NPD Sales Results for November 2014 [Up3: NPD Data Error, AC:U #5]

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Overall:

Overall retail sales are down 11% year over year.

Overall hardware sales are down 23% year over year.

Overall retail software sales are down 2% year over year.



Software:

1.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (360, XBO, PS4, PS3, PC)
2.) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
3.) Super Smash Bros. (NWU, 3DS)
4.) Madden NFL 15 (360, XBO, PS4, PS3)
5.) Assassin's Creed: Unity (PS4, XBO, PC)
6.) Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (3DS)
7.) Far Cry 4 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
8.) Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)
9.) NBA 2K15 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC)
10.) Halo: The Master Chief Collection (XBO)

Notes:
-Smash Wii U: 710K (retail + digital)
-Pokemon ORAS: 1.5M (retail + digital)
-Smash 3DS LTD: 1.5M (retail + digital)
-Overall Wii U software is up 90% and overall 3DS software is up 40% year over year.


Hardware:

Xbox One: Best selling console.
Wii U: 220K * 1.1 (10% increase) = 242K

Notes:
-"November set a new record for sales of Xbox One, and Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US and UK." - Microsoft
-"Cumulative PS4 & Xbox One sales are now almost 80 percent higher than the combined total of PS3 and Xbox 360 sales after 13 months..." - NPD
-"November was also a strong month for Nintendo on the console side, as sales of Wii U hardware and software increased by more than 10 percent and more than 90 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013." - Nintendo
-The only thing Nintendo did not explicitly note as going up between their overall software and hardware was Nintendo 3DS hardware. Given they mentioned the Wii U going up by 10%, it's probably a safe bet that it's flat or down.
-"Sales of amiibo are approximately equal to sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U so far, while Link, Mario and Pikachu (in that order) have been the best-selling figures to date."


Other Info:

MS PR said:
“We are committed to making Xbox the best place to play, with this year’s best games, the best community of gamers to play with, and terrific value. And we are amazed by the excitement Xbox fans have shown to start off this holiday. November set a new record for sales of Xbox One, and Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US and UK.* Response to the holiday lineup of games on Xbox One was incredible, with Xbox One fans buying more games in November in the U.S. than any other gen eight platform and enjoying over 357 million hours of gameplay globally. In fact, more fans logged into Xbox Live across Xbox One and Xbox 360, and enjoyed more entertainment, than any other month in the history of Xbox. We love to see the excitement from our fans and are grateful for their passion, support and contributions to the Xbox community.” – Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President, Xbox Marketing.
Nintendo PR via vinnygambini said:
Dec. 11, 2014

Overall sales of Nintendo 3DS software in November increased by more than 40 percent over the same month in 2013, thanks in part to three huge games:

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: The next great Pokémon adventures for Nintendo 3DS launched on Nov. 21 and have already sold nearly 1.5 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S. alone.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: The best-selling individual portable game in the U.S. so far in 2014, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 1.5 million physical and digital units in the U.S. since it launched on Oct. 3.

November was also a strong month for Nintendo on the console side, as sales of Wii U hardware and software increased by more than 10 percent and more than 90 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013. In fact, the week of Nov. 23 was the biggest single week of Wii U hardware sales since the system launched in November 2012. Other Wii U highlights for the month include:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has sold nearly 710,000 combined units since launching on Nov. 21. With a current Metacritic score of 92, the latest iteration in Nintendo’s venerable fighting franchise is one of the best-reviewed games in the current generation of systems.

Nov. 21 also saw the arrival of amiibo, Nintendo’s new platform where gaming’s most recognizable characters can be used in different ways in many compatible games. Sales of amiibo are approximately equal to sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U so far, while Link, Mario and Pikachu (in that order) have been the best-selling figures to date.

http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=42356
Sony PR via Aquamarine said:
"We are thrilled with the incredible momentum seen at retail heading into the holiday shopping season. PS4 is the cumulative leader in hardware sales and was No. 1 on the Amazon Video Games Bestseller list on Black Friday. On the network side, November was the biggest month ever in PlayStation Store history with a nearly 50 percent increase in unique visitors compared to last year. We couldn’t have done any of this without the support of our fans. The immediate success of PlayStation Experience and celebration of the 20th Anniversary demonstrates tremendous dedication to the PlayStation platform. We are humbled by the loyalty of our fans and look forward to amazing them in 2015.”

http://venturebeat.com/2014/12/11/u-s-hardware-and-software-sales-weaken-in-november/
 
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It begins!

Gratz to Microsoft, and 343!!

(Halo just made it in!)

EDIT:
November set a new record for sales of Xbox One
X1's previous best selling month was 909k last November, so they are north of that figure for this month , but I think they would have said if they broke 1M sales, so probabally 910k-999k
 

vinnygambini

Why are strippers at the U.N. bad when they're great at strip clubs???
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#13
Nintendo's mantra for the holiday season:
NPD report released:
Pokemon's performance - Pokalicious
Super Smash's performance - Settled in Smash!
Amiibo's performance - We've created a monster
Meanwhile, at Nintendo HQ:
Meanwhile, at Nintendo Bank:
Our wallets:
Nintendo's Official Response:
Nintendo PR Nirolak:

Dec. 11, 2014

Overall sales of Nintendo 3DS software in November increased by more than 40 percent over the same month in 2013, thanks in part to three huge games:

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: The next great Pokémon adventures for Nintendo 3DS launched on Nov. 21 and have already sold nearly 1.5 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S. alone.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: The best-selling individual portable game in the U.S. so far in 2014, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 1.5 million physical and digital units in the U.S. since it launched on Oct. 3.

November was also a strong month for Nintendo on the console side, as sales of Wii U hardware and software increased by more than 10 percent and more than 90 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013. In fact, the week of Nov. 23 was the biggest single week of Wii U hardware sales since the system launched in November 2012. Other Wii U highlights for the month include:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has sold nearly 710,000 combined units since launching on Nov. 21. With a current Metacritic score of 92, the latest iteration in Nintendo’s venerable fighting franchise is one of the best-reviewed games in the current generation of systems.

Nov. 21 also saw the arrival of amiibo, Nintendo’s new platform where gaming’s most recognizable characters can be used in different ways in many compatible games. Sales of amiibo are approximately equal to sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U so far, while Link, Mario and Pikachu (in that order) have been the best-selling figures to date.
http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=42356
 
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Amiibo sales were surprisingly strong per Nintendo PR. All that without a dedicated title even...

Edit: Also, I was berated in the previous thread for suggesting that Smash Wii U and 3DS sales would be combined. Lo and behold:

3.) Super Smash Bros. (NWU, 3DS)
 
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#36
The tide has turned.

This is Sony's Stalingrad, its Midway.
This is the turning point of the war.
The might of Microsoft is too strong and the ranks of Sony have faltered in the field. It is a rout which Sony will not recover from. The Xbox One will push Sony out of the USA, and from the Uk into the continent. In Asia Sony's base in Japan will be besieged by the billion strong Xbox fan base in china and the 4 million strong fan base in New Zealand. There is literally nothing Sony can now do.

This is the beginning of the end, and as Teddy Roosevelt said, this is a day which will live in infamy.
 

Fox_Mulder

Rockefellers. Skull and Bones. Microsoft. Al Qaeda. A Cabal of Bankers. The melting point of steel. What do these things have in common? Wake up sheeple, the landfill wasn't even REAL!
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#41
The king is dead. Long live the king.