The Fight continues to determine which console will win this gen's war.
Countless blogs and gaming news sites have gloated about how the intent to purchase sequels such as Modern Warfare 2, and Assassin's Creed 2, would be greater on the PS3 than the Xbox 360, stating 'Consoles turn to PS3 for sequels.'
That assumption was incorrect. According to NPD Group, Assassin's Creed 2 for Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 version by 346,000 units last month, and Modern Warfare 2 for Xbox 360 outsold the PS3's version by 2.33 million units. That's 2,330,000 more copies than the PS3. It's a 2:1 ratio for any that are wondering. So, if you're looking for a sizeable number of people to play with, purchase Modern Warfare 2 for Xbox 360. Microsoft is also combating cheaters and glitchers, something that Playstation's Network is not doing.
For the biggest news, NPD reported that the PS3 did not outsell the Xbox 360 this November. It was beaten by 109,100 units. That includes the Black Friday sales. These statistics show that while the PS3's sales have improved due to that price drop, they still aren't on par with Microsoft's machine.
The Xbox 360 sold 819,500 units for the month of November whereas the PS3 sold 710,400.
Sony was quick to brag about their Black Friday sales, and Microsoft kept mum about it. We see now that they kept quiet because they knew they'd beaten them in the overall month. Two months ago when the PS3 outsold the Xbox 360 for the first time in years, Microsoft executives were quoted to say that they were in it for the long run, and unconcerned with Sony's minor lead. Apparently, they really werent.