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Wii sells over 2m units in $3bn November

Xbox 360 sales more than double PS3 in month where total hardware sales grow 10 per cent

Nintendo's Wii sold over two million units in the US during November, in a month that saw overall hardware revenue grow 10 per cent to USD 1.21 billion.

Nintendo's home console sold 2.04 million units, over twice the amount sold for the same period last year, while the company's DS system also shifted 1.57 million units.

Total sales of software, hardware and accessories topped USD 2.91 billion during the month of November.

Sales of the Xbox 360 were more than double the PlayStation 3 during the month, with 836,000 and 378,000, respectively.

"The expanded supply of Wii systems at retail was clearly evident in the sales figures this month," commented Anita Frazer of sales group NPD.

"The 360 realised a nice unit sales bump over last November and the PS3 year-to-date unit sales growth is impressive."

Sony's PSP was its strongest hardware performer, selling 421,000 units, while the PlayStation 2 also managed 206,000 units.

"It's clear there can be more multiple victors this generation, and while price is certainly a strong factor, particularly as the current economic situation continues to prevail, the most important factor that will drive success in 2009 will be the line-up of compelling games that will keep consumers involved in the industry," added Frazer.

Software sales for the month can be seen in detail here

Sales figures for all hardware during November follow:

  • Wii - 2.04 million
  • DS - 1.57 million
  • Xbox 360 - 836,000
  • PSP - 421,000
  • PlayStation 3 - 378,000
  • PlayStation 2 - 206,000
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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.