According to an article over at GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that the NPD Group have released their preliminary U.S. console sales figures for the period of November 1st through December 25th. Here's what they've reported so far;
- Xbox 360 - Approximately 2 million units sold.
- Nintendo Wii - Approximately 1.8 million units sold.
- Sony PlayStation 3 - Approximately 750,000 units sold.
Naturally, those figures don't tell the whole story due to the later start and shortages of the Wii and PS3, but it does at least give an indication of where the big three came out following the holiday rush. Full details on this past holiday season's sales should be available from NPD later this month.
Check out the GamesIndustry.biz article at this link for more details.
UPDATE: 8:15pm 1/3/07 - Gamespot is reporting that the numbers listed above did not come from the NPD Group, but rather from International Data Corporation (IDC), a completely different market analysis firm. Those of you looking for more details should check out the Gamespot article at this link.