May NPD: Hardware And Software Enjoy Spiking Sales
The PlayStation 4 continues its run in the US, but will May be the last month Sony's console sits atop the hardware charts...?
According to the NPD results for last month, the PS4 led the hardware charge for the fifth straight month in the US. It was a solid month for all gaming hardware in fact, as combined sales of consoles and portables hit $187 million, up 95 percent from the $96 million tallied in May of 2013.
It's also important to note that the surge wasn't entirely due to the PS4 and Xbox One. NPD analyst Liam Callahan said there was growth for the Wii U and Vita, and Nintendo has announced that the 3DS was the second-best selling system during the month. As for software, it was pretty ridiculous:
"May 2014 launches sold 800 percent more in dollar sales than May 2013 launches did their respective launch months."
In terms of total software sales, May saw $274 million, well up from the $175 million brought in during May 2013. Unsurprisingly, the popular Watch Dogs topped the list, while Mario Kart 8 was the runner-up:
- Watch Dogs (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC) Ubisoft
- Mario Kart 8 (NWU) Nintendo
- MLB 14: The Show (PS4, PS3, PSV) Sony
- Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC) Bethesda Softworks
- Minecraft (360, PS3) 5 Microsoft (Corp) Sony
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (360, PS3, PS4, XBO, 3DS, NWU) Activision Blizzard
- NBA 2K14 (360, PS4. PS3, XBO, PC) Take 2 Interactive
- Titanfall (360, XBO, PC) Electronic Arts
- Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) Nintendo
- Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS4, PS3, XBO, PC, NWU) Activision Blizzard
6/16/2014 9:41:53 PM Ben Dutka