Analyst: 1.44 million Xbox 360 consoles sold in November

If an analyst's figures are correct, Microsoft had an excellent month for selling Xbox 360 consoles in November. News.com reports that according to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, the Xbox 360 sold 1.44 million units in the US during November. If true that would be a rise of five percent compared to sales in November 2010. Microsoft has already said it sold 960,000 Xbox 360 consoles during Black Friday week.

Pachter also predicts that the Nintendo Wii console sold 1.05 million units in November. However, that number would be down 17 percent compared to the same time period a year ago. Sony's Playstation 3 console came in at 750,000 units sold, according to Pachter, which is an increase of 41 percent compared to the same time period a year ago. Sony cut the price of the PS3 by $50 earlier this year.

In terms of software sales, Pachter predicts that Xbox 360 games generated $675 million in revenue for November, an increase of 12 percent compared to a year ago. PS3 software sales are predicted to be $430 million for November, up 11 percent from a year ago. Wii software sales generated only $260 million in revenue in November, down a whopping 19 percent from a year ago.

If all of these numbers are true, the Xbox 360 is once again the dominate game console in the US in terms of both hardware and software sales. The official figures will be revealed later this week from the NPD Group.

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