NPDs, boring to some while exciting to others, are still important for both companies and game developers. It is a release of how both consoles and games are doing in retails, and can prove some bragging rights. Microsoft can be joyous again, as the Xbox 360 took the #1
spot on consoles for the sixth consecutive month.
Major Nelson highlighted some other interesting NPD information which includes:
--November marks the sixth consecutive month Xbox 360 leads video game consoles in sales, with 1.37 million units sold.
--Xbox 360 is the only console to show double digit year-to-date growth at 42%, making it the fastest-growing console in 2010.
--50% of spending at retail this November (for current generation consoles) was on the Xbox 360 platform.
--During the month of November, four of the top ten console game titles were for Xbox 360 including: Call of Duty: Black Ops, Fable III, Assassinís Creed Brotherhood, and Halo: Reach.
--Call of Duty: Black Ops for Xbox 360 was the number one selling console game in November.