View Full Version : August NPD: Madden 15, PS4 score top honors

09-11-2014, 11:46 PM
Top 10 Games:

1. Madden NFL 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
2. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
3. Minecraft (360, PS3)
4. The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
5. Call of Duty: Ghosts (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC, Wii U)
6. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, Wii U, PS4, 3DS, DS, Xbox One, Vita, PC)
7. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One)
8. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
9. Battlefield 4 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
10. The Lego Movie Videogame (360, 3DS, PS3, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, Vita)

Est. hardware:
PS4 - 190k
XB1 - 160k
WIIU - 60k

Plus this is the worldwide sales for the week of Aug 23rd

Weekly Hardware Chart 23rd August 2014
Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
PS4 57,628 65,983 5,669 159,285
3DS 29,791 37,231 34,036 109,581
WiiU 23,132 18,742 8,136 54,254
XOne 35,953 12,016 N/A 53,207
PS3 9,616 21,431 2,499 40,860
PSV 2,442 4,376 16,647 28,210
X360 14,957 7,747 146 26,681
Wii 2,922 3,595 176 7,487
PSP 389 2,683 223 4,069


Madden NFL 15 was the software leader in August, surprising a record-breaking no one. According to the NPD results, Madden's sophomore effort on the latest batch of consoles faired better on the PS4 versus all other platforms. The latest console release of Diablo 3 landed second on the new physical retail sales list, with Minecraft for Xbox 360 and PS3 rounding out the third spot.

Compared to the same reported period last year, however, software sales of new games for the month were on the decline due to fewer big ticket launches. In August 2013, a handful of anticipated titles arrived in stores and online, including Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Saints Row IV and Disney Infinity. Overall, new physical retail sales of hardware, software and accessories "increased by 8 percent in August 2014 over August 2013 and followed a similar pattern of prior months with explosive hardware growth driven by eighth generation consoles offsetting declines in software," NPD analyst Liam Callahan said.

"Deep declines in seventh generation software [X360, PS3, Wii] of 57 percent were not offset by growth in eighth generation software, leading to a net decrease of console software sales of $47 million," he added.

Hardware sales grew over the same reported period last year "by an over 200 percent increase in console hardware sales" thanks to the Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U. According to a statement from Sony, "PlayStation 4 was [number one] in hardware sales for the eighth consecutive month and remains the cumulative leader for next generation game consoles."


Drunken Savior
09-12-2014, 02:17 AM
WiiU and Xbox One are sure having an epic fight in the lightweight division.

09-12-2014, 02:20 AM
PS4 is dominating all. With the XB1 doing better in the west.