Nintendo Wii U sales may be strong in the month of November especially during the festive time. However Microsoft’s gaming console has once again maintained its top position in the U.S. gaming hardware market. The Xbox 360 is selling very well and maintaining its lead as one of the highest selling game console in the US.
According to figures released by research firm NPD yesterday, the Xbox 360 has been the largest selling hardware platform in the month of November. It may be a little weird because Wii u made a nationwide debut in November and is reported to be selling well. It must be noted that Wii U was launched sometime in the middle of November and the picture will be clearer after checking the sales figures of December.
Microsoft Xbox 360 has occupied the top slot for 23 months in a row. It sold 1.26 million units for the month of November.
Nintendo has also released the total hardware sales for the month of November and it includes Wii U, Wii, 3DS, and DS. The total hardware sales for November are 1.75 million. This includes 910,000 units between its DS and 3DS, and 845,000 console units. More than 425,000 Wii U units were sold during this period as per figures given by NPD.
Nintendo, meanwhile, announced that its total hardware sales during the month, which include the Wii U, Wii, 3DS, and DS, hit 1.75 million. The company sold 910,000 units between its DS and 3DS, and 845,000 console units. The Wii U sold more than 425,000 units during the period analyzed by NPD.
Sony was tight lipped about its hardware figures for last month. The total hardware sales for the month of November were $838.9 million, down 13 percent to the figures last year.
Gaming software sales also slid by 11 percent to $1.43 billion. Accessory sales also slumped by 8 percent at $280.9 million. The total revenue generated by the gaming industry was $2.55 billion in sales last month. This represented a 11 percent decline from $2.87 billion from the sales figures last year.