NPD Sales Numbers – November, 2009

NPD Sales Figures Reveal Top Selling Consoles, Games

According to sales figures released by NPD group for the month of November, Modern Warfare 2 has broken the previous sales record held by Halo 3. Halo 3 sold 3.3 million units in 12 days when it was released while Modern Warfare sold more than 6 million units in a span of 19 days, according to NPD.

The numbers also revealed that the PS2 continues to receive strong sales nine years after it’s release.

Speaking about the numbers, Anita Frazier of NPD said, “While this year’s top-selling item bested last year’s by 283%, it couldn’t make up for softness elsewhere. The top 50 games this year sold 5% less units than did the top 50 last year.”

The NPD Group findings, which compile data from the U.S. and Canada, ordered by sales:


Nintendo DS       1.70 million

Nintendo Wii     1.26 million

Xbox 360           819,500

PS3                   710,400

PSP                   293,900

PS2                   203,100


Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)           4.20 million

Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)                   1.87 million

New Super Mario Brothers Wii         1.39 million

Assassin’s Creed II (Xbox 360)          794,700

Left4Dead 2 (Xbox 360)                   744,000

Wii Sports Resort                            720,200

Wii Fit Plus                                    679,000

Assassin’s Creed II (PS3)                  448,400

Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360)       362,100

Mario Kart (with wheel)                   315,000