The October NPD numbers are out, and (now that we know we'll keep getting the information
) it's time once again for analysis and reaction from media and businesses alike. GameDaily has a one year later
look at the fight that began last holiday season. As for the numbers themselves
, with Halo 3
now a known quantity in the market the 360 is down to 366,000 from 527,800 in September. Microsoft is still quite happy
with software sales, though. The PS3 only saw 121,000 units sold last month, but early news from November has Sony very excited
. And all the while, somehow, the Wii manages to sell even more units
. The system is up to 519,000 from 501,000 in September, with the DS slight down to 458,000 from 495,800. As the GameDaily analysis article concludes: "the race for console dominance is still anyone's to win. The 2007 holiday buying season will be crucial to setting all three players' market positions going into next year. Which is all nice to know, of course, but not that important to actually enjoying your system of choice well into the future."