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Nintendo Dominates US November Sales

December 17, 2003 | By David Jenkins

December 17, 2003 | By David Jenkins
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In what has proved to be the company’s best month, in terms of sales and positive press, for many years Nintendo’s Mario Kart has topped the US sales chart and seen the GameCube almost outsell the PlayStation 2.

The company’s home console has easily outsold the Xbox in November and it now seems entirely likely that the GameCube could overtake the Xbox, in terms of US installed user base, before the release of Halo 2 – the Xbox’s next big triple A release.

Certainly this news will make Microsoft’s claim, that the Xbox is the second best selling console world-wide, seem all the more difficult to believe, since North America was previously seen as the format’s best performing market.

Hardware sales for 4th quarter of 2003 in North America:

Rank Console Sales Installed Base
1 Game Boy Advance 1,724,000 17,633,000
2 PlayStation 2 1,149,000 20,288,000
3 GameCube 1,008,000 5,702,000
4 Xbox 667,000 6,669,000

Top ten selling video games in US for November 2003:

TM LM Title Publisher Format Release Date
1 NE Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Nintendo GC Nov. 03
2 NE Medal of Honor: Rising Sun EA PS2 Nov. 03
3 NE Final Fantasy X-2 Square Enix PS2 Nov. 03
4 NE Grand Theft Auto Double Pack Take-Two Xb Nov. 03
5 NE SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs THQ PS2 Nov. 03
6 NE Need for Speed: Underground EA PS2 Nov. 03
7 6 Tony Hawk's Underground Activison PS2 Oct. 03
8 NE True Crime: Streets of L.A. Activison PS2 Nov. 03
9 4 Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo GBA Oct. 03
10 3 Madden NFL 2004 EA PS2 Aug. 03
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