Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs was the best-selling game in the U.S. during the month of May. The game launched on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and took the #1 spot on the top-ten software sales chart for the month. Following close behind it at #2 was Mario Kart 8 for the Wii.
Other new games that made it into the top-ten were Wolfenstein: The New Order and Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and alongside Watch Dogs and Mario Kart, contributed to an 800% increase in dollar sales over May 2013.
The top-10 best-sellers in the U.S. during the month of April were as follows:
|01.||Watch Dogs||PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC||Ubisoft|
|02.||Mario Kart 8||NWU||Nintendo|
|03.||MLB 14: The Show||PS4, PS3, PSV||Sony|
|04.||Wolfenstein: The New Order||PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC||Bethesda|
|06.||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||360, PS3, PS4, XBO, 3DS, NWU||Actvision Blizzard|
|07.||NBA 2K14||360, PS4. PS3, XBO, PC||Take 2|
|08.||Titanfall||360, XBO, PC||Electronic Arts|
|09.||Kirby Triple Deluxe||3DS||Nintendo|
|10.||Call of Duty: Ghosts||360, PS4, PS3, XBO, PC, NWU||Activision Blizzard|
Tracking period: May 4th – May 31st, 2014
On the hardware front, the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware for the month. The NPD Group also pointed out that the Wii U and PS Vita say an increase in sales compared to May 2013, owing to Mario Kart 8 and Borderlands 2 bundles respectively.
Meanwhile, accessory sales contributed to consumer spending during May as well. Accessory sales saw a 15% increase compared to May 2013, due to “the continued success of Video Game Point and Subscription Cards, Interactive Gaming Toys, and Gamepads,” according to the NPD Group.
Correction: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was listed twice. The error has been corrected.