NPD Group has released its console software sales information for Novemer 2009. Activision’s Modern Warfare 2 put up some ridiculous numbers. While nobody should be surprised that MW2 topped the charts, some analysts were surprised by its complete ownage of November (it’s a financial term). All in all, the big titles did what they were expected to do, but there was one oddity in the top 10. Check it out!
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360): 4,200,000
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3): 1,870,000
- New Super Mario Bros (Wii): 1,390,000
- Assassin’s Creed II (Xbox 360): 794,700
- Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360): 744,000
- Wii Sports Resort (Wii): 720,200
- Wii Fit Plus (Wii): 679,000
- Assassin’s Creed II (PS3): 448,400
- Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360): 362,100
- Mario Kart Wii (Wii): 315,000
As a BioWare mark, I’m disappointed that Dragon Age didn’t do better. Sure, RPGs aren’t as popular as action titles and it’s a new IP, but I expect people to have better taste. Hmph. Nintendo has to be thrilled with its November. It sold a ton of new and old games. With so many new and excellent games released in November, I was surprised to see something as old as Mario Kart hit the top 10. To steal a line from Keanu Reeves or Joey from Blossom, “Whoa.”
Any thoughts on the November software top 10?