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Old 12-10-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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The Empire Strikes Back: 360 Helps Set Sales Record for Industry in November


The video game industry set records in November, as the Kinect and Call of Duty Black-Ops combined to set sales records for the industry. On a more relevant note, both Madden NFL 11 and NBA 2K11 seemed to have good months in the face of record industry sales:

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"The video game industry posted its best-ever November sales on the strength of Microsoft's Kinect motion controller and games like Call of Duty: Black Ops.

That was the report from industry analyst, The NPD Group, which puts out monthly tallies for total video game software and hardware sales. According to NPD analyst Anita Frazier, the video game business was good for $2.99 billion in November, up 8 percent from $2.76 billion a year earlier, and about $30 million more than the previous record November in 2008."


We don't have any hard numbers yet, so it's impossible to tell whether Madden has rebounded after seeing sales slide in October by 18% year-over-year. But given a strong performance from the industry as a whole and with Madden being at #4 on the monthly software charts, it's very possible Madden is back on track.

Otherwise, both NBA 2K11 and Wii Fit Plus did find their way on the chart at the bottom. We'll have more details from the monthly report from NPD as we get them.

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Funny, there were so many people predicting the Kinect to do so poorly. In fact, a lot of the member's here on OS were on that band wagon. It's nice to see that it is getting its share of attention, and I enjoy being able to play and "kinect" with my 4 year old daughter with this nifty piece of technology. Honestly, I was really tired of seeing the negative post from all the single hard core gamers that have no concept of family gaming.
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kinect is only good for kids,wont last long.not that i care though.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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Honestly, I was really tired of seeing the negative post from all the single hard core gamers that have no concept of family gaming.
There were many hardcore fans here that totally dismissed the Wii as a viable console simply based on tech specs. And many that refused to acknowledge it even after it's success. It's hard to believe in the collective thought process on this board because many people are easily and overly impressed by tech specs and buzzwords, and refuse to look at things from a practical standpoint
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