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.
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.