NPD December 2013: 3DS Highest Selling System of 2013

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (54501 posts) -

@MajorNelson: NPD: Xbox One and Xbox 360 were the top selling consoles for each generation in the US in December. 908k (Xbox One) and 643k (Xbox 360)

According to NPD, PS4 remains the cumulative leader for next gen console sales in the U.S. since the launch on November 15."

Sony goes on to say "we were out of stock," but doesn't say PS4 outsold Xbox One in December.

December 2013 NPD highlights include:

Total combined retail spend on the Xbox platform (Xbox One and Xbox 360) in December reached $1.39 billion, 50 percent of the combined software, hardware and accessories spend in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, December 2013).

During the month of December, Xbox One held six of the top 10 spots on the new generation console game title list: “Battlefield 4,” “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Dead Rising 3,” “Ryse: Son of Rome,” “Madden NFL 25” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts” (Source: NPD Group, December 2013).

Fans continue to show their excitement for new generation Xbox One games, with U.S. consumers purchasing an average of 2.9 games* per console since launch.

However, while both new machines are having great, competitive launches, neither of them were able to beat Nintendo 3DS, the best selling system of 2013--not just December.
"Hardware sales of the Wii U were also positive with December 2013 marking its highest month for unit sales month so far," NPD analyst Liam Callahan noted. Guess having great games does sell hardware, huh?

HARDWARE CHARTS:

SYSTEMSALES
Nintendo 3DS
Xbox One908,000
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360643,000
PlayStation 3
Wii U475,000*
Wii
Nintendo DS
PlayStation Vita

*Estimated Numbers

Please stand by for numbers.

So Xbox One outsold PS4, Xbox 360 outsold PS3, but PS4 still maintains a cumulative lead.

#2 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8403 posts) -


PS4 still maintains a cumulative lead.

Which is all that matters. :)

#3 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6509 posts) -

How does one buy 2.9 games

#4 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11385 posts) -

Sony still dominating.

#5 Edited by charizard1605 (54501 posts) -

Sony still dominating.

3DS was the bestselling system of the month.

#6 Edited by StrongBlackVine (8403 posts) -
#7 Edited by PhazonBlazer (11385 posts) -

@PhazonBlazer said:

Sony still dominating.

3DS was the bestselling system of the month.

Yes, stand by your pathetic handheld with a pathetic Zelda game.

#8 Posted by nintendoboy16 (25845 posts) -

When is Nintendo going to release their figures, I wonder?

#9 Posted by Desmonic (12786 posts) -

Expected, NA will still end up being MS's market, though it won't be nearly as easy as it was last-gen for them.

#10 Edited by Shinobishyguy (22318 posts) -

That top 10 is depressing

#11 Edited by charizard1605 (54501 posts) -

When is Nintendo going to release their figures, I wonder?

They always release them a couple of hours in

@Desmonic said:

Expected, NA will still end up being MS's market, though it won't be nearly as easy as it was last-gen for them.

The only reason Xbox One outsold PS4 is because the PS4 was not in stock, as Sony notes.

#12 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10837 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

PS4 still maintains a cumulative lead.

Which is all that matters. :)

Can't the fact that the X1 outsold the PS4 in December imply that it may continue to do so from here one? I'm worried about that.

#13 Edited by StrongBlackVine (8403 posts) -
@Desmonic said:

Expected, NA will still end up being MS's market, though it won't be nearly as easy as it was last-gen for them.

No it won't. Microsoft had more sales solely because of PS4 supply constrains. They won't have keep that advantage going forward.

The fact that Sony still leads the US despite Xflops being readily available is no reason to celebrate.

#14 Edited by charizard1605 (54501 posts) -

Frank Cifaldi ‏@frankcifaldi

NPD says that Wii U had its best month yet in December. One wonders what will happen now in this, the year without Luigi.

#15 Edited by freedomfreak (38297 posts) -

Good WiiU numbers.

Glad I sold mine though.

#16 Posted by charizard1605 (54501 posts) -

So 3DS was the highest selling system not just of December 2013, but for all of 2013 at large.

This makes it the highest selling system of the year in the US, UK, and Japan, meaning it was the highest selling system of last year.

#17 Edited by super600 (29981 posts) -

So the WiiU sold about 8000 less than Patcher's prediction.The final number may be a bit higher.

#18 Posted by charizard1605 (54501 posts) -

@super600 said:

So the WiiU sold about 8000 less than Patcher's prediction.The final number may be a bit higher.

Wii U still sold better than expected, all said and done.

I like how 3DS clowned all the consoles though.

#19 Edited by Shinobishyguy (22318 posts) -

Year of the 3ds confirmed.

Now nintendos gotta address the elephant in the room that is the wii u

#20 Posted by KBFloYd (12787 posts) -

Good WiiU numbers.

Glad I sold mine though.

omg... you sold it?

why?

#21 Edited by lundy86_4 (42687 posts) -

Are Sony still not releasing figures to the NPD?

#22 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149555 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

@StrongBlackVine said:

@charizard1605 said:

PS4 still maintains a cumulative lead.

Which is all that matters. :)

Can't the fact that the X1 outsold the PS4 in December imply that it may continue to do so from here one? I'm worried about that.

I doubt that....there is several stores here with stacks of X1. You'd think if it was in demand they would not sit there.

#23 Posted by freedomfreak (38297 posts) -
@KBFloYd said:

omg... you sold it?

why?

Because I don't use it. Nor do I feel the need to use it. It was fun the first few weeks, but then I went back to my other systems.

#24 Edited by KBFloYd (12787 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

omg... you sold it?

why?

Because I don't use it. Nor do I feel the need to use it. It was fun the first few weeks, but then I went back to my other systems.

would you rebuy it later when mario kart or smash comes out?

or are you done with the U?

#25 Posted by freedomfreak (38297 posts) -
@KBFloYd said:

would you rebuy it later when mario kart or smash comes out?

or are you done with the U?

No. I'm not interested in those games.

I'll play Bayonetta 2 at a friends place. That's about all I want to play.

#26 Edited by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -

Yes. We needed 3 threads on this fucking topic.

#27 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24332 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

would you rebuy it later when mario kart or smash comes out?

or are you done with the U?

No. I'm not interested in those games.

I'll play Bayonetta 2 at a friends place. That's about all I want to play.

sad you didn't even give Wonderful 101 a try.

#28 Edited by freedomfreak (38297 posts) -

sad you didn't even give Wonderful 101 a try.

I did. I had it.

Game was good, but flawed.

#29 Edited by wolverine4262 (18813 posts) -

Good WiiU numbers.

Glad I sold mine though.

I didnt see that coming.

#30 Posted by lamprey263 (22460 posts) -

"LOL VGChartz" has about 27 million 3DSs sold by beginning of 2013, ends with 42 at the beginning of 2014; about a 15, million gain by their estimates

#31 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3022 posts) -

Awesome thread Charizard, but I have to close it. There's already a discussion on it here.