Disney Infinity, Saints Row 4, Mario & Luigi And FF14 Were Among August’s Top-10 Sellers

By Ishaan . September 12, 2013 . 5:30pm

The Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling videogame system during the month of August in North America for the fourth month in a row, according to the NPD Group. While Nintendo have not shared August’s sales figures for the device, Microsoft report that Xbox 360 was the best-selling home console for the month at 96,000 units sold.


Overall, hardware sales were down 40% as compared to August 2012.


On the software front, Saints Row IV, Disney Infinity, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist were launched during the month of August. Here’s the top-10 software sales chart for the month:


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Madden NFL 25 360, PS3 Electronic Arts
02. Saints Row 4 360, PS3, PC Deep Silver
03. Disney Infinity 360, WII, PS3, Wii U, 3DS Disney Interactive
04. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
360, PS3, Wii U, PC Ubisoft
05. Minecraft 360 Microsoft
06. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS Nintendo
07. NCAA Football 360, PS3 Electronic Arts
08. Payday 360, PS3 505 Games
09. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS3, PC Square Enix
10. Pikmin 3 Wii U Nintendo

Reporting period: August 4th – August 31st, 2013.


According to the New York Times, Disney Infinity sold about 294,000 starter kits during August, so everything you see below that game on the chart sold less. Additionally, the NPD Group add that Tales of Xillia was ranked #11 on the chart for August, but declined to provide sales figures.

  • School Idol Addict

    Pikmin 3 sold 115k in august, so Xillia probably sold a bit over 100K in august.

    • KingGunblader

      Is 100k good or bad. I suspect it’s bad… :/

      Hopefully Symphonia Chronicles will make back some of those sales. And I suppose the game could continue to sell through 2013 but it’s Tales so who knows?

      • Aristides

        It’s not too shabby considering it’s genre and marketing. Its probably the best selling tales game in a long time.

      • MasterScrub

        Sales were good enough that the pre-order numbers confirmed a western release for Xillia 2, IIRC

      • Ladius

        It’s the second best opening in western Tales history, right after Tales of Symphonia. It’s also nearly two times Tales of Graces f’s opening last year. So yeah, I would say it’s really good.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Saints Row 4 woz magical.

    woz grinnin’ da entire time i woz playin’.

  • Alestaos

    Thats really good for FFXIV ARR since it was released at the end of August (27th). Shame about Xillia man thats a great game, i even bought it twice…but then again im EU so i guess our table would be different. Would be nice if you added both or all 3 tables (JPN/USA/EU) so this of us intrested can see what sells well where and what games popular in each region. Expect next month to be Pkmn across board

  • Nice to see Mario & Luigi on the list with all the typical American stuff.

  • Ladius

    For me, the best news this month was Tales of Xillia almost doubling Graces’ debut sales, with 100-115k copies sold in August (and that’s not even counting digital sales) compared to Graces’ 64k.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      That already puts it in Symphonia territory — which has been the mark for the series stateside to this point.

      • Ladius

        Yeah, it’s the second best opening in the series’ western history right after Symphonia, I’m really happy to see the series doing so well after Namco and Baba’s efforts.

        I really hope Xillia is able to sell a bit more in the next months just as Vesperia and DotNW did, too, in order to create a bigger pool of potential buyers for Xillia 2.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          The series always had some legs. Even Symphonia 2 sold after release. For an import only copy of a direct port, Eternia also did well. I am expecting Xilla 2 to do beyond Xilla 1 numbers. Any bad taste from Graces should be taken care of with Xilla and Elle is good for several new K of sales just on her own.

  • hazelnut1112

    Seeing Pikmin 3 in the top 10 is really impressive to me.
    Just sad that people are still buying Madden, then again it’s what they like.

  • z_merquise

    So this is for the sales in US? I wonder how Dragon’s Crown did there.

  • Hell yeah! Go FFXIV! =^_^=

  • neo_firenze

    FFXIV: ARR is surely far better than noted too, since I don’t think digital sales are counted here. The game was ONLY released digitally on PC in the US, and there was a pretty strong push for digital sales on PS3 as well (until they pulled the ability to buy on PSN due to overcrowding).

    ARR sure had a nice start, we’ll see how it holds up as the buzz of being the new MMO wears off. Glad to see a positive response though, it’s evident that the new dev team worked very hard to make a good game this time as opposed to the nightmare that was the original FFXIV.

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