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Sony: November NPD numbers exceeded our expectations

Posted by: Ahmed Al-Dajani 11/Dec/2009
Now with NPD numbers for November are up, each of the console manufacturers will reply in accordance to these numbers sooner or later. Jack Tretton, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America has responded in accordance to November NPD numbers and expressed his excitement for the next year.  
 
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Tretton said regarding the growth of sales of the PS3 “In November, PS3 was the only hardware console to see any growth when compared to last November, experiencing an 88% lift and a 122% increase from the previous month. Metacritic also unveiled this week its 2009 Game Platform Power Rankings, in which PS3 titles topped the charts on overall game quality, tallying up five of the top ten best reviewed games in 2009 and with UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves taking best reviewed game of the year,"  
Then he expressed his excitement for December and for the next year "The sheer appetite and interest in the PS3 this holiday has been overwhelming and is exceeding our expectations," he continues "So much so, some retailers are expected to experience tight supply this December. There's no question the holidays are looking very bright for PlayStation and we’re confident that the new year is on pace for the same with hugely anticipated titles hitting the platform, such as MAG, God of War III, BioShock 2, and Final Fantasy XIII.”  
For the record, there were 710,400 PS3s sold in November compared to 819,500 Xbox 360s. Also, Uncharted 2 wasn't one of the top ten sellers of November. Nevertheless, it was one of the best months for Sony's PS3.  
13 comments
Posted: 12/Dec/2009
Worldwide hardware data for the period 01st Nov 2009 to 28th Nov 2009: Console PS3 Total 1,736,434 Worldwide hardware data for the period 01st Nov 2009 to 28th Nov 2009: Console X360 Total 1,315,196 = Worldwide PS3 > X360
Posted: 11/Dec/2009
Good job Sony, 2010 will be better for sure, especially with all of these exclusives coming.
Posted: 11/Dec/2009
i really dont know how, and im sure the same with most people.....ps3 should have sold more than 360..im sure....everyone knows what the've just' brought,...i think microsoft have been buying up 360s.....and giving them out for promotion...for.the employees chirstmas present bonus....and 2 or 3 for their m8's......etc etc.......cheeky little buggers'...i always have a conspiracy theory...
Posted: 11/Dec/2009
Remember that MS banned 1 M console before modern Warfare 2 launch, that mean that for all those players that wanted to play MW2 online and were banned the bought the specially new MW2 bundle with Xbox you can count in there at least 300,000 new consoles ;)
Posted: 11/Dec/2009
Great Sony! 710,000+ new users! Xbox2 sales mean NOTHING to me.
Posted: 11/Dec/2009
NPD numbers are for north america only, think how much sony has sold in europe, asia, and the fareast, in europe there are expected shortages of the ps3, ps3 is ahead of xbox 360 in europe by 1.5 million, i traded my xbox360 for a ps3 slim, no online fees and great games, last time i held a controller like this is when i had a ps2. buy a ps3 its quite good plus you can serf the web and watch porn hub on my 50 inch lg 7000, life is great at the moment,
Posted: 11/Dec/2009
MS buying 360 by themselves !! how stupid it sounds!!!?? let me tell you a story. I am a 360 owner n waited for PS3 to have a price cut. I went to futureshop (Montreal, Canada), there I saw 3 dude buying 360 even though the display 360 infront of the shop got RROD !!! they were laughing but bought 360 !! My question was why !!!?? answer is simple.. kickass online play with their buddy even though PSN network free !! so, here you go.. in North America, people really like 360 for online play even though it cost money !! free not always good. what u feel good is good for you. PS: I really disappointed with Uncharted 2 !! this is is a must buy game for any PS3 owner. i bought on day 1. atleast 30-40% ps3 owner should have buy this game .. but sales tells different story. even halo3 ODST expansion sold more than UC2 !!! how irony !! :(
Posted: 11/Dec/2009
Funny you say that MS is buying up their own systems? Hell, Sony is just giving away PS3s with any old Sony TV sold. They still could not outsell MS. Maybe if they gave away a PS3 with each PS2 sold. Now that is a good idea.
Posted: 11/Dec/2009
well npds dont report walmart and if they did i garuntee ps3 would be ahead, i manage one and we sell out of them like hot cakes and we have so many 360s lying around its kinda sad, its the same with all the other managers that i talk to. also microsoft counts referbished 360s as a sale while ps3 and wii dont so i dont believe their #s half the time
Posted: 11/Dec/2009
Interesting to see some pathetic jabs a few sites like this one, IGN and other are trying to do...Nice spin there...lets not forget the entire month of deals X360 done November....and will do again in December...Lets not forget that Sony is selling nera 10-1 PS3 to X360 in Japan, and coming close to 2-1 in Europe (not only UK, poor sods that fell for the POS RROD prone thing). SO, taking that in consideration, we have PS3 at, the very least, 250k more consoles sold than X360 this past november. But, then again, lets forget the rest of the world and consider only US...that is the only place that really buys X360 for the past six months (I am disconting UK again...)