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November Sales Figures

by Daniel Bloodworth - December 17, 2003, 6:50 am PST
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Huge numbers for Mario Kart and GameCube sales.

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November TRSTS Update

December 16, 2003 - In the race to be the best-selling video game this holiday, only one competitor can get the checkered flag. In November, that game was Mario Kart®: Double Dash!!™, exclusively for Nintendo GameCube™. According to NPDFunworld's November Toy Retail Sales Tracking Service (TRSTS), approximately 528,000 copies of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! were sold, easily besting any other video game on any system.

This feat is even more remarkable when you realize that Mario Kart: Double Dash!! was in stores for only 14 days in November, following its launch on Nov. 17.

Additional Nintendo highlights from the November TRSTS data include:

  • 754,000 Nintendo GameCube systems were sold in November, making it the best-performing month in the system's history. The strong sales propelled Nintendo GameCube past Microsoft's Xbox in year-to-date sales.

  • Sales of hardware and software for Nintendo GameCube have increased at a faster rate than either of its console competitors so far this year.

  • Console sales, YTD versus 2002

    o Nintendo GameCube: +61 percent

    o Xbox: +5 percent

    o PlayStation 2: -36 percent

  • Software sales, YTD versus 2002

    o Nintendo GameCube: +60 percent

    o Xbox: +59 percent

    o PlayStation 2: +21 percent

  • As for Game Boy® Advance, more than 1.3 million units were sold in November, beating the nearest console competitor by more than 50 percent.

  • When combined, Nintendo hardware accounted for 57 percent of total hardware units sold in November.

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