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


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:


01.Madden NFL 25360, PS3Electronic Arts
02.Saints Row 4360, PS3, PCDeep Silver
03.Disney Infinity360, WII, PS3, Wii U, 3DSDisney Interactive
04.Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
360, PS3, Wii U, PCUbisoft
06.Mario & Luigi: Dream Team3DSNintendo
07.NCAA Football360, PS3Electronic Arts
08.Payday360, PS3505 Games
09.Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornPS3, PCSquare Enix
10.Pikmin 3Wii UNintendo

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.

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.