PC Software Sales Jump 53 Percent in November

December 12, 2011 -

Overall video game software and hardware sales remained flat in November, thanks to reduced hardware sales. But the decline in consoles sales were offset by strong software sales and a huge jump in boxed PC games, according to November retail sales data from NPD Group. November saw a year-over-year decline in sales by 0.5 percent, with hardware sales down by nine percent, falling from $1.08 billion last year to $982.4 million this year. Peripheral sales were also on the decline in November by 34 percent.

Xbox 360 and PS3 software sales were decent in November, lead to highs by Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Just Dance 3 and the wonderful Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Modern Warfare 3 sold 8.99 million units across all formats in November, with Skyrim finishing a surprising second with 2.8 million units.

PC boxed retail sales also surprised analysts, jumping 57 percent year-over-year. Details on what was driving these numbers were not detailed, but one would imagine that games such as Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, and Skyrim had a lot to do with those surging numbers..

Source: The Escapist


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Re: PC Software Sales Jump 53 Percent in November

That's impossible... According to UBI's soft intellect, PC gamers only pirate games...

...I guess someone is a heap of lying parrot-droppings. ^_^

 
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