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Titanfall Holds On To #1 Spot In April, Next-Gen Doing Well So Far


During the month of April, Titanfall took the #1 spot on the software sales in the U.S. once again. Meanwhile, the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware for the month.


The second-best-selling hardware was the Xbox One, which sold 115,000 consoles during April. Finally, the Xbox 360 sold 71,000 consoles during the same period, according to Microsoft. Data from the NPD Group reveals that the two Xbox platforms together accounted for 53% of software sales during April.


“Life to date, sales of PS4 and Xbox One hardware have more than doubled the combined sales of PS3 and 360 hardware through their first six months of sales,” said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.


He continued, “PS4 software combined with Xbox One software sales are up over 40 percent compared to sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 through their first six months. Wii U software sales were up over last year by over 80 percent.”


Unfortunately, software sales at retail did see a 10% decline for the month. However, total industry sales increased by 17%, thanks to next-gen hardware.


The top-10 best-sellers in the U.S. during the month of April were as follows:


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Titanfall 360, XBO, PC Electronic Arts
02. Call of Duty: Ghosts 360, PS4, PS3, XBO, NWU, PC Activision Blizzard
03. NBA 2K14 360, PS4, PS3, XBO, PC Take 2
04. Minecraft 360 Microsoft
05. LEGO The Hobbit 360, PS3, XBO, PS4, 3DS, NWU, PSV Warner Bros.
06. The LEGO Movie Videogame 360, 3DS, PS3, NWU, XBO, PS4, PSV Warner Bros.
07. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 360, PS3, NDS, 3DS, PS4, NWU, XBO, PSV, PC Warner Bros.
08. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 PS4, 360, PS3, NWU, 3DS Activision Blizzard
09. Grand Theft Auto V 360, PS3 Take 2
10. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 360, PS3, PS4, XBO, NWU, PC Ubisoft


Charting period: April 6th – May 3rd, 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.