Analyst: Xbox 360 Top Platform in US for November, Down 20% YoY

EEEDAR analyst Doug Creutz believes the Xbox 360 was the bestselling console in the US for the month of November. He says the console sold 1.35 million units during the month, which means a 20 percent drop year-on-year.

Creutz has also given his sales figures for the other video game platforms. Nintendo's new console, the Wii U, is expected to have sold about 450,000, however sales could have been higher if Nintendo was able to ship more units. He also predicted $50 million in Wii U software sold. He also predicted the 3DS to be flat year-on-year with sales of 800,000. The Wii is expected to sell 170,000 units for the month and the DS 260,000 units.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1996d ago

america is xbox land we know this.

Welshy1996d ago

Agree'd. Every time i see the words "xbox", "sales" or "America"in the one sentence i immediately think how pointless it is.

Xbox 360 will always outsell PS3 now in the states and probably will through brand loyalty/familiarity next gen too.

Telling me 360 outsold PS3 in the states is like me being surprised at it raining when i live in Scotland. (I actually do btw, not stereotyping =P)

Lvl_up_gamer1996d ago (Edited 1996d ago )

"Xbox 360 will always outsell PS3 now in the states and probably will through brand loyalty/familiarity next gen too."

I don't agree. The PS2 sold 53 million units in North America alone. The 360 has only sold 40 million thus far. That's a 13 million unit difference where we all know that in the next 3 years the 360 won't accumulate. America Totals

Thus, it's the Playstation brand that gamers are more familiar with in North America. We are past the point of "Loyalty". Only 15 million Xbox's were sold in North America so where did this "Loyalty" come from? There is no loyalty prior to buying a companies first console, the Loyalty comes after purchasing it. Sony had a much larger loyal following.

The reason the 360 is selling better in North America (the largest gaming market in the world) is simply because gamers want to play whatever console their friends are playing on and the biggest game title right now that everyone is playing is Call Of Duty and we all know who has the Call of Duty early access DLC....It's Microsoft and the Xbox 360 combined with the exclusive Halo franchise.

So the reasons as to why the 360 is selling well in North america:

1 Year early release
PS3's HIGH selling price at Launch
Call of Duty
Xbox being the FPS console of choice

To consumers in North America...those are the main selling points that they care about where they run out and purchased the 360.

Nothing to do with "loyalty/familiarity" ; ...that would be an argument for why the PS3 is selling so well in Europe and Japan.

Welshy1996d ago (Edited 1996d ago )

@lvl up

I was actually taking you seriously for a moment til you ended with "Nothing to do with "loyalty/familiarity" ;...that would be an argument for why the PS3 is selling so well in Europe and Japan."

So all the pro's you listed for the reason 360 sells in the US are valid, but if i were to say PS3 is popular in EU/JP because it has free online, friends play it combined with Sony and the exclusive GT5 franchise, multiple other exclusive franchises and the variety console of choice (more exclusives of varying genres), then that is just "brand loyalty/familiarity"?

You actually made a really good point until you shot youself in the foot with that statement.

nukeitall1996d ago


He is saying MS didn't have any brand loyalty anywhere, while PS has had to dominating generations almost everywhere, so yes there is undoubtedly brand loyalty in Europe and Japan.

Japanese has a very strong nationalism so it doesn't even need brand loyalty in the first place considering the PS3 is the only real and direct competitor to Xbox 360.

Sure there are benefits to PS3, but they certainly weren't apparent years later.

Next generation, MS will have a strong brand loyalty in the US and somewhat in Europe.


You are spot on.

SonyStyled1996d ago

i live in america and quite a number of us have ps3's. i think the media blows the situation was out of proportion. honestly, i think its no more of an "xbox" land than it is "ps3" land

League_of_Draven1996d ago

America is actually Nintendo land. Nintendo even made a game based off it.

GribbleGrunger1996d ago (Edited 1996d ago )

Ok, so this is a very confusing assessment of sales. Sony only sold 800,000 during November? It sold 525,000 on Black Friday alone. So it only sold 275,000 for the remaining 3 weeks? Get outa here. 1.2 to 1.4 million sales is closer to the truth with the 360 outselling it by 150,000 to 200,000. Even VGchartz, who undertracked the Black Friday figures has the PS3 selling 752,337 last week.

Ben_Grimm1996d ago (Edited 1996d ago )

Yea serious! PS3 sold 400,000 the 3rd week of November when the 360 sold 525,000 the 2nd week of October. So it was closely on track with 65k in its fourth week when it was undertrack by 30% in week one!! Not to mention the 5.3 lead in retail shipped versus sold during the holidays!!!

What the hell is going on!?!

StreetsofRage1996d ago (Edited 1996d ago )

My response to Gribble: The fact that 275k people bought a ps3 a few weeks before Black Friday and Cyber Monday is amazing. Why not wait just a few weeks for the biggest sales of the year?

Down 20% year over year isn't a surprise considering the release of Kinect last year. It was the hottest item of the holidays and sold like hot cakes. Naturally the sales this year would be lower.

Anon19741996d ago (Edited 1996d ago )

Last year, it was estimated the PS3 moved 901,000 in the US in November. Sony said PS3 sales were up 9% for Black Friday so if that held true for the rest of Nov than PS3 sales in the US would be somewhere in the range of 980k to 1 million. This guy could be a bit off.

I thought these were good numbers all around. PS3 got a boost, the Wii-U had a decent showing, Vita a bit of a kick in the US and the 360 put up damn respectable numbers when you consider how the rest of 2012 had played out for them proving there's still life in the old girl yet. I think we'll probably see another 2-3 solid years from the 360. MS has to be proud of how they turned things around after sales started to slide back in 2009. They should be. Kinect turned out to be a stroke of genius.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I was completely sceptical of Kinect's appeal considering the thing cost almost as much as a Wii back when it launched and lacked an obvious, family friendly face like Nintendo has with Mario but I couldn't have been more wrong. I certainly wasn't the only one who voiced concern regarding the Kinect's price point, or the reaction of the core demographic who were generally buying the 360. MS nailed it and brought all kinds of new gamers on-board.

Edit: @StreetsofRage. Kinect launched in 2010, not 2011.

Lvl_up_gamer1996d ago (Edited 1996d ago )

You are combining Retail sales and Sony's Shipped sales...

They are not the same. Sony's claims will always be higher then what was sold at retail simply because Sony ships more to ensure there is stock at retail.

nukeitall1996d ago (Edited 1996d ago )


"Last year, it was estimated the PS3 moved 901,000 in the US in November. Sony said PS3 sales were up 9% for Black Friday so if that held true for the rest of Nov than PS3 sales in the US would be somewhere in the range of 980k to 1 million."

I'm not sure I follow here, but how does 9% in a weekend (or a "black fri"day) means the PS3 moved almost a million units based on 901k units in November?

That doesn't sound right unless you mean to say PS3 moved 901k units black friday?

GribbleGrunger1996d ago (Edited 1996d ago )

Yeah, you are right. I was thinking WW numbers, which is definitely over the million mark. As they say: 'my bad.'

Jek_Porkins1996d ago

The fact that Xbox was number one for November isn't a surprise. The fact that it was down also isn't a surprise, last year it sold over a million on Black Friday. We also have to keep in mind that the Xbox 360 had its best year ever last year, would have been a hard year to top.

Xbox 360 is long in the tooth and the fact that its still leading anywhere is pretty impressive, it speaks to the quality and fanbase that Microsoft has achieved this generation.

Belking1996d ago

Xbox.The force is strong in that one.

FarCryLover1821996d ago

Need next gen....
Need now....

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