Xbox 360 doubled PS3 sales in November, claim analysts

Xbox 360 is November's landslide winner, according to retail forecasts by US video game analyst Wedbush Morgan. In advance of NPD's official report this Thursday, Wedbush released its predictions for last month's tally, placing Microsoft's console sales over Nintendo's second place Wii, and double Sony's fourth place PS3.

Forwarding his findings to investors today, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said the Xbox 360 sold over 1.44 million units last month, increasing its year-to-year take by 5%. By contrast, Wedbush reported the Wii sold 1.05 million units, a loss of 17% year-to-year; while the PS3 moved 750k units, representing a healthy 45% year-to-year uptick.

The estimates were backed by the Electronic Entertainment Design and Research's (EEDAR) own preemptive report, which also put Xbox 360 in the lead with 1.3 million units, Wii in second with 1.05 million, and both the DS and PS3 in a tie for third with 750k apiece.

Microsoft's predicted success is attributed largely to its record breaking Black Friday, during which it was reported to have sold over 960,000 consoles and 750k Kinects.

It's important to remember these are estimations, and not the official numbers which will be published by NPD later this week. True, they are similar predictions made by fairly reputable analysts, but they aren't cold hard results. Point being: save your fanbaiting for the real deal this Thursday. Or, heck, start now—Mondays always go faster with some healthy debate.


  • Hig1134 - December 6, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    This is only taking into account all the dumbass Americans who just love buying 360's to replace there old broken ones. Worldwide, it'll be a different story.
  • Rubberducky - December 5, 2011 4:46 p.m.

    This is only because I don't have the money to buy a PS3, otherwise there would be one more PS3 sale. Also, why do people always mention their friends who had to buy multiple 360s because they red-ringed? Do those friends not know about the warranty??
  • avantguardian - December 7, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    i love how the guy above you almost blatantly spews the same stupid shit you're talking about. yes americans are all dumbasses, and they all buy new 360s, even when they don't have to. this TOTALLY explains why they sold almost twice as many consoles as sony. good job, you sniffed us out...
  • avantguardian - December 7, 2011 1:54 a.m.

    edit: this also TOTALLY explains why the report claims that sony moved as many ps3s as microsoft did KINECTS( on black friday alone, mind you...). haters be hatin'.
  • rhino77 - December 5, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    These numbers take into account all the people buying new 360's to replace their old, broken ones, right? My friends have gone through 2-3 360's each, and my 4 year old PS3 is still running in great condition. Not trying to troll, I'm just saying...
  • avantguardian - December 6, 2011 3:18 a.m.

    i have two still working 360s (in great condition), my ps3 doesn't get enough use to break (hopefully), but i DID go through three ps2s. just saying.
  • chrisat928 - December 5, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    There has to be some bullshitting going on with 360's numbers. I mean MS and analysts are touting this massive sales month after month, but there has not been any information regarding an additional increase in Xbox Live subscribers. That doesn't strike anyone else as a little odd?
  • Doctalen - December 5, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    I can't help but wonder if these numbers are that accurate year after year I hear about the multimillion consoles sold per year nationwide. To me it seems that everyone should have at least one xbox360 one wii and one playstation3 but they don't. :/
  • FaceEater - December 5, 2011 12:45 p.m.

    With over 3 hundred million people in the U.S. alone there's still plenty of buyers. Worldwide, these sales are a drop in the bucket. Plenty more xbox's to buy up.
  • Subclique - December 5, 2011 12:01 p.m.

    960 million consoles? Wow! That makes it the highest selling console ever, unless it's a typo
  • FaceEater - December 5, 2011 12:12 p.m.

    You might want to read that again. It says clearly "960,000."

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