November is a big month for gaming sales. Not just because of the onslaught that is Black Friday (though that is a major part of it), but also, because there are major gaming releases that happen in November most times. This particular November saw the release of several major games, and Black Friday (as previously noted) was one of the biggest in gaming history, and now, we have the NPD numbers for the month of November to show just how well everyone did, especially the Nintendo Switch.
In terms of profit margin, the Nintendo Switch had the highest grossing month. It sold 1.3 million units during the month, and that was just in the United States, which will no doubt bring the total amount of Switch in the world to between 25-26 million (they were at just under 23 million at the end of September). But, in a funny twist, the PS4 and Xbox One also sold 1.3 million units in November.
So how does the Switch come out on top when they all sold the same amount? Simple, the Switch cost $300 still because it’s still new, while the Xbox One and PS4 were doing special bundle deals and discounts to get people to buy the “older” consoles. Some PS4’s were down to $200, and many Xbox One’s were less than that. Still though, a good month for all, and it was the first time in two console generations that three major gaming platforms all sold a million in one month.
In terms of games, here is the Top 10 for November:
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- Battlefield V
- Fallout 76
- Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
- Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
- NBA 2K19
- Madden NFL 19
- Spyro: The Reignited Trilogy
- FIFA 19
December is going to be a month to lookout for no doubt, even though the top gun is no doubt going to be Super Smash Bros Ultimate.