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NPD November 2017: Call of duty WW2 #1 SW, PS4 #1 HW

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ZhugeEX

诸葛亮 - 卧龙
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Oct 24, 2017
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Thanks to the NPD Group and Venture Beat for the breakdown.

Here is a look at the NPD report for November 2017-
  • Total: $2.68 billion (up 30 percent from $2.072 billion in November 2016)
  • Hardware: $1.147 billion (up 52 percent from $754 million)
  • Console software: $1.164 billion (up 19 percent from $978 million)
  • PC software: $33 million (up 13 percent from $29 million)
  • Accessories: $344 million (up 11 percent from $311 million)

Video from Mat Piscatella, NPD Analyst- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuAwCr2v65o&feature=youtu.be&a=

Overall

November 2017 US video game spending across hardware, software and accessories jumped 30 percent when compared to a year ago, to $2.7B. Gains were achieved across all categories of spending.


Software

Dollar sales of Console, Portable and PC Games Software combined to reach $1.2B in November 2017, up 19 percent versus a year ago. Year to date, consumer spending on Software is up 6 percent at $5.4B.

Call of Duty: WWII was November's best-selling game overall, and instantly becomes the best-selling video game of both 2017 (year to date) as well as the rolling 12 month period ending November 2017. Call of Duty: WWII generated more launch month consumer spending than any Call of Duty debut since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II in November 2012. Call of Duty is the top ranking revenue generating franchise in tracked history.

Assassin's Creed: Origins was the third best-selling game of November. Over its first two months, Assassin's Creed: Origins has generated the highest consumer spend for an Assassin's Creed franchise release since 2013's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

November sales of Racing games tripled when compared to a year ago, making it the fifth most purchased Super Genre in the month. Shooter games (+30%) and Sport Games (+26%) also experienced strong year on year November sales growth.

Activision Blizzard generated the most consumer spending of any publisher in November 2017 and remains the top selling publisher of 2017.


Hardware

Hardware spending in November 2017 grew 52 percent when compared to year ago, to $1.1B. Spending growth was driven by Nintendo Switch, Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4.

Sony's PlayStation 4 sold the most units of any hardware platform in the month of November, while Microsoft's Xbox One drove the highest dollar sales of any hardware platform during the month.

More units of PlayStation 4 hardware sold in November 2017 than any other month life to date. PlayStation 4 is the best-selling video game hardware platform year to date.

Xbox One hardware generated its highest unit sales tally of any November month life to date.

Year to date, hardware spending has grown 28 percent versus 2016 to $3.4B. Consumer spending on Nintendo Switch, Plug N Play devices such as the SNES Classic and the PlayStation 4 continue to fuel growth.


Accessories

Total spend on Accessories and Gamecards grew 11 percent in November compared to a year ago, to $344m.

Spending on Gamepads grew over 30% in November compared to year ago. The Dualshock 4 Black PS4 controller was the best-selling video game accessory in the month.

Software Rankings

Overall

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. Super Mario Odyssey*
  7. FIFA 18
  8. Need for Speed: Payback
  9. Destiny 2**
  10. Pokémon: Ultra Sun*
  11. Pokémon: Ultra Moon*
  12. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  13. Grand Theft Auto V
  14. The Sims 4
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  16. Mario Kart 8*
  17. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus*
  18. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  19. WWE 2K18
  20. Just Dance 2018
* No digital sales
** No Battle.net sales

Xbox One

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Need for Speed: Payback
  8. Destiny 2
  9. Forza Motorsport 7
  10. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
PlayStation 4

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Need for Speed: Payback
  8. Destiny 2
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus*
Nintendo Switch*

  1. Super Mario Odyssey
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  7. Sonic Forces
  8. Doom 2016
  9. Pokken Tournament DX
  10. Just Dance 2018
Nintendo 3DS*

  1. Pokémon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokémon: Ultra Moon
  3. Pokémon: Ultra Sun & Moon Dual Pack
  4. Super Mario Maker
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. Mario Party: The Top 100
  7. Minecraft
  8. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  9. Mario Kart 7
  10. Pokemon: Sun
The best-selling games of 2017 so far

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Destiny 2**
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. For Honor
  9. Injustice 2
  10. Horizon Zero Dawn
The best-selling games over the last 12 months

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Destiny 2**
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  7. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Final Fantasy XV

 
Oct 26, 2017
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PS4: >1.582M (Best month ever)
XB1: >1.296M (Best November ever) <1.511M (Best month ever)
 
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Benji

US Sales Insider
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Oct 25, 2017
6,662
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Great month all around.

Frankly incredible results for Xbox, PlayStation, COD WW2, and AC Origins
 
Oct 25, 2017
607
#12
In November:
PS4 sold its most units in a month LTD
Xbox One had its strongest November
Strong Nintendo Switch sales
Hardware spending grew 52 YoY

That's fantastic for the industry.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,766
Utah, USA
#15
“Xbox One hardware generated its highest unit sales tally of any November month life to date.”
“Xbox One had the highest dollar sales of any console in the month.”

And PS4 still #1? That’s impressive. Congratulations, Sony!
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,805
#22
GT Sports getting outsold by Wolfenstein, GTAV and need for Speed is hilarious. They should have marked it down on black friday instead of waiting till cyber monday.

PlayStation 4

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Need for Speed: Payback
  8. Destiny 2
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus*
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,052
#23
I'm so glad the industry is healthy.

Far from the doom and gloom days of 2012-2013 (or whenever it was foretold consoles were dying).
 
Oct 25, 2017
13,138
#25
Fire Emblem Warriors no where to be seen in Switch top 10.

Results for Skyrim look promising, DOOM doesn’t look to have done too bad either. Though this doesn’t mean much in the grand scheme because there aren’t actual numbers and digital sales aren’t included. Hopefully Nintendo and Bethesda give numbers
 
Oct 25, 2017
985
#31
My presumption is that Just Dance 2018 makes the top 20 thanks to the Wii? Wonder what type of sales is Wii version getting at this point.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,802
#32
When was the last time PS4 and Xbox top 10 software was so similar? Usually you see a but more variation IIRC.

Edit: And those two quotes from MS imply they sold more Xbox's total this month and made more dollars per this month than any November before correct?
 
Oct 28, 2017
5,398
#34
Minecraft 3DS had a physical release? I'm 99.9% sure it didn't where I am in the UK at least.

I always wonder why the Pokémon games are separate too. Pokémon Company/Nintendo gotta make things difficult I guess...
 
Oct 27, 2017
6,411
#35
Big three put up some insane numbers this year. Perfect storm with the new X and Switch and cheap as shit base models with the S and 4. Jesus...
 
Oct 25, 2017
378
#36
$199 was a huge deal, PS4 exploded in sales, and not sold more because was sold out.

Xbox One had a great month after being pretty weak on second half. I wonder how much XBO X contributed to that.
 

GHG

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Oct 26, 2017
6,462
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Need for speed payback is in the top 10 whereas neither Forza or GT Sport remain in the top 20.

America what is you doing?
 
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