Videogame Hardware Sales In U.S. Were Up 106% In June

By Ishaan . July 17, 2014 . 5:05pm

U.S. hardware sales during the month of June 2014 increased 106% compared to June 2013, the NPD Group reported today. The increase was lifted by console, which were up over 200% and helped offset declines in portable hardware.


“Combined sales of Xbox One and PS4 are over 80% higher than the combined totals for Xbox 360 and PS3 – an indication of the strength of the start of this new console generation,” said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.


In a statement provided by Sony, the company said that PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in June for the sixth consecutive month. Additionally, Sony pointed out that Watch_Dogs, UFC and FIFA 14 sold highest on PS4.


(Note: Yesterday, Microsoft said Xbox One sales had doubled in June.)


Meanwhile, software sales were weaker, owing partly due to a lack of new launches in June compared to May, since Wolfenstein, Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs all debuted the month prior, and six of the ten titles in the top-ten were the same as May’s.


“Sales of launch titles in June 2014 did not compare favorably to those launched in June 2013, which included the PS3 exclusive The Last of Us, along with Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and a retail version of Minecraft for the Xbox 360,” said Callahan.


The top-10 best-sellers in the U.S. during the month of June were as follows:


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Watch Dogs PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC Ubisoft
02. Mario Kart 8 NWU Nintendo
03. Minecraft 360, PS3 Microsoft/Sony
04. UFC PS4, XBO Electronic Arts
05. FIFA 14 PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PSV Electronic Arts
06. NBA 2K14 360, PS3, PS4, XBO, PC Take 2
07. Wolfenstein: The New Order PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC Bethesda
08. Call of Duty: Ghosts 360, PS4, PS3, XBO, NWU, PC Activision Blizzard
09. Tomodachi Life 3DS Nintendo
10. Grand Theft Auto V 360, PS3 Take 2

 Tracking period: June 1st – July 7th, 2014


Food for thought:

Interest in the World Cup was reflected in EA’s FIFA 14, which launched in September 2013 for 360/PS3 and November 2013 for XBO/PS4. FIFA 14 was back in the top-ten for the first time in 2014 due to interest generated by the event.

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    And PC hardware for gaming is still leading the pack in comparison to even that.

    • Satori Satya

      I own a PC for gaming but I’m mostly using it to do my taxes.

      Consoles can’t do that!

      • Oxybelis

        I think they can do this in browser.

        • Satori Satya

          I wouldn’t trust that browser with my taxes.

  • Satori Satya

    Mario Kart 8 was the top selling physical software SKU last month.

    #PolyWrong :p

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Seeing exclusivves like Mario Kart and Tomodachi Life on the charts makes me feel happy lol. It means that exclusives still have some place on these sales chart here.^_^

    • ElAbuelo69

      Wow, seeing Tomodachi Life there is very surprising to me. The title looks so niche.
      Gj Nintendo!

    • ishyg

      There’s always a place for Nintendo exclusives.

      • awang0718

        It is sad that Nintendo exclusives are the only exclusives on the chart.

        • ishyg

          That’s because they are new releases. The exclusives will come. It’s too early to be worried.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World


  • Love seeing Tomodachi Life on here. I guess that video they did for it to announce the game really helped a lot!

  • otakumike

    Good to see gaming is still going strong in the us of a.

  • Kornelious

    So Watchdogs (Good game so makes sense) Mario Kart 8 (Plan to get it soon) And Minecraft (Seeing how I definently HAVEN’T been playing this all day, I don’t understand that one :P) Are at the top 3 followed by 3 sports games…..I suppose nothing new there -_-

    What gets me though is that the PS4 sold more than the PS3….REALLY!? In total sales for the PS3 versus the first few months of the PS4?…….That’s pretty crazy! X(

  • Wrathful

    Thank god for Nintendo otherwise, it’s just action adventure, shooter and sports.

    • Shippoyasha

      That being said, Wolfenstein was one of the best FPS games in several years for me. Just had an intense atmosphere and oldschool gameplay. Possibly an early GOTY contender. NBA2k games are actually very solid year to year.

    • otakumike

      You mean a well-rounded assortment of genres to choose from? I agree! :D

      • Enzo

        I can’t tell if you’re saying that Action Adventure, Shooters, and Sports games are a well-rounded assortment of genres to choose from, or if adding Nintendo’s games makes it well-rounded.

  • anthony apduhan

    Now I’m worried about Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2 how well are they gonna sell :(

    • Yan Zhao

      Why is that worrisome? More Wii U units will sell when these games are released, if Mario Kart was any indication.

  • HarakiriKami

    NPD doesnt count bundles either

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