The PS4 continues it’s dominance of the US sales chart for the 4th month in a row, while Xbox One’s Titanfall is the top selling game for the second month in a row. Following Titanfall in 2nd is Call of Duty: Ghosts, and NBA 2K14 in 3rd. Fourth through tenth are as follows: Minecraft, LEGO: The Hobbit, The LEGO Movie Videogame, LEGO Marvel Superheroes, The Amazing Spider-man 2, Grand Theft Auto V, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. This marks the second straight month with Titanfall and call of Duty at numbers one and two, with Minecraft making a massive resurgence up the charts, after being only at 10th in April.
Microsoft has responded to the news today, touting that Xbox Leads U.S. Software Game Sales, with an average of three games sold per console. Xbox One sold a total of 447,000 games, as well as 2.6 million games on Xbox 360. This big uptick in game sales can be attributed to sales of games for the Easter Holiday, which would also explain the big sales for the three LEGO titles.
Overall though software sales are a mixed bag. April had a 10% overall slide in physical software sales, but next-gen software is doing well, compared to the previous generation. “PS4 software combined with Xbox One software sales are up over 40 percent compared to sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 through their first six months. Wii U software sales were up over last year by over 80 percent.” said NPD analyst Liam Callahan
As I wrote earlier, PS4 managed to maintain it’s lead, and was the number one selling game console for the fourth month running. Neogaf is claiming that 115k Xbox One’s were sold during April, but did not currently have the numbers for PS4. Overall, things are looking great for this new generation of consoles. Callahan told Gamesindustry.biz that “Life to date, sales of PS4 and Xbox One hardware have more than doubled the combined sales of PS3 and 360 hardware through their first six months of sales.” Total Industry sales climbed 17% to $580.3 million.
by, Bobby Marquardt