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November NPD 2017: Call of Duty: WWII leads $2.7 billion month as sales are up 30% year-over-year

Venture Beat: "The video game industry was booming last month as holiday spending kicked in. Spending was up across the board, totaling $2.68 billion and up 30 percent over November 2016, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Publisher Activision's and developer Sledgehammer Games's Call of Duty: WWII was the biggest winner last month, becoming the best-selling game of 2017 and for the past 12 months."

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DeadSilence1876d ago

Call of Duty WW2 is insane, best result since Black Ops 2 IT'S a MONSTER!

NewMonday1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Nintendo exclusives are just dominating, congrats on a big turnaround. Sony better respect their challenge.

the resurrection of Nintendo in the gaming market is timely. now that the Xbox brand is fading into obscurity after the failure of their last desperate shot, the danger was Sony could succumb to hubris and shift to coast mode. now they cant afford to do that.

Nintendo are not just back, they are in their best form since the SNES, so Sony need to up their game more. need more games that are for younger teens and kids(no Knack please). it's a good time to bring back the Jak franchise.

- GTA5, a game from last generation is still charting, Rockstar can just retire already and money will keep coming.

UltraNova1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Sony must stay alert and competitive. Simply coasting or even getting arrogant on their success will hurt them in the future. It happened with the ps3, it can happen again.

They need to pay attention to Nintendo and MS(look away on the GaaS part though).

That said, why wont Sony form a studio that makes kid-friendly games only is beyond me... They can hire proven tallent in that business (I imagine Nintendo has many former and current devs looking for jobs in Japan). Then they can try and make their own Mario or whatever kids play these days. They have the resources, the demand in that market is there, why wont they invest in it?

Gazondaily1876d ago

"now that the Xbox brand is fading into obscurity after the failure of their last desperate shot, "

Xbox brand is fading into obscurity when Xbox One hardware generated its highest unit sales tally of any November month life to date. LOL WHAT?

And SOOOO much noise about exclusives, SO MUCH! And not a SINGLE exclusive on the PS4 top 10. By your logic, exclusives are fading into obscurity- long live multiplats?

Zero_Suit_Samus1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

@Septic

“And SOOOO much noise about exclusives, SO MUCH! And not a SINGLE exclusive on the PS4 top 10. By your logic, exclusives are fading into obscurity- long live multiplats?”

It’s obvious exclusives are harder to chart since they’re on a single platform.

In the end PS4 has both 3rd party games and great exclusives. Can’t say the same for Xbox.

PCgamer981876d ago

So we will just pretend that the 3ds wasn't a success?

NoPeace_Walker1876d ago

"In the end PS4 has both 3rd party games and great exclusives. Can’t say the same for Xbox."

Funny...in the past couple of months,
Forza 7, Cuphead scores higher than GT Sport and Knack 2 on meta and PuBG just released and over 500k XB1 gamers played it on day one. Also has the best multiplat now thanks to the X. I haven't even touch my PS4 aince Persona 5 and wont be turned on until GOW4.

Zero_Suit_Samus1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

@NoPeace_Walker

“Funny...in the past couple of months,
Forza 7, Cuphead scores higher than GT Sport and Knack 2 on meta and PuBG just released and over 500k XB1 gamers played it on day one.”

Forza 7 isn’t exclusive to Xbox

Cuphead isn’t exclusive to Xbox

GT Sport outsold Forza 7 by 3:1 regardless of metacritic.

Knack 2? Try Horizon: Zero Dawn, Uncharted 4, or The Lost Legacy.

PUBG? Enjoy 13fps gameplay. Fortnite is good enough.

NoPeace_Walker1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Zero_Suit_Samu

"Those are not exclusives, they are on PC"

So?...they are not on any current gen consoles so they are exclusives on the Xbox console. I even said Persona 5 was the last exclusive I'd played on my PS4...and that game is also on PS3, as well as Nier and Nioh are on PC, but of course those games are exclusives..right?

"PUBG? Enjoy 13fps gameplay."
PS4 is 0fps gameplay but the framerate is fixed now and you even commented on that fixed article and was upset that there is a fix for it already. LOL

NewMonday1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

@Septic

PS4 exclusives launched 1st quarter of the year and charted in their window.

this is obvious and would have been stupid to mention but here you go.

Gazondaily1876d ago

@NewMonday

"PS4 exclusives launched 1st quarter of the year and charted in their window. "

GT Sport is a PS4 exclusive and that didn't launch 1st quarter...doesn't appear on the top 20 or top 10 sold on PS4.

@The_infected

Love how you're listing the fact that Cuphead and Forza are "non exclusive" for your retort...amazing ha! Nier and Nioh dont get that treatment hmmm...

NewMonday1876d ago

@Septic
is this the best you can come up with SMH!

