NPD: Canada passes $1B in game sales

November traditionally goes on record as one of the biggest months at retail for the gaming industry, but few expected the massive $2.63 billion in total income the industry generated in the US for the month, as revealed by industry tracking NPD Group yesterday. In the US, the gaming sector was up a staggering 52 percent for the month and outperforming last year's total accrual, even without factoring in December, which is typically the single most lucrative month for the industry.

The US tally not withstanding, the Great White North posted impressive gains in its own right for the month of November, according to NPD. For the month that was, Canadian consumers dumped C$209.1 million ($205.6 million) into software, hardware, and accessories, an increase of nearly 42 percent for the same month in 2006. The month's revenue pushes Canada's year-to-date total past the C$1 billion milestone to C$1.3 billion ($1.1 billion), with sales up nearly 65 percent compared to the same period of time last year.

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BLaZiN PRopHeT3656d ago


Nintendo DS -- 120,000
Nintendo Wii -- 82,000
Xbox 360 -- 59,000
PlayStation 3 -- 51,000
PlayStation Portable -- 33,000
PlayStation 2 -- 30,000


1) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) - Nintendo - 94,000
2) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock W/Guitar (PS2) - Activision - 82,000
3) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (X360) - Activision - 78,000
4) Assassin's Creed (X360) - Ubisoft - 60,000
5) Wii Play W/Remote (Wii) - Nintendo - 51,000
6) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock W/ Wireless Guitar (X360) - Activision - 32,000
7) Mass Effect (X360) - Microsoft - 30,000
8) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3) - Activision - 30,000
9) Assassin's Creed (PS3) - Ubisoft - 26,000
10) Halo 3 (X360) - Microsoft - 26,000

TANOD3655d ago

this is 2007 without ps3's major games and x360's major games including Halo 3 and Bioshock

can you even imagine what 2008 will look like for PS3 when MGS4,FF13, DMC4 and KZ2 hits the scene

Ofcourse not to mention Resistance 2 and Motorstorm 2

paracardium3656d ago

My fellow Canadians what are you doing buying the inferior 360???Oh well looks like ps3 is picking up some momentum. :)

toughNAME3655d ago

your display picture is of a format???

I am ashamed of my nationality because of YOU!

Real Gambler3655d ago

Yep, for quite a while, the Wii and the 360 space, in most flyers was about twice as big as the PS3. There was no love whatsoever from BestBuy. Future Shop was not too kind either. Forget ToyRUs. It was almost funny to see half a page in the flyer about the Wii, games and accessories, when the Wii was not even available in store, and then 3 pages later, one quarter or less, of the page, at the bottom, about the PS3...

But now, it's all around. Quite often the PS3 is showed first in the flyers. Same space is used for all three consoles. But the best I've seen, is a flyer with the $399 PS3 on top half of a page, and a $399 360 on the bottom. So it does look like they are now trying to sell them now. Very scary : )

Also, if you look at the game sold, you'll see that the ratio is still almost the same as the rest of the world (minus U.S.), since games like Assassin and COD4 are almost 50% of the 360.

Don't worry about your fellow canadians, they are doing well. And (time for a very bad joke), are you sure canadians buying 360 are not doing it because it's freezing upthere?

Rice3655d ago

Dont worry, were actually using the 360 for dual purposes, a primary heater and a stove................. Just jokin, i actually really like the xbox 360.

TANOD3655d ago

and 2008 will be much better for SONY and PS3

wiizy3655d ago

good job canada...and keep the wii and ds on top as usual

perseus3655d ago

1.3 Billion Canadian Dollars is worth about 1.3 Billion American Dollars.

Not 1.1 .

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