Total video game sales for the US in November were up 7 percent year-over-year, from $2.5 billion to $2.7 million. Hardware jumped 58 percent to $1.3 billion – partially of course because the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hit the market at the end of the month.
"PS4 was the top-selling console for November and PlayStation was No. 1 in sales overall for home consoles," Sony writes on the PlayStation blog
, via NPD. Microsoft counters on its Wire
"November NPD Group figures released today revealed 909,132 Xbox One units were sold in the US in the console's first nine days, making it the fastest-selling console on the market in the US. Xbox One sales averaged a volume of more than 101,000 consoles per day, significantly outpacing the nearest competitor."
The Xbox One
both sold 1 million units in their first 24 hours on sale, Microsoft and Sony reported previously (and respectively).
Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
and Madden NFL 25
took the top four spots in November, followed by former chart leader Grand Theft Auto 5
. Of all the top 10 games, only Grand Theft Auto 5
and Disney Infinity
(No. 9) didn't hit PS4 or Xbox One. See the complete breakdown below.
Not to be outdone, Nintendo had their own numbers to boast. Thanks to the release of Super Mario 3D World
on Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
on 3DS, sales of Nintendo hardware systems in November leapt "by 100 percent over the month prior," Nintendo has announced. After selling "nearly 770,000 units of the Nintendo 3DS family" in November, the handheld has surpassed a lifetime total of units sold to almost 10.5 million.
Wii U hardware sales increased "by more than 340 percent over sales in October," the company noted, but offered no sales data for the hardware. Super Mario 3D World
"sold more than 215,000 combined digital and physical units in its first eight days on the market," Nintendo added.