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Records and milestones for the United States based on NPD sales data

Note: hardware data only goes back to 2004 and incomplete software data to 2002. The records below may have been beaten at a date prior to 2002. This lists the console and handheld records separately.

Console sales recordsEdit

Record Sales
Largest hardware sales month Wii - 3,810,000 (NPD December 2009)

PlayStation 2 - 2,733,000 (December 2002)

Largest single-month hardware launch PlayStation 2 - 500,000 in first week (sold out)/Nintendo DS - 500,000 in first week (sold out) True story
Largest non-holiday, non-launch hardware month Wii - 721,000 (NPD March 2008) [1] bitches
Largest November hardware sales Wii - 981,000 (NPD November 2007)[2]Nintendo DS - 1.53 million (November 2007)

Game sales recordsEdit

Record Sales
Biggest game sales month

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 4.7 million (NPD November 2009)

Pokemon? - ?

Biggest selling new IP (single month)

Assassin's Creed - 1.357 million (November 2007)[3]

Portable game ?

Consecutive Top 10 appearances

Wii Play - 16 (active) / Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360 - 6

Portable game ?

Most Top 10 appearances Wii Play - 16 (active) / Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Wii - 7 (active)
Consecutive #1 rankings Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - NPD November 2007 to NPD February 2008

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