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Both Lightning Returns And Bravely Default Were Among Last Month’s Best-Sellers


“In February 2014, retail video game sales across hardware, software, and accessories grew 9 percent over February 2013, driven by strong growth in hardware and a slight rise in accessory sales,” a report sent by the NPD Group to Siliconera reads.

The NPD Group went on to mention in their report that software sales on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are “off to a great start”. Compared to the first four months of the Xbox 360 and PS3, software sales on the new platforms through month 4 are up 80%.

Finally, as you’ll notice in the chart below, both Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Bravely Default were present in the top-10 best-sellers in the month of February. Thanks to figures from Nintendo, we know that Bravely Default sold 200,000 copies, but that number represents both physical and download sales.


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Call of Duty: Ghosts 360, PS3, XBO, PS4, NWU, PC Activision Blizzard
02. The LEGO Movie Videogame 360, PS3, 3DS, NWU, XBO, PS4, PSV Warner Bros.
03. NBA2K14 360, PS4, PS3, XBO, PC Take 2
04. Thief PS4, XBO, 360, PS3 Square Enix
05. Grand Theft Auto V 360, PS3 Take 2
06. Battlefield 4 PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC Electronic Arts
07. Assassin’s Creed IV 360, PS4, PS3, XBO, NWU, PC Ubisoft
08. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII PS3, 360 Square Enix
09. Minecraft 360 Microsoft
10. Bravely Default 3DS Square Enix

Tracking period: Feb 2nd – Mar 1st (2014)

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.