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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In The United States During August

The NPD group has revealed the best-selling video games in the United States during August. Madden NFL 15 was the most popular title in August and secured the number one position. Sadly Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U has slipped out of the top ten. Here’s the best-selling games in the United States last month.

1. Madden NFL 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
2. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
3. Minecraft (360, PS3)
4. The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
5. Call of Duty: Ghosts (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC, Wii U)
6. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, Wii U, PS4, 3DS, DS, Xbox One, Vita, PC)
7. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One)
8. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
9. Battlefield 4 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
10. The Lego Movie Videogame (360, 3DS, PS3, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, Vita)

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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Video Games In July In The United States

The NPD details have filtered through for July thanks to Venture Beat. Sony’s critically acclaimed The Last of Us scooped the number one position and the wonderful Mario Kart 8 was placed at number five. Here’s the best-selling games last month in the United States.

1. The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
2. Minecraft (360, PS3)
3. FIFA 14 (360,PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
4. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
5. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
6. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, PC)
7. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
8. Sniper Elite III (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
9. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
10. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, 3DS, DS, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, Vita, PC)

“When combining life-to-date sales of Xbox One and PS4 after nine months, and comparing them to the combined totals of nine months of sales for Xbox 360 and PS3, sales of the newest consoles are larger than the prior generation by close to 80 percent,” said Callahan.

“Nintendo confirmed that Wii U sales are up 60 percent through the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. That’s largely due to the popularity of Mario Kart 8.”

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NPD: Mario Kart 8 Crosses 1 Million And Nintendo 3DS Software Hits 40 Million In US

Mario Kart 8 has now sold more than 1 million total units in the United States alone, becoming the second Wii U game to cross that milestone, along with New Super Mario Bros. U (1.69 million). Mario Kart 8 continues to drive momentum for the Wii U platform. Through the first seven months of 2014, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by nearly 60 percent and more than 135 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013.

The continued strength of the Nintendo 3DS platform can be attributed to the breadth and quality of its overall lineup of software. To date, more than 40 million Nintendo 3DS software units have been sold in the United States alone. This includes 41 titles with a Metacritic score of 80 or higher, seven of which have a score of 90 or higher; and nine games that have sold at least 1 million units in the U.S. alone:

  • Mario Kart 7: 3.48 million
  • Super Mario 3D Land: 3.09 million
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2: 2.28 million
  • Pokémon X: 2.10 million
  • Pokémon Y: 2.01 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 1.39 million
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf: 1.36 million
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: 1.33 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: 1.09 million

Four of the 10 best-selling software SKUs for July are exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS platform. This includes Tomodachi Life, which finished at No. 5 and sold more than 85,000 units in its second month, and Pokémon Y (No. 8), Pokémon X (No. 9) and Mario Kart 7 (No. 10). Those last three games appeared on the list despite being on the market for 10 months, 10 months and 31 months, respectively. The lineup for Nintendo 3DS will be bolstered by three of the most anticipated games of 2014: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Oct. 3) and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Nov. 21).

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NPD: Estimated Numbers Put Wii U At Around 140K And Nintendo 3DS At 150K In US For June

The kind folk over at NeoGAF have estimated that the Wii U sold 140K units on the back of Mario Kart 8 in June in the United States. The Nintendo 3DS managed to sell 150K in June in the US. We’ve already reported that Mario Kart 8 was the second best-selling video game software in June and Tomodachi Life was the ninth. You can read what Nintendo had to say about the results, here.

  • PS4: Number 1 best selling = 269K
  • Xbox One: Doubled sales from the previous month  = 197K
  • 3DS: 150K (up 55% over May, was 225K last June)
  • Wii U: ~140K (up 233% over last June)

Thanks, Kyle

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NPD: Mario Kart 8 Sells 885,000 Units In US in First Five Weeks, Wii U Sales Were Up 233 Percent

After firing out of the gate at the end of May, Mario Kart 8 had an even stronger second lap. The game was the top-selling physical software SKU in the U.S. in June, and sold more than 470,000 physical and digital units. This brings its lifetime total to more than 885,000 units in the U.S. alone. Mario Kart 8 is also driving new momentum for the Wii U platform and its library of great titles, which includes an industry-best 15 games with a Metacritic score of 85 or higher. Sales of hardware and software in June 2014 were up 233 percent and 373 percent, respectively, over June 2013. For the first half of the year, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by 48 percent and 129 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013.

“These results reinforce the power of the Mario Kart franchise and speak to a bright future for the Wii U platform,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “History has shown that Mario Kart games tend to have an extremely long tail. We fully expect Mario Kart 8 to continue to drive momentum for our hardware and software business through the holidays and into the foreseeable future.”

Nintendo 3DS also had a strong month: Hardware sales in June increased by more than 55 percent over sales in May, and Tomodachi Life sold more than 175,000 combined physical and digital units after launching on June 6.

Looking ahead to the rest of 2014, Wii U has a great lineup of upcoming games and amiibo, Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category, that will help Nintendo build on its Mario Kart 8 momentum. Notable titles on the way include: Hyrule Warriors (Sept. 26), Bayonetta 2 (October), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Holiday) and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Holiday). Likewise, three of the most anticipated games of the year are coming exclusively to Nintendo 3DS in 2014: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Oct. 3) and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Nov. 21).

 

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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In US During June, Mario Kart 8 At Number Two

The NPD Group have revealed the best-selling video games in the United States during June. Watch Dogs tops the bill, but Mario Kart 8 comes gliding in at second. Tomodachi Life has also performed well as it comes in at number nine. Here’s the best-sellers for June.

1. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
3. Minecraft (360, PS3)
4. UFC (PS4, Xbox One)
5. FIFA 14 (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
6. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
7. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
8. Call of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
9. Tomodachi Life (3DS)
10. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)

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NPD: Wii U Sales Were Up More Than 85% in May In US Compared To Previous May

It has been revealed that Wii U hardware sales were up more than 85% this May compared with May 2013. The increase was due to Mario Kart 8 which was the second best-selling video game in the United States during the month.

Update: It should be noted that Wii U only managed to sell 60,130 units.

Thanks, Timmy