GTS did chart in it's launch month, and racing isn't popular in NA it won't last like Zelda obviously, in Europe it dose hold at the top.

morganfell1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

@NewMonday,

It was launch month. LAUNCH MONTH of the world's most powerful console *smh* No amount of diversion tactics will change the fact they were served a big steaming cup of "what really matters" and power.....not on the top of that list. They can't change the truth or wave their hands and distract people. I keep hearing the announcer in my head from Quake right now saying "Quad Damage". Quad as in 4...PS4.

If you think it is bad now, watch what happens to the X1X over the next 4 or 5 months. It is going to get positively ugly out there. Want an X1X? Just wait till end of 1st Quarter next year. There will be used ones crowding the shelves. November was launch month and that is as good as it is going to get. Launch month with Black Friday. It is all down hill now. Individuals like Kratos will see to that. People that are going to get rid of the X1X should do so by end of January because the bottom on trade in will drop out when more people start selling them. And they will.

Sevir1876d ago

Septic, you're right not a single PS4 exclusive came in the top ten for the month of Nov, HOWEVER, Horizon Zero Dawn Rounds out the 2017s top ten best selling games... The only other exclusive to chart on the best selling of 2017 is Zelda! So... Pipe down.

Xbox one is a desert when it comes to compelling software

Puertorock771876d ago

What the hell are you talking about? Switch is last place in the biggest videogame shopping month of the year. Win a Nov NPD then talk. Hell beat Xbox in a Nov NPD then talk about what Sony and MS needs to do.

morganfell1875d ago

SOOOO much talk about the beast and look at the result.

SOOOO much talk about 4K 60fps (as if that is the most important thing)

SOOOO much talk about focusing on games

SOOOO much talk about how MS is going to change things in Japan

SOOOO much talk about Scalebound

SOOOO much talk about Crackdown 3

SOOOO much talk about online calculated physics

SOOOO much talk about cloud power

SOOOO much talk about kinect

Do I really need to keep going? Your little attempt to sidetrack things does not alter reality. You also fail to see the influencing power of exclusives. All you care about are sales. Okay, how do you like them sales? During your launch month. Don't ever bother coming into an article on one of the many great upcoming PS4 EXCLUSIVES - REAL EXCLUSIVES THAT DO NOT NEED THE WORD CONSOLE IN FRONT OF THEM - and talk about how you are looking forward to it. No one is buying what you are selling.

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showtimefolks1875d ago (Edited 1875d ago )

games with loot box or other things related to MT in top 20

call of duty
star wars
nba 2k18
madden fifa
need for speed
destiny 2
gta 5(it's still amazing this game is selling so strongly)

best selling games of 2018:

call of duty
destiny 2
madden
nba 2k
ghost recon wildlands
for honor

it's amazing how many average games sell so well especially for honor and wildlands both of which are quite average

Vectrexer1875d ago

Quite average in your opinion. It's obvious given how much they have sold. This means a lot of other people thought they were above average and enjoyed them a lot I know I did.

ssmilloy361875d ago

when septic has to cherry pick his info and it still took 12 months to do so...smh

SierraGuy1875d ago (Edited 1875d ago )

Sold out here in Canada at Walmart physical copies. Everywhere. PS4.

Vectrexer1875d ago

Activision listens to its base and gave us what we wanted the game is awesome!

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OB1Biker1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

18 months of ridiculous hyping up from PR and from the media looks a bit silly now.

Gazondaily1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

All that noise about exclusives and not a SINGLE exclusive in the PS4 top 10. And what about GT sport? Completely MIA.

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Ricegum1876d ago

You literally will never grasp the reason why people consider exclusives important.

It's not the fact that they'd be a sales juggernaut, it's that they'd be a deciding factor for someone choosing which console to buy.

Xbox fan's mentality like yours is the reason Microsoft will sit in dead last.

Zero_Suit_Samus1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

@Woolly_

“Look at the best selling games of the last 12 months as well.”

Look at the best selling console since 2013 and still going.

When was the last critically acclaimed Xbox exclusive?

When was the last Xbox exclusive to outsell major PS4 exclusives?

In the end most gamers choose PS4 over Xbox. Fact is, PS4 is a better platform that has the best and most diverse games. Nintendo coming in a close second.

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Yet it still managed to outsell the Xbox One and switch.

Funny

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NoPeace_Walker1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Yup...I can't wait to play Far Cry 5, Read Dead Redemption 2, and the next COD on my X....as those will be top sellers next year.

Not all exclusives on console went M.I.A on the individual chart though, as Forza 7 made the top 10 on the Xbox Nov NPD chart. And that game came out in Sept.

