“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.
|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|
|10.||Bravely Default||3DS||Square Enix|
Tracking period: Feb 2nd – Mar 1st (2014)