Analyst David Gibson has revealed that the Wii U only sold 70K units during the month of March in the United States. The Xbox One sold 311K, but was beaten by the PlayStation 4 which was the best-selling console that month. The Nintendo 3DS managed to sell 159K and the original Wii sold 28K.
- PS4: Best selling platform.
- Xbox One: 311K
- 3DS: 159K
- Xbox 360: 111K
- Wii U: 70K
- Wii: 28K
- Vita: 10K
- PSP: 5K
The NPD Group has revealed the best-selling video games in the United States during the month of March. Unsurprisingly, Xbox One and PC exclusive Titanfall led the pack, with Infamous: Second Son on the PlayStation 4 lagging slightly behind. There were no Nintendo exclusives in this month’s top ten chart, which you can see below.
- Infamous: Second Son
- South Park: The Stick Of Truth
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- Dark Souls 2
- Metal Gear Sold V: Ground Zeroes
- NBA 2K14
- Final Fantasy X-X2 Remastered
- The LEGO Movie Video Game
Estimations from Nintendo’s recent NPD figures for February suggests that the Wii U only sold 82.5K in the United States. The company said that sales of Wii U hardware increased by nearly 25 percent over the same month last year, thanks to the fantastic Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Wii U hardware in February 2013 was at 66.0K which puts sales last month at 82.5K. We’ve yet to find out how much Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS sold.
- Wii U: 82.5K
- Xbox One: 256K
- PlayStation 4: 284K
- Xbox 360: 114k
Strong new releases helped sales of Wii U software and Nintendo 3DS software in February increase by more than 180 percent and more than 25 percent, respectively, over the same month last year. Wii U software sales were driven by the Feb. 21 launch of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which sold more than 130,000 combined physical and digital units in its first eight days on the market. This helped sales of Wii U hardware increase by nearly 25 percent over the same month last year.
In early 2013, Fire Emblem Awakening launched for Nintendo 3DS and became one of the surprise hits of the year. Bravely Default, which launched for Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 7, improved on the launch of Fire Emblem Awakening by more than 10 percent, selling more than 200,000 combined units in just over three weeks.
Other sales milestones achieved by Nintendo in February include:
- Bravely Default and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze finished as the No. 2 and No. 4 best-selling software SKUs for the month of February.
- Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS system sold more than 130,000 combined units in their fifth month on the market. This brought the life-to-date total to more than 3.4 million combined units in the United States alone.
Over the next few months, Nintendo will launch a series of games from fan-favorite franchises including Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo 3DS, March 14), Disney Magical World (Nintendo 3DS, April 11), Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo 3DS, May 2), Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo 3DS, May 2) and Mario Kart 8 (Wii U, May 30).
The NPD Group have revealed exactly which games were the most popular during the month of January in the United States. We haven’t had any numbers or details from Nintendo, but Game Informer reports that Nintendo 3DS and Wii U sales were up 6 percent and 26 percent when normalised for a four-week month in the United States.
- Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS3, XBO, PS4, NWU, PC)
- NBA 2K14 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC)
- Battlefield 4 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (360, PS4, XBO, PS3, NWU, PC)
- Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
- Madden NFL 25 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
- Minecraft (360)
- FIFA 14 (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PSV)
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, XBO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, NWU, PSV, PC)
- Tomb Raider 2013 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
Wedbush Securities has released its predicted numbers ahead of the NPD Group console sales figures for the US. The company expects the PlayStation 4 to narrowly beat the Xbox One. Wedbush also believe that Nintendo’s Wii U console will trawl in last place with only 60,000 units sold. However, it notes that it would still represent a five percent increase year-over-year. We will get the official NPD Group numbers on Thursday, so we will know for sure then.
“In a nutshell, we think that the rapid ramp in sell-through for next generation consoles will cause an unprecedented ramp in next generation software sales, and notwithstanding current generation software sales weakness, we expect overall industry software sales to rebound into positive territory later this year. We believe this rebound is not only sustainable, but we expect it to be dramatic in the back half of the year, with double-digit gains expected.”
Shacknews is reporting that the Wii U had its highest month for unit sales so far. Neither the NPD group or Nintendo have disclosed actual Wii U figures, but it sounds as though the Wii U had a decent month in December. Members of NeoGAF estimate the console sold above 460K Shacknews also says that the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling system in December and during 2013. Microsoft says its Xbox One and Xbox 360 were the best-selling home consoles.
“Hardware sales of the Wii U were also positive with December 2013 marking its highest month for unit sales month so far,” NPD analyst Liam Callahan
The NPD group has revealed which games sold the most amount of units during the busy Christmas period in the United States. The best-selling game was Activisions juggernaut Call of Duty Ghosts which was closely followed by EA’s Battlefield 4. You can check out the top ten best-selling game in December in the United States, below.
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- Battlefield 4
- Just Dance 2014
- NBA 2K 14
- Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
- Grand Theft Auto V
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- FIFA 14
- Skylanders Swap Force
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One was the best-selling console in the United States for the busy month of December. The console was followed by its predecessor, the Xbox 360. The Xbox One sold 908,000 units and the Xbox 360 sold 643,000. We are still waiting to find out how Nintendo did with Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and how Sony did with the PlayStation 4.
NPD: Xbox One and Xbox 360 were the top selling consoles for each generation in the US in December. 908k (Xbox One) and 643k (Xbox 360)
- Major Nelson
NeoGAF member Cream Sugar has apparently lifted the lid on sales for the immensely popular Call of Duty Ghosts in the US in November. The game topped the NPD best-sellers list for the month on November, but we’ve yet to see a breakdown of sales for each platform. Here’s the data that Cream Sugar has provided.
- Xbox One: 6.42%
- PlayStation 4: 7.39%
- Xbox 360: 55.45%
- PlayStation 3: 30.42%
- Wii U: 0.33%