Zero_Suit_Samus1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

@NoPeace_Walker

“Yup...I can't wait to play Far Cry 5, Read Dead Redemption 2, and the next COD on my X....as those will be top sellers next year.“

And they’ll sell best on PS4 😂

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NoPeace_Walker1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

"And they’ll sell best on PS4 "

OK...fair enough, I'll enjoy my definitive edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 while you feel better about it selling best on your console of choice. 😉 👍🏼

GTgamer1876d ago

Lmaooooo wowwww the reach no digital sales included and this is not worldwide :/ but I guess anything you'll find anything to justify MS not having games and don't ever bring up Sony exclusive sales when they Literally demolish every MS exclusive on the market - _-

Trez12341876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

GT sport is crushing forza 7 worldwide so if it's MIA then Forza 7 is invisible. This is NPD and yes it's the biggest market but not the only market especially for Sony and Nintendo.

Exclusives are important like it or not. I mean...look at the Switch and PS4 ? The 360 did better than the XBox one in japan and it was down to exclusive games. Maybe you didnt know but some buy the xbox to play Halo and thats exlcusive too.

ThatGuyDart1876d ago

Horizon Zero Dawn is #10 for best selling PS4 games year to date

OB1Biker1876d ago

You can act like exclusives dont matter but nobody said exclusives sell more than multiplat. games.

yomfweeee1876d ago

You don't understand how exclusives generally work do you? Games don't have to sell well to be important. GT Sport is a niche title. Realistic racing isn't big like other sports games, action, FPS, etc. But they still hold a very important purpose.

You're also trying to brag that Xbox had most unit sales? Ya that took them releasing a new system which was bought mostly by their biggest fans who already owned an X1. Oh and they list lost during a new console month. That is pathetic. They hyped that system for 18 months.

Gazondaily1876d ago

"Exclusives are important like it or not."

I know they are but what are all those top 10 sold on PS4? "XBOX has no gamez" has been a narrative for ages- are you telling me no games made the top 10 list of PS4?? THAT is the point

@yomfwee

" GT Sport is a niche title."

LOL! GT Sport is a niche title!

mocaak1876d ago

Horizon Zero Dawn is the 10th best selling game of 2017 in NA, would have been even higher worldwide. But you only notice numbers that fit your agenda.

Damthatsword1876d ago

i love how self convincing you are. youre so cute deluding yourself into believing all this :).

if you and wooly are desperate enough to bring sales figures into account, well then your argument holds no basis. since rihana outsold beethoven.

WelkinCole1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Exclusives are the cherries on top.

They are the difference between 70 million and 30 million console sold.

Why? Because people looking at buying a console will want a console that have more games than the one with less. Its really that simple. Yet you special flakes will never get it.

SixFragz1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Xbone is dead.

Even M$ knows it when they have to make deals for console exclusivity, such as the poorly optimized mess that is PUBG, to try to get people to buy their dying console.

Xbone is sinking, and M$ they knows it. They are nowhere near the competition. I know it's hard for Xbots to believe, but numbers don't lie.

yumi761875d ago (Edited 1875d ago )

@Woolly_

I love how your argument started out talking about how exclusives don't matter then devolved into b-b-b-but x is more powerful... after people pointed out the flaws in you argument..

@Septic

Say whatever you want PS4 70 million xbox 30 million. GT Sport 1,000,000 Forza 200,000. November NPD (x launch month) PS4 1.78m xbox 1.56m and month after month PS4 is selling more than 3x as much software.

You guys can say whatever you want PS4 will continue to steamroll xbox based on a fantastic first and third party game library

BlakHavoc1875d ago

Ur making an argument about exclusives in arguably the PS4s strongest year in terms of software? Ok bud.

Outside_ofthe_Box1875d ago

" "XBOX has no gamez" has been a narrative for ages- are you telling me no games made the top 10 list of PS4?? THAT is the point "

As was the "PS4 haz no gamez" in the beginning of the gen which you yourself participated in, but now you're suddenly tired of the narrative, why?

PS4 is no longer the most powerful, why else it selling? Is it not because of it's exclusive games lineup?

Vectrexer1875d ago

Third party games dominate they always have and I always will and for the near future as far as console goes Far and Away the best way to play on is Xbox One X!

Damthatsword1870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

i can almost smell how desperate your failed attempts are. its hilarious to watch :)

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Lime1231876d ago

So in November Xbox One X launched, and Microsoft had cheapest model (Xbox One S for $189), and still PS4 won.Last time Xbox One beat PS4 in US was October 2016. This is Xbox's strongest market?

