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

We’ve finally got October’s NPD sales results for the United States. The NPD Group says consumers spent $790.7 million on games, accessories and hardware during the month of October. Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS had a good month, as the game was the second best-selling software in the US during October. However, it should be noted that Bayonetta 2 failed to make the top ten. Anyway, here’s the top ten best-selling games according to NPD data.

  1. NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS)
  3. The Evil Within (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC)
  4. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (360, PS3, PC)
  5. Destiny (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  6. Skylanders: Trap Team (360, Wii, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, 3DS, mobile)
  7. FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, Wii, PS Vita, 3DS)
  8. Madden NFL 15 (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One)
  9. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, XBox One, PC)
  10. Minecraft (360, PS3, PS4)

“October 2014 marks the first 12 months of sales for the Xbox One and PS4,” said Callahan. “After the first year, these consoles have had a great start as cumulative sales are currently over 70 percent higher than the combined first year totals of Xbox 360 and PS3.”

“The NPD Group also confirmed that the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U hardware made up 80 percent of the money spent on game-related products in October.”

Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 79K And Wii U Sells 4K

We’ve finally got the Japanese sales charts in thanks to sales tracker, Media Create. Sales of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS remain strong and keeps it firmly in the number one position. Hardware sales remain dire as the Wii U only managed to sell 4K units despite the release of LEGO: The Movie which entered into the charts at number nine on the platform. Here’s the best-selling games.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 57,645 (2,104,844)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 27,182 (2,842,890)
  3. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 24,509 (1,701,465)
  4. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 9,070 (111,037)
  5. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 7,661 (71,073)
  6. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 7,562 (82,932)
  7. [3DS] Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 5,280 (62,120)
  8. [3DS] LEGO Movie: The Game (Warner Bros., 11/06/14) – 4,180 (New)
  9. [Wii U] LEGO Movie: The Game (Warner Bros., 11/06/14) – 3,574 (New)
  10. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 3,210 (699,588)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,844 (3,805,306)
  12. [PS3] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2K Games, 10/30/14) – 2,676 (15,062)
  13. [PS4] Metro Redux (Spike Chunsoft, 10/30/14) – 2,624 (8,782)
  14. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 2,501 (116,252)
  15. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 2,359 (66,956)
  16. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 10/02/14) – 2,258 (129,660)
  17. [PS4] Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (D3 Publisher, 10/30/14) – 2,245 (12,719)
  18. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 2,158 (154,098)
  19. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 2,033 (1,293,939)
  20. [PSV] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 2,028 (22,856)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 50,619 (41,633)
  2. New 3DS – 15,020 (14,040)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 10,078 (8,906)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 9,874 (10,688)
  5. 3DS LL – 9,083 (9,270)
  6. Wii U – 4,787 (4,696)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 4,666 (5,066)
  8. 3DS – 4,495 (4,730)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 678 (718)
  10. Xbox One – 513 (599)
  11. Xbox 360 – 107 (79)
  12. PSP – 25 (50)

Game Informer Lists Their Most Anticipated Games Of 2015

Next year is looking like a bumper year for gamers with plenty of quality titles coming out for each platform. US gaming publication Game Informer has listed the games that they’re most looking forward to next year and there’s a splattering of Wii U games on the list. It’s certainly going to be a good year to be a gamer that’s for sure. Here’s their top ten most anticipated games of 2015.

10. Xenoblade Chronicles X
09. Bloodborne
08. The Legend of Zelda
07. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
06. Rise of the Tomb Raider
05. Evolve
04. Batman: Arkham Knight
03. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
02. No Man’s Sky
01. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

 

Buy Two Get One Free On All Games At Target Starting November 9th

Want to increase your Wii U or Nintendo 3DS game collection? Well Target is thankfully running its annual buy two get one free on all video games. Just to reiterate this is any video games that is currently stocked by Target, so you could get Super Smash Bros 3DS and Hyrule Warriors. Or something on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The deal starts on November 9th and ends on November 15th.

Thanks, Mosky3000

YouTube Now Supports 60FPS

Most of the video game trailers we watch nowadays have been uploaded through YouTube so it’s great to finally hear that 60fps videos are now supported. That means that a number of Wii U games such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World will look as smooth as butter on YouTube. To be able to watch the videos in 60fps you will need to use Google Chrome and set the videos to HD.

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 96K And Wii U Sells 4K

This week’s Japanese sales data is now in thanks to Media Create. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate remains the best-selling software in Japan easily outselling the competition. However, hardware sales continue to be a worry with the Nintendo 3DS selling 96,590 units and the Wii U only managing 4,273. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 172,348 (1,945,850)
  2. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 81,981 (New)
  3. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 59,388 (New)
  4. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 59,204 (New)
  5. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 50,836 (New)
  6. [3DS] Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 47,037 (New)
  7. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 36,625 (1,647,529)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 30,497 (2,786,183)
  9. [PSV] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 16,802 (New)
  10. [PS3] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 12,566 (New)
  11. [PSV] Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy (Square Enix, 10/16/14) – 6,967 (19,402)
  12. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 10/02/14) – 6,238 (123,546)
  13. [XBO] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 3,233 (New)
  14. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 2,821 (693,208)
  15. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 2,676 (111,276)
  16. [PS3] FIFA 15 (EA, 10/09/14) – 2,451 (23,062)
  17. [360] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 2,319 (New)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,367 (3,800,198)
  19. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 2,234 (1,289,968)
  20. [PSV] Danganronpa: Another Episode (Spike Chunsoft, 09/25/14) – 2,132 (98,528)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 59,386 (60,348)
  2. New 3DS – 21,281 (29,341)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,230 (8,761)
  4. 3DS LL – 10,665 (16,771)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 8,942 (8,046)
  6. 3DS – 5,258 (6,778)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 5,138 (4,779)
  8. Wii U – 4,273 (5,293)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 795 (630)
  10. Xbox One – 613 (728)
  11. Xbox 360 – 89 (88)
  12. PSP – 76 (100)

Ubisoft Developer Says ‘Linear Story Games Will Suffer In Modern Marketplace’

Far Cry 4’s creative director Alex Hutchinson believes that traditionally linear story based titles that we are all used to will eventually lose appeal with consumers. Hutchinson thinks that big open world games are the way forward giving consumers a choice about how they go about approaching the world presented to them.

“I’m really interested in emergent games and where that’s going with video sharing and Twitch. I think linear story games are really going to suffer in the modern marketplace.

“They’re already super high-quality, and we’re already seeing their audiences migrate to the big open world games. If I open my friends list and see everybody on the same mission, doing the same thing… I think that’s nowhere near as strong a sales pitch as opening your friends list and seeing 40 people doing completely different things.”