What were the Top 10 best selling games in November 2012 in the United States?
The newest NPD numbers are in, and so are the top lists of the highest selling game systems and games for November in America.
Here is the full Top 10:
#1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U)** Activision Blizzard — 7.5 Million Sales (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sold 9 Million in its launch month)
#2. Halo 4 (Xbox 360)** Microsoft — 3.2 Million Sales (Halo: Reach sold 3.3 Million in its launch month)
#3. Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)** Ubisoft — 2.9 Million Sales (Assassin’s Creed: Revelations sold 1.3 Million in its launch month)
#4. Just Dance 4 (Wii, Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3) Ubisoft
#5. Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS Vita, Wii U) Electronic Arts
#6. Skylanders Giants (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U)** Activision Blizzard
#7. Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2012 (PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, PC) Electronic Arts — 509,000 Sales (Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit sold 417,000 in its launch month)
#8. NBA 2K13 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, Wii U, PC)** Take-Two Interactive
#9. WWE 13 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) THQ
#10. FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS Vita, 3DS, Wii U, PSP) Electronic Arts
#11. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) Nintendo — 243,000 Sales
** Includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware. Physical retail copies only.
The multiplatform Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 release was a massive success, although not as massive as last year’s COD. 7.5 Million shooter fans bought the game! Here’s the TV commercial starring Movie and Youtube peoples:
System Sales in November 2012:
#1. Xbox 360 – Sold 1.26 Million Units. (-25.9% year-over-year, but still twice the sales of any other system)
#2. Nintendo 3DS – Sold 540,000 Units. (-32.1%)
#3. PlayStation 3 – Sold 525,000+ Units on Black Friday alone. (+9%)
#4. Nintendo Wii U – Sold 425,000 Units.
#5. Nintendo Wii – Sold 420,000 Units. (-51.1%)
#6. Nintendo DS – Sold 370,000 Units. (+5.7%)
#7. PlayStation Vita – Sold 225,000 Units.
More and more gamers are getting connected through Xbox Live and using Xbox 360 for both gaming and as a multimedia box.
Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter adds that these November sales results — a record 12 months of declines — are worse than he expected.
To quote: “The culprit was Wii U hardware sales, which came in about $50 million below expected, and sales of Nintendo handhelds, the DS and 3DS. Wii U hardware was sold out, we checked, so it’s a supply issue. But Wii U software sales were abysmal, only New Super Mario Bros. U sold any meaningful units.”