November 2013 NPD: Overall Sales Rise to $2.74 Billion, Best Month Ever for Hardware

December 12, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


After some early news arrived about the PS4 and the Xbox One, the full NPD November 2013 (from November 3rd to 30th) retail sales data report for the US has arrived, revealing that total industry sales were up 7% to $2.74 billion.

Thanks to the new consoles, hardware sales rose 58% to $1.327 billion and accessories climbed 17% to $327.4 million, but software sales (includes PC and handhelds) dropped a whopping 24% compared to last year, ending up at $1.1 billion.

NPD Analyst Liam Callahan revealed how November 2013 was the best month ever for hardware:

With the introduction of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, coupled with positive sales for the Nintendo 3DS, sales in November 2013 marked the best November for hardware sales on record.

Here’s the top 10 selling games in October 2013, which totals sales across all systems and includes Collectors Editions, GOTY Editions, and bundles, but not those bundled with hardware:

  1. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  2. Battlefield 4
  3. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  4. Madden NFL 25
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K14
  7. Skylanders SWAP Force
  8. Just Dance 2014
  9. Disney Infinity
  10. FIFA 14

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