November game sales: 360 outsells PS3, Modern Warfare 2 sells six million

Microsoft overtakes Sony in console sales, Nintendo remains on top

After conquering US console sales charts in September, and maintaining an edge over the Xbox 360 in October, the PS3 slipped back below the Xbox 360 and Nintendo in North America, according to the recently-released NPD sales figures.

Nintendo once again asserted its dominance by selling almost 3 million systems between the Wii and DS. Sony's biggest woes came in the form of the PSP, which couldn't even manage to top 300,000 in sales during the year's busiest month. Sony does have a few spots of silver lining to point to, as the PS3 was the only console to see sales growth when compared to last November, and the PS2 continues to rack up impressive numbers for a system that has been around for over nine years. Here are the system US rankings for November.

1: Nintendo DS -- 1,700,000

2: Nintendo Wii -- 1,260,000

3: Microsoft Xbox 360 -- 819,500

4: Sony PlayStation 3 -- 710,400

5: Sony PSP -- 293,900

6: Sony PlayStation 2 -- 203,100

On the software side, the top two titles were no surprise, as Modern Warfare 2 sold over six million copies on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in its first 18 days of availability (PC sales figures have not been released yet). The fact that the game sold more than twice the amount of Xbox 360 copies versus the PlayStation 3 version may have been one of the bigger factors for the Xbox 360's console sales surging ahead. Assassin's Creed 2, on the other hand, was a bit of a closer race between the two versions, as the Xbox 360 version sold almost 800,000 units versus the PS3, which sold nearly 450,000. The Wii managed to nab four slots on the top ten, with New Super Mario Bros. Wii debuting in third place with 1.39 million units sold, and Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit, and Mario Kart all continuing their steady sales. Other notable debuts include Left 4 Dead 2 in fifth place, and the Xbox 360 version of Dragon Age: Origins, which came in ninth. Here are the top ten selling console games for November:

1: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360) -- 4,200,000

2: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2(PS3) -- 1,870,000

3: New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) -- 1,390,000

4: Assassin's Creed 2 (Xbox 360) -- 794,700

5: Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360) -- 744,000

6: Wii Sports Resort (Wii) -- 720,200

7: Wii Fit Plus (Wii) -- 679,000

8: Assassin's Creed 2 (PS3) --448,000

9: Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360) -- 362,100

10: Mario Kart Wii (Wii) -- 315,000

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Dave Rudden

Show Comments

Cool Tech

Lexar® Professional 1000x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards

Learn more >

D-Link TAIPAN AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Modem Router (DSL-4320L)

Learn more >

Crucial® BX200 SATA 2.5” 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive

Learn more >

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q – Reign beyond virtual world

Learn more >

D-Link PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Network Kit

Learn more >

Gadgets & Things

Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC™/SDXC™ UHS-II cards

Learn more >


Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1000x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Lexar® Professional 1000x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards

Learn more >

ASUS VivoPC VM62 - Incredibly Powerful, Unbelievably Small

Learn more >

Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC™/SDXC™ UHS-II cards

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Lexar® Professional 1000x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards

Learn more >

Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC™/SDXC™ UHS-II cards

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Best Deals on Good Gear Guide

Latest News Articles


GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi


The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott


My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.


Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?