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

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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.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.