Market research firm NPD has released the first reliable sales figures of the holiday season and Wii is the winner.
NPD Sales figures, November 1st - December 24th
Xbox360: 2 million
Wii: 1,8 million
Please bear in mind that Wii and PS3 only went on sale November 19th and 17th, respectively. The figures were released through a CNBC video report (registration required) entitled ´Gaming Wii-nner´.
On G4´s Feed, presenter Layla Kayleigh commented:
For the holiday crunch, [the Wii] doubled the sales of the PlayStation3. In just one month, Nintendo has come shockingly close to meeting half of the Xbox360 sales over a whole year.
EDIT NPD has denied that their official sales figures have already been made available. Yahoo News reports:
Several mention December sales figures for Sony's PlayStation 3, Microsoft's Xbox 360, and Nintendo's Wii published by research group NPD. But according to NPD spokesperson David Riley, NPD has yet to release December's numbers.
"NPD's December/year-end sales data will become available January 11," he said.
Source: CNBC (registration required)
Thanks to: Joystiq, RegHardware, Steezy,