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December 12, 2006

And the top-selling video game system for November is…

Filed under: Video Games — icruise @ 9:11 am

This article at Next-Generation gives the sales figures for video games in November:

PS3: 197,000 units
Nintendo Wii: 476,000 units
Xbox 360: 511,000 units
PS2: 664,000 units

Obviously the PS3 and Wii sales are constrained by supply — they’ve both sold out completely. The interesting news here is that the PS2 is actually the top selling home console. I think its price — about half that of the next cheapest console (the Wii) — is a major factor, combined with its unmatched game library.

Sales of portables were as follows:

PSP: 412,000 units
DS: 918,000 units

Obviously the DS is doing very well, but the PSP’s sales are also very respectable, having increased almost 50% from the same time last year. One thing the article doesn’t mention is Game Boy Advance sales. I’m very interested to know how many GBA SPs and Micros were sold. I’m sure it’s in the hundreds of thousands of units, despite the fact that the system is clearly in its last days.

EDIT: This article has an interesting paragraph that answers my question:

“Nintendo hardware outsold all others combined. Nintendo sold 476,000 Wiis, 918,000 Nintendo DS portables, 641,000 Game Boy Advance handhelds and 64,000 GameCube consoles that have them selling 2.1 million of the 3.9 million systems purchased for the month.”

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