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:
|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|
|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|