August NPD: Madden Tops Software, PS4 Still Rolling
Another month, another win for PlayStation 4.
The August NPD results are in and once again, Sony's console was the best-selling console in the U.S. for the month.
Sony confirmed that PS4 was the best-selling console and the top system in regards to software for August, noting the #1 game - Madden NFL 16 - sold best on PS4. All told, hardware sales were down 2 percent year-over-yaer to $190.5 million; NPD analyst Liam Callahan added that "93 percent of unit sales in August 2015 came from bundles, which compares to 41 percent in August 2014."
As for software, games sales were up 34 percent for PS4, Xbox One and Wii U, even though previous generation software sales fell 51 percent. Not too surprising; the longer this generation goes, the fewer PS3/360/Wii games will be sold. Just remember that the NPD only counts physical retail sales, a practice that's probably going to have to change sooner rather than later.
And here's the top 10 for August:
- Madden NFL 16
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Lego: Jurassic World
- Rare Replay
- Until Dawn
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Combo Pack
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
9/10/2015 9:00:58 PM Ben Dutka