data care of NPD Group
Reporting Period: 11/1 - 11/28/09
PlayStation 2 203.1K
PlayStation 3 710.4K
Xbox 360 819.5K
Nintendo DS 1.70M
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD Nov-09 4.20M
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2* PS3 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD Nov-09 1.87M
NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA Nov-09 1.39M
ASSASSIN'S CREED II 360 UBISOFT Nov-09 794.7K
LEFT 4 DEAD 2 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS Nov-09 744.0K
WII SPORTS RESORT* WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA Jul-09 720.2K
WII FIT PLUS* WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA Oct-09 679.0K
ASSASSIN'S CREED II PS3 UBISOFT Nov-09 448.4K
DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS* 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS Nov-09 362.1K
MARIO KART W/ WHEEL WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA Apr-08 315.0K
In a surprising turn of events, the 360 outsold the PS3 this month. In other news, the DS and Wii once again dominate the sales charts with four Nintendo-developed games on the top ten and over two million consoles sold between the two platforms. The PSP continues to sell poorly in the U.S., nearly being eclipsed by the almost decade's old PS2.
The bigger winner this month is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which sold six million across two platforms, the 360 and PS3. Runner-ups include New Super Mario Bros. Wii-- already a million seller-- as is Assassin's Creed 2. Then there's Left 4 Dead 2 with nearly 750,000 copies sold, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, Dragon Age: Origins, and Mario Kart Wii.