Majin-vegeta1876d ago

Who knew people bought a console for games and not power

Gazondaily1876d ago

"Who knew people bought a console for games and not power"

I thought they bought them for exclusives? And yet...on PS4....not a single exclusive in the top 10. Hmmm

Stogz1876d ago

@Septic you're obviously on full on damage control over this, but if that's your question, mine is this: with all that talk about power and 3rd party is all that matters why didn't Xbox win November? Why didn't they even get 2nd place with a cheaper console as well as the "beast"????

moegooner881876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Look at Septic, holy moly this is killing him.

Ceaser98573611876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Septic
dont mind . but are you blind or ignorant.. You keep saying not a Single PS4 exclusive on top 10. Yet HZD is there.. This dude needs a reality check ffs.. And funny how you say all that and Xbox exclusives If there is any aint found in any list.. Forza 7 sold less than 200,000 in first week lmao!! So worry about how X gonna survive with all Realism powaaah! With no software support.. PS4 is very much covered becoz guess what with all this bickering "3rd party games gonna look better" wont do much for your Realism "true" 4k console and RDR2, FC5 and so on will sale more on the PS4... But hey carry on with your nitpicking , i love watching Xbox fanboys defending themselves with Zero Logic..

frostypants1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

@Septic, yes, multi plats tends to sell more units in total than exclusives. Basic critical reasoning would tell anyone that this is not evidence that exclusives don't move hardware. I'm not sure what point you think you are making, but you sure seem hell bent on it. You should probably just concede that your argument isn't as compelling as you thought.

Sunny_D1875d ago

My god. Septic’s heart is pounding trying to race to defend his console against every commenter. It’s more sad than funny.

WelkinCole1875d ago (Edited 1875d ago )

@spetic you are beyond pathic.

Last time I checked exclusive games are also games and why people buy console games. Not because one console has 6tf and the other is only 4.2tf. Like seriously. You guys are perhaps the only idiots that go in to stores and look for console with the most tf while gamers look for console with the most games.

Outside_ofthe_Box1875d ago

Never thought I'd see Septic go this hard against exclusives lol.

rainslacker1875d ago (Edited 1875d ago )

Christ Septic.

I went and looked up the numbers, and NPD reports that there are two exclusive games in the top 10 for most games sold YTD. Zelda:BOTW, and Horizon:Zero Dawn. MK8 is on there too, so actually three.

I know you can accept facts, so when they're presented, why do you keep repeating an outright lie? Maybe you misread some data, but the information is certainly readily found through a Google search. Maybe cite your sources. Here are mine.

https://www.forbes.com/site...

Top 10 Best-Selling Games Year-To-Date

Destiny 2
NBA 2K18
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Madden NFL 18
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Grand Theft Auto V
For Honor
Horizon Zero Dawn
Injustice 2
Mario Kart 8

https://www.gamespot.com/ar...

Top 10 Selling Games of 2017

Destiny 2*
Ghost Recon: Wildlands
NBA 2K18
Madden NFL 18
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
Grand Theft Auto V
For Honor
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Injustice 2
Mass Effect: Andromeda

One for TYD as of June

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/0...

You've been proven wrong with citation. Care to change your argument...or at least cite your sources? If I'm wrong I'll apologize, but until then, support your argument since there seems to be conflicting data to your uncited assertion.

BIGBOSS081875d ago

Xbox fanboys are in full meltdown mode because microsoft couldn't win November npd with a new console launch with months of pre orders and they also had the cheapest model with xb one s. The chances of xbox ever winning a month again is very unlikely. The won't be winning any months in 2018, that's for sure.

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RAM0N 1876d ago

They also had an advantage with those x pre-orders.

alb18991876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

What about the Pro?
Did the Pro sold more than the X?
Because we all knew that the PS4 is a more successful machine than the XBOX ONE long time ago.
But what about the last offer that gave us SONY and MS? Did people bought more X than Pro?
Did the X do better than the Pro's launch?
That's the other face of the coin.

Ceaser98573611876d ago

Alb1899
The Difference between the PS4 and Pro aint huge like Xbox one and X. If you see the games both performs and looks great on both Pro and PS4. But cant say the same for Xbox one and X.. So people will want to stick with the PS4 but i know many who want to upgrade to the X over xbox one becoz of the Huge spec diff..

Sunny_D1875d ago

Pro vs 18 months of hype is nowhere near the same. Sony released PRO in a non grand way unlike what MS were touting for these past 18 months.

yumi761876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Software sales also continues to be dominated by PS4. Lead by bundles on the top selling franchises this holiday season.

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spicelicka1872d ago

I enjoy both my xbox and Ps4 the same as I would, regardless of how much each is selling. I wish more sales and money to corporations made my experience better but it doesn't, who knew?

yumi761872d ago

Don't be naive, better sales gives companies more money to invest in new games and more market share gives them better deals with 3'rd parties. Sales are the most important thing for these companies.

RAM0N 1876d ago

The tides have returned.