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November U.S. Sales: New Consoles, Familiar Games

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While PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both saw successful launches in the U.S. last month, neither system’s launch exclusives made it into the top-10 best-selling games of the month, which encompassed a variety of familiar multiplatform titles, ranging from Call of Duty: Ghosts to Grand Theft Auto V and Just Dance 2014. November’s rankings, courtesy of the NPD Group, can be found below.

Rank Title System Publisher
01. Call of Duty: Ghosts 360, PS3, PS4, XBO, PC, Wii U Activision Blizzard
02. Battlefield 4 360, PS3, PS4, XBO, PC Electronic Arts
03. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 360, PS4, PS3, XBO, PC, Wii U Ubisoft
04. Madden NFL 25 360, PS3, PS4, XBO Electronic Arts
05. Grand Theft Auto V 360, PS3 Take 2
06. NBA 2K14 360, PS4, PS3, XBO, PC Take 2
07. Skylanders SWAP Force Wii, 360, Wii U, XBO, PS3, PS4 Activision Blizzard
08. Just Dance 2014 Wii, 360, Wii U, XBO, PS3, PS4 Ubisoft
09. Disney Infinity Wii, 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS Disney Interactive
10. FIFA 14 360, PS3, PS4, XBO, PSV Electronic Arts

The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling platform for the month, with Xbox One sales coming in second. That said, the NPD Group did point out that attach rate for the PlayStation 4 was stronger than both PS2 and PS3 before it.

What’s interesting is, if you look at the above list of best-sellers, Just Dance and Skylanders appears to have done better on Xbox One than PS4 for some reason. In the case of Just Dance 2014, one could possibly attribute this to the inclusion of Kinect, which may have enticed buyers to pick the Xbox One version over PlayStation 4.

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.