Nooch has posted a few November sales figs for the various consoles, sourced from the NPD Group, some weighty analysts who specialise in games market data (they're good, too, from experience).
Let's start with hardware. Keep in mind, these numbers are influenced strongly by supply (or the lack thereof) for certain machines. Judge for yourself -- at least for now -- how much influence price and demographics are having.
- Nintendo DS: 918,000 units.
- PlayStation 2: 664,000.
- Game Boy Advance: 641,000.
- Xbox 360: 511,000.
- Wii: 476,000.
- PlayStation Portable: 412,000.
- PlayStation 3: 197,000.
These must be worldwide sales - almost half a mill PSPs shifted in November? That's pretty impressive, really.
NPD analyst Anita Frazier noted that the GBA number is particularly impressive because there's almost nothing in the way of high-profile new games that are exclusive for the device."It's just got to be that great price (at $50 less than the next lowest priced system) that is making [the GBA] almost a stocking stuffer,'' said Frazier.
My DS is being used exclusively to play Fire Emblem and Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones at the moment, both GBA carts; I'm not playing any stylus games at the moment. Got any to recommend?