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Xbox 360 sold 1.7 million units during the four week November sales period (October 30 - November 26) in the US, reports the NPD Group.

The console recorded a 24 per cent increase over November 2010.

PlayStation 3 achieved a much higher 70 per cent sales increase over the same period last year, which gives the platform an estimated total of 900,000 units for November 2011 - still a massive 800,000 units shy of the Xbox 360.

The NPD Group said that the "gap between 360 sales and sales of the next best selling platform was the largest we've seen since December 2008 when the Nintendo DS was the top selling system".

Wii sold 860,000 units, 3DS 795,000 units and DS 350,000 units.

Software sales were dominated by Modern Warfare 3 which shifted a massive nine million across all platforms. Skyrim took second place, and in one month is about half a million units short of matching Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in lifetime sales.

Battlefield 3 continues to sell well at No.3 and is now the best-selling title under the Battlefield property.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations is a new entry at No.4 with an estimated 1.26 million units sold during its first month - up by 10 per cent over Brotherhood.

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Taizuke

Guys, you can't blame some of the negative comments after a title like that. "Xbox 360 sales dwarf PS3"... The title itself is almost invoking a flame war. Even if it's true the writer should've worded differently.
Posted 00:46 on 15 December 2011

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Taizuke

Guys, you can't blame some of the negative comments after a title like that. "Xbox 360 sales dwarf PS3"... The title itself is almost invoking a flame war. Even if it's true the writer should've worded differently.
Posted 00:46 on 15 December 2011
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pblive@ Clockpunk

Ps1 - pixie
Ps2 - halfling
Ps3 - dwarf

The GameCube has been and always will be a cute little fairy.
Posted 11:35 on 14 December 2011
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tvr77@ munkee

well said
Posted 19:50 on 13 December 2011
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munkee

@Clockpunk

Dude, its not always a case of who's being right and who's being wrong. Not everybody is as well educated as you obviously are. But, everybody should be united in their passion for games and be welcome to their moment in the spotlight. If you feel that people are trolling, then wouldn't it be more intelligent to ignore them. Rather than, try to create a wall of intellectual text to prove your own superiority.

We're merely chatting about video games, not at a board meeting.

Be cool.
Posted 19:28 on 13 December 2011
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Bloodstorm

WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?????
Posted 19:15 on 13 December 2011
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Clockpunk@ tvr77

Good, good. It really doesn't take much to make an effort, no matter how much you think it may.

I take it you mean the erroneous 'efforst'? Who's being pedantic now?
Posted 19:02 on 13 December 2011
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tvr77@ Clockpunk

wow! dude your so smart, i'm totally baffled, shame about your spelling in your earlier posts before you wowed us with intellectual prowess
Posted 18:36 on 13 December 2011
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Clockpunk@ dav2612

Of course - I'm talking about both academic (University-based) careers, as well as the pursuit of medical positions (namely Psychological placements), which are two areas still governed very much by an elitist mentality. I make no secret of my hobby, but then I work very hard to establish myself on the merit of my skill. That I can incorporate the medium into these areas, albeit slowly, are my attempts to raise the profile of the hobby, but my personal situation is not that associated with the hobby - in part because of the proliferation of such individuals within it. There is a slowly increasing number of professionals who are not ashamed to hide their fondness for the medium, but it is not enough to counter these social perceptions. Hell, just look at the Daily Mail for a summary of what the population wants to believe...

I believe that the use of certain games may be of great benefit to the latter career, but until one can reach the point to even try some new research methodologies, it is a moot point.

That video games are still seen with condescension throughout the vast majority of these professional areas is sadly very telling of their perceived social status.

Anyways, personal diatribe aside, back to the topic at hand!

Anyone else remember the PSOne? Would that be more a half-ling console? :p
Posted 16:43 on 13 December 2011
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dav2612@ Clockpunk

"The sad truth is, that professionally, it is ill-advised to let others be aware that one enjoys gaming as a hobby."

I'm curious about that statement, could you elaborate on it for me? I don't see that sentiment as one that can be applied to all professions. Whilst I can't speak for all professions, I've certainly been in my career for 14 years and being open about my hobby has never had an adverse effect. If anything, it has has the opposite effect and helped build a relationship with an awkward customer.
Posted 16:29 on 13 December 2011
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pblive

I want one of dem dwarf PS3s, dey sound cool.
Posted 16:20 on 13 December 2011
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dudester@ FantasyMeister

I was going to come with some smart remark but as the bbc have taught me lifes too short.
Posted 16:11 on 13 December 2011
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Clockpunk@ tvr77

The sad truth is, that professionally, it is ill-advised to let others be aware that one enjoys gaming as a hobby. Admittedly, such is unlikely to affect the kind who cannot argue points properly, but for those of us in a position, it is important. Grammar, spelling, and an open mind with which to construct arguments for or against a particular part of the hobby, is all that is required. But still, such ignorance, as exhibited in this thread, is what marks the hobby (and those who participate in it) as puerile to those external factors.

Think of the wider social ramifications, not just your own personal perception of the immature little idiots.
Posted 16:05 on 13 December 2011
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tvr77@ Clockpunk

well its there hobby too and they are childish but i just think your taking this a bit to personally, do you really feel that much associated with other gamers, we just enjoy the same hobby, we not joined at the hip. embarrassed no! irritated maybe
Posted 15:54 on 13 December 2011
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munkee@ FantasyMeister

Its not a surprise that wii is on the decline. Theres not really much reason to buy one now. The only thing worth looking forward to was Zelda and I think more users dusted off the wii under the bed, rather than, bought a new one.

From my perspective.. In the store we've sold a few Wii's this xmas. But, nothing substantial. A few elderly people buying and a couple of mums. The Nintendo handhelds are flowing like water and the HD consoles are maintaining steady sales.
Posted 15:47 on 13 December 2011
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FantasyMeister

I'm just appalled that nobody picked up on the year on year sales:

PS3 +70%
XBox +24%
Wii -32% (yes, that's a minus)

Also the blatant heightism displayed in the article when it comes to the vertically challenged. I don't claim to speak for all the dwarves, but I'm sure some will be upset.
Posted 15:08 on 13 December 2011

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