November NPD numbers "exceeded" Sony's expectations


It seems that fortune is continuing to smile upon the PS3. After Sony’s victory at Metacritic’s Platform Power Rankings list, the just-released November NPD sales figures have "exceeded expectations" for Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America.

"In November, PS3 was the only hardware console to see any growth when compared to last November, experiencing an 88% lift and a 122% increase from the previous month. Metacritic also unveiled this week its 2009 Game Platform Power Rankings, in which PS3 titles topped the charts on overall game quality, tallying up five of the top ten best reviewed games in 2009 and with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves taking best reviewed game of the year."

Tretton remained optimistic about the future with this comment:

"The sheer appetite and interest in the PS3 this holiday has been overwhelming and is exceeding our expectations. So much so, some retailers are expected to experience tight supply this December. There’s no question the holidays are looking very bright for PlayStation and we’re confident that the new year is on pace for the same with hugely anticipated titles hitting the platform, such as MAG, God of War III, BioShock 2, and Final Fantasy XIII."

According to the NPD numbers, there were 710,400 PS3 units sold during November; in comparison, the Xbox 360 managed to accrue 819,500 units sold.

Bloated Black Friday numbers nowithstanding, the individual game sales list is a little more interesting. Uncharted 2 was nowhere near the top in terms of overall sales — that honor fell to the Xbox 360 version of Modern Warfare 2 with 4.2 million copies sold; the PS3 version only sold 1.87 million copies, beating out the Wii’s New Super Mario Bros.‘ 1.39 million with a difference of 480,000 copies.



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