The overall value of sales has declined over the same month in 2011
The NPD Group has released preliminary sales estimates for the North American market during the month of November and, despite the high profile launch of the Wii U from Nintendo, the Xbox 360 from Microsoft was the big winner.The official NPD Group list, as quoted by GoNintendo, reads:
Xbox 360 – 1.4 million, a 17 percent drop
PlayStation 3 – 700,000 units, a drop of 22%
Wii U - 450,000
3DS - 440,000, a decline of 45 percent
Wii - 435,000, a drop of more than 50 percent
DS - 375,000 units
PlayStation Vita - 190,000
The overall consoles sales totaled up to more than 4 million during November, which is a slight decline when compared to the same month in 2011.
Analysts expected to see the launch of the Wii U having a positive impact on the industry.