Although it seems strange to use as an official source, there’s a lot of news coming out of Twitter these days from some of the big-wigs in the gaming industry. One of those big names is Major Nelson, and if you follow him on Twitter, you’ll know that he likes to tweet… a lot. There was an interesting two-part tweet from him recently that caught a lot of people’s attention.
“NPD tomorrow. I found out we ran out of consoles at end of the month (!) so don’t expect to win Dec. (1/2)”
“Jan/Feb supply is tight as well. Likely amazing YOY growth numbers for Xbox. We’ll find out tomorrow! (2/2)”
It’s no secret that the Xbox 360 is a hot console right now, especially in North America. It’ll be interesting to see how things unfold in the coming two months, and how long it takes Microsoft to recover from this shortage. It’ll also be interesting to see if this shortage affects sales in other regions outside of North America.
We’ll have the December NPD results to you shortly, as well as the full 2010 results for the top hardware and software in North America.