We don’t have the rankings yet, (we’ll get them on the 10th) but we do have this from Sony:
Andrew House, president and global chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment, said at the weekend that he expected the PS4 to match or outpace the PS2’s sales in its first three to five years.
“We’ve just seen the most successful Black Friday in the company’s history,” he said in an interview with the Financial Times. “We are now trying to benchmark against the success of the PlayStation 2 - or exceed it if possible.”
Here are the rankings!
Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC) - Higher than Advanced Warfare - 4.89 million
Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - Up 70% versus Fallout: New Vegas and 7% versus Fallout 3 - 2.54 million
Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - 2.10 million
Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
Need For Speed (PS4, Xbox One)
Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Just Dance 2016 (Wii, Wii U, 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
PlayStation 4 was #1 for the month. Over 1.5 million according to a leak.
Xbox One - “Best November ever” so somewhere over 1.23 million
Worldwide Xbox Black Friday sales in the Xbox Store broke records with an increase of 57 percent across Xbox One and Xbox 360, global Xbox Live Gold subscriptions were up over 40 percent, and U.S. Xbox One console sales at retail were up 22 percent over the same period last year, making it the second biggest Black Friday week in 15 years of Xbox history in the U.S.
It’s really amazing to me that the PS4 and XB1 seem to essentially be outselling all the previous generations of consoles. My (limited) perception is that I don’t see nearly as many PS4s/XB1s as I did PS3s/360s or PS2s/Xboxes at similar times in their release cycles, but maybe that’s just because I’m getting old and cranky.
The 360, yes, but only slightly and due to severe hardware shortages for the first year. PS3 did about 10m each year from introduction and Xbox One is definitely tracking below that pretty significantly.
And you can’t really apply Microsoft’s pr claims of a percentage increase to the NPD numbers from last year since they were talking specifically about the Black Friday period and we know too little about that versus the whole month from 2014.
“Black Ops III was the largest release in North America in November by a wide-margin in both units and dollars sold-thru," said Call of Duty SVP and GM Rob Kostich. According to NPD, Call of Duty also was the largest release of any title in North America since 2013, based on physical units sold at retail in its launch month. There’s tremendous momentum for Call of Duty this holiday. Both retail and digital sales are up significantly versus the same time last year. And our community has responded enthusiastically, driving engagement to new franchise highs on next gen consoles in its first month of release."
Looking at the software breakdown by platform, XB1 and PS4 are neck and neck in just about every instance (as in, less than a 100k variance). In fact, the XB1 version of Black Ops 3 sold slightly better.
It sold roughly 70% less than the last Tomb Raider game did in its debut month. I hope they got a LOT of money from Microsoft as the exclusivity deal looks to be an unmitigated disaster. The game will now carry the taint of being a bomb too, which will affect the PC and PS4 releases potentially with, on the PC, at least people holding out for a quick price drop on a Steam sale. Also with the PS4 version about a year out, that version, and possibly the PC version, will have to ship with the DLC included, so that’s lost DLC sales as well. I think there’s a good chance we wont see any more Tomb Raider games for quite a while as a result of this debacle.
Wow, that is just awful. Limited exclusive release hurts because people aren’t talking/following a game that they can’t play for another 6 months to a year. There’s no momentum to build. Timing was just awful, what with Fallout and Call of Duty and Star Wars coming out close to the same time. The game got stellar reviews, was reviewed better than the original. It looks great from everything I have seen. Maybe it’s time to rethink exclusives such